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1 minute ago, Matt42 said:

My unpopular opinion is that they would be a good Macca replacement as I’m holding out for Swift on the Sunday. The reason why I don’t think Elton is because he would be a total glasto newbie, and I think when it comes to securing replacements it’s easier to negotiate with someone who has already signed a glasto contract.

I’m pretty sure, after 50 years in the industry, Elton John has people who know what a contract looks like.

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5 minutes ago, jparx said:

Give me something interesting, that’s all I want. Reg, Billie, Wolf Alice, GnR, hell even Chillie Willies would be a new headliner. AM being a dull headliner who have disappointed twice on the Pyramid has zilch to do with Ms Swift.

Billie looks locked in at the moment, and then IMO the other two nights are all to play for. Pick two from Taylor, Macca, Reg, AM, Kendrick, Coldplay plus more… right now all are possibilities but there is little concrete evidence outside of rumours and speculation to strongly support any of them. (If anything Reg’a dates put him in the strongest position but he has a long established history of cockteasing the festival).

Will be interesting to see how the next few months play out. Can’t remember a time when the field has been so open with so many massive acts being possible.

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5 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I’m pretty sure, after 50 years in the industry, Elton John has people who know what a contract looks like.

That’s not what I said. Bringing in someone completely new who is a huge heritage artist as a replacement is different to booking someone who has played before / agreed to play before.

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2 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Will be interesting to see how the next few months play out. Can’t remember a time when the field has been so open with so many massive acts being possible.

Same as every year by Christmas it will narrow significantly / we will notice names who will remain in contention. I mean this though, if it gets to around Christmas / Jan time and we still haven’t heard anything on Swift I will start getting concerned. Shes the type to announce her tours way in advance, she’s not a last minute gal.

1989 tour was announced in October 2014.

Reputation tour announced in November 2017.

Lover tour announced in September 2019.

 

If she has plans to do something in the following Summer (so Summer 2022)… she tends to give enough notice. My eyes are on that November Red release. If she doesn’t announce dates around then I’ll start to get worried.

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2 hours ago, Matt42 said:

That’s not what I said. Bringing in someone completely new who is a huge heritage artist as a replacement is different to booking someone who has played before / agreed to play before.

It is what you said though.

We all know massive gigs are booked at least a year in advance. Everyone on the industry talks to each other, the festival will have been long aware of Elton’s availability and likewise his people will be aware if the festival need a headliner or not. If there is genuine interest in both sides discussions would have been held long before now. 

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2 hours ago, Matt42 said:

Bringing in someone completely new who is a huge heritage artist as a replacement is different to booking someone who has played before / agreed to play before.

Which is true when you need a replacement and it's pushing on Christmas and time is running out, but this year's "replacements" have the same sort of time frames as any usual bookings.

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2 minutes ago, mcshed said:

Which is true when you need a replacement and it's pushing on Christmas and time is running out, but this year's "replacements" have the same sort of time frames as any usual bookings.

Exactly, the fact that Neil has had info about Elton suggests that discussions have started at the very least.

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9 minutes ago, kingcrawler said:

Has he had info about him? I thought that was just a guess based on his tour dates.

 

4 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Need to check, he mentioned Elton at the same time as the Billie/QOTSA info. I thought it all came together.

He just guessed on tour dates. No info.

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It’s mad to me to see people here slagging off AM’s Glasto sets. The 2013 set is one I watch a lot, and is really really well regarded by other people my age (it feels, anyway, just search “Arctic Monkeys Glasto”on Twitter and you’ll see loads of younger millennials tweeting about it).

 

Why has it got a bad rep on here?

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3 minutes ago, MaxPower said:

It’s mad to me to see people here slagging off AM’s Glasto sets. The 2013 set is one I watch a lot, and is really really well regarded by other people my age (it feels, anyway, just search “Arctic Monkeys Glasto”on Twitter and you’ll see loads of younger millennials tweeting about it).

 

Why has it got a bad rep on here?

Because we were there.

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12 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Because we were there.

Yeah but what’s the actual reasoning?
 

i saw them headline Electric Picnic that same Summer and they were brilliant, one of the better big stage festival sets I’ve seen and as I said the BBC coverage of it is absolutely banging. 

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Just now, MaxPower said:

Yeah but what’s the actual reasoning?
 

i saw them headline Electric Picnic that same Summer and they were brilliant, one of the better big stage festival sets I’ve seen and as I said the BBC coverage of it is absolutely banging. 

The coverage was much nicer. But it was certainly more set up for the TV cameras than the shitmunchers who went along to see them.

The screens in the field had this dodgy effect on them that made them useless, and they went heavy on the smoke machine so you couldn’t see much other than the AM sign backlit thru the fog.

They didn’t seem to get the crowd going much at all. Big dead silences, shite patter, workmanlike performances. Just came across tepid and unenthused. They seemed to lose the crowd in a fairly big way towards the end of the main set.

Some people here did enjoy it so it’s more ‘divisive’ than ‘panned’.

The Stones the very next night didn’t put on a show for the BBC cameras and it actually came across quite poorly on playback. Yet that set is almost universally revered as one of the great Glastonbury moments.

 

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9 minutes ago, fraybentos1 said:

This forum defo doesn't represent the majority of Glasto go-ers... quite the opposite 

The idea that the Arctic Monkeys spaffed it is one of those things on this forum that a few people (most who were actually elsewhere) repeat over and over until it starts to become accepted wisdom.

I was there and thought it was good.

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