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9 hours ago, incident said:

Most likely, Festivals generally. And even if the person answering the question was trying to infer Glastonbury specifically, why would a member of The Strokes think of it that way? It's not a festival they've played before, or shown any interest in. To them, a muddy English field is more likely to invoke memories of Leeds or Reading.

Well... I’ll await the news of them headlining Reading on the Friday night 

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I must admit I just don’t feel their stock has dropped so much they don’t headline Pyramid either. Would have to go down as one of the best Other bookings in history? 

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I’l say it again for those who are confused.

Yes the Strokes stock has dropped.

Yes they aren’t really a UK festival headliner.

But they don’t accept anything below headline slot and they only accept their full fee.

Yes they are too small to headline Glastonbury.

But they won’t accept anything lower than headline. Which is why most of their festival dates are now mid-sized / larger festivals with four or five dates.

So yes they are touring around Glastonbury but I highly doubt they are going to be there. Especially playing below headline. It’s a catch 22 that Glasto unfortunately falls a bit foul of.

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2 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

Who's confused? 

Every single year the strokes tour Europe around Glastonbury and we have the same conversations every year.

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Nobody is confused, you've just listed all that like it's fact rather than opinion

For me personally they're one of my all time favourite bands and have a huge collection of stupidly good songs. Also a new record on the way. If they headlined the Pyramid, I'd be buzzing and wouldn't bat an eyelid. 

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6 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Every single year the strokes tour Europe around Glastonbury and we have the same conversations every year.

Yes, but there's an another factor this year with Emily's "Pyramid size" comments which would describe the booking perfectly, so the conversation is different this time around, albeit marginally. Does it actually make if more likely? Are they realistically going to be one of the Other headliners? The answer to both questions is it remains unlikely but I don't think that justifies stifling discussion on the topic. 

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10 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

I’l say it again for those who are confused.

Yes the Strokes stock has dropped.

Yes they aren’t really a UK festival headliner.

But they don’t accept anything below headline slot and they only accept their full fee.

Yes they are too small to headline Glastonbury.

But they won’t accept anything lower than headline. Which is why most of their festival dates are now mid-sized / larger festivals with four or five dates.

So yes they are touring around Glastonbury but I highly doubt they are going to be there. Especially playing below headline. It’s a catch 22 that Glasto unfortunately falls a bit foul of.

If they did a tour of the U.K they’d play Arenas surely? 

How do you know maybe 2 of the lads from the strokes want to do Glastonbury and 3 are saying not unless we get our full money?

Maybe they’ve been approached a few times and held out for the coin.

Maybe they’ve decided their stock has dropped a bit and they’d probably do it now.

It’s ridiculous to completely rule out a band playing Glastonbury when you haven’t sat in on the negations (if there has been any) and you aren’t in the band.

Maybe they’ve just decided it’ll be a fucking laugh. You just don’t know. 

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I’ll say it again for those who are confused.

Yes Elbow’s stock has dropped.

Yes they aren’t really a Pyramid sub.

But they have such a well established history with the festival and have played that slot on more than one occasion.

Yes they have played other slots at Glastonbury.

But they seem a good bet to sub the Pyramid this year.

So yes they are touring around Glastonbury but I highly doubt they will play any slot other than Pyramid sub. Especially playing mid Other. It’s a catch 22 that Glastonbury unfortunately falls a bit foul of.

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20 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

I’l say it again for those who are confused.

Patronising much?

Whilst they haven't accepted below headline slot before, it could happen now.  You don't know what you state as fact.

Comeback tour, new album, Glasto 50th with massive UK TV and media coverage.   People aren't confused for discussing it as a possibility.

 

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Just now, stuie said:

Patronising much?

Whilst they haven't accepted below headline slot before, it could happen now.  You don't know what you state as fact.

Comeback tour, new album, Glasto 50th with massive UK TV and media coverage.   People aren't confused for discussing it as a possibility.

 

Those “confused” are those who don’t understand why a band arguably other stage headliner sized in the UK probably won’t accept an other stage headline slot in the UK.

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3 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Those “confused” are those who don’t understand why a band arguably other stage headliner sized in the UK probably won’t accept an other stage headline slot in the UK.

Tbf you don't know this, you're just guessing like those who are guessing they might have stepped back from their historic demands to make it tie in with what Emily was saying about Pyramid sized other stage headliners 

It's by no means ridiculous to suggest, especially when the counter argument is riddled with as much guesswork

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38 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

I’l say it again for those who are confused.

Yes the Strokes stock has dropped.

Yes they aren’t really a UK festival headliner.

But they don’t accept anything below headline slot and they only accept their full fee.

Yes they are too small to headline Glastonbury.

But they won’t accept anything lower than headline. Which is why most of their festival dates are now mid-sized / larger festivals with four or five dates.

So yes they are touring around Glastonbury but I highly doubt they are going to be there. Especially playing below headline. It’s a catch 22 that Glasto unfortunately falls a bit foul of.

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2 minutes ago, fraybentos1 said:

They subbed the second stage at T back in 2011. Just saying...

And I bet you T paid them their full fee.

 

4 minutes ago, Mezhyp1 said:

Tbf you don't know this, you're just guessing like those who are guessing they might have stepped back from their historic demands to make it tie in with what Emily was saying about Pyramid sized other stage headliners 

It's by no means ridiculous to suggest, especially when the counter argument is riddled with as much guesswork

Dental plan said the exact same thing the other day. I can find the post. Didn’t receive backlash like this.

Its not speculation it’s a widely reported fact that they are an expensive booking. Of course whenever I say something assertive I have to provide more evidence than other users.

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Pretty sure Dental's post was a one-liner that didn't kick off with the condescending tone.

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12 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Those “confused” are those who don’t understand why a band arguably other stage headliner sized in the UK probably won’t accept an other stage headline slot in the UK.

They'd been away for a couple of years up until last summer.    There is literally no evidence that confirms that they wouldn't take Other headliner this year to raise their UK stock again.

Are you ever wrong?

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Just now, SwedgeAntilles said:

Pretty sure Dental's post was a one-liner that didn't kick off with the condescending tone.

 

1 minute ago, the wonderwhy said:

Remember when the drummer said they weren't doing any UK festivals 

If you’re gonna have a go at me with a condescending or patronising tone have a go at others too.

 

1 hour ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Your taking The Strokes saying they're not doing a UK festival as a sign that they are?

 

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3 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

And I bet you T paid them their full fee.

 

Dental plan said the exact same thing the other day. I can find the post. Didn’t receive backlash like this.

Its not speculation it’s a widely reported fact that they are an expensive booking. Of course whenever I say something assertive I have to provide more evidence than other users.

@dentalplan feel free to join the conversation 

 

There's no need to say something assertive, which is my point. You don't know the script with The Strokes, no one on these boards does unless they've got something to add. I pointed out that much like the people you're talking to, you're making a hypothetical point based on what's been historically talked about publicly

The only fact any of us can be sure of, is that we don't know what The Strokes demands are nowadays. Until they're ruled out, it isn't a ridiculous idea given what's been discussed for the other stage and the fact no one has a clue who is lined up for it 

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