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On 1/20/2022 at 10:48 AM, Hugh Jass said:

Because I’ve never seen Kendrick before I’d be perfectly happy with a career to date set.

Hopefully any new stuff doesn’t push the S80/GKMC material out too much.

I saw him at Reading, where he went wrong was they lifted and shifted his DAMN tour (with all of the skits and video breaks in between) onto the main stage and the energy quickly went. I also felt perhaps he didn't really care about the concert as he rushed through it, but then he only had a short slot.

I'm going to give him another chance if he plays Glasto, hoping Reading was just a bad one.

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1 hour ago, discgoesmic said:

I saw him at Reading, where he went wrong was they lifted and shifted his DAMN tour (with all of the skits and video breaks in between) onto the main stage and the energy quickly went. I also felt perhaps he didn't really care about the concert as he rushed through it, but then he only had a short slot.

I'm going to give him another chance if he plays Glasto, hoping Reading was just a bad one.

Imagine if he did a whole set in this vein, with this band (Thundercat et al)

 

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1 hour ago, majormajormajor said:

Imagine if he did a whole set in this vein, with this band (Thundercat et al)

 

thundercat is opening for RHCP who are playing that weekend i think, so he's unfortunately out most likely. Terrence Martin could join him (hopefully) alongside the TDE lot and maybe Anna Wise who he's constantly worked with

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1 hour ago, Haan said:

thundercat is opening for RHCP who are playing that weekend i think, so he's unfortunately out most likely. Terrence Martin could join him (hopefully) alongside the TDE lot and maybe Anna Wise who he's constantly worked with

Yeah, Thundercat would be out of commission for a Kendrick set on Sat / Sun — but I think he's still a good shout for Friday on West Holts.

Anderson .Paak is out Saturday but isn't doing London Stadium on the Sunday so could also pop up.

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19 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

The more I think about it, Billie, Macca and Florence would be just fine this year.  I may go elsewhere for Billie but I wouldn't pay for her out of a fest so it would depend.

If Kendrick is out, Florence would be about top of my list to come in. Wouldn't be much of a step down at all for me, in fact I'm probably a bigger fan of Florence it's just I've never seen Kenny before.

Still think it's Kendrick though despite the lack of tour dates. 

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1 hour ago, jparx said:

If Kendrick is out, Florence would be about top of my list to come in. Wouldn't be much of a step down at all for me, in fact I'm probably a bigger fan of Florence it's just I've never seen Kenny before.

Still think it's Kendrick though despite the lack of tour dates. 

Kendrick’s lack of touring is doubtful however his activity looks to be ramping up in the next few weeks and the fact that still a few festivals he could appear at look to be gearing up for an announcement.

Maybe I’m making the same mistake again and expecting a different result but I feel way more positive on the Kendrick front.

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3 hours ago, Matt42 said:

Kendrick’s lack of touring is doubtful however his activity looks to be ramping up in the next few weeks and the fact that still a few festivals he could appear at look to be gearing up for an announcement.

Maybe I’m making the same mistake again and expecting a different result but I feel way more positive on the Kendrick front.

by 'activity looks to be ramping up' don't you just mean 'he'll be performing at the superbowl'? I do think it'll be kendrick as per the insiders but until other festivals announce him im going to remain dubious. If he ends up being announced for Open'er and Longitude and the other fests he was announced for last time then I'd defs assume that he's in but just because a few of those are announcing this week, that doesn't mean (to me) that Kendrick's activity is necessarily ramping up since those fests could very well be announcing other artists.

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4 hours ago, jparx said:

If Kendrick is out, Florence would be about top of my list to come in. Wouldn't be much of a step down at all for me, in fact I'm probably a bigger fan of Florence it's just I've never seen Kenny before.

Still think it's Kendrick though despite the lack of tour dates. 

It feels a bit ironic that the one time I did see Kendrick was actually subbing for Florence at BST in 2016, he's definitely a bigger get than her now but it's funny to think back on. Blood Orange -> Jamie XX -> Kendrick -> Florence was an A++ lineup even if it did hail during Jamie's set

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27 minutes ago, shivroy said:

It feels a bit ironic that the one time I did see Kendrick was actually subbing for Florence at BST in 2016, he's definitely a bigger get than her now but it's funny to think back on. Blood Orange -> Jamie XX -> Kendrick -> Florence was an A++ lineup even if it did hail during Jamie's set

I'm not convinced that Kendrick is that big a deal in the UK now tbh. I seem to recall his 2020 BST show didn't sell very well, and I can't see that is stock has risen here since then. 

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3 minutes ago, henry bear said:

I'm not convinced that Kendrick is that big a deal in the UK now tbh. I seem to recall his 2020 BST show didn't sell very well, and I can't see that is stock has risen here since then. 

To be fair he hasn’t really done much since that last BST gig.

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29 minutes ago, henry bear said:

I'm not saying otherwise, and I hope he smashes it, but I'd be surprised if the field was rammed for him.

the field was jam packed for ed sheeran so doesnt really mean much 😄

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3 minutes ago, TiZuff said:

the field was jam packed for ed sheeran so doesnt really mean much 😄

Size and quality are different things, Ed Sheeran has been headliner sized for about 10 years now

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It honestly depends though. Kendrick is very popular in the hip hop scene. He’s not as mainstream as some of his contemporaries but I think it’s pretty much agreed amongst music listeners that Kendrick is elite tier in terms of quality of output. When it comes to hip hop albums pretty much expect that whatever Kendrick puts out is worth your time.

If he drops new material he will get a lot of attention. Media hype around DAMN was massive. When he speaks people listen.

Obviously he’s not as large as Drake, Kanye, Travis Scott (pre-astroworld), etc. but when he drops his next material people will be listening. 

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On 1/21/2022 at 11:10 AM, discgoesmic said:

I saw him at Reading, where he went wrong was they lifted and shifted his DAMN tour (with all of the skits and video breaks in between) onto the main stage and the energy quickly went. I also felt perhaps he didn't really care about the concert as he rushed through it, but then he only had a short slot.

I'm going to give him another chance if he plays Glasto, hoping Reading was just a bad one.

I've seen him twice not at festivals and this has been pretty much my experience both times. I don't think he's a very good festival act. Which is fine because the same can be said for loads of acts. 

Decent booking though if they get him. Which they wont. 

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