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4 hours ago, Gucci Piggy said:

Arctic Monkeys headlined Glasto 5 years ago playing a greatest hits set (they only played 3 songs off AM, 2 of which are "greatest hits" songs, anyway). If they play it'll definitely be a TBHC-based set. There's also no precedent for Glasto headliners also headlining R&L, so I definitely don't think AM will do both.

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Even their current set isn’t particularly based on TBHC. AM has been the most heavily featured album in their current set. 

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They’re clearly not a big cellar.

There’s a reason why female fronted bands never get far compared to the male ones. Paramore are the only headliner I can think of and they’re incredibly overrated anyway. The only reason they get list

fingers crossed ADTR are crossed off the lineup and replaced with a better sub because they’re rubbish

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16 hours ago, Mattymooz said:

Paramore are in a weird position really for festivals imo in that After Laughter doesn't really fit at Download or R&L but their back catalogue is probably too punky for somewhere like APE.

I still think they would go down a storm at Glasto but I dunno if they'd be booked

I think if Glasto offered Paramore a similar position to what Biffy got they'd snap it up to get the exposure from people that otherwise may not attend their gigs. But if FOB who's sound is way more poppy and different from when they were good imo and KOL can do it and also PATD then I don't see Paramore being booked a problem, they can still do a set that includes a lot of R&L style stuff if you like.

14 hours ago, dum surfer said:

Exactly, regardless of whether people like them or not their last album was massive and had big streaming numbers, with them releasing 2 albums by the time the next reading/glasto come around they will be too big to co-headline/sub

 

13 hours ago, danz026 said:

Reckon The 1975 will be at Glasto in 2019 and then Reading 2020, because I'm not sure they're big enough to do Glasto's 50th anniversary.

 

We should see some Arctic Monkeys UK festival appearances in 2019, I actually think they'll do Glastonbury and one other (Either Reading/Leeds or IOW). The Glasto set will be like "Arctic Monkeys greatest hits" type think where they do a load of older bangers, whereas the other appearance would be a standard set with a heaving focus on AM and TBHC tracks. I'll lean towards IOW for the other appearance.

 

Formerly popular shouts Foo's and Royal Blood probably more likely to be in the studio next year. I think we might see them return to RnB for the "big" headliner and Drake could be the favourite to be at Reading on the Saturday night. There's probably going to be a (genuine) co-headline at some point with Twenty One Pilots joining a more indie band who are popular with FR, either Two Door Cinema Club or Catfish and the Bottlemen. I think these would complement each other well and shift a decent amount of day tickets.

 

Then perhaps Bring me the horizon fits into the slightly heavier day.

 

Obviously the caveat is if they land Arctic Monkeys then you can probably forget about both BMTH and Drake and we'd end up with something like AM, Stormzy and 21P/CATB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yup but Arctics won't do Glasto and Reading. It's more likely to be their own stadium shows around end of May/June time and if a fest of some sort is announced towards the end of June/July time that will probably nail it. There is no chance of The 1975 doing the 50th one.....also no chance of getting booked by Glasto on a 2nd year unless it was non-headline. Arctics similarly aren't waiting until 2020, they could do it and fest would be happy for it but they would have toured since summer this year.

10 minutes ago, Andre91 said:

I’m pleasantly surprised that they’ve been playing songs like Teddy Picker, Cornerstone, Do Me a Favour and From The Ritz... 

Personally I loved the Glasto set just a shame Mardy Bum was semi-acoustic over thestandard version, Cornerstone is a great song though and the only reason I look to that album.

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8 hours ago, danz026 said:

Even their current set isn’t particularly based on TBHC. AM has been the most heavily featured album in their current set. 

I mean I saw them at a festival last week and they played 5 from TBHC and 5 from AM; so basically what you suggested they'd play at R&L whilst doing a greatest hits set at Glasto. If they were to play Glasto they'd definitely play the same kind of TBHC/AM-heavy set that they're currently doing.

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1 hour ago, Andre91 said:

The difference is that Paramore are actually good at making pop music. FOB’s attempts are atrocious. 

I'm unsure I agree either are that good but in terms of booking I can't see the festival steering away from either yet. I don't have Paramore in thoughts for Reading next year mind.

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Stormzy/Twenty One Pilots (co-headline)

Arctic Monkeys

The 1975

I also have The 1975 down to sub Glasto, so if that makes R&L want them to be billed as co-headliners (I dunno if that was why they did it with Foals in 2016), then pair em with Catfish/TDCC (who'd probs be a glorified sub like PATD/FOB in 2013).

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Blossoms announce another U.K. tour in December. They’re not at R+L this year and won’t have played the Cool Like You set at the festival yet 

 

Have to think they’re nailed on to play R+L 2019, just not sure how high up. Are they big enough to sub yet? 

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Just now, danz026 said:

Blossoms announce another U.K. tour in December. They’re not at R+L this year and won’t have played the Cool Like You set at the festival yet 

 

Have to think they’re nailed on to play R+L 2019, just not sure how high up. Are they big enough to sub yet? 

NME headliner. 

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2 hours ago, Andre91 said:

NME headliner. 

 

Thing is this is heavily speculated but I can't see them NOT being on the main stage next year. Even if they aren't deemed big enough to sub headline yet, I think repeating their 2017 third down is more likely than going over to the NME stage.

 

I actually think next year they'll headline a smaller festival or two. Thinking Neighbourhood Weekender and/or Community would suit them very well.

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5 minutes ago, danz026 said:

 

Thing is this is heavily speculated but I can't see them NOT being on the main stage next year. Even if they aren't deemed big enough to sub headline yet, I think repeating their 2017 third down is more likely than going over to the NME stage.

 

I actually think next year they'll headline a smaller festival or two. Thinking Neighbourhood Weekender and/or Community would suit them very well.

Why? They're no bigger than they were in 2016 and acts usually play a different stage to last time if possible. Them headlining NME is certainly more likely than them repeating their 3rd down slot, and there's no chance of Blossoms subbing lol.

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1 minute ago, Gucci Piggy said:

Why? They're no bigger than they were in 2016 and acts usually play a different stage to last time if possible. Them headlining NME is certainly more likely than them repeating their 3rd down slot, and there's no chance of Blossoms subbing lol.

 

Not true at all. They released a second album which has been popular plus they subbed APE and Neighbourhood Weekender which are admittedly smaller festivals than R&L. However if they grow again over the next year and end up headlining the smaller festivals then perhaps sub here isn't out the question.

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17 minutes ago, danz026 said:

Not true at all. They released a second album which has been popular plus they subbed APE and Neighbourhood Weekender which are admittedly smaller festivals than R&L. However if they grow again over the next year and end up headlining the smaller festivals then perhaps sub here isn't out the question.

Their 2nd album reached number 4 in the charts, after their debut reached number 1. I've never heard of any of the singles from it and none of them even have a Wikipedia page.

They subbed the Catfish day at APE which cost £20 less than the other days because it was a weaker lineup (meaning it cost 2/3 the amount the other days did). Plus the subs for the other APE Presents days (Patti Smith and The War On Drugs) weren't exactly massive.

Yeah, they subbed Neighbourhood Weekender - a new festival with lineups on par with the likes of YNOT, where the other sub was Jake Bugg... That doesn't do anything to aid your argument that they could sub R&L.

So yeah, they can sub festivals that Jake Bugg can sub, and festivals that cost 2/3 the amount of festivals that Patti Smith and The War on Drugs can sub. Wow.

They've had their moment. They got a good slot at R&L 2016 when they were at their peak, and they're not gonna move up from there unless something drastic happens.

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52 minutes ago, danz026 said:

I actually think next year they'll headline a smaller festival or two. Thinking Neighbourhood Weekender and/or Community would suit them very well.

Wtf. My dude they announced ONE Brixton Academy date for London. And that might struggle to sell if their album release show in the capital is any indicator. Why would they then go on and headline a 40,000 capacity festival? I'm dead.

The only thing at a smaller fest that I could see them headlining next year is second stage at Parklife, bc of the home crowd. They're on their way down. Though, admittedly, I could see R+L giving them the same as last time just out of stubbornness to accept that they were ridiculously overbooked.

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30 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Wtf. My dude they announced ONE Brixton Academy date for London. And that might struggle to sell if their album release show in the capital is any indicator. Why would they then go on and headline a 40,000 capacity festival? I'm dead.

The only thing at a smaller fest that I could see them headlining next year is second stage at Parklife, bc of the home crowd. They're on their way down. Though, admittedly, I could see R+L giving them the same as last time just out of stubbornness to accept that they were ridiculously overbooked.

 

I mean the last two Community headliners were Catfish and the Bottlemen and Two Door Cinema Club. If we look at the chart records of each of their albums:

 

Catfish: 10-1

Blossoms: 1-4

Two Door: 16-1-10

 

I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to say that Blossoms are a similar size to either of those bands, no? 

 

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10 minutes ago, danz026 said:

I mean the last two Community headliners were Catfish and the Bottlemen and Two Door Cinema Club. If we look at the chart records of each of their albums:

 

Catfish: 10-1

Blossoms: 1-4

Two Door: 16-1-10

 

I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to say that Blossoms are a similar size to either of those bands, no? 

Just look at the size of the venues played on their last tours though.

Catfish - Wembley Arena (12,500 cap)

Blossoms - O2 Forum (2,300 cap)

Two Door - Ally Pally x2 (8,250 cap, 16,500 total)

Admittedly, Catfish have probably grown a bit since their last tour as it was 2 years ago now.

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Also, I'm willing to bet that the debut of each of those other bands had sold more than Blossoms' no.1 debut after two years. So yeah it is a bit of a reach. Blossoms could do better to have a chart history like those where they built up over time and weren't just hype that fizzled out.

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1 hour ago, Mattymooz said:

Just look at the size of the venues played on their last tours though.

Catfish - Wembley Arena (12,500 cap)

Blossoms - O2 Forum (2,300 cap)

Two Door - Ally Pally x2 (8,250 cap, 16,500 total)

Admittedly, Catfish have probably grown a bit since their last tour as it was 2 years ago now.

Catfish are bigger than both of them.....by a huge margin!

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Can't believe people actually believe that blossoms peak was in 2016. THEY WERE THIRD DOWN MAIN STAGE IN 2017. NEVER, EVER THREATEN READING AND LEEDS AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A FESTIVAL THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!

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5 hours ago, SomeoneListeningIn said:

Can't believe people actually believe that blossoms peak was in 2016. THEY WERE THIRD DOWN MAIN STAGE IN 2017. NEVER, EVER THREATEN READING AND LEEDS AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A FESTIVAL THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!

Oh aye shit I meant 2017

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On 7/24/2018 at 9:14 AM, Stuielooie said:

Also, at APE I've never seen so many people leave a performance like I did for people leaving Blossoms to go see The Hunna

Yeah I was really suprised by this, as Hunna have done quite a lot of gigs recently as well. I had never seen Blossoms before and think the Hunna are okay, but we waited till the end of the Blossoms set and then went off to see them instead as they tour so much missing half their sets not a big deal (and Blossoms were excellent in comparison to the Hunna) - a similar kind of thing happenned after The Neighbourhood played Sweater Weather, myself and many others left with someone calling us "fickle" but honestly Frank Carter were on and the neighbourhood's set was absolutely dire in my opinion compared to the other acts that day.

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