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18 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Fam what’s going on. Why are the Killers taking sub headline/coheadline slots at European festivals this year?

If you’re on about the poster up the page then everyone who headlines Hurricane/Southside coheadlines it. The Cure and Foo Fighters played the same day last year.

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11 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

If you’re on about the poster up the page then everyone who headlines Hurricane/Southside coheadlines it. The Cure and Foo Fighters played the same day last year.

The killers are coheadlining a few European fests though. Mad Cool, Lollapalooza, they are also subbing McCartney at Werchter classic. I’m quite confused really that some dates of their tour they are headlining the whole shebang, and then others they are playing second fiddle to another band.

edit: sorry to clarify, they are coheadlining some festivals where other headliners are headlining outright.

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I assume they’re subbing Macca because someone said to them “hey guys, how do you fancy supporting Paul McCartney?”

Doubt there’s anything more sinister than that.

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6 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

The killers are coheadlining a few European fests though. Mad Cool, Lollapalooza, they are also subbing McCartney at Werchter classic. I’m quite confused really that some dates of their tour they are headlining the whole shebang, and then others they are playing second fiddle to another band.

edit: sorry to clarify, they are coheadlining some festivals where other headliners are headlining outright.

Maybe they're not arsed as long as they get their fee?

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8 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

The killers are coheadlining a few European fests though. Mad Cool, Lollapalooza, they are also subbing McCartney at Werchter classic. I’m quite confused really that some dates of their tour they are headlining the whole shebang, and then others they are playing second fiddle to another band.

edit: sorry to clarify, they are coheadlining some festivals where other headliners are headlining outright.

So they’re coheadlining with Pearl Jam and Billie Eilish, both of whom are also coheadlining in this case? It’s not playing second fiddle and it shouldn’t reflect poorly on the act. It’s money - no point fucking around with the whole schedule because they should be the only headliner. Nobody should really care.

4 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I assume they’re subbing Macca because someone said to them “hey guys, how do you fancy supporting Paul McCartney?”

Doubt there’s anything more sinister than that.

Yeah that’s the only support slot and it makes sense. Florence and the Machine supporting the Stones at London Stadium (or another London stadium?) was the same dealio.

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3 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

So they’re coheadlining with Pearl Jam and Billie Eilish, both of whom are also coheadlining in this case? It’s not playing second fiddle and it shouldn’t reflect poorly on the act. It’s money - no point fucking around with the whole schedule because they should be the only headliner. Nobody should really care.

Yeah that’s the only support slot and it makes sense. Florence and the Machine supporting the Stones at London Stadium (or another London stadium?) was the same dealio.

The Stones had big name support on every date of that tour - Florence, Liam G, Elbow, think Stereophonics may have done one...

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1 minute ago, Hugh Jass said:

The Stones had big name support on every date of that tour - Florence, Liam G, Elbow, think Stereophonics may have done one...

Sure but I made mention of Florence and the Machine because they’re usually headliners where they go.

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All valid points. The killers just seem a strange band for me to do any sort of coheadlining deal. Billie Eilish etc makes me more sense as she’s up and coming and might not be able to hold a 2 hour headline slot yet.

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9 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Sure but I made mention of Florence and the Machine because they’re usually headliners where they go.

As is Liam these days. Stereophonics still headline the mid-sizers too.

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1 hour ago, Matt42 said:

Fam what’s going on. Why are the Killers taking sub headline/coheadline slots at European festivals this year?

They spent too much time on EFestivals last year and @CaledonianGonzo gave them a complex?

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said this when it was posted last week but The Killers headlined Rock Werchter 2 years ago. Werchter Classic is a week before RW, at the same venue, so I'd imagine it was either headline RW for a 2nd time in 3 years, or play under McCartney at the sister event the previous week.

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The Killers, let's be real, exist in this strange liminal state of being definitely one of the biggest rock acts of the 21st century, but also not actually particularly popular for the past 10+ years. They just....are.

They're not too far off that Motley Crue stadium tour, really. A surefire hit parade but not at all hip. Will always play to the 10/100,000s but aren't necessarily a top draw in each country. The UK-centric indie-industrial complex means everything from their 2004-8 output will be in bars, pubs, student discos and daytime radio until the seas rise up to claim us all, but it's fair enough that they'd be co-headlining or even subbing in some countries.

Mr Brightside being our de facto national anthem doesn't translate across borders I guess?

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Saw frank carter last night, would love to see him pop up again but for me ho99o9 were unbelievable, stick them on hell stage in shangri la for an good time

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1 hour ago, Matt42 said:

All valid points. The killers just seem a strange band for me to do any sort of coheadlining deal. Billie Eilish etc makes me more sense as she’s up and coming and might not be able to hold a 2 hour headline slot yet.

It's Europe though. Editors can headline a festival outright in Belgium yet have Foals and The 1975 playing underneath them halfway up the lineup. 

Co-headlining over here usually means 2 small headliners being double billed to make up a full headliner, case in point being Foals/Disclosure at Reading/Leeds in 2016. But in Europe it's often just a case of booking 6 headliners for 4 days. Case in point being the Rock Werchter I went to in 2017, Arcade Fire and Kings Of Leon co-headlined. Both easily big enough to headline outright, but if you can book both to play a headline are why wouldn't you? 

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1 hour ago, a6l6e6x said:

Saw frank carter last night, would love to see him pop up again but for me ho99o9 were unbelievable, stick them on hell stage in shangri la for an good time

Played there in 2017 I think?

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1 hour ago, Mattymooz said:

Played there in 2017 I think?

Yeah just before Killers in JP. Was a fantastic set. New album is good to. Would be great on the Other Stage. 

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8 hours ago, a6l6e6x said:

Saw frank carter last night, would love to see him pop up again but for me ho99o9 were unbelievable, stick them on hell stage in shangri la for an good time

They (Ho99o9) played the Earache Express too in 2017. It's a good bet they'll be there this year, they've got links with Earache and are at a few festivals (UK) over the summer. 

 

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1 hour ago, vintagelaureate said:

They (Ho99o9) played the Earache Express too in 2017. It's a good bet they'll be there this year, they've got links with Earache and are at a few festivals (UK) over the summer. 

 

Gutted I missed this. I knew they were going to that weekend but didn't know when, looked insane

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Bit of a weird one, Poppy is playing in Ireland on the 14th of June then nothing until mid July. Would be an...interesting live show I presume. 

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Few pages late on this but I kinda see Angel Olsen doing like 3rd down Other Stage this time around. I guess I picture it being like the PJ Harvey show - she's pretty big now, and the latest stuff has that big bombastic sound that'll fill the field nicely. But yeah, she could equally end up subbing the JP.

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Did Olsen not stink the Park our last time she played? Tepid pish was the review of a couple of our gang.

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7 minutes ago, Badlands said:

Did Olsen not stink the Park our last time she played? Tepid pish was the review of a couple of our gang.

Thought she was amazing myself - one of my favourite sets of the weekend. John Peel for her this year for sure.

Thankfully she’s announced a Liverpool show later in the year so I won’t have to be too bothered about her inevitably clashing with somebody. 

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8 hours ago, Balls said:

Few pages late on this but I kinda see Angel Olsen doing like 3rd down Other Stage this time around. I guess I picture it being like the PJ Harvey show - she's pretty big now, and the latest stuff has that big bombastic sound that'll fill the field nicely. But yeah, she could equally end up subbing the JP.

She’s definitely not that big. Would anticipate Park sub (maybe headline) or a bit lower on JP.

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Reckon she'll be on about 6pm on John Peel which is the sorta time that's normally pretty clash free for me so I'm keeping my fingers crossed 

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1 hour ago, Badlands said:

Did Olsen not stink the Park our last time she played? Tepid pish was the review of a couple of our gang.

I enjoyed her set at the Park and her performance last week in Manchester was fantastic. So would give her a chance if you like the albums. If no clash I will be watching her, hopefully in the JP.

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