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Blur / Reg / Taylor

I think they’ll want someone homegrown and familiar with their first big headliner back. I’ve got a gut instinct that King Kendrick won’t quite fit the bill. I can see him being there in 2023 after touring new material. 

Reg because of today’s tour news and the very Glasto shaped hole next June. 

Taylor because I think she’ll still be very committed and I can’t imagine they’d turn her down for anyone. 

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Gap seems too convenient so until anything more concrete, Reg is in my prediction. Lack of info mixed with the fact they could be busy means at the moment Kenny and Taylor aren't in the trio. Seems weird Billie coming back over to UK after the a few EU gigs so imma say for something different:

Billie Eilish // Macca // Elton John

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28 minutes ago, RarerThanDandyB said:

Gap seems too convenient so until anything more concrete, Reg is in my prediction. Lack of info mixed with the fact they could be busy means at the moment Kenny and Taylor aren't in the trio. Seems weird Billie coming back over to UK after the a few EU gigs so imma say for something different:

Billie Eilish // Macca // Elton John

Kendrick is doing a Vegas festival in November and the feeling seems to be that he’ll be on the road with new material next summer.

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Worth plonking this here for those who don’t visit the Taylor thread. Either totally innocuous/reference to when she used to bundle pics with merch or hinting that a tour announcement is coming. Knowing Taylor and how meticulous she is, seems more likely to be the latter but we’ll see!

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

FWIW I would love all of Kendrick / Elton / Taylor / Macca / Billie to headline. So I’m abstaining from this one. 

Five into three doesn’t go, and with Diana looking an absolute cert for legend there’s not even any chance of shoehorning Elton in there (not that I think he’d take it).

Right now, and based on nothing but a feeling, my money would be on Kendrick, Elton and Taylor.

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58 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Five into three doesn’t go, and with Diana looking an absolute cert for legend there’s not even any chance of shoehorning Elton in there (not that I think he’d take it).

Right now, and based on nothing but a feeling, my money would be on Kendrick, Elton and Taylor.

I don’t see why Macca would be playing a festival in Belgium the weekend before Glastonbury and not then headline Glastonbury. I can’t see anything but Macca there, he’s the most nailed on for me.

Which then suggests either no Elton, or Macca and Elton on the same bill. The latter seems so outrageous I just don’t think it’s happening, although I do have to concede Taylor is currently looking the most likely to skip the festival. With the massive caveat that we’ve still got a VERY long way to go, and in a normal year we wouldn’t have any tours announced at this stage for summer 2022.

Betting on what we know at this specific moment in time, I’d go Kendrick, Elton and Macca, but I do still think there’s a decent chance Taylor is announcing a tour in the coming months which would obviously change the picture significantly.

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5 minutes ago, jparx said:

I don’t see why Macca would be playing a festival in Belgium the weekend before Glastonbury and not then headline Glastonbury. I can’t see anything but Macca there, he’s the most nailed on for me.

Which then suggests either no Elton, or Macca and Elton on the same bill. The latter seems so outrageous I just don’t think it’s happening, although I do have to concede Taylor is currently looking the most likely to skip the festival. With the massive caveat that we’ve still got a VERY long way to go, and in a normal year we wouldn’t have any tours announced at this stage for summer 2022.

Betting on what we know at this specific moment in time, I’d go Kendrick, Elton and Macca, but I do still think there’s a decent chance Taylor is announcing a tour in the coming months which would obviously change the picture significantly.

I actually forgot about Macca’s Belgium date.

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If both Macca and Elton have said to the festival that this is likely their last ever tour and they both want to play, what are the Eavii going to do? Say no to one because they don't want two absolute older legends on the same bill? Taylor, Kendrick, Billie, they aren't going away any time soon so why not push them a year or two. IF, and big IF, Macca is locked in and Elton was originally penciled in for '21, then of course they will try have them both on the '23 lineup if it's the last chance they'll get.

But also Elton is such a heavily favoured rumour on eFests every year and it always eventuates to nothing.

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14 minutes ago, nicnzl said:

But also Elton is such a heavily favoured rumour on eFests every year and it always eventuates to nothing.

This is true, but he doesn't usually have dates announced which look so blatantly Glasto friendly

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3 minutes ago, waltere said:

This is true, but he doesn't usually have dates announced which look so blatantly Glasto friendly

This is me just trying to calm my expectations, I'm 99% on the Elton hype train. Although who knows if I'll even be able to attend from NZ next year.

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Here's my 2 cents and you're not going to like it. You know I love predictions and you've all had some fun so now I'm going to take it up a notch.

In the interview above literally taken about a month before 2020 cancelled she said she already had three headliners in mind for 2021.

So that's three headliners drafting / clearing Glastonbury weekend as ‘free’ in their touring schedules. It would explain why massive headliners have left weekends free randomly.

I think acts like Elton and Billie we're very much lined up to play Glastonbury, and probably sorted their tours with this in mind - but because 2020 headliners have first refusal / maybe have already agreed to return, they've lucked out.

Maybe Elton and even Billie are caught in the backlog because no one is pulling out.

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Thing is, I don’t think Elton would keep a gap free if he wasn’t guaranteed to play. If he was told he was backup even due to other circumstances, he would tell them where to go. He would’ve known what the craic is by now and probably announced another show but he hasn’t and it’s as clear as day, a show on the weekend (Glasto weekend) in the middle of gigs in Bristol and Swansea. Doesn’t get much clearer.

They've definitely had an agreement to do it on the last leg, I’m convinced and I don’t think that Glastonbury can go back on that as the others bar Macca have many years left, Elton will be finished forever. which is why I feel it will be Elton / Macca / Swift or Kendrick / Macca / Elton 

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9 minutes ago, RarerThanDandyB said:

Thing is, I don’t think Elton would keep a gap free if he wasn’t guaranteed to play. If he was told he was backup even due to other circumstances, he would tell them where to go. He would’ve known what the craic is by now and probably announced another show but he hasn’t and it’s as clear as day, a show on the weekend (Glasto weekend) in the middle of gigs in Bristol and Swansea. Doesn’t get much clearer.

They've definitely had an agreement to do it on the last leg, I’m convinced and I don’t think that Glastonbury can go back on that as the others bar Macca have many years left, Elton will be finished forever. which is why I feel it will be Elton / Macca / Swift or Kendrick / Macca / Elton 

Indeed, and then it comes down to who do they bump between Kendrick and Taylor.

My feeling is that Taylor would be more willing to make allowances and sit a year out than Kendrick. Kenny will probably blast through the European festivals in a summer then won’t come back for a while and they miss him then tough.

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