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I've been to RW for two years running and planning a third. I have no words to describe how I think it is the best festival I've ever been to. I was maybe spoiled by a great lineup in 2018 which had 8 co heads who were all of a great calibre but I need some good names to get me excited for this year. SOAD, Pearl Jam, 21p and a rumoured Kendrick are all acts I either dislike or have no interest in seeing. With early predictions of Tame Impala, Royal Blood , The Strokes, Billie Eilish and Foos I thought this year might have less dad rock and have some unique and interesting headliners but that hasn't come to fruition yet and makes me lose hope that I will even want to come.

Today's announcement has given me hope mind you. If I'm not interested in the headliners announced so far then both The Streets(!!!) and Thom Yorke are amazing Barn Headline alternatives. My Wishlist for the next few announcements includes the acts I mentioned earlier plus IDLES, Glass Animals, Haim, The Chemical Brothers, Rex Orange County, The Strokes again, Cage The Elephant, Foals (emphasis on these guys, could be a great barn headliner although I think they could sub, just maybe not in Belgium?), Wolf Alice, and hey if Yungblud is back again, why not Tom Misch. Also if it's not too early for Pearl Jam to be back, Why not The Killers? 

I just want a couple less predictable and interesting names next as it's hard to get hyped with some of the acts so far. If Kings of Leon end up being a headliner in any way I swear to god...

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2 minutes ago, Jazebel said:

Just passing on to the festival directors what I'm hearing here:

  • Established headliners - not good
  • Hiphop headliners - not good
  • Surprising headliners - not good
  • Safe acts - not good
  • ...

I don't think there's going to be a 2021 edition. Looking forward to the Most Amazing Festival in History, organized by EFestival Forum though! ?

Hey not all forum is complaining though?

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2 minutes ago, Jazebel said:

Just passing on to the festival directors what I'm hearing here:

  • Established headliners - not good
  • Hiphop headliners - not good
  • Surprising headliners - not good
  • Safe acts - not good
  • ...

I don't think there's going to be a 2021 edition. Looking forward to the Most Amazing Festival in History, organized by EFestival Forum though! ?

We were expecting headliners announced before the ticket sales is all , I think the overall consensus is that the names are good but it's not exactly wow let's get tickets when other fest's have a good selection of names that people can decide on now 

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Despite being safe, I am definitely getting a ticket:

- Never seen PJ and I need to, they are class

- SOAD have a great back catalogue and are a great band. don't understand the negativity, they will be great.

- 21P I am not the biggest fan but were great fun at Leeds, if there's a good barn headliner I will be there.

- Thom Yorke, Pixies, Wilco and Streets are great bookings, I hope Thom's after System

We have all this so far and with Kendrick and other great acts, this could be one of the line-ups of the year.

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10 minutes ago, Jazebel said:

Just passing on to the festival directors what I'm hearing here:

  • Established headliners - not good
  • Hiphop headliners - not good
  • Surprising headliners - not good
  • Safe acts - not good
  • ...

I don't think there's going to be a 2021 edition. Looking forward to the Most Amazing Festival in History, organized by EFestival Forum though! ?

???

After 25 years of festivals, I cant think of many lineups being praised. For me it's a pretty dated set of headliners, certainly nothing to get the juices going. 

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6 minutes ago, lightsnowpatrol said:

We were expecting headliners announced before the ticket sales is all , I think the overall consensus is that the names are good but it's not exactly wow let's get tickets when other fest's have a good selection of names that people can decide on now 

it's not exactly fair to compare 8 names with fests that already have 20 or 30... I saw the same kind of talk in 2018 when Mad Cool seemed for such a long time to have a better line up - in the end Werchter was a bit better imo. 

werchter never really disappoints in terms of line up.  

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Just now, neacaisa said:

it's not exactly fair to compare 8 names with fests that already have 20 or 30... I saw the same kind of talk in 2018 when Mad Cool seemed for such a long time to have a better line up - in the end Werchter was a bit better imo. 

werchter never really disappoints in terms of line up.  

they did dissapoint last year though

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36 minutes ago, RUMINE said:

I've been to RW for two years running and planning a third. I have no words to describe how I think it is the best festival I've ever been to. I was maybe spoiled by a great lineup in 2018 which had 8 co heads who were all of a great calibre but I need some good names to get me excited for this year. SOAD, Pearl Jam, 21p and a rumoured Kendrick are all acts I either dislike or have no interest in seeing. With early predictions of Tame Impala, Royal Blood , The Strokes, Billie Eilish and Foos I thought this year might have less dad rock and have some unique and interesting headliners but that hasn't come to fruition yet and makes me lose hope that I will even want to come.

Today's announcement has given me hope mind you. If I'm not interested in the headliners announced so far then both The Streets(!!!) and Thom Yorke are amazing Barn Headline alternatives. My Wishlist for the next few announcements includes the acts I mentioned earlier plus IDLES, Glass Animals, Haim, The Chemical Brothers, Rex Orange County, The Strokes again, Cage The Elephant, Foals (emphasis on these guys, could be a great barn headliner although I think they could sub, just maybe not in Belgium?), Wolf Alice, and hey if Yungblud is back again, why not Tom Misch. Also if it's not too early for Pearl Jam to be back, Why not The Killers? 

I just want a couple less predictable and interesting names next as it's hard to get hyped with some of the acts so far. If Kings of Leon end up being a headliner in any way I swear to god...

2018 had 7 headliners, not 8

Billie Eilish is ruled out

The Killers are playing TW Classic with Paul McCartney, so ruled out.

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11 minutes ago, Aech said:

2018 had 7 headliners, not 8

Billie Eilish is ruled out

The Killers are playing TW Classic with Paul McCartney, so ruled out.

Thanks for the correction, I swear I did know this but just forgot

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Beautiful announcement for me! Especially Thom Yorke, The Streets and Wilco as I have never seen them before. 

Just don't really understand the booking (and early announcement) of Yungblud, unless he was booked for pop-up? I suspect they announced the 'older' bands first to be sure that their regular visitors book tickets tomorrow. So next week finally Kendrick (and some female acts)? 

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6 minutes ago, EV123 said:

Just don't really understand the booking (and early announcement) of Yungblud, unless he was booked for pop-up? 

Yungblud kicked ass this year, it was a really good performance

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God that Thursday is starting to shape up nicely! Wilco haven't play RW since 2004 and Pixies are touring with PJ so there's no chance they'll schedule them against each other like in 2014. I'm already gutted I can't make it next year!

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Pearl Jam and SOAD are my first and second priority of the bands that seems to be touring this summer and Pixies are also up there, so I plan to go to my first Rock Werchter. 

Do you think there are any risk the tickets will sellout in December ?

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Just now, Fuzhi said:

Pearl Jam and SOAD are my first and second priority of the bands that seems to be touring this summer and Pixies are also up there, so I plan to go to my first Rock Werchter. 

Do you think there are any risk the tickets will sellout in December ?

no.

day tickets will start to sell out first, but probably in March/April. combi tickets comprise the majority of the tickets and there is no problem if you want to wait a couple of months.

Hive Resort packages sell out first so if you plan on camping there that would have to be the first target. 

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Over the moon with Yorke. His show at DTRH was amazing and definitely the best I’ve seen all year. If he closes the Barn it’ll be epic.

Also very happy with Wilco, who are a great live act, and haven’t played since 2004. Pixies and Streets are great too.

Tomorrow an announcement of the Dot and they’ll definitely be back in the game for me.

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I’m happy with the names so far and will be making this another RW year. I’m now worrying about clashes ?
 

You can never please everyone with announcements and names, and we have barely any at this stage - Friday is a clean slate completely! 

 

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