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Wow that’s caused quite the stir.

At the end the day it’s just an opinion.  

Taylor Swift is obviously a massive artist and if country pop music is your thing then I’m sure she’d be a good headliner. My own honest feeling is that she’s not on the level of last year’s headliners.  I know someone quoted me further up the thread saying it’s no different to signing Jay Z, Metallica it Kanye, well maybe not but they were hardly some of the most successful headliners were they?

last year was,, I think, one of the most successful headliner blends I’ve seen at Glasto. Stormzy was amazing and unique as the first grime artist to headline, and the Killers and the Cure drew on considerable wealth of experience to make two fantastic sets.

I’m just not sure Taylor Swift singing about her past relationships is quite on the same level.

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1 hour ago, JoshM87 said:

 

last year was,, I think, one of the most successful headliner blends I’ve seen at Glasto. Stormzy was amazing and unique as the first grime artist to headline, and the Killers and the Cure drew on considerable wealth of experience to make two fantastic sets.

I’m just not sure Taylor Swift singing about her past relationships is quite on the same level.

I would say I'm sorry if I thought that it would change your mind

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6 hours ago, JoshM87 said:

Disagree. Massively.

like I say, I’d she ends up headlining I’ll still be on those forums and I’ll be more than happy to admit I was wrong.

For me she’s not Glastonbury headliner material.

she may well be successful but I think she’d get a lukewarm reception at Glastonbury to be honest.

Based on what tho? 

By sold albums she's way up there - and she's only been around for 14 years. More sold than Beyonce, or Jay-Z, definitely more than Mumford and Sons or Kasabian, let alone Florence and the Machine or the 1975...

If it's international appeal, there's not many artists who could land in Europe, North America or Asia and garner massive interest in her concerts... 

I don't get why you would think that. I'm not even a T. Swift fan, I find her a bit bland to be honest, but to say she's not a headliner is either trolling or rooted in some kind of will to be a contrarian.

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Link to albums reportedly sold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists
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1 hour ago, JoshM87 said:

Wow that’s caused quite the stir.

At the end the day it’s just an opinion.  

Taylor Swift is obviously a massive artist and if country pop music is your thing then I’m sure she’d be a good headliner. My own honest feeling is that she’s not on the level of last year’s headliners.  I know someone quoted me further up the thread saying it’s no different to signing Jay Z, Metallica it Kanye, well maybe not but they were hardly some of the most successful headliners were they?

last year was,, I think, one of the most successful headliner blends I’ve seen at Glasto. Stormzy was amazing and unique as the first grime artist to headline, and the Killers and the Cure drew on considerable wealth of experience to make two fantastic sets.

I’m just not sure Taylor Swift singing about her past relationships is quite on the same level.

Sorry, didn't see this post. I can see why you don't like her - and I tend to agree that her songs are pretty underwhelming - I'm not Adele fan either as all her songs seem to be about her ex-bf, but that's the thing, there seems to be millions of people who enjoy that kind of crap. She's still a headliner and the festival would love to have her - and so would 60% of the punters I'd guess.

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2 hours ago, JoshM87 said:

Wow that’s caused quite the stir.

At the end the day it’s just an opinion.  

Taylor Swift is obviously a massive artist and if country pop music is your thing then I’m sure she’d be a good headliner. My own honest feeling is that she’s not on the level of last year’s headliners.  I know someone quoted me further up the thread saying it’s no different to signing Jay Z, Metallica it Kanye, well maybe not but they were hardly some of the most successful headliners were they?

last year was,, I think, one of the most successful headliner blends I’ve seen at Glasto. Stormzy was amazing and unique as the first grime artist to headline, and the Killers and the Cure drew on considerable wealth of experience to make two fantastic sets.

I’m just not sure Taylor Swift singing about her past relationships is quite on the same level.

This is just a classic case of “I don’t like them, so they shouldn’t headline”.

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10 hours ago, Harry49 said:

He has said he will be recording a new e-street album in new year so supposedly touring. If that is the case he will play a set  based on that. Did not see him in 09 at Glastonbury but did the next day in Hyde Park, the Working on a dream album was unfortunately one of his weakest so live show not his best. Saw him at IoW however and that show based around Wrecking Ball was excellent. So if he does which I think unlikely it will depend on the album quality. 

Big fan as you can see and would love to see him at Glastonbury but I think that boat has passed.

I agree. Wrecking Ball tour was brilliant, Manchester was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to. I’m optimistic for the new ESB Album but I can’t see him doing Glastonbury again. I’d love to see him do an out-and-out Greatest Hits set on the Farm but yeah, I agree.

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8 hours ago, deebeedoobee said:

Just been at an acoustic night at Pilton Working mans club. One of the acts does a cover of stairway to heaven.

i go over to Michael Eavis and say: so will we hear stairway to heaven on the farm in June?

micheal giggles

micheal: did he play stairway to heaven?

me: yes

micheal : really?

me : yes it was his second song ( me thinking, I know he murdered it but even I could recognise the track)

micheal: oh I didn’t recognise it, really? So how are you?

 

take from that what you will......

Hard to take a lot from that as it seems a safe bet somebody, somewhere will play Stairway to Heaven at Glastonbury next year. Even if it’s some random on a tiny stage or a whammoed loner singing to themselves in a long drop.

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14 hours ago, MEGATRONICMEATWAGON said:

Which means we could have one of these names in ink in three weeks! How exciting! 

I agree that they'll probably release one headliner soon, probably before the year is out and given that she hasn't (currently) got any other UK dates to promote I think it will be Taylor, which would be the strongest possible booking for a contemporary artist that's available in 2020.

This would of course be quickly followed by numerous complaints from the Real Music Police but that's just how the world is these days. 

Edit: just read the last few pages, seems like they're already on patrol. 

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I’m not disputing that she’s headliner material, I can’t remember specifically what I wrote in the initial post now but my point is that she’s not Glastonbury headliner material in my opinion

.Remember the reaction when Kylie was meant to headline the Sunday in 2005 before she was sadly ill with cancer? Nobody wanted her to do it, at least nobody that I spoke to. 

She could headline, she’d get a decent response (lukewarm was perhaps a touch harsh,) but my point is it will likely be the exact same show that she repeats in every stadium she plays in. 

I’m not doubting that she’s huge at the moment and capable of headlining any festival if that’s the criteria. What I’m saying is Glastonbury has a habit of creating unique headlining moments, things like McCartney I’m 04 for example. And whilst you can’t expect every single headliner to adhere to that, my own feeling is that for the 50th anniversary there will be an emphasis on acts with a sizeable back catalogue and some personal investment in what it means to play at Glastonbury. I really doubt Taylor Swift would give a shit that it was Glastonbury and she’s see it as just another gig to play her (in my opinion) shite music and within a few years the gig will be lost in peoples memories.

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18 hours ago, henry bear said:

It’s all to play for as far as I’m concerned. I reckon we’ll get at least one headliner that we’ve maybe not thought too much about. I haven’t given up on Mac (unlikely maybe, but could do a one-off for a prestigious Glasto 50th headline) or even Macca could be back in the frame after Neil was told his info. I’m not overly confident about Reg as he has never been linked with the festival, and Taylor Swift would appear nailed on other than the fact that both her shows either side of GF are in Scandinavia, with the possibility of Lollapolooza Stockholm in between. NY’s got a new album out with Crazy Horse - maybe they’ll be in Europe next year. We could have a rerun of 2009..

Very good point. Forgot that lollapalooza will be in Stockholm again, it was the same weekend as glasto this year and likely will be again.

If so then she’d probably be booked for saturday of it and it’d be surprising given the Stockholm shaped gap in that leg of her tour if she weren’t. 

It is then less likely she’d pop up at glasto on the Sunday, although not impossible I guess.

also: +1 for Neil Young. In fact +10000000. He should do it for sure.

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Taylor has a bigger back catalogue than most headliners this decade. Not only that, but a back catalogue ranging from country, rock and ballads to modern pop classics. 

I also think you're underestimating Taylor if you think it would be another show to her. Taylor is a music buff and she will be fully aware of what Glastonbury is about, not least because a number of her good friends have strong ties with the place. Plus, Gonzo saw her by the long drops!

It kinda sounds like you've heard Shake it Off and ME! on the radio and made your judgement. 

 

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