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5 minutes ago, sadimmock said:

The Sunday afternoon kitsch factor is interesting. Realistically how much further can they go?

 

Most of the really successful performers in that slot have had something beyond being “so bad they’re good”. Dolly is a genuinely great song writer and has had a long career with cross-generational appeal. Lionel also had more than one period of real success and so again had a broad fan-base. Kylie has become an LGBT+ icon and again, had a very successful second period broadening her appeal.

However, how many more artists are there like that really? How long before you end up with someone irredeemably bad? Perhaps a few years off of the kitsch may be a good thing. 

I don't think genre or kitsch appeal matters too much, I think Dolly, Lionel and Kylie were all successes because they "got" it. They embraced the festival and the crowd and above all they looked like they were having a great time themselves up there. It's intangible but also impossible to fake.

Geoff Lyne looked like he was treating it as just another gig.

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3 minutes ago, sadimmock said:

The Sunday afternoon kitsch factor is interesting. Realistically how much further can they go?

 

Most of the really successful performers in that slot have had something beyond being “so bad they’re good”. Dolly is a genuinely great song writer and has had a long career with cross-generational appeal. Lionel also had more than one period of real success and so again had a broad fan-base. Kylie has become an LGBT+ icon and again, had a very successful second period broadening her appeal.

However, how many more artists are there like that really? How long before you end up with someone irredeemably bad? Perhaps a few years off of the kitsch may be a good thing. 

There are still plenty of acts tailor-made for that slot to keep it kitsch for a few years yet, one lady in particular 

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Work Bitch booming out across the Pyramid field would out-camp even Dolly’s set.

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23 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I don't think genre or kitsch appeal matters too much, I think Dolly, Lionel and Kylie were all successes because they "got" it. They embraced the festival and the crowd and above all they looked like they were having a great time themselves up there. It's intangible but also impossible to fake.

Geoff Lyne looked like he was treating it as just another gig.

Was Paul Simon in the legends slot? I can't remember but if he was, he's the poster boy for not getting it! Such a disappointment, even garfunkel was better in the acoustic tent a few years later

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2 minutes ago, Mr.Tease said:

Was Paul Simon in the legends slot? I can't remember but if he was, he's the poster boy for not getting it! Such a disappointment, even garfunkel was better in the acoustic tent a few years later

Yes he was. He had a cold.

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The Kinks would be glorious. I'd bet legends slot rather than headliners at this point but who knows

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2 minutes ago, maelzoid said:

Yes he was. He had a cold.

He had a cold and I had a sleep while he was on.

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1 minute ago, maelzoid said:

Yes he was. He had a cold.

Wasn't so much his voice as the setlist - I think in the BBC interview afterwards he said he realised after playing 'call me Al' when the audience woke up that he maybe should have played some more songs like that

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5 minutes ago, maelzoid said:

Britney would mime the shit out of that set

Just like dolly did!

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5 minutes ago, mufcok said:

The Kinks would be glorious. I'd bet legends slot rather than headliners at this point but who knows

Didn't they play that slot a few years ago? Maybe 2010 or something? I seem to have a memory of it... 

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Just now, Mr.Tease said:

Didn't they play that slot a few years ago? Maybe 2010 or something? I seem to have a memory of it... 

Ray Davies did it in 2010

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2 minutes ago, mufcok said:

Ray Davies did it in 2010

Ah, thanks - glad I didn't imagine it! I loved the 2010 lineup

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Another to the litmus test.

would they pass the Wendy test?

apparently the Killers do

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I seem to be in the minority but I really enjoyed ELO in 16. Wasn't as much fun as Kylie this year though mind. Missed Gibb in 17. 

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See Robbie Williams has been sniffing around for a Glastonbury call as well uuvOwTV_1.gif.71a0d66d26eced2cfd9b0fcae942c043.gif

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5 minutes ago, Doug85 said:

See Robbie Williams has been sniffing around for a Glastonbury call as well uuvOwTV_1.gif.71a0d66d26eced2cfd9b0fcae942c043.gif

I'd see him.

Come at me.

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8 minutes ago, Doug85 said:

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I said I'd see him, not shake his hand...

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I would be unashamedly all over a Robbie set. Guaranteed hour full of bangers, and a chance to hear Kids on the Pyramid again (hopefully this time with the full duo). Not headlining obviously, but maybe post-legend on the Sunday? Get him booked.

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4 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I said I'd see him, not shake his hand...

@Woffy must be going mental about now. Sure he has more of a hatred for Mr Williams than most. 

He always sounds dreadful to me. Not even sure he has that many decent songs barring Angels and possibly Let me Entertain you.

Plus he's a Tory 

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2 minutes ago, FloorFiller said:

I would be unashamedly all over a Robbie set. Guaranteed hour full of bangers, and a chance to hear Kids on the Pyramid again (hopefully this time with the full duo). Not headlining obviously, but maybe post-legend on the Sunday? Get him booked.

The guy sold out Hyde Park, if he's booked he's headlining.

I have long held a soft spot for his I've Been Expecting You album.

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His ego wouldn't accept anything less than headlining (apart from possibly the legends slot but let's face it that's basically an additional headliner)

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Nope to Robbie for me.  Aside from the fact I find his persona insufferably smug (and pretty much everything post-2001 utter dross), from all the live footage I've ever seen from him he's absolutely one of the worst for sitting back and just letting the crowd sing his bastard songs.

We've had the backing track vs singing discussion elsewhere, but strutting the stage with a mic pointed at the crowd while they sing all the difficult bits is up there with full-on miming for me.

EDIT: clearly they can book him if they want. I'm not going to rip my ticket up or bitch at Emily on the socials.  I'll just be in a very different field watching something else :)

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Took my mum to see Robbie thinking i'd half enjoy it but it was one of the better gigs I've been to of late, the bottle of gin and multiple bottles of wine may of helped but still, he is a great showmen and he has the banger's to back it up.

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