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Who's the traditional other stage opener gonna be? My moneys on the Specials, discuss

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The Specials are really good and still relevant - would  go against everything the Other stage opener slot stands for.

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I too would love The Specials but does there announcement for Glastonbury Extravaganza make them less likely. I don't recall the acts who play that ever usually playing the festival in that year anyway. 

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The Specials' first gig back after 25 years or whatever was a secret slot TBF (at Bestival 2008 - it was absolutely pissing it down unfortunately).

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Just now, dccool said:

Spice girls?

God I hope not I'd be anywhere else.  Specials would be ace a great live band and enough top hits to get festival off to a flyer 

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22 minutes ago, Homer said:

The Specials are really good and still relevant - would  go against everything the Other stage opener slot stands for.

Whoa whoa whoa The Hives was a masterstroke! 

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Just now, zeppelin said:

Whoa whoa whoa The Hives was a masterstroke! 

They were on after either Kaiser Chiefs or Liam Gallagher weren't they?

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Just now, Homer said:

They were on after either Kaiser Chiefs or Liam Gallagher weren't they?

Oh my bad. They were my Other Stage opener... 

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Just now, HotChipWillBreakYourLegs said:

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I was in Wahaca in Covent Garden a few years and the waiter said to me 'excuse, have you seen the specials?'

I replied 'yes, once at Glastonbury and once at Bestival'.

He didn't get it - though it remains probably the greatest moment of my life.

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Hives were indeed just an early rock slot. Same as Dropkicks the other year

Specials is an astute shout - Placebo would be odd at that time, not exactly yer mam’s fav. Much better later on.

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Just now, zeppelin said:

Oh my bad. They were my Other Stage opener... 

Don' worry, I'll let you off (big wobbly thumbs up).

To be fair, I've enjoyed James, Blondie and The Charlatans in that slot before.

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1 minute ago, Homer said:


I was in Wahaca in Covent Garden a few years and the waiter said to me 'excuse, have you seen the specials?'

I replied 'yes, once at Glastonbury and once at Bestival'.

He didn't get it - though it remains probably the greatest moment of my life.

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I have a feeling Iggy Pop could be in with a shout here...got the hits for it, not sure if it'd be too early for him though.

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Are the specials too big for it? James fit that slot perfectly in 2016 I felt

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Isn't there previous with acts who played Eavis' other events like Pilton Party or the Abbey definitely playing at the festival, although if someone does the research this might be usually for the year after. so Specials 2020?

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1 minute ago, jow95 said:

Are the specials too big for it? James fit that slot perfectly in 2016 I felt

Throwing up outside my tent whilst hearing a muffled James play in the distance is a sad Glasto memory for me.  I think it may have also been the same morning we learned about brexit.  Double whammy. 

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Just now, HotChipWillBreakYourLegs said:

Throwing up outside my tent whilst hearing a muffled James play in the distance is a sad Glasto memory for me.  I think it may have also been the same morning we learned about brexit.  Double whammy. 

It was that morning yeah haha, I went with no expectations and just really to hear the couple songs I knew, was pleasantly surprised. 

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This is a great listen if you haven't already turns out Terry Hall is absolutely fucking hilarious (in a deadpan way):
 

 

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Just now, CaledonianGonzo said:

Bear in mind it didn't happen last time.

the pretenders are pretty big for that slot regardless.

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1 minute ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Bear in mind it didn't happen last time.

The Other Stage didn’t open?

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