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21 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

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.

I agree. Given they had headliners booked for 21 and 22 they are going to have to stand three down.

If two of them are legends who are unlikely to be available again you could understand prioritising Macca and Elton.

They'd likely then want some diversity which you obviously get in different ways with Kendrick or Taylor.

It seemed like Taylor was Michael's pick for the 50th and I wonder whether that could be a factor given they have missed two festivals and he isn't getting any younger.

So I'm going Elton/Macca/Taylor.

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Wasn’t Elton supposed to have been retired by the time the 2021 festival came along? Maybe I’m misremembering but I’m fairly certain we’d said goodbye to any chance of him ever being at Glastonbury when he wasn’t one of our 2020 lot, and so I don’t think he was ever pencilled in for 2021.

Not that things couldn’t have changed what with the pandemic, but I don’t buy the theory that he’s somebody they’ve kept on from 2021 (unless, of course, I’m misremembering).

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I really don't think, if all three 2020 headliners were able to return, AND whoever was booked for 2021 was also willing, that the festival would bump off anyone from 2020. I feel really confident they'd go with that original trio, regardless of any ultimatums from Elton or whoever else.

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1 minute ago, Hugh Jass said:

Worth remembering that while this is Reg’s last ever TOUR I think he said he would still do the odd one-off so may not be quite as “now or never” as it looks.

He’d be more special as a one off booking a year or two down the line anyway I think. Personally I’d want to spread out the legendary bookings, and if you’ve already got Macca for 2022, I’d want Reg at the one after. If Taylor is out, get Dua instead and keep that nice balance they have.

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It just would not surprise me if the festival had two years worth of headliners lined up to try and play. A fair few festivals now have booked two weekends because of demand. I can't see Glasto being any different, especially as Glasto is one of the festivals at the top of touring acts bucketlists.

it's what they do with it I'm interested in. My hunch is 2020 get the first priority and the rest unfortunately passed on.

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1 minute ago, Matt42 said:

It just would not surprise me if the festival had two years worth of headliners lined up to try and play. A fair few festivals now have booked two weekends because of demand. I can't see Glasto being any different, especially as Glasto is one of the festivals at the top of touring acts bucketlists.

 

Problem is that they won’t get a second weekend, absolutely zero chance of the locals allowing that.

Secondly, you don’t get “co-headliners” at Glastonbury. Whoever is on last is the headliner and the guy on before is a glorified sub. I don’t really see the likes of Elton John playing second fiddle to anyone.

As you say, more likely is that some are told they have to wait.

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Just now, Hugh Jass said:

Problem is that they won’t get a second weekend, absolutely zero chance of the locals allowing that.

Secondly, you don’t get “co-headliners” at Glastonbury. Whoever is on last is the headliner and the guy on before is a glorified sub. I don’t really see the likes of Elton John playing second fiddle to anyone.

As you say, more likely is that some are told they have to wait.

Sorry what I mean is 2 sets of headliners waiting to play. Not 2 sets of headliners in one year 

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What is interesting is if they did have 2 sets waiting to play - who do we think they were?

Is it fair to predict 

1 - Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

2 - X, Elton John, Billie Eilish

Wonder who the missing one could be? By touring activity it could very much have been Muse 😂

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Just now, Matt42 said:

What is interesting is if they did have 2 sets waiting to play - who do we think they were?

Is it fair to predict 

1 - Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

2 - X, Elton John, Billie Eilish

Wonder who the missing one could be? By touring activity it could very much have been Muse 😂

Think your X would be a band, probably one who has played before and touring a new record.

Arctic Monkeys would be my bet.

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3 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Think your X would be a band, probably one who has played before and touring a new record.

Arctic Monkeys would be my bet.

I was going to put Arctic Monkeys but to me, they just don't seem to be doing anything? Maybe the pandemic substantially pushed back their plans - but I could see that trio going down extremely well.

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4 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

I was going to put Arctic Monkeys but to me, they just don't seem to be doing anything? Maybe the pandemic substantially pushed back their plans - but I could see that trio going down extremely well.

There were rumours and photos suggesting they were heading into the studio just before the pandemic hit. I think it’s reasonable to assume that had things been different they’d be touring a new album by now.

Seem a fair shout for Reading next year I’d wager.

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Just now, FloorFiller said:

Yep if Taylor is out then I think Dua is more likely to be her replacement than Billie. Already booked for 2020 but has gone stratospheric since so would be an easy bump up.

Totally agree. She's the most obvious replacement if they've lost Taylor.

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38 minutes ago, BFisherr said:

There's no way Emily has booked 3 male headliners (Kendrick / Macca / Elton), I think one of Billie/Taylor are certain. 

Why not? 

It’s happened before multiple times. 

Di-Ro as the legend,  female headliners across the other stages and an equal gender split would work. 

(Not saying it will happen, but it’s a possibility).

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2 minutes ago, nikkic said:

Why not? 

It’s happened before multiple times. 

Di-Ro as the legend,  female headliners across the other stages and an equal gender split would work. 

(Not saying it will happen, but it’s a possibility).

It literally happened last festival. And the festival before that.

If Taylor is out then they aren’t going to turn down Elton John because he’s a bloke.

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10 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

I must admit I am getting nervous that Taylor is very busy with these re-recordings and won't be going out to tour. Once she hits the road she won't be able to give these the same attention. 

We will see but I still think she's signed.

Red Anniversary mini-tour in June at that massive new stadium in LA, NYC, Paris, London and Glastonbury. 

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