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2 hours ago, bombfrog said:

Just going down the list of biggest selling albums ever and weeding out veryone who's played the festival or dead, you're left with....

 

  • Led Zeppelin (Page and Plant?, do they still talk?)
  • ABBA (Forever talking about a reunion)
  • Meatloaf(!!!)
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Pink Floyd
  • Guns N Roses
  • AC/DC
  • Elton John
  • Bon Jovi
  • Eminem
  • Madonna
  • Queen
  • Simon and Garfunkey (have they finally called it a day?) **
  • Britney
  • Spice Girls
  • Oasis
  • Green Day
  • Coldplay

That's pretty much it, except for a few that have mostly sod albums in America. There are definitely a couple there though.

** I've seen this typo, yes, but I'm leaving it in for obvious reasons.

I feel like Stone Roses are missing from this list.  Were booked to do it but had to pull out and Pulp replaced them, then looked like they were in the frame for 2017 but I guess ££ put a stop to that.  I would love to see them do it, but I think that ship has sailed now!

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1 hour ago, bombfrog said:

All the talk on here is about the big big acts who haven't played yet, let's call them the Saturday headliner, but what about the other nights and (younger?) acts who might play the other night? Here's a list of acts taken from a list of top selling albums in the 2010s. Some of them would need a bit of a shot in the arm or a big new album to graduate but any of them could potentially be in with a shot?

 

  • Tame Impala
  • Lady Gaga
  • The 1975
  • George Ezra
  • Calvin Harris
  • Taylor Swift
  • Rihanna
  • Bruno Mars
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Daft Punk (!)
  • Sam Smith
  • Drake
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Mark Ronson
  • Blur
  • Arcade Fire
  • Disclosure
  • The XX (personal favourite but probably not going to get better than the sunset set)

I really like Tame Impala but I don't see them headlining. This years set was enjoyable enough but it felt to me like it was plodding along at times. I preferred the last one they did when it was on Pyramid, 2016 was it?

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10 minutes ago, Airlie said:

I feel like Stone Roses are missing from this list.  Were booked to do it but had to pull out and Pulp replaced them, then looked like they were in the frame for 2017 but I guess ££ put a stop to that.  I would love to see them do it, but I think that ship has sailed now!

Big time, they're done. I'd say there's a decent chance of Brownie popping up next year, sure I heard he's gonna be back touring in December

The Stone Roses are finished. Had their chance in 2017 but turned their noses up at the fee,

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25 minutes ago, jj200 said:

Coldplay headlined 4 times so they should be taken off the list

The only way to ensure that they don't become the first act to headline it 5 times is to get #RightBob and the lads back again this year, even if it's just to play Lovecats.

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4 hours ago, mcshed said:

 

Ok I'm not disagreeing with you. I just didn't and still don't understand the phrase "we care talking about the staple London gig"

Probably were talking about..it's put we care as auto correct shit.

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1 hour ago, mufcok said:

Big time, they're done. I'd say there's a decent chance of Brownie popping up next year, sure I heard he's gonna be back touring in December

The Stone Roses are finished. Had their chance in 2017 but turned their noses up at the fee,

Is Brown waiting until everyone forgets that stinker of an album he put out recently?

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56 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Is Brown waiting until everyone forgets that stinker of an album he put out recently?

Haha, what I read suggested another album but I may have misinterpreted it

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4 hours ago, Matt87 said:

Here's my colour-coded thoughts:

  • Led Zeppelin - Won't happen. ££££
  • ABBA - Won't happen. ££££
  • Meatloaf(!!!) - Won't happen. Is he ever playing again anyway? 
  • Fleetwood Mac - We know they want them, but money wanted is an issue.
  • Pink Floyd - Won't happen. Widely circulated that they're done now.
  • Guns N Roses - Won't happen. ££££
  • AC/DC - Won't happen. ££££
  • Elton John - Possible. Gap in his "final" tour currently. 
  • Bon Jovi - Won't happen. ££££
  • Eminem - Won't happen. ££££
  • Madonna - Emily wants her; Madonna craves attention. But would she do it for the infamously low fee?
  • Queen - Won't happen. ££££
  • Simon and Garfunkey  - Won't happen, I think they have called it a day.
  • Britney - Won't happen.  ££££
  • Spice Girls - Could happen, but I think as Legends rather than headliners. 
  • Oasis - Unlikely, for obvious reasons. 
  • Green Day - Has become a possibility with recent events, but still probably unlikely. 
  • Coldplay - Let's be honest, it's quite likely. 

Very convincing summary.

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One of the bands who won the festival emerging talent are stating they’ve been told The Kinks are on for 2020.

(Probably more plausible than many on the list I’d suggest).

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1 minute ago, Avalon_Fields said:

One of the bands who won the festival emerging talent are stating they’ve been told The Kinks are on for 2020.

(Probably more plausible than many on the list I’d suggest).

As headliners or was that bit not said?

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3 minutes ago, mufcok said:

As headliners or was that bit not said?

Headliners (It’s probably no more valid than all our speculations, but there has been indications they may reform. I’d say Legends slot, which is now treated as headlining on the billing).

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16 minutes ago, Pinhead said:

Honestly if Coldplay are there again I would seriously consider surrendering my ticket.

You can give to me. If I stuck a few pins in my face we'd look close enough.

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32 minutes ago, Pinhead said:

Honestly if Coldplay are there again I would seriously consider surrendering my ticket.

Imagine it was Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse... Chris Martin appearances on all 3 nights tho...

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6 hours ago, Matt87 said:

 

  • Britney - Won't happen.  ££££

The good lady Brit played Brighton Pride last year so I dunno how arsed she is about the ol’ dollar. I know she’s taken a step back from performing for the moment but her legends slot setlist will be absolutely stacked with bangers one day.

  • Tame Impala - no crossover appeal
  • Lady Gaga - one day, has to happen
  • The 1975 - has to be next year, realistically, if it’s gonna happen, don’t know how long it’ll be before they start falling away
  • George Ezra - inevitable 
  • Calvin Harris - no chance, for every possible reason
  • Taylor Swift - £££ and the Pyramid’s limited scope for big productions make it unlikely. But would be brilliant
  • Rihanna - bad live rep, arguably too far over the hill as well 
  • Bruno Mars - incredible live but loves the £££ 
  • Kendrick Lamar - ditto
  • Daft Punk (!) - don’t exist 
  • Sam Smith - last album bombed compared to his first. Still sold a fuckload but the momentum is gone 
  • Drake - not enough hits with crossover appeal
  • Arctic Monkeys - inevitable they’ll do it again one day but hopefully not yet 
  • Noel Gallagher - less likely than Lewis Capaldi
  • Mark Ronson - definitely not
  • Blur - if they ever perform again, Emily will surely be at the front of the queue, but that’s an if
  • Arcade Fire - once and done 
  • Disclosure - absolutely not 
  • The XX - unlikely unless they go in a mainstream direction on the next album 

Lewis Capaldi is gonna do it within five years at the rate he’s going, Billie Eilish too. Ed Sheeran will be back at some point as well 

Edited by Rose-Colored Boy

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43 minutes ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:
  • Tame Impala - no crossover appeal

Borderline is being hammered on Radio 1 right now. Their other stage set went down incredibly well.

 

43 minutes ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:

The good lady Brit played Brighton Pride last year so I dunno how arsed she is about the ol’ dollar. I know she’s taken a step back from performing for the moment but her legends slot setlist will be absolutely stacked with bangers one day.

  • Calvin Harris - no chance, for every possible reason

Well, I mean ecept for the fact that he's had (or collaborated on) 34 top 40 singles including 10 number 1s and has a list of collaborators  that includes Florence Welch, Rag 'n' Bone man, Kelis, Example, Ne-Yo, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Haim, Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Pharrell Williams, Arianna Grande, Khalid, Katy Perry, SZA, Dua Lipa and Sam Smith etc. The fact he holds the record for the most top 10 singles from one album (9) and the fact that he's probably the most successful British artist of this generation.

Yeah, apart from all those things (and the fact that he passes all of Quark's tests for a Glastonbury headliner, there's no chance 😉

43 minutes ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:
  • Mark Ronson - definitely not

He was very well received when he played the Other stage a few years ago and his new album is the best album I've heard for a couple of years. He may not be the perfect fit but I think he'd do an incredible job, he always does.

43 minutes ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:

Lewis Capaldi is gonna do it within five years at the rate he’s going, Billie Eilish too. Ed Sheeran will be back at some point as well 

Lewis - certainly could. Ed Sheeran - definitely. Billie Eilish - erm, I'd be surprised if anybody remembered her a year form now.

Aside from those, I agree with everything else you wrote.

Edited by bombfrog

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I think Calvin could do it IF it was more of a live show and he brought out a shitload of special guests. He was crap at V Fest 2015 though. 

 

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36 minutes ago, bombfrog said:

Borderline is being hammered on Radio 1 right now. 

It’s a banger tbf but that and Let It Happen alone surely aren’t enough

Definitely not the least likely on that list though, I grant you

36 minutes ago, bombfrog said:

Billie Eilish - erm, I'd be surprised if anybody remembered her a year form now.

I mean, it’s obvs possible because pop music is so fickle. But the way things are going for her right now that’d be a big ol’ fall from grace

24 minutes ago, TKOCF said:

I think Calvin could do it IF it was more of a live show and he brought out a shitload of special guests. He was crap at V Fest 2015 though. 

 

Big if, as you say. Hits or no hits, he’s crap live. He did nothing special when he headlined T, unless you count Will Smith rambling for five minutes beforehand.

Edited by Rose-Colored Boy

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Just to address the issue of people not wanting to do it because of the ££££s. Isn't the whole point that artists headline Glastonbury becuase they sell a truck load of albums and tickets to their next tour because so many people see it at home? Does anybody lose money headlining the big G?

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Since we're discussing so many different acts: if they reunited, where would Rage Against the Machine play? Where would Kraftwerk play?

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16 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Since we're discussing so many different acts: if they reunited, where would Rage Against the Machine play? Where would Kraftwerk play?

Two very good calls. Kraftwerk are headlining Bluedot on Saturday night, so lets see what people say.

Rage... well, they'd have the profile for headlining the Pyramid but I think they'd end up on Other becuase they're a bit too much for the Pyramid crowd.

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33 minutes ago, bombfrog said:

Just to address the issue of people not wanting to do it because of the ££££s. Isn't the whole point that artists headline Glastonbury becuase they sell a truck load of albums and tickets to their next tour because so many people see it at home? Does anybody lose money headlining the big G?

Yes. Acts who don't need the career boost.

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8 hours ago, bombfrog said:

Just going down the list of biggest selling albums ever and weeding out veryone who's played the festival or dead, you're left with....

 

  • Led Zeppelin (Page and Plant?, do they still talk?)
  • ABBA (Forever talking about a reunion)
  • Meatloaf(!!!)
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Pink Floyd
  • Guns N Roses
  • AC/DC
  • Elton John
  • Bon Jovi
  • Eminem
  • Madonna
  • Queen
  • Simon and Garfunkey (have they finally called it a day?) **
  • Britney
  • Spice Girls
  • Oasis
  • Green Day
  • Coldplay

That's pretty much it, except for a few that have mostly sod albums in America. There are definitely a couple there though.

** I've seen this typo, yes, but I'm leaving it in for obvious reasons.

Where's Shania Twain? Come On Over one of the biggest is it not?

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