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14 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

if Blur were doing Parklife in full, why would they do it at a (comparatively) piddly festival when they could earn far more?

Not happening.

Doubt Blur are playing, but Gorillaz played at Dreamland Margate like 2 years ago for no reason. Seems like solid enough evidence for me?

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31 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

if Blur were doing Parklife in full, why would they do it at a (comparatively) piddly festival when they could earn far more?

Not happening.

I don't disagree. Just thought I'd mention it anyway.. Just in case. 

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2 hours ago, gfa said:

Doubt Blur are playing, but Gorillaz played at Dreamland Margate like 2 years ago for no reason. Seems like solid enough evidence for me?

It is/was a festival site, and they held their festival there. They weren’t just playing the waltzers.

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Just now, dentalplan said:

It is/was a festival site, and they held their festival there. They weren’t just playing the waltzers.

APE is a decent-sized festival and they could headline. 

That isn't the issue.

The issue is that to play Parklife is to announce to the world that you are no longer relevant and are having to rely on old albums to drum up interest. An old album that now sounds exceptionally dated. 

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14 minutes ago, xxialac said:

APE is a decent-sized festival and they could headline. 

That isn't the issue.

The issue is that to play Parklife is to announce to the world that you are no longer relevant and are having to rely on old albums to drum up interest. An old album that now sounds exceptionally dated. 

Why would they play APE when they can easily do Hyde Park, as proven like... three times? 

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1 minute ago, the wonderwhy said:

Why would they play APE when they can easily do Hyde Park, as proven like... three times? 

I dunno. Why did Underworld play the tiny 700 capacity Village Underground on Sunday?

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Just now, xxialac said:

I dunno. Why did Underworld play the tiny 700 capacity Village Underground on Sunday?

You know that's completely different 

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1 minute ago, the wonderwhy said:

You know that's completely different 

It is and it isn't.

There is some fluidity in all of this. Bands don't simply play the biggest possible venue every time they play. Radiohead played the Roundhouse two years back when they could have sold out the O2 (and had done before).

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There are many reasons why Blur won't perform Parklife at APE next year:

  • Albarn's busy elsewhere that time with TGTBTQ
  • Coxon's got a new solo album due in 2019
  • Alex has got cheese to make
  • Blur don't need to chase the "album anniversary dollar" - they have too many tunes across their back catalogue to worry about that
  • The already play all the best bits of Parklife in their current sets, who is clamouring to hear Lot 105?
  • They don't seem the types to cash in for a one off gig, again, they don't need to. they seem to come back on their own terms.
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I'm stuck for who could be left but I'm thinking it is someone big, possibly linked to other annoucements (maybe coachella), if it was someone big they could throw a curveball and do both saturday nights to adress capacity issues. 

I basically just hope it's the strokes but feel that's unlikely. 

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1 hour ago, xxialac said:

It is and it isn't.

There is some fluidity in all of this. Bands don't simply play the biggest possible venue every time they play. Radiohead played the Roundhouse two years back when they could have sold out the O2 (and had done before).

Agree with this, but Blur do seem to have a special affinity with Hyde Park, they've done it three times in under a decade. If they were to announce an outdoor show in London it's hard to imagine them playing anywhere else.

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Rumours that Strokes have recorded an album in secret with Rick Rubin, if so I imagine a tour may be Album related... They are also a shambles and so anything or nothing is possible

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I still think Tame Impala will be at this. Feel like they're going to make a UK appearance on the festival dates they've been scheduled and this seems like the perfect place for them. Yes they headlined Citadel last year but I don't think it matters that much

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38 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Agree with this, but Blur do seem to have a special affinity with Hyde Park, they've done it three times in under a decade. If they were to announce an outdoor show in London it's hard to imagine them playing anywhere else.

Or alternatively, perhaps that points to a need to change so as to freshen things up!

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1 hour ago, xxialac said:

Or alternatively, perhaps that points to a need to change so as to freshen things up!

Or to paraphrase Alan Partridge... People like Hyde Park, let's play there more. 

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5 hours ago, James96 said:

I still think Tame Impala will be at this. Feel like they're going to make a UK appearance on the festival dates they've been scheduled and this seems like the perfect place for them. Yes they headlined Citadel last year but I don't think it matters that much

Yeah citadel definitely isn't a problem, they had Catfish from community last year too.

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Playing a whole album in full as a 'special' show just doesn't sound like a Damon thing at all. I imagine if they're going to make themselves available for anything specific it's going to be Glastonbury 2020. Everyone seems to be finishing their own projects up before then, wouldn't be surprised if they're one of the bands who have approached the Eavii about headlining.

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Whats the best way to go with buying tickets, will there be any change coming up to the event of prices? the multi-day offer seems to be saving me a massive £2 off of the £70 ticket, bit stupid to even have really.

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30 minutes ago, Chaarlie said:

Whats the best way to go with buying tickets, will there be any change coming up to the event of prices? the multi-day offer seems to be saving me a massive £2 off of the £70 ticket, bit stupid to even have really.

Waiting until nearer the time when the tickets inevitably don't sell out and picking them up for cheap.

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