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14 minutes ago, kalifire said:

That'll be the crux of it. It's his first go at this size of event, isn't it? And he's the 'oh fuck, we can't find anyone else' headliner at that. If he nails it, he's a contender, but there are a great many big pop acts who're better fits at Glastonbury, imo.

I guess this is also a rationale for him being a 2023+ headliner and not a 2022 headliner

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1 hour ago, kalifire said:

That'll be the crux of it. It's his first go at this size of event, isn't it? And he's the 'oh fuck, we can't find anyone else' headliner at that. If he nails it, he's a contender, but there are a great many big pop acts who're better fits at Glastonbury, imo.

I dont even think it was the category of a fest not having a choice. They broke the radius clause to get Billie so they were searching for anyone that was able, and got Harry to say yes. If the rumors are to be believed, Kendrick Lamar and Tyler The Creator declined to headline. Their absolutely no choice scenario was Ariana Grande in 2019. They had to move 2 weeks worth of tour dates to get her on board and did it within 24 hours of Kanye backing out. 

I mean you can place Gorillaz in the category of having nobody else to call when U2 had to drop out. They obviously didnt try to get anyone for Foo fighters and stuck with Florence since they were fortunate to have another artist that you could envision to be a headliner in their own respect anyway. 

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1 hour ago, Suprefan said:

I dont even think it was the category of a fest not having a choice. They broke the radius clause to get Billie so they were searching for anyone that was able, and got Harry to say yes. If the rumors are to be believed, Kendrick Lamar and Tyler The Creator declined to headline. Their absolutely no choice scenario was Ariana Grande in 2019. They had to move 2 weeks worth of tour dates to get her on board and did it within 24 hours of Kanye backing out. 

I mean you can place Gorillaz in the category of having nobody else to call when U2 had to drop out. They obviously didnt try to get anyone for Foo fighters and stuck with Florence since they were fortunate to have another artist that you could envision to be a headliner in their own respect anyway. 

And Libertine’s supporting Florence made for a fun Friday evening.

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14 hours ago, Matt42 said:

It’s not quite over for Kendrick yet. One thing I noticed is the Governors Ball in June is still Tba. I checked the Reddit for rumours and a lot of people are suggesting Kendrick for that as he isn’t at Coachella. The rationale being that when Coachella loses a headliner it tries to raid headliners from its competition (Lollapalooza, firefly etc).

Lots of people predicting Kendrick for Gov Ball, Lolla, and Austin City Limits. May explain why he isn’t doing his EU tour because after glasto he’s going straight back to the states.

Glasto could have Kendrick on a unintentional European exclusive when he is doing a US festival tour from June-October 

Oh I’m still optimistic he’s playing and I’m not saying he *is* ruled out. Billie/Kendrick/Macca is a great set of headliners.  It’s just if he isn’t doing it then there’s no obvious replacement is there, certainly not judging by the debate on here.

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14 hours ago, kingbadger said:

Dua Lipa is only about on the Saturday, imagine that'll be an easy bump up assuming her Other headline booking has rolled over. 

I hope they do that. Not a huge Dua fan (props to Levitating though, obv) and not into Eilish at all personally. Plus there’s be a lot of foot stamping and hissyfitting on some parts of the Internet. But two female headliners really sends a positive statement and they’re both worthy of the slot.

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11 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

Credibility is definitely the key word here. It’s not enough to simply sell shit tonnes of records. You need the Guardian/NME/any other serious music publication seal of approval before you’ll be considered headline worthy.

Taylor, Beyoncé, Billie, Adele… they all have it and have or will headline.

The likes of 1D, Take That/Robbie, Pink, Spice Girls… they do not and will never headline regardless of how many records they shift.

Harry Styles latest album achieved a 4 star review in NME and the Guardian. NME said "Styles’ second album is a total joy. It’s an elegant combination of the ex-boybander’s influences, slick modern pop and his own roguish charm." It scored higher than the last Arctics album.

I can absolutely see him headlining. Him and Eilish would be like the Jay-Z booking in 2009: majorly criticised but opening the door to a new type of act. 

 

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8 minutes ago, ProperTea said:

Harry Styles latest album achieved a 4 star review in NME and the Guardian. NME said "Styles’ second album is a total joy. It’s an elegant combination of the ex-boybander’s influences, slick modern pop and his own roguish charm." It scored higher than the last Arctics album.

I can absolutely see him headlining. Him and Eilish would be like the Jay-Z booking in 2009: majorly criticised but opening the door to a new type of act. 

 

One writer at Rolling Stone seems to have a huge thing for him and as well as giving the latest album a glowing review, also managed to slip it in to the updated ‘500 greatest albums of all time’ list. Pretty funny.

I could perhaps see him doing it in the future. Seemed like an absurd suggestion a few years ago, but with the headliner pool shrinking and him managing to shake off the One Direction/X Factor attachment with ease whilst maintaining the megastardom he seems like a reasonable choice a few years down the line. 

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Just now, FloorFiller said:

whilst maintaining the megastardom he seems like a reasonable choice a few years down the line. 

This is all sounding a bit like when we were debating whether Billie was an option. “A few years down the line” then quickly becomes next year or the year after. These emerging headline choices tend to hurtle at you rather than take years and years to materialise. 

In my view if he headlines it will be in either 2022, 2023, 2024 or not at all. I don’t see 2022 due to what we know, but 2023 is a real option if his next album (likely out soon) is a smash. After that I think it won’t hit the same.

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4 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Guitars are well and truly out of fashion aren’t they?

Plenty of guitars 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

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King Gizzard
Omar Apollo
Idles
The Marias
Spiritualized
Mika
Badbadnotgood
Pup
The regrettes
Amyl and the sniffers
The chats
The hu
Code orange
Lawrence
Girl in red
Wallows
Cuco
Turnstile
Arlo parks
Japanese breakfast
Beach bunny
Black midi
Inner wave
Nilufer yanga
Beach goons
Mannequin pussy
Yard act
Banda Ms
Maneskin
Fred again
Chicano batman
Orville peck
Beabadoobee
Belly
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Yola
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3 minutes ago, Suprefan said:

Plenty of guitars 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

Phoebe

Grupo Firme
King Gizzard
Omar Apollo
Idles
The Marias
Spiritualized
Mika
Badbadnotgood
Pup
The regrettes
Amyl and the sniffers
The chats
The hu
Code orange
Lawrence
Girl in red
Wallows
Cuco
Turnstile
Arlo parks
Japanese breakfast
Beach bunny
Black midi
Inner wave
Nilufer yanga
Beach goons
Mannequin pussy
Yard act
Banda Ms
Maneskin
Fred again
Chicano batman
Orville peck
Beabadoobee
Belly
Alec benjamin
Surf curse
Yola
Crumb
Viagra boys
Skeggs

 

Not at the top end of the lineup.

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11 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Not at the top end of the lineup.

Doesnt bother me too too much. Yes, I am wildy upset no Rage, but I cant control Zach's decision making. They have 3 other festivals with all the guitars you can handle anyway.


Lets get into the spicy stuff. They updated their pricing. Tier 4 ga and vip is what theyll be selling Friday along with Tier 2 GA w/ shuttle. And Weekend 1 is sold out. Glasto still a bargain for years to come. That list doesnt even include Safari Tents or Platinum Estates.

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3 minutes ago, Suprefan said:

Doesnt bother me too too much. Yes, I am wildy upset no Rage, but I cant control Zach's decision making. They have 3 other festivals with all the guitars you can handle anyway.


Lets get into the spicy stuff. They updated their pricing. Tier 4 ga and vip is what theyll be selling Friday along with Tier 2 GA w/ shuttle. And Weekend 1 is sold out. Glasto still a bargain for years to come. That list doesnt even include Safari Tents or Platinum Estates.

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That just looks awful.

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17 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Would prefer Hazza to the George Ezra / Lewis Capaldi axis of evil.

And way more likely to get the gig before them too. He has that global starpower which they don’t have. 

He’s actually so famous globally you forget he’s a British act.

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1 minute ago, Matt42 said:

And way more likely to get the gig before them too. He has that global starpower which they don’t have. 

He’s actually so famous globally you forget he’s a British act.

Glastonbury have never really bothered too much with talent show acts (rightly or wrongly, I’m not here to argue that). Would they break that to put one top of the bill?

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Just now, Hugh Jass said:

Glastonbury have never really bothered too much with talent show acts (rightly or wrongly, I’m not here to argue that). Would they break that to put one top of the bill?

They booked Camila for 2020 and Lucy Spraggan recently. But you are right it would be a bold move.

The question is can we divorce his X factor connection from our mind? He’s trying his best to shake it and it’s not an easy job. You can’t say he is similar at all to James Arthur or any of the other winners. He probably hates X Factor as much as you do.

Glastonbury has a history of giving British acts who have built a global reputation a headline slot on the pointy one. Just like Muse, Coldplay, Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Ed Sheeran etc all managed to build careers for themselves across the world. We really should be talking about Harry in the same regard, as an act managing to have Coachella as their first big festival headlining gig (before doing your Glasto, Reading, TRNSMT, BST etc gigs) is a massive and rare achievement. It’s quite remarkable when you write it down actually.

Also I’m just going to say it, sign of the times is still an incredible pop song.

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55 minutes ago, ProperTea said:

Harry Styles latest album achieved a 4 star review in NME and the Guardian. NME said "Styles’ second album is a total joy. It’s an elegant combination of the ex-boybander’s influences, slick modern pop and his own roguish charm." It scored higher than the last Arctics album.

I can absolutely see him headlining. Him and Eilish would be like the Jay-Z booking in 2009: majorly criticised but opening the door to a new type of act. 

 

There’s been plenty of pop acts in recent years so it’s not really a new type of act. 

The major criticism would probably be the same tired “not guitar music” line.

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