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19 minutes ago, incident said:

Sorry, but that just doesn't hold up.

Same if they gave them an extended Pyramid slot in the daylight.

That’s what happened with the smiths.

and the “fourth headliner” in 2009.

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Maybe, after all this, it is actually Prince?

(Shhh... I'm trying to trick them into releasing it, thinking we are THAT desperate)

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3 hours ago, thesecretingredientiscrime said:

That’s what happened with the smiths.

and the “fourth headliner” in 2009.

The Smiths 30 odd years ago and something a decade ago that didn’t even end up happening aren’t exactly convincing reasons it will happen now are they?

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4 hours ago, thesecretingredientiscrime said:

That’s what happened with the smiths.

The Smiths were never in the frame to be anything other than playing an early evening slot. They played 10 songs.

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5 hours ago, strummer77 said:

The Smiths 30 odd years ago and something a decade ago that didn’t even end up happening aren’t exactly convincing reasons it will happen now are they?

It was further examples to the already given ones that the act who plays last isn’t always the headliner.

Tbf they were both a bit shit and an unnecessary additional examples to a point which has already been well made haha.

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2 hours ago, John the Moth said:

Lady Gaga dropping album six soon? Jus’ sayin’

 

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I wonder if shes also 6 months pregnant with the album.... because that would make the due date around June 29th

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10 hours ago, dentalplan said:

That's because those festivals are in Britain and British people seem to have more difficulty getting their head around a separation between an act playing last and an act headlining. Like it happens all the time in Europe and people there don't whinge about how they're being robbed of a 'proper headliner', there's just a less archaic way of thinking about headliners there. It's a marketing term really, whoever they want to promote as the top act of the day is the headliner, they can play wherever.

I think 'Pyramid headliners' is too much of a thing for Glastonbury to do it but festivals in the UK absolutely should adopt a two-stage system where a headliner can play either and not lose their headline status. I don't think we're far from the "it's become like a fourth headline slot" teatime act become an actual fourth headline slot that headliners play.

I don’t disagree but the reason British festival go-ers think that way is it is almost always the case at British festivals... with the rare exceptions generally being dance acts after the headliners. We tend to have a sudden mainstage curfew before midnight whereas in Europe this is often later and more gradual (as their licensing laws tend to be too).

Given the option most British festival go-ers would probably love  more main stage acts after the biggest names and that would change the view on headliners. Given we spend five full days at Glastonbury you only get about six hours of watching the main stages in darkness making it a pretty defining feature of what the headliner is generally regarded as.

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1 minute ago, MetaKate said:

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Look at the ‘Lawks! Second Announcement’ thread. 

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3 hours ago, thesecretingredientiscrime said:

The Smiths literally headlined the poster.

The placement on the 1980’s posters bore little resemblance to when the acts actually played. Elvis Costello headlined on the Saturday in 1984 (the day The Smiths played) and IIRC he isn’t even on the posters.

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as I've heard nothing different I'm sticking with The Killers and The Cure (tho not necessarily in that order). 

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3 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

as I've heard nothing different I'm sticking with The Killers and The Cure (tho not necessarily in that order). 

Seems just about certain doesn’t it! Well we’ll find out soon I guess

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12 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

as I've heard nothing different I'm sticking with The Killers and The Cure (tho not necessarily in that order). 

Shame there’s no female headliner.. but I think given the combination of who’s touring, who’s big enough and who hasn’t done it recently that would be about as diverse a trio as we could reasonably have asked for. And there’s one each for each of the three main Glastonbury-going demos which is always nice.

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15 hours ago, incident said:

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?

The penultimate acts at Werchter (the headliners), play at around 10/11pm (in the dark). The last band each night take to stage at around 12/12.30 (Tool this year on The Cure's night).

They're headlining Werchter.

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31 minutes ago, Hawros said:

The penultimate acts at Werchter (the headliners), play at around 10/11pm (in the dark). The last band each night take to stage at around 12/12.30 (Tool this year on The Cure's night).

They're headlining Werchter.

Yep it’s a different set up to Glastonbury as there’s basically two headliner slots in the dark they can take. The comparisons with Glastonbury aren’t there

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4 minutes ago, fatyeti24 said:

"they've got more than two songs"*

 

*but the only ones anyone cares about are 25-40 years old.

Whilst obviously not in the same league, you can say the same for The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who etc...

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35 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

Whilst obviously not in the same league, you can say the same for The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who etc...

If I cared one way or another about The Cure headlining, I'd maybe suggest that the first part of your sentence is the most relevant.  But I don't, so I won't.

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2 hours ago, Jake9502 said:

Any updates Neil? Can I leave the side of my bed until tomorrow morning or am I still to stand on post? 😜

You will wait until told it’s safe to stand down.

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Neil should be using this time to troll heavily and throw up as many bullshit hints as possible to headliners etc. Build up a frenzy for tomorrow then The Killers are announced as already expected. 

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