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Of the artists you've seen on the poster, which produced the best performance?

I haven't actually seen many of them this year, which excites me. Stormzy would take the win but he's not fighting off much competition!

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Despite mixed reviews generally for Lauryn Hill, I saw her in 2014 at the bowling alley in the O2. She was three hours late and came out to a round of boos, to which she responded by saying something like 'I have personal things going on in my life' and got more boos. A good 25% of the crowd had left by that point because it was a Sunday.

Anyway, within five minutes she'd won everybody over. Every track had been reworked and the whole set flowed seamlessly. She has an incredible stage presence that brings so much energy. I don't think I'd wait three hours at Glastonbury to see her, given the amount of other acts, but I definitely would on a random Sunday.

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Definitely on the shortlist of acts I'm most curious to see. Really hope she's a sneaky wee WH headliner on the Friday. Or that the Wu info is duff and she's on the Saturday.

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Yeah, I'm excited about Lauryn Hill. I just have a sneaky feeling that she might be one of those special sets that blows you away if she headlines West Holts. Will be decent on the pyramid and worth a watch but not so sure it would be special.

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Yeah, at least with West Holts if she does take the piss you can just switch to the Other stage or dive into the south-east corner early. Glastonbury are generally very good at getting artists to get their shit right, and Lauryn seems to have committed to quite a few gigs so here's hoping she's left that behind her.

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Fatoumata Diawara: huge energy, dancing and passion, admittedly saw her recently in a small venue so not sure how it will translate to a festival setting.

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This was a bit of a slap in the face in an early afternoon slot!
 

 

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5 minutes ago, OffshoreToon said:

Yeah, at least with West Holts if she does take the piss you can just switch to the Other stage or dive into the south-east corner early. Glastonbury are generally very good at getting artists to get their shit right, and Lauryn seems to have committed to quite a few gigs so here's hoping she's left that behind her.

I wonder if the contracts have something in them about the artists fulfilling their commitments, including playing on time. That is, “Lauren, love, your slot is 9-10pm. If you only come on at 9.50pm you’re only getting 10 minutes. That ok?!”

It predates my Farm love affair, but I remember Bobbie G singing into a switched off PA, so he wasn’t deciding when he was on and when he was off! 

Ben

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Lauryn Hill is definitely high on my "too see" list.

As far as I am aware, her "dodgy" reviews are solely due to timekeeping, not performance.

Nothing at all wrong with this!

 

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12 minutes ago, FuzzyDunlop said:

Lauryn Hill is definitely high on my "too see" list.

As far as I am aware, her "dodgy" reviews are solely due to timekeeping, not performance.

Nothing at all wrong with this!

 

Literally just listened to that myself.  Will certainly be there clash permitting

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29 minutes ago, sisco said:

Literally just listened to that myself.  Will certainly be there clash permitting

Me too. I like Calgon's Friday night idea.

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Lizzo for the wild card. She's gonna be brilliant but some stiff competition above. 

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Of those I’ve seen Hot Chip and Chris and the Queens spring to mind.

Chemical Brothers most enjoyable but that’s a different type of performance. I’ve not seen her but hopes for Kylie, think she’ll be very polished and  it could be an iconic moment. We’ve had a lot of International legends of late - obviously she’s not actually British but, she is a national treasure and has the personality to really pull it off.

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Of those I’ve seen it’s Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers and Friendly Fires in that order. They all bring the heat, no question. 

Janelle, CATQ and Lizzo are the 3 I’m most excited about. 

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Seen Friendly Fires at Metropolis Festival last year in Dublin.. and immediately became a fan. Huge energy, catchy songs and top-notch dad dancing from their frontman!

Definite must see again this year!

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