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On 2/15/2019 at 12:46 PM, FestivalJamie said:

Coldplay or Ariana.

Marina, George Ezra, Foals, Bloc Party, Jorja Smith, Billie Ellish.

That's what I'm expecting and would be happy with.

I'm really hoping for Foals, and especially Bloc Party! I had tickets to their Ally Pally show for Silent Alarm, but couldn't go in the end. 

Fingers crossed also for Royal Blood and Sam Fender, as their names are appearing in EU festivals around the same time.

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1 hour ago, SpongeNob said:

I'm really hoping for Foals, and especially Bloc Party! I had tickets to their Ally Pally show for Silent Alarm, but couldn't go in the end. 

Fingers crossed also for Royal Blood and Sam Fender, as their names are appearing in EU festivals around the same time.

Foals, Royal Blood and Sam Fender would be the icing on the cake for us (not sure about Bloc Party tho!) - all three are fantastic live acts.

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2007/2008: in this festival I saw THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, IRON MAIDEN, R.E.M., SEX PISTOLS, THE KILLERS, JAMIROQUAI, NINE INCH NAILS,TOOL,MANU CHAO,FAITHLESS,MADNESS,THE HIVES,THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN,SERJ TANKIAN, BABYSHAMBLES etc etc etc...


2019: someone hopes that there 'll be Ariana Grande ...

something went wrong, in my opinion 😂😂😂

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10 hours ago, swelsbyuk said:

Foals, Royal Blood and Sam Fender would be the icing on the cake for us (not sure about Bloc Party tho!) - all three are fantastic live acts.

I'm holding out for them! Especially as they're all doing the festival rounds. I was kinda surprised they weren't announced in the recent phase.

I haven't seen Bloc Party since they were proper Bloc Party with all the original members, but would still be nice to make up for missing them!

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11 hours ago, Fabrizzo said:

2007/2008: in this festival I saw THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, IRON MAIDEN, R.E.M., SEX PISTOLS, THE KILLERS, JAMIROQUAI, NINE INCH NAILS,TOOL,MANU CHAO,FAITHLESS,MADNESS,THE HIVES,THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN,SERJ TANKIAN, BABYSHAMBLES etc etc etc...


2019: someone hopes that there 'll be Ariana Grande ...

something went wrong, in my opinion 😂😂😂

Although I understand what you are saying - you've listed some fantastic acts - you've also highlighted why some people would be happy with Ariana. 

You've named 14 acts and they are all male. We live in different times from even ten years ago and it is likely, but not certain, that the remaining headliner will be female. Ariana fits the bill.

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43 minutes ago, swelsbyuk said:

Although I understand what you are saying - you've listed some fantastic acts - you've also highlighted why some people would be happy with Ariana. 

You've named 14 acts and they are all male. We live in different times from even ten years ago and it is likely, but not certain, that the remaining headliner will be female. Ariana fits the bill.

Actually people don't want Ariana because she's a woman. This gender parity everywhere is ruining the world more than improving gap condition (ready for the shit storm, but that it is).

People want Ariana for they have switched their taste from something heavy or more sophisticated to something more easy listening and cute. And this mainly happened by the time festivals started to attract the general crowd, who asked for more Pop and less Metal.

Is it good is it bad it's not up to me to say, but the gender equality is surely not a good endorsement (for how much good is the idea from where it started), look at Primavera lineup.

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10 minutes ago, Yelo, the Parmiggiana said:

 

Is it good is it bad it's not up to me to say, but the gender equality is surely not a good endorsement (for how much good is the idea from where it started), look at Primavera lineup.

Nah, Primavera lineup is stellar regardless this gender thing. 

The main problem of who's moaning about Ariana Grande is that they don't want this kind of tv pop star  that's it. 

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43 minutes ago, Yelo, the Parmiggiana said:

Is it good is it bad it's not up to me to say, but the gender equality is surely not a good endorsement (for how much good is the idea from where it started), look at Primavera lineup.

There's more depth to the Primavera lineup this year than there will be when Sziget finishes announcing, regardless of how many male acts they have performing.

In 10/11 years there'll be someone moaning that the lineup wasn't what it used to be back in 2018/9. That's what happens when people get out of touch with modern popular music.

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1 hour ago, ConorC said:

10/11 years there'll be someone moaning that the lineup wasn't what it used to be back in 2018/9. That's what happens when people get out of touch with modern popular music.

Couldn't agree more.

Who would I love to be announced for the festival? System of a Down, The Chemical Brothers, Nine Inch Nails.

Who would I book if I wanted to seek tickets to a festival in 2019? Post Malone and Ariana Grande.

(though I still think she'd be too expensive and it's going to be someone else)

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53 minutes ago, On The Blend said:

Couldn't agree more.

Who would I love to be announced for the festival? System of a Down, The Chemical Brothers, Nine Inch Nails.

Who would I book if I wanted to seek tickets to a festival in 2019? Post Malone and Ariana Grande.

(though I still think she'd be too expensive and it's going to be someone else)

I guess it would depend on when Sziget signed her up. Her stock has risen considerably over the past three months but if Sziget signed her up last September then they may have got her for a lesser cost.

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Eeels, Pennywise, White Lies, Good Charlotte, PVRIS, The Story So Far, Anne-Marie, Jorja Smith, Stormzy, Crystal Fighters all just got announced for Pukkelpop.

Along with artists such as Frank Carter and Frank Turner who are already announced for Sziget.

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3 minutes ago, kkpb8038 said:

I would take eels, white lies and crystal fighters from that announcement

White Lies played back in 2017 - would an act come back so soon? I hope they do.

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Still hope for bands like The National, Editors, White Lies, etc.

oh, and  i REALLY would love to see Marina and the Diamonds again.

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1 hour ago, swelsbyuk said:

How many more 'recognisable' acts do we think are likely to be announced?

Depends how much you know your music. -_-

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1 hour ago, thetime said:

Depends how much you know your music. -_-

Think I've worked it out myself. Last year there were four acts per day on the main stage and five on A38 (before 1am). 4 + 5 = 9 

Nine per day for 7 days = 63 acts. I'd heard of 39 of them, so approx 60 per cent.

This year, assuming all names announced are playing the main stage, we've had 53 names announced - leaving 10 to be announced. 

At the same recognisability percentage of last year (60 per cent) that means we have six 'recognisable' names yet to be announced.

Thank me later.

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Would honestly be shocked though if the Saturday headline was a male band e.g. Tame Impala/The National/RCHP/Coldplay.

Only way I could see this happening is if there is a female co-headline with Garrix, e.g. Ellie G coheadlining with Garrix.

Otherwise, I think the Saturday headliner will be a female artist, similarly as Lana Del Ray was the last headliner to be announced last year.

Ariana seems feasible to me and it would only make sense that they booked the majority of the headliners at the same time, as they would have a wider selection of bands with more open schedules and also costs being cheaper to book the artists in advance. Yes, Ariana will be a lot more expensive to book over the last few months with the release of her new album, however if they booked her around the same time as Ed Sheeran was announced, she would have been a lot cheaper and is certainly a feasible booking.

There is a reason Sziget has changed and is now booking Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, 1975 etc and it's because they know that's what is going to sell the tickets at the end of the day and if they can shift more tickets than they ever have before, then in their eyes its the "best" line up so far, regardless of whether one individual likes it or not.

Post had a huge crowd at Reading last year and has now been bumped up to a co-headliner there as well, so Sziget booking him does not seem like the worst decision business wise, although he is not to my personal tastes(although would much rather have him over A$AP or Cardi B).

I honestly have no clue who we will get next however the 2nd female headline seems needed to me, despite Sziget saying they will not aim for a 50-50 gender balance like Primavera, they are aiming to promote diversity and therefore they will want their line up to look reasonably balanced between different genders on the whole. So far we have 53 artists announced in total, and so far only 11 of these have female performers in them(if I have counted correctly). A couple more female artists lower down on the bill as well as a 2nd female headliner is the direction I think they will be heading in from the line up announced so far. Could definitely see Marina make a comeback lower down on the bill.

If it is another female headliner, and not Ellie/Ariana, I'm not sure who would be feasible. They have had Pink/Rhianna/Sia before however these don't seem like such relevant bookings anymore. Ellie is about to release a new album and Ariana has just released a new album, so these two seem the strongest headline options in my opinion.

 

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4 minutes ago, On The Blend said:

This is just because you love Bjork, isn't it? 

Yeah ^_^

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