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1 minute ago, Woffy said:

Since when did this officially become a thing?

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Emily Eavis has revealed that a "metal slot" has now become a feature of the Pyramid Stage line-up, as the Glastonbury Festival organiser gears up for this year's event. 

She said: "We have a metal slot on a Friday.

"Which is on the Friday at about 5pm, and that's a new thing that has just started.

"That is now a really big slot.

"I quite like this, I'm quite into the expansion of the line-up beyond those three headline slots."

At previous festivals, Motorhead, ZZ Top and Royal Blood have all filled the late-afternoon Friday slot, third from the top on the main stage.

Glastonbury has become more and more heavy metal-friendly in recent years, with Metallica becoming the first heavy metal band to headline the Pyramid Stage in 2014.

A new metal stage then appeared for the first time in 2017, and it will return with an even bigger stage in 2019, curators Earache Records have confirmed.

 

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Huh. Passed me by that it was official.

All these 'slots'.

Soon every slot will be an official slot. The-third-on-the-Park-on-the-Saturday-slot slot. 

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22 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Right answer:

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9 minutes ago, Woffy said:

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Huh. Passed me by that it was official.

All these 'slots'.

Soon every slot will be an official slot. The-third-on-the-Park-on-the-Saturday-slot slot. 

Admittedly I don't dig on this chat about "slots" either. To my decrepit mind there are 4 stagetimes of note on the Pyramid each year. 3 x headliner and Sunday evening sop to the blanket & brexit brigade. 'Sit.

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11 minutes ago, The Nal said:

Pre production CGI yeah

Incredible what they can do.

3 minutes ago, Wooderson said:

Admittedly I don't dig on this chat about "slots" either. To my decrepit mind there are 4 stagetimes of note on the Pyramid each year. 3 x headliner and Sunday evening sop to the blanket & brexit brigade. 'Sit.

Feels a bit like that thing from that Friends: rules help control the fun.

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1 minute ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Except in this case Emily has verified that it's  actually "a thing"

That thing being a slot though surely, CalGon?

I'm probably missing something philosophical about the subtle difference.

Schrodinger's Slot. Is there a thing inside?

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For me it actually better ensures the variety. They're less likely to programme a 2008-style all day run of indie landfill if they know they have to keep a slot free for someone like Judas Priest.

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Got to be Whitesnake, firstly for the tunes but mainly because Dave will be the greatest gift to this year's Glastonbury Sex Face thread.

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