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Just now, zeppelin said:

I just can't comprehend how massive that would be. Could see them getting one of the biggest crowds of the weekend (got some huge classics and not up against headliners). 

Just still can't see it myself. 

Yeah it’s a weird one cause I never would’ve seen it as likely, but now with the guys Kendrick, Swift and Noel info seemingly being true you’ve gotta assume the Aerosmith bit is too, especially with what Emily said. Huge crowd aye, but not ridiculously so I wouldn’t have thought - I’m sure a lot of youngsters wouldn’t give much of a shit. 

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Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

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3 minutes ago, caballosblancos said:

Mine almost a perfect inverse of this. 
Swift - approaching 100% especially on a lazier Sunday 

macca - legend will prob go above 75%, but something a bit more ‘party’ night would pull me away 
 

kendrick - don’t see what the fuss is about - 10% 

Kendrick - 100% - fucking love him

Macca - 75% - Will be there unless theres someone majorly suited to my taste

Taylor - 40% - Wouldn't take a lot to drag me away but Id enjoy it if i ended up there.

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15 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

You’ve gotta think he sees the esteem in playing Glastonbury if he’s willing to play for what is no doubt a much reduced fee. Hopefully that translates to his set, and hopefully he’s overcome his hour and fifteen show time limit from his DAMN tour. 

Dont mind a short set as long as he makes the time count. Better to have an all killer no filler hour and fifteen than a two hour set with him shagged out for the last third of it.

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6 minutes ago, Bisque said:

Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

He headlined Reading and Leeds a couple of years ago if that's enough for you?

Its not his fault your students don't know about the current GOAT to be fair.

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5 minutes ago, Bisque said:

Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

Not commercially HUGE in the UK, but critically acclaimed. His 3 major studio albums have all been hugely respected sitting usually in the top 10 of the greatest albums of the decade list, all pretty sonically different, won a ton of Grammys, headlined Coachella/Reading Fest. First album was in 2012 but tends to leave a big gap in between albums, doesn't release random singles mixtapes like a lot of other rappers so his return for each new album is usually a big deal. Also doesn't live a big flashy celeb lifestyle like other rappers like Drake, etc so he tends not to be in the news as much. 

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7 minutes ago, Bisque said:

Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

I mean this with completely polite intentions, but yes. He headlines festivals all over the world and in terms of modern hip hop he balances commercial success with critical acclaim. He sells well and pleases pitchfork listeners. He has 23 million monthly Spotify listeners... and this will surely increase once he drops material.

He headlined BST a few years ago, Wireless, Reading and Leeds (and one more I can’t remember).

In terms of contemporary hip hop he is one of the biggest.

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Well if we're all doing %s... 

Kendrick - 85% - I'm a fan, my mates love him. Still a niggling feeling I could get persuaded elsewhere. But pretty sure I'll be there. 

Macca - 100% - Holy shit I didn't realise how excited I'd be for him. 

Taylor - 5% - can't say I'm interested, but imagine I'd have a blast if I was there. Similar to when I watched and loved Dua Lipa at Mad Cool - just happened to be standing there. 

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58 minutes ago, SeaBear said:

I risk coming off as a mega snob here - but I am really surprised how many people want Taylor Swift! I must have missed something because I thought her demographic was super young.

I have never fussed about headliners (I reckon I average watching 1 every time I've gone to the festival) but even when a headliner hasn't been my style (I'm mainly into rock music) I could always seen the value of them in the festival. Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye, Adele, Stormzy... but Taylor is not... *snob comment alert* cool enough? 

I would see her more Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus level who were good sub headliners (I watched both!).

But again, maybe I have missed something - What have I missed?!?! I'm genuinely curious don't kill me!

you've missed most of her career, and probably only became aware of her since she released Shake It Off?

it's a bit like listening to Love Me Do and thinking The Beatles were another shitty boyband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Bisque said:

Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

He's a good example of an act who got very big in the US and used festivals such as Wireless and Lovebox (who often adopt US headliners) as a springboard for success in the UK. He co-headlined R&L and had a massive arena tour, not to mention almost constant radio play at one stage. He's also been in countless features with pop artists which has helped him cross genres.

It's true that you don't hear people speaking about him much compared to grime etc. He's a good example of a traditional (but popular) west coast rapper and has a smaller audience in the UK as a result. I think it's a very 'Glastonbury' decision to make him headliner as a lot of the audience would question it slightly (the same as Jay Z, Stormzy, Kanye West) and I anticipate about the same crowd levels as Kanye. It's 100% a more niche headliner compared to Macca and potentially Taylor, so we'll see if he pulls it off if announced.

I'm a huge fan of hip hop and his back catalogue, but I'm in my mid-to-late twenties so I'm in a different demographic to your school kids. Many of my friends love the lineups at festivals such as Camp Flog Gnaw and Astroworld which is a very American taste.

His show at R&L felt like a lift-and-shift from arena to festival and was massively disappointing - lots of video breaks which were far too long for a short set and a lot of filler tracks. So it'll depend what else is on for me.

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Taylor 99% - nothing would drag me away from that unless Pink Floyd fully reunited on other

Paul - 30% - Could be easily swayed on him, likely I'll watch a bit and go somewhere else

Kendrick - 50% - Not a huge fan but my entire group would be watching this

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Just now, ghostdancer1 said:

Good Kid, Maad City.

then To Pimp A Butterfly

 

I wouldn't bother with Section.80 or DAMN unless you like the 2 above.

Personally I'd go the other way round. I prefer Good Kid (think it's top 3 albums of the millennium personally) but I think Butterfly is a bit more accessible, especially if you're not typically a hip hop fan.

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3 minutes ago, Bisque said:

Genuine post... when did Kendrick get so big, like big enough to headline Glastonbury?

Has he headlined Wireless / Lovebox / that scummy fest in Manchester my mate said he saw a real life zombie at during Frank Ocean?

Like I know he is popular, but as a teacher none of the kids talk about him when discussing current music (lads are into grime & drill, lasses into BTS) and again none of my friends who are younger than me are into him either (prefer ketamine and bassline).

I might not listen to the radio much but my other half hasn’t got DAB or an aux input in her car and I never hear him on Radio 1.

Have I just missed out on 5 years of current music trends?

Done RnL 2 years ago, DAMN was HUGE, culturally significant, sold a shit load of records

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12 minutes ago, caballosblancos said:

@C14Sill give Kendrick another whirl :)

Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst - Everything that I love about him and rap and thats the last time I put that recommendation in this thread I promise

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7 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Maybe it’s just my circle but everyone knows Kendrick. I think if you completely block out hip hop from your playlists you won’t know him... but I think that’s pretty rare for music listeners these days.

Over the UK population, it's definitely not that rare. 

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10% - Kendrick. I'd like a night somewhere other than the Pyramid. None of my mates will be interested and I don't like him enough to stay on my own.

100% - Macca. Never seen him. Probably the last chance. Not seen a Pyramid headliner in years. All my mates will be there. Never seen a Pyramid headliner when we have all been together. Will know and love 99% of the tunes, even if he isn't what he was.

85% - Taylor Swift. I'd like to. RATM or the Prodigy would sway me. Otherwise, I will be there.

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18 minutes ago, jparx said:

Personally I'd go the other way round. I prefer Good Kid (think it's top 3 albums of the millennium personally) but I think Butterfly is a bit more accessible, especially if you're not typically a hip hop fan.

ha, I find GKMC far more accessible, as it's just straight forward rap for the most part, plenty of bangers, and much better at keeping the attention of someone who may not listen to much hiphop.

TPAB is far from accessible to my ears, too meandering and too many ideas going in different places and spoken world interludes interrupting the flow of the album. The jazz/hotel lounge influence on several of the tracks makes them very forgettable IMO and they just kind of float by - they just make me want to listen to some Flying Lotus/Brainfeeder, who do it better.

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