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Does anyone think there is a realistic chance of it not being The Cure and The Killers? As depressing as that is.... I just can’t think of anyone else feasible, available and suitable 

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14 minutes ago, sadimmock said:

Does anyone think there is a realistic chance of it not being The Cure and The Killers? As depressing as that is.... I just can’t think of anyone else feasible, available and suitable 

There's something in the back of my head telling me it's not The Cure. It's probably just blind hope, but that's all I've got.

Does anyone else think it is kind of weird that Arctic Monkeys toured for about 4 months for TBH&C, then disappeared? They have zero festivals or gigs this year. They were my solid shout for it 12 months ago, so I find it quite strange that they disappeared

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3 minutes ago, K2SO said:

There's something in the back of my head telling me it's not The Cure. It's probably just blind hope, but that's all I've got.

Does anyone else think it is kind of weird that Arctic Monkeys toured for about 4 months for TBH&C, then disappeared? They have zero festivals or gigs this year. They were my solid shout for it 12 months ago, so I find it quite strange that they disappeared

They're in the antipodes at the moment and are touring South America until the start of April.

Also, if I'd recorded TBH&C, id disappear too

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2 minutes ago, Username taken said:

They're in the antipodes at the moment and are touring South America until the start of April.

Also, if I'd recorded TBH&C, id disappear too

Really? I've heard absolutely nothing of them since about October!

Oh, I agree. It was a very boring album imo

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19 minutes ago, sadimmock said:

Does anyone think there is a realistic chance of it not being The Cure and The Killers? As depressing as that is.... I just can’t think of anyone else feasible, available and suitable 

Something in me has The Cure playing on the Other Stage.  I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but just the way they've thrown themselves into the festival circuit this year makes me think they'd accept it if offered (I have zero actual knowledge about this).  Probably just kidding myself, but I have rationalised both Gaga and Fleetwood Mac (in spite, again of perceived logic) in my mind for Pyramid headliners.  I do think The Killers are likely headliners though.

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12 minutes ago, Username taken said:

Something in me has The Cure playing on the Other Stage.  I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but just the way they've thrown themselves into the festival circuit this year makes me think they'd accept it if offered (I have zero actual knowledge about this).  Probably just kidding myself, but I have rationalised both Gaga and Fleetwood Mac (in spite, again of perceived logic) in my mind for Pyramid headliners.  I do think The Killers are likely headliners though.

The Cure are headlining every festival they’re playing. They may not have top billing at some as they have multiple headliners per day, but they’re still very much headlining. No way are a band of their stature, famed for their often 3+ hour sets, gonna settle for an hour and fifteen on the second stage at Glastonbury.

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18 minutes ago, Username taken said:

Something in me has The Cure playing on the Other Stage.  I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but just the way they've thrown themselves into the festival circuit this year makes me think they'd accept it if offered (I have zero actual knowledge about this).  Probably just kidding myself, but I have rationalised both Gaga and Fleetwood Mac (in spite, again of perceived logic) in my mind for Pyramid headliners.  I do think The Killers are likely headliners though.

I guess it’s the old argument; they don’t quite feel right for 2019, but billings elsewhere and their history mean that they could only headline. They also address a demographic that Stormzy and (arguably) The Killers don’t. If it was my money I’d keep Bob and the lads and give another young act a go rather than The Killers. Or book Gaga. 

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5 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

The Cure are headlining every festival they’re playing. They may not have top billing at some as they have multiple headliners per day, but they’re still very much headlining. No way are a band of their stature, famed for their often 3+ hour sets, gonna settle for an hour and fifteen on the second stage at Glastonbury.

What!! 3+ hour sets?! They only have two songs 😂😂😂

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24 minutes ago, Username taken said:

Something in me has The Cure playing on the Other Stage.  I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but just the way they've thrown themselves into the festival circuit this year makes me think they'd accept it if offered (I have zero actual knowledge about this).  Probably just kidding myself, but I have rationalised both Gaga and Fleetwood Mac (in spite, again of perceived logic) in my mind for Pyramid headliners.  I do think The Killers are likely headliners though.

Something in you can have that all day long but the reality is that Tame Imapala, The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers were the booked Other headliners for this year.

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3 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

The Cure are headlining every festival they’re playing. They may not have top billing at some as they have multiple headliners per day, but they’re still very much headlining. No way are a band of their stature, famed for their often 3+ hour sets, gonna settle for an hour and fifteen on the second stage at Glastonbury.

That's what I meant by conventional wisdom.  The wish is very much the author of the though in my line of thinking, but I'm just wondering if you would play to more people headlining the Other stage at Glastonbury than playing the main stage at Nova Rock, Southside Festival etc... 

100% agree about stature of the band etc, particularly if there isn't much about this year.

Of course the line of thinking relies on GF having something huge taking up the headline slots, and with the Cure seeming determined to maximise their reach this summer.

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3 minutes ago, JoBalls said:

What!! 3+ hour sets?! They only have two songs 😂😂😂

Which two?  A Forest + Boys Don't Cry?  Lovecats + Friday I'm In Love? Just Like Heaven + Close To Me?  Or Lovesong + Lullaby?

 

I'm guessing the second pair?

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2 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

Which two?  A Forest + Boys Don't Cry?  Lovecats + Friday I'm In Love? Just Like Heaven + Close To Me?  Or Lovesong + Lullaby?

 

I'm guessing the second pair?

No In Between Days?

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1 minute ago, stuartbert two hats said:

Which two?  A Forest + Boys Don't Cry?  Lovecats + Friday I'm In Love? Just Like Heaven + Close To Me?  Or Lovesong + Lullaby?

 

I'm guessing the second pair?

Correct!! I’ve genuinely never heard of any of the others. 

I don’t really understand how The Cure were regarded in their heyday? Everyone I speak to seems to have the same sort of response “they were ok” or “they had a couple of good songs”, I’ve never met someone who said they really liked them, or who had all their albums, or who had been to see them live or anything. 

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How anyone can say they have two songs is laughable. The Cure have tune after tune and will smash it. Cannot wait for them.

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4 minutes ago, JoBalls said:

Correct!! I’ve genuinely never heard of any of the others. 

I don’t really understand how The Cure were regarded in their heyday? Everyone I speak to seems to have the same sort of response “they were ok” or “they had a couple of good songs”, I’ve never met someone who said they really liked them, or who had all their albums, or who had been to see them live or anything. 

I really like them. I have all of their albums. I have seen them live. Hi 👋🙂

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I would say there’s more an issue that the Killers are headlining in 2019 than The Cure.

Not that there should be an issue.

Orbital, Janelle Monae, The Chemical Brothers, Lauryn Hill and The Wu-Tang-Clan are all headlining stages this year. 

 

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7 minutes ago, PDAD said:

I really like them. I have all of their albums. I have seen them live. Hi 👋🙂

I stand corrected!! Hi!! ☺️

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30 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

The Cure are headlining every festival they’re playing. They may not have top billing at some as they have multiple headliners per day, but they’re still very much headlining. No way are a band of their stature, famed for their often 3+ hour sets, gonna settle for an hour and fifteen on the second stage at Glastonbury.

While I want to agree with you, because I think they are playing the Pyramid, deservedly so, and that they'll smash it, unfortunately the above is largely bollocks.

The facts are that they are playing second from top at Werchter, and that they are playing on the 2nd stage at Southside and Hurricane. By any reasonable definition that means they're not headlining those festivals. They might be given nearly as prominent billing, they might be given a longer set than many other acts, but ultimately it means either that they're playing before dark (Werchter), or playing on a smaller stage (Southside/Hurricane).

Now, regardless of all that. Pictures Of You on the Pyramid is going to be seriously fucking special isn't it?

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15 minutes ago, JoBalls said:

Correct!! I’ve genuinely never heard of any of the others. 

I don’t really understand how The Cure were regarded in their heyday? Everyone I speak to seems to have the same sort of response “they were ok” or “they had a couple of good songs”, I’ve never met someone who said they really liked them, or who had all their albums, or who had been to see them live or anything. 

In the eighties and early nineties they released a lot of really good songs.  Seriously, give some of those songs I listed a listen, they're good songs! 

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1 hour ago, sadimmock said:

Does anyone think there is a realistic chance of it not being The Cure and The Killers? As depressing as that is.... I just can’t think of anyone else feasible, available and suitable 

What happened to The Arctic Monkeys. There was talk of them months ago but now nothing. As far as I can find online they are in South America until April but nothing after that. 

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1 minute ago, Madyaker said:

What happened to The Arctic Monkeys. There was talk of them months ago but now nothing. As far as I can find online they are in South America until April but nothing after that. 

I wouldn't be surprised if they are back in the studio after SA shows to churn out another album next year, which leaves them set up to play 2020 (the supposed big one).

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1 hour ago, sadimmock said:

Does anyone think there is a realistic chance of it not being The Cure and The Killers? As depressing as that is.... I just can’t think of anyone else feasible, available and suitable 

I agree. They'd make a perfect Other Stage headliner but I just can't see them headlining the Pyramid at this point. If they do then it just shows how hard Glasto are finding it to book really high calibre headliners these days.

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9 minutes ago, CJTM said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they are back in the studio after SA shows to churn out another album next year, which leaves them set up to play 2020 (the supposed big one).

This is the general consensus. A short tour for this album definitely infers that something is somewhat coming.

I reckon taking the summer off and coming back with a more commercial friendly album would do them good.

Also TBH&C is a weird one. I didn’t mind it at first, liked it a little while after the release but now I find it unlistenable. I think i’m in the boat now that it is just a bad album lol. Understandably ambitious but poorly executed.

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22 minutes ago, The Red Telephone said:

Orbital, Janelle Monae, The Chemical Brothers, Lauryn Hill and The Wu-Tang-Clan are all headlining stages this year. 

Do you know something we don't?

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