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Just now, jackmerton said:

There's a general bit of confusion amongst my group of friends, where some are insisting that Emily near enough confirmed at one point that one of the headliners would be a woman?

Pretty sure she never said anything along those lines for this year.

Best guess is that someone got confused with some of her more generalised comments along the lines of "we want more female representation".

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3 minutes ago, jackmerton said:

There's a general bit of confusion amongst my group of friends, where some are insisting that Emily near enough confirmed at one point that one of the headliners would be a woman? We were all banking on Madonna or Gaga for so long but in here it seems everybody is convinced it's Stormzy/The Cure/Killers. Now we're thinking one of us made it up to the rest of the group and then somehow we all ended up believing it..

After the criticisms a few years ago about the lack of female artists there was a promise of more in the future, especially headliners. That’s why the current rumours surprise me. I had thought that Florence would take a headliner spot but maybe too soon after the last time. 

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I would still be very surprised if the festival went with two headliners that played at the previous edition (yes albeit a secret set).

Surely if it was Macca/Madonna/Gaga for Saturday night, they would have had a stronger contingency plan than The Killers.

I was convinced there would be a female on the top line this year - I wouldn't discredit Neil because he's obv ITK more than any of us here, but I don't know, something doesn't sit right with me for Stormzy / The Killers / The Cure.

Is there a chance they could be in the frame for 2020 alongside Macca or whoever instead?

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3 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

After the criticisms a few years ago about the lack of female artists there was a promise of more in the future, especially headliners. That’s why the current rumours surprise me. I had thought that Florence would take a headliner spot but maybe too soon after the last time. 

Again it boils down to who's available. Whilst I agree there should be more female representation at festivals, who could realistically headline this year? 

Madonna is obviously too expensive, as are Fleetwood Mac by the sounds of it. As you say Florence is probably too soon headlining again which doesn't leave a big pool of female headliners. Maybe Lady Gaga but she seems content doing her Vegas Residency so not much the organisers can do.

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11 minutes ago, jackmerton said:

There's a general bit of confusion amongst my group of friends, where some are insisting that Emily near enough confirmed at one point that one of the headliners would be a woman? We were all banking on Madonna or Gaga for so long but in here it seems everybody is convinced it's Stormzy/The Cure/Killers. Now we're thinking one of us made it up to the rest of the group and then somehow we all ended up believing it..

Quite possibly the 'female, non British' comment about the legend spot, which of course was Kylie. 

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16 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

After the criticisms a few years ago about the lack of female artists there was a promise of more in the future, especially headliners. That’s why the current rumours surprise me. I had thought that Florence would take a headliner spot but maybe too soon after the last time. 

Its a load of rubbish to try and squeeze in female headliners just for the sake of female headliners. They should just go with the best acts they can get for each year. 

If it happens to be three females are best then go with that, three males, a mix, different genres, etc whatever, its impossible to try and hold a completely balance festival based on equality, they do a pretty good job of getting a good balance imo anyway. 

 

 

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Re: 2020, I know there's a lot of disagreement on whether it'll be any different, given that the major factor is tour schedules, but Emily has hinted that one or more acts have held back.

Personally, I'm reading that as Macca. Makes sense given the developments this year.

I'm not saying it's the case, but this is my gut. They've got Macca and Elton already booked in. The final slot is to be arranged, but will be someone like The 1975, a younger act with the trajectory.

That's what I'm believing, and there's nothing to disprove it as we stand.

 

(Edit: I realise in the middle of this discussion that this looks very male-heavy again)

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19 minutes ago, bennyhana22 said:

Oh I've done it, don't worry!

I just have a bit of a...erm...problem, regarding my festival and what I'm 'doing'. Suffice to say that my clashfinder is...busy...!

Ben

Every time I hear someone say "Don't plan anything! Just pick one or two things to see each day! Go with the flow! Bimble!" my thoughts turn to Ben and his folder with his portrait AND landscape printed clashfinders.

These people should be made to sit in a room with Ben while he explains EXACTLY why you should have it all planned out.

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1 hour ago, gherkin8r said:

For next year:

Macca

Fleetwood Mac

Mark Morrison

The Mac band

Maccapacca B2B Mack the knife

 

That line up and Mac Demarco still doesn't make it. He must be gutted.

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3 minutes ago, Hawros said:

Re: 2020, I know there's a lot of disagreement on whether it'll be any different, given that the major factor is tour schedules, but Emily has hinted that one or more acts have held back.

Personally, I'm reading that as Macca. Makes sense given the developments this year.

I'm not saying it's the case, but this is my gut. They've got Macca and Elton already booked in. The final slot is to be arranged, but will be someone like The 1975, a younger act with the trajectory.

That's what I'm believing, and there's nothing to disprove it as we stand.

 

(Edit: I realise in the middle of this discussion that this looks very male-heavy again)

Its probably true, people like to be oresent for milstones but if thats the case theres gonna end up being a lot of disappointed artists when they dont get the call (theres only three headline slots afterall). 

Plus if everyones vying for a slot next year and its a super packed line up thatll go down in the ages of music line ups (which I dont think it will be much different from other years tbh) then its gonna be harder to stand out than this year. Your probably more likely to make a bigger impact this year if its perceived as a weak line-uo as youll stand out more. 

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5 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

Every time I hear someone say "Don't plan anything! Just pick one or two things to see each day! Go with the flow! Bimble!" my thoughts turn to Ben and his folder with his portrait AND landscape printed clashfinders.

These people should be made to sit in a room with Ben while he explains EXACTLY why you should have it all planned out.

I tend to try and stick to some sort of plan but mainly just 3 or possibly 4 acts per day, the rest of the time is a complete gamble on where i'd end up. My first year I had a full plan and thought I could stick to it and then the weather completely ruined that idea and it was much better.

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7 minutes ago, chatty said:

Its a load of rubbish to try and squeeze in female headliners just for the sake of female headliners. They should just go with the best acts they can get for each year. 

If it happens to be three females are beat then go with that, three males, a mix, different genres, etc whatever, its impossible to try and hold a completely balance festival based on equality, they do a pretty good job of getting a good balance imo anyway. 

 

 

Agree with that. It’s just there was a bit of a clamour for more female acts a few years back. Certainly the festival has a decent record of getting a balance 

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7 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

Every time I hear someone say "Don't plan anything! Just pick one or two things to see each day! Go with the flow! Bimble!" my thoughts turn to Ben and his folder with his portrait AND landscape printed clashfinders.

These people should be made to sit in a room with Ben while he explains EXACTLY why you should have it all planned out.

Amen, Sister

After all, Glastonburys, like life, are finite...

Ben

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1 minute ago, Doug85 said:

I tend to try and stick to some sort of plan but mainly just 3 or possibly 4 acts per day, the rest of the time is a complete gamble on where i'd end up. My first year I had a full plan and thought I could stick to it and then the weather completely ruined that idea and it was much better.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

That is priceless, @Doug85

:)

Ben

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3 minutes ago, bennyhana22 said:

Amen, Sister

After all, Glastonburys, like life, are finite...

Ben

Indeed. Imagine missing a band because you're watching someone carve a spoon.

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1 minute ago, bennyhana22 said:

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

That is priceless, @Doug85

:)

Ben

:lol: I take it yours is a lot more extensive than that!? 

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Just now, Gnomicide said:

Indeed. Imagine missing a band because you're watching someone carve a spoon.

Plenty of time to watch spoon carving. On the move. As I use the Green Fields as a cut-through. From band 23 to band 24 that day.

You've got to have a system...

Ben

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Just now, Doug85 said:

:lol: I take it yours is a lot more extensive than that!? 

At times that's been my hourly rate, young man.

Ben
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2 minutes ago, bennyhana22 said:

At times that's been my hourly rate, young man.

Ben
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Wow, while impressive that seems very unenjoyable. I understand everyones Glasto is different but that seems like you must spend most of your festival walking around

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5 minutes ago, bennyhana22 said:

At times that's been my hourly rate, young man.

Ben
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Even in 2016? Wow hats off, well hat off as i'm not Stu 2 hats!

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1 minute ago, Wazzyj2w said:

Wow, while impressive that seems very unenjoyable. I understand everyones Glasto is different but that seems like you must spend most of your festival walking around

If you've gone to a music festival to see bands and spend 90% watching them, that would probably be very enjoyable

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Talking about you @bennyhana22, do you have a link to your big first post after your first Glastonbury. I like to read it from time to time and I feel it’s up there with the twix story in terms of getting in the mood. 

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1 minute ago, Username taken said:

If you've gone to a music festival to see bands and spend 90% watching them, that would probably be very enjoyable

I agree with that but he said an hourly rate of 3/4, given that a normal set is around 45 mins he must have been going stage to stage in that hour. Suggesting a lot of walking around

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Having met Ben, his enthusiasm is not restricted to his posts on here.... he had a full itinerary memorised!

Great work!

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4 minutes ago, Wazzyj2w said:

Wow, while impressive that seems very unenjoyable. I understand everyones Glasto is different but that seems like you must spend most of your festival walking around

I'm caricaturing somewhat for comic effect, @Wazzyj2w

The thing is that I do have something of a rep for packing my festival to the brim, and being pathologically unable just to bimble. Rest assured that I always have the most unbelievable time, but making sure that pretty every waking moment (about 20-21 hours a day) is full of stuff is an integral part of that for me. @Gnomicide's reference is to the fact that most people, quite sensibly, advise festival goers, especially newbies, not to plan too much.

Horses for course, of course, of course, to paraphrase Dr Seuss.

Ben

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