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Was interesting hearing Emily talk about fees in her interview with George Ezra. Agents of big American acts often ask "is this a joke" when the Festival presents its offer. 

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Just now, Anarion said:

Was interesting hearing Emily talk about fees in her interview with George Ezra. Agents of big American acts often ask "is this a joke" when the Festival presents its offer. 

I read a story on The S*n site recently about Cher being interested in appearing, until she found out how much they would be willing to pay and promptly ghosted them.

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4 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Do you reckon they ever approach an artist offering less? Or would it only happen the other way around, like an artist saying they’ll play for less than the fee?

I know they're sensitive towards offending big stars with low offers so they hope those biggest stars will come to them, and I know they've paid more than the 'standard' fee (to the stones, for example), and i know acts have sometimes donated the fee straight on (Coldplay for example).

More than that I don't know.

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

Why would Stormzy accept less than the standard fee? GF have always been very clear that there is one fee for all headliners, big or small. So why would he take less?

I can imagine some artists that were like...oh wow I didn't expect that offer, not yet anyway kind of thing may feel humbled by it so would say I'll do it for next to nothing kind of thing. 

Like above Coldplay I can imagine just doing for almost bugger all. 

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9 minutes ago, FuzzyDunlop said:

FM seem to be so money orientated (going off their ticket prices) I cant imagine them doing it without extra bunce.

Maybe Lindsey Bucks was the money hungry one who said no to GF previously. Now he's gone the rest of the babe may be more eager?!

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1 minute ago, donshakey said:

Maybe Lindsey Bucks was the money hungry one who said no to GF previously. Now he's gone the rest of the babe may be more eager?!

The clue was in his name all along.

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3 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

I can imagine some artists that were like...oh wow I didn't expect that offer, not yet anyway kind of thing may feel humbled by it so would say I'll do it for next to nothing kind of thing. 

Like above Coldplay I can imagine just doing for almost bugger all. 

Then Stormzy turns to his crew and staff: “Look guys, I know you have mortgages to pay and kids to feed but it’s just so humbling to play Glastonbury I said we’d do it for free. I assume you’re all cool with that.”

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1 minute ago, henry bear said:

The anti-Peter Green, who tried to give all his away

Whereas Stevie Nicks replenishes her funds by illegal methods. 

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17 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Then Stormzy turns to his crew and staff: “Look guys, I know you have mortgages to pay and kids to feed but it’s just so humbling to play Glastonbury I said we’d do it for free. I assume you’re all cool with that.”

I didn't say free did I, and come on. Even if he took 100k to play it, I'm sure even after the split his crew aren't going struggle to pay a couple of weeks of mortgage on that. They'll love it, fancy a crew that last time out were setting up a couple of nights at Brixton are suddenly setting up a Pyramid stage at 10pm...that's a buzz forget about the few thousand they're getting lol

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17 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

I didn't say free did I, and come on. Even if he took 100k to play it, I'm sure even after the split his crew aren't going struggle to pay a couple of weeks of mortgage on that. They'll love it, fancy a crew that last time out were setting up a couple of nights at Brixton are suddenly setting up a Pyramid stage at 10pm...that's a buzz forget about the few thousand they're getting lol

So a crew used to setting up and playing Brixton are going to turn down the massive hike in cash that doing Glastonbury would bring? “I mean I wanted to buy a car, but I thought nah, I’ll just do it for the buzz...”

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Even Stormzy & his crew will know what a cash storm will come from headlining the biggest festival in the country would be.

His exposure on The Other stage proved that to my mom & dad.

To be fair they haven’t downloaded any of his music but they know who does Big For Your Boots & they are both nearly 70.

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My dad is 70

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Fingers crossed the fact that Maroon 5 are active a mere couple of weeks before the gates open doesn't make them likely judging by that Super Bowl performance.

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On 2/1/2019 at 12:10 PM, BlueDaze said:

Only one real solution to replacing Macca.....

Put him between Stormzy and The Cure and it suddenly looks balanced...

he should be given one more bash at it..

I know we've had a few people mention that they've been told by someone in the know that X is headlining so I'd take this with a big lump of salt... 

About 3 weeks ago a friend of mine went on a date with a guy who 'works in the music industry' and she put in our Glastonbury WhatsApp group that he told her Stevie is headlining the big G and he was pretty adamant. 

I didn't want to say at the time as it seemed way off (not touring / struck me as a one-off special booking you wouldn't repeat) and I thought it seemed like he was just trying to impress her or whatever. 

Having seen the BST rumours it does look like he's back so you never know. I'm still not buying it but thought it's worth a mention. The guy may have even got confused with BST (ridiculous, I know).

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10 hours ago, donshakey said:

Maybe Lindsey Bucks was the money hungry one who said no to GF previously. Now he's gone the rest of the babe may be more eager?!

It would make it easier as one less manager to negotiate with. Neil Finn would definitely say yes and take less.. 

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7 minutes ago, TomViolence said:

About 3 weeks ago a friend of mine went on a date with a guy who 'works in the music industry' and she put in our Glastonbury WhatsApp group that he told her Stevie is headlining the big G and he was pretty adamant.

Well I for one would be absolutely made up if this is true. Wasn't at the G in 2010 and Stevie is one of my all time faves. Missed too many legends over the years, I'm hoping this actually happens!

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I just don’t see the point in having Stevie back, don’t get me wrong, he was great, but what would he do differently?

Definitely one of those who only needs to do it once.

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55 minutes ago, djdavejohnson said:

Well I for one would be absolutely made up if this is true. Wasn't at the G in 2010 and Stevie is one of my all time faves. Missed too many legends over the years, I'm hoping this actually happens!

I missed that one as well so like you would love him to appear, though it’s a long shot 

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

I just don’t see the point in having Stevie back, don’t get me wrong, he was great, but what would he do differently?

Definitely one of those who only needs to do it once.

Agree with all of this, but from an admittedly selfish viewpoint I hope they've booked him up!

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I suppose if they were looking for a Macca replacement then Stevie is as good as any if he’s around - wouldn’t be any different than The Who stepping in for Prince in ‘15. I don’t think it’ll be him though, if only because his set in ‘10 was so great that it’d be a shame to just repeat it nine years later.

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

I just don’t see the point in having Stevie back, don’t get me wrong, he was great, but what would he do differently?

Definitely one of those who only needs to do it once.

I agree with this from a personal perspective - he was bloody brilliant last time but, with no new material, I have no need/desire to see it again.   However, it was 9 years ago and in theory there should be a whole bunch of punters at this year's festival who weren't there in 2010 and so didn't get to see him then.   The repeating of acts is only really an issue for those of us fortunate to have been many times.

Having said that, I think it's *very* unlikely that he'll be back.

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1 hour ago, TomViolence said:

I know we've had a few people mention that they've been told by someone in the know that X is headlining so I'd take this with a big lump of salt... 

About 3 weeks ago a friend of mine went on a date with a guy who 'works in the music industry' and she put in our Glastonbury WhatsApp group that he told her Stevie is headlining the big G and he was pretty adamant. 

I didn't want to say at the time as it seemed way off (not touring / struck me as a one-off special booking you wouldn't repeat) and I thought it seemed like he was just trying to impress her or whatever. 

Having seen the BST rumours it does look like he's back so you never know. I'm still not buying it but thought it's worth a mention. The guy may have even got confused with BST (ridiculous, I know).

How did the rest of the date go? Well enough to arrange a second and see if we can get a bit more info?

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

I just don’t see the point in having Stevie back, don’t get me wrong, he was great, but what would he do differently?

Definitely one of those who only needs to do it once.

What he would do is create an unforgettable performance for tens of thousands that didnt get the opportunity to see him 9 years ago.

Macca was hardly likely to bring a fresh set.

Of course, as with any act at Glastonbury we have the option to vote with our feet

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Stormzy

Stevie Wonder

The Cure

I really like that, correlates with the two males and something different each night. Would be one of the last chances to see Wonder and I would attend if something didn't blow me away on the other stages. Nice set of three should that be the trio. 

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8 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

How did the rest of the date go? Well enough to arrange a second and see if we can get a bit more info?

 

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