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Well, we've almost made it through another fallow year without killing each other and we're only 24 days from Glastonbury year. Personally I would have gone insane in March if it wasn't for the "Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs" thread but it's been a good year and this is a snapshot of my favourite tunes, gigs and looking ahead into 2019.

Album

Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

Song

Pick Up - DJ Koze

Gig

Rolling Stones - Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Festival

Mad Cool, Madrid

Movie

Mandy

Book

Beastie Boys Book by Mike Diamond & Adam Horovitz

Favourite eFester

@Dentalplan

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Yes and no. I needed a fallow year but the weather over what would have been Glasto weekend was (ironically) amazing and did make me yearn to be there

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry

2. Eric Prydz in the revamped Arcadia

3. To be better than 2017

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury and Download so far. Maybe Way Out West, Sweden and one other smaller UK festival

 

 

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Album

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake

Song

IDLES - Danny Ndelko

Gig

Rolling Stones - London Stadium

Festival

All Points East

Movie

Three Billboards

Book

Does the NCT membership pamphlet count?

Favourite eFester

Am I allowed to vote for myself? No? In that case @Quark just because his wit and big Ferengi face makes me smile.

Did you miss Glastonbury?

No, had a baby this year which was enough of a distraction

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline the JP

3. Stormzy to deliver an amazing set

Festivals lined up for 2019

Just Glastonbury, might do a day or two at BST or APE depending on lineup/cheap tickets. Oh, and The National in Castlefield which will be the gig of 2019.

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Album

The Carter V - Lil Wayne (usually not my thing but love the album

honorable mentions - Black Peaks, Young Fathers, We were promised Jetpacks

Song

cough 'never enough' from greatest showman cough

or this is America

Gig

At the Drive in / DFA1979 / LEs Butcherettes in Birmingham, been a very quiet year for gigs for me

Festival

only did Handmade but if I had to choose it would of been Mad Cool

Movie

Quiet place

Book

Stalingrad, lovely bit of light reading

Favourite eFester

LAD, has to be a parody

Did you miss Glastonbury?

no

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

not going so no wishes

Festivals lined up for 2019

Download, Bon Iver day at APE, maybe Bilbao BBK and hopefully Pukkelpop

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Album

Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

Song

Kero Kero Bonito - Flyway

but since it's short I'll also add Christine and the Queens - Comme Si

Gig

Bon Iver in Hammersmith.

Festival

Lovebox but also hugely impressed with APE

Movie

Deadpool 2 or The Incredibles 2. I didn't really go to the cinema much this year tbh.

Book

I've read thousands of efests pages tbf

Favourite eFester

Jimmerz95 or Ryanp1993. RW17 loner crew still going strong.

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Been missing it since 2015 but not been able to go for various reasons. Buzzing to go back 2019 though

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Beach House playing the Park stage

2. Copious amounts of sun

3. Brexit not to ruin everything

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glasto booked & confirmed but many a London day fest will also be on the cards (APE, Lovebox, Field Day etc)

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Album

First Aid Kit- Ruins

Song

Childish Gambino- This is America

Gig

Roger Waters- Lisbon

Festival

APE

Favourite E Fester

Neil

Did You Miss Glastonbury

More than is good for me

3 Wishes For 2019

Kate Tempest Headlining West Holts

Dry

Ticketless efesters to be lucky in April

Festivals Lined Up For 2019

Glastonbury only one confirmed so far but more to be booked

 

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Album

Kali Uchis - Isolation

Song

Ghost Town - Kanye

Gig

Paak – Brixton

Honourable mention for TGTB&TQ @ Cullercoats CIU

Festival

Coachella

Movie

Game Night (based on it being one of the 3 films on IMDB with 2018 release dates that I’ve seen)

Book

Dead Mans Trousers (by way of it being the only release I’ve read)

Favourite eFester

I’ve a soft spot for all the regular posters. More of a lurker than a poster these days but I get bags of entertainment from y’all

Did you miss Glastonbury?

No. Summer was already one of the best in memory.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Sun

2. Janelle

3. Teenage Fanclub

Festivals lined up for 2019

Deer Shed again. It’s a beaut of a family-fest, I thoroughly recommend it.

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Deportation blues - B C Camplight

Song

too many 

Gig

Elvana

Festival

Boomtown

Movie

 

Book

 

Favourite eFester

me 

Did you miss Glastonbury?

I missed the people

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry

2. dry

3. sunny

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury 

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Album

Ruins- First Aid Kit but closely followed by A Star is Born

Song

Shallow

Gig

Rolling Stones - Murrayfield, Edinburgh 

Festival

Unfortunately didn't get to one this year but had a few holidays and went to Belgium for the F1

Movie

Avengers: Infinity War.  (small soft spot for A Quiet Place too)

Book

Jensen Button's Autobiography 

Favourite eFester

i don't like the idea of choosing but i'll say Neil as his updates usually generate the most convo. 

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Yes and no. Missed a festival this year but it was a great summer, also popped in to worthy farm for a wander around so still seen the place. Will be good to be back in the summer. 

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry

2. Macca on the Pyramid

3. A decent Park or Other stage headliner for me when The Cure are on. 

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury only for next year, mid thirties now and more than 1 festival takes some doing, those who do more i take my hat off to you. 

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Album

State Champs - Living Proof

Song

Marmozets - Meant To Be

Gig

Foo Fighters, London Stadium

Festival

N/A, sadly didn't get to any this year!

Movie

Avengers: Infinity War

Book

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Favourite eFester

Andre

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Yes, I've not been to it since 2008! Useless at getting tickets then end up with other plans.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

N/A, not going

Festivals lined up for 2019

Definitely Reading, debating Slam Dunk and 2000trees

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Album

IDLES  - Joy as an act of resistance

Song

Frank Turner - Make America Great Again

Gig

None, only did festivals

Festival

Bearded Theory

Movie

Zoe

Book

None

Favourite eFester

None in particular, but all at the same time.

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Not really, kept very busy with both good and bad events in life.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry and not too hot

2. Something unexpected that blows my mind

3. To be as good as 2017

Festivals lined up for 2019

Nine so far including Glastonbury

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Album

Beautiful people will ruin your life - The Wombats

Song

Your Mind - Adam Beyer/Bart Skils

Gig

Orbital @ Dreamland

Festival

Noisily - a breath of fresh festival air.   Top location/techno/people/production.  All of the good bits of a festival without any of the grief. Highly recommended.

Movie

Deadpool 2

Book

Simon Kernick - We can see you

Favourite eFester

@mr flow for his Boomtown inside information!

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Hell yes.  And I don't have a ticket for 2019 yet.  I tried to fill up the summer with gigs and events but it still felt like something was missing.  Summer was incomplete.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. To get a ticket

2. Decent Techno

3. Sunshine

Festivals lined up for 2019

Noisily, Boomtown + Arcadia London (Saturday) so far.

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Album

Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Thing. I know it didn't come out this year but I only got it for Christmas last year and it has comfortably been the album I've listened to the most in 2018

Song

Craig Finn - God In Chicago. See above.

Gig

Jesse Malin / Craig Finn double header in Manchester

Festival

Bearded Theory

Movie

Don't think I've been to the cinema this year  - Edit: Yes I have but only once so it's Avengers: Infinity War

Book

Beans on Toast - Drunk Folk Stories

Favourite eFester

@bennyhana22 cos he's my ticket hero. As well as being an all round thoroughly decent bloke.

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Yes, of course yes.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Paul McCartney

2. Sunshine

3. The Hold Steady headlining Avalon on Friday night.

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury and Bearded Theory. May do Feis again but will wait and see what the lineup is like (and maybe the weather).

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Album

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Song

Travis Scott - Sicko Mode

Gig

Rolling Stones - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton (though I think this and Mitski may have been the only gigs I went to)

Festival

Mad Cool (the only festival I went to, but it would also win my vote if we were talking about the lineups of every festival)

Movie

Dunno

Book

Dunnp

Favourite eFester

@jj200

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Tbh not really. I thought I would but when it came around I didn't really mind not being there, especially with how hot it was. After not missing it too much this year I wasn't actually too bothered about getting tickets for next year (until ticket day, when I started bricking it).

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. The Cure info to be correct

2. Mostly dry and not ridiculously hot

3. To stay more sober than 2017 and remember more of it

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury and maybe the Tool day at Download

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It would have been ace having a scorcher this year, but it was also ace it being a scorcher with the World Cup being on and England doing well in it. That definitely softened the blow for me.

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Album

Lucy Dacus - Historian

 

Song

Love it if we made it – The 1975

 

Gig

David Byrne – Manchester Apollo

 

Festival

 

All Points East Presents

 

Movie

You were never really here

 

Book

Middle England – Jonathan Coe

 

Favourite eFester

Glasto-Worker

 

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Yes but APE was a good substitute.

 

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

 

1. Dry conditions

2. Janelle Monae

3. Kurt Vile

 

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury

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Album

SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES

Song

Pick Up - DJ Koze or Honey - Robyn

Gig

The Streets, Brixton Academy 

Festival

Boomtown

Movie

First Reformed

Book

Only book I read that was actually released this year was Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness by Joe Kennedy

Favourite eFester

I loves yous all 

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Not really, I had other stuff on.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Dry

2. It's Charli, baby

3. Succesful late night/naughty corner revamp

Festivals lined up for 2019

Just the big G

Edited by Winslow Leach

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Album

Still deciding between Young Fathers and Robyn

Song

Strangers - Sigrid

Gig

Kendrick at Manchester Arena

Festival

End of the Road

Movie

Haven't been to the pictures much this year but Ladybird and Shape Of Water were both solid FOTY material. 

Book

Only books I read are comics and web development/coding guides.

Favourite eFester

That jj character, truly the people's princess.

Did you miss Glastonbury?

No, bit of a relief to have a year off from the mania tbh 

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Robyn

2. Carly Rae Jepsen

3. Steamed Hams Stevens

Festivals lined up for 2019

Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig, Glastonbury, Green Man, EotR.

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Album

Kali Uchis - Isolation

Song

Look Alive (ft Drake) - Blocboy JB

Gig

Kendrick Lamar - MEN

Festival

Dimensions

Movie

I, Tonya

Book

My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk (not a 2018 release)

Favourite E Fester

Dental

Did You Miss Glastonbury

Oh yah

3 Wishes For 2019

All the crew get sorted in the resale

6lack

Hotel Soirée stage

Festivals Lined Up For 2019

Glasto, wherever Travis Scott pops up, GALA

 

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Album

St Vincent - MassEducation

Song

IDLES - Danny Nedelko

Gig

The The - Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Finally saw them after 20 years and got on the barrier in a tiny venue)

(A close run thing though with Ezra Furman at the Lexington, Jarvis Cocker at Moth Club, St Vincent at Cadogen Hall, and The Cure at Royal Festival Hall very close behind)

Festival

Handmade Festival in Leicester

Movie

Avengers - Infinity War 

Favourite eFester

You are all lovely....hmm. :D

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Not really, waaay too busy!

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. The Cure

2. The bands announced putting off the idiots only there as its on the telly so they can get selfies.

3. Not taking too long getting in or out!

Festivals lined up for 2019

Handmade (before they announced it was only 1 day next year - grr), Standon Calling, Glastonbury.

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Album

Nothing is quite standing out as an obvious number 1 for me atm, maybe The 1975's new one but it's too fresh to commit to that. 

Song

Pusha T - If You Know You Know

Gig

LCD Soundsystem @ Manchester Apollo

Festival

Bilbao BBK

Movie

Don't think I saw any 2018 films. I bet The Incredibles 2 was good.

Book

nah

Favourite eFester

obviously jj200

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Missed it a lot when all the UK camping festivals were announcing gash lineups, but went to Bilbao as a replacement which was sick and Glasto wouldn't have been better tbh

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. No repeat of the Saturday last year where there were no good headliners

2. A cool surprise on the lineup that nobody is expecting

3. The Cribs

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury is in the bag. Defo gonna volunteer at Download, and Green Man, Parklife, and anywhere The Strokes might show up are near-certs on that front too. Got my eye on doing a couple of European festivals too; Best Kept Secret and Bilbao BBK are the most likely atm. Basically saving money now so I can quit my shit job at the end of May and have one last massive summer before I hopefully get a real job.

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2 hours ago, Gucci Piggy said:

Album

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Song

Travis Scott - Sicko Mode

Gig

Rolling Stones - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton (though I think this and Mitski may have been the only gigs I went to)

Festival

Mad Cool (the only festival I went to, but it would also win my vote if we were talking about the lineups of every festival)

Movie

Dunno

Book

Dunnp

Favourite eFester

@jj200

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Tbh not really. I thought I would but when it came around I didn't really mind not being there, especially with how hot it was. After not missing it too much this year I wasn't actually too bothered about getting tickets for next year (until ticket day, when I started bricking it).

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. The Cure info to be correct

2. Mostly dry and not ridiculously hot

3. To stay more sober than 2017 and remember more of it

Festivals lined up for 2019

Glastonbury and maybe the Tool day at Download

You misspelt Propaganda.

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Album

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake

Song

Parquet Courts - Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience

Gig

Oh Sees in Leeds, seconds after England got knocked out of the world cup

Festival

Didnae bother this year.

Movie

Avengers: Infinity War (Though I reckon that new spiderman will probably over take that when I get a chance to catch it over the next couple of weeks)

Book

Spend too much time reading this damn site to read books

Favourite eFester

I dunno I use your pictures not your names (please stop changing them)

Did you miss Glastonbury?

Nah had a good run over the last few year, think the year off has done me good.

Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019

1. Good Health

2. Good Beer

3. Good Weather

Festivals lined up for 2019

Just Glasto. Love that Primavera line up though.

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This Is America is an interesting one because do we count the song on its own or the song and video together?

 

cos really I think you need the video for the full package there.

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