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1 hour ago, incident said:

To be fair, I was half joking in the sense that I know it'll never happen due to the sheer number of people who'd get petulant about it.

But it's really not a bad idea, and I don't buy that it'd have that big an effect on ticket sales. There's not a huge amount of Festivals sold out this summer - it looks like tickets are shifting pretty slowly across the board - but all 3 of the festivals that haven't announced any acts (Boomtown, SGP, Shambala) are amongst the few that actually have sold out.

Yes I agree, its nothing short of ridiculous, especially on this forum with people getting their knickers in a twist about when Block 9 doesn't drop a poster at 10am or whatever.

We survived long enough without it, but I doubt it will go back to how it was before. The issue is now is we get 

1. Headliners dripped out over winter

2. Initial line up drop

3. Various stage drops over a few weeks

4. Full line up with time splits.

Its too much for me personally.

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3 minutes ago, gooner1990 said:

Its too much for me personally.

This sums it up nicely because you'll never be able to please everyone. 

I'd be 100% okay if they just dropped the full lineup at the start of June with nothing beforehand. 

However I have come to really enjoy the separate posters and find myself checking out and listening to acts I never would have if the full lineup were available. For that reason alone, I hope they stick with this approach. 

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1 hour ago, incident said:

all 3 of the festivals that haven't announced any acts (Boomtown, SGP, Shambala) are amongst the few that actually have sold out

Boomtown and Shambala both didn't happen last year so they still have 2019 ticket holders who've waited 3 years and want to party regardless of the lineup. SGP is the first in 5 years so there's an exclusivity element to it. 

They're also all festivals that are trying to sell themselves on the "experience" of going and trying to make the specific music lineup almost secondary. 

Glastonbury isn't really able to do the same as it so much about the music for 3 of the 5 days. They do sell out having released no acts but that's just for a deposit, I'm not sure they could really then stay silent until June and drop the set times. It is £300 to attend.

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I’m missing my child’s formative years whilst I constantly refresh this thread.  I wish they’d just give it us all in one go a month before so I can get my life back.

I thought I liked the drip-feed but I’ve changed my mind.

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Just now, Gwladboy said:

I’m missing my child’s formative years whilst I constantly refresh this thread.  I wish they’d just give it us all in one go a month before so I can get my life back.

I thought I liked the drip-feed but I’ve changed my mind.

Can refreshing this thread give them some training 

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And regarding the music.  Look back at the posters for any previous Glastonbury and tell me you wouldn’t go based on the acts.  They always get it right.  Give it us all in one hit, I’d still have the ticket booked.

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17 hours ago, sam1981 said:

Stringing it out like this is tedious. We need someone on the inside to leak it all and quit their job in a blaze of glory!! 

No GFL employee is quitting in a blaze of glory before 8.05AM on the 22nd of June. 

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32 minutes ago, Leyrulion said:

Boomtown and Shambala both didn't happen last year so they still have 2019 ticket holders who've waited 3 years and want to party regardless of the lineup. SGP is the first in 5 years so there's an exclusivity element to it. 

They're also all festivals that are trying to sell themselves on the "experience" of going and trying to make the specific music lineup almost secondary. 

Glastonbury isn't really able to do the same as it so much about the music for 3 of the 5 days. They do sell out having released no acts but that's just for a deposit, I'm not sure they could really then stay silent until June and drop the set times. It is £300 to attend.

Shambala would be sold out regardless of rolled over tickets (it does every year). I suspect Boomtown (on their revised capacity) would as well. There's plenty of festivals with 2 years of rollovers that still have tickets to shift - Truck, WOMAD, Download, etc.

Glastonbury could do it for sure - The number of people cancelling based primarily on lineup each year will be a tiny percentage - I'd be surprised if it went as high as 5%, and would guess closer to 1.

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I quite like how the line ups are drip fed following the initial poster drop.  

Considering how each area has a line up worthy of a small festival, I like how I have a bit of time to give unfamiliar names a listen to see if they're up my musical street.  I think I'd struggle to do that if it was all released in one big drop!

 

That said, my productivity takes a nosedive between 9am and 12 every day while I wait for an announcement to happen so maybe if there were fewer but bigger drops I'd get more done in work.

 

Nah, thats a lie and I know it 

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16 minutes ago, BambooShanks said:

I quite like how the line ups are drip fed following the initial poster drop.  

Considering how each area has a line up worthy of a small festival, I like how I have a bit of time to give unfamiliar names a listen to see if they're up my musical street.  I think I'd struggle to do that if it was all released in one big drop!

 

That said, my productivity takes a nosedive between 9am and 12 every day while I wait for an announcement to happen so maybe if there were fewer but bigger drops I'd get more done in work.

 

Nah, thats a lie and I know it 

My productivity has dropped a fair bit since getting tickets in the resale. Checking the webcam constantly for anything new and reading stuff on here.

As an aside, with all the crap going on in the world it has also helped my mood massively with giving me something positive to look forward to. I can't wait to be back.  

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Just now, Acid Loafers said:

Without the mini posters, I think I'd miss out on finding so many new acts I'm now keen on seeing. 

Although I do hate the Pavlovian Conditioning that's occurred in me since these regular 10AM announcements 😭

Yes I love exploring the line ups of the smaller stages. Even if I don't end up seeing them at Glastonbury I might end up seeing them when they tour. 

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18 minutes ago, Chip Batch said:

My productivity has dropped a fair bit since getting tickets in the resale. Checking the webcam constantly for anything new and reading stuff on here.

As an aside, with all the crap going on in the world it has also helped my mood massively with giving me something positive to look forward to. I can't wait to be back.  

I got a ticket in the resale too. The thought of what I’d be doing now without a ticket gives me the horrors.

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51 minutes ago, incident said:

Glastonbury could do it for sure - The number of people cancelling based primarily on lineup each year will be a tiny percentage - I'd be surprised if it went as high as 5%, and would guess closer to 1.

No lineup at all until after ticket balance day? For a year they definitely could but it would really risky. If they get the bookings wrong those 1% who wouldn't be able to get a refund could kick up a hell of a lot of negative press coverage.

And there's a slightly larger percentage who might not love the lineup but wouldn't want a refund, if there's a stink kicked up some of them could be pulled into that negative space. 

 

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On 5/17/2022 at 12:39 PM, CaledonianGonzo said:

Is Lizzo on an upswing again with About Damn Time?  It seems to have gone viral (I think)

21st century problems - I was looking for a specific app to find the latest James Acaster comedy special as I find him very funny and I've read some cracking reviews.  

Got a roku TV stick and accidentally loaded Vevo instead of Vimeo - sure enough saw that tune and thought "I saw someone mention that this week".

I thought it was great 🙂

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1 hour ago, Leyrulion said:

Boomtown and Shambala both didn't happen last year so they still have 2019 ticket holders who've waited 3 years and want to party regardless of the lineup. SGP is the first in 5 years so there's an exclusivity element to it. 

They're also all festivals that are trying to sell themselves on the "experience" of going and trying to make the specific music lineup almost secondary. 

Glastonbury isn't really able to do the same as it so much about the music for 3 of the 5 days. They do sell out having released no acts but that's just for a deposit, I'm not sure they could really then stay silent until June and drop the set times. It is £300 to attend.

 

1 hour ago, incident said:

Shambala would be sold out regardless of rolled over tickets (it does every year). I suspect Boomtown (on their revised capacity) would as well. There's plenty of festivals with 2 years of rollovers that still have tickets to shift - Truck, WOMAD, Download, etc.

Glastonbury could do it for sure - The number of people cancelling based primarily on lineup each year will be a tiny percentage - I'd be surprised if it went as high as 5%, and would guess closer to 1.

Glastonbury won't do the find out on the day thing because a big part is the broadcasting. Nobody is going to get excited and want to watch it on TV if they don't know who's playing till a few days before i'd say. Although you could argue that wham of it all in one go just before would make people more excited? I'm not sure

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1 minute ago, clarkete said:

21st century problems - I was looking for a specific app to find the latest James Acaster comedy special as I find him very funny and I've read some cracking reviews.  

Got a roku TV stick and accidentally loaded Vevo instead of Vimeo - sure enough saw that tune and thought "I saw someone mention that this week".

I thought it was great 🙂

Do you listen to the Off Menu Podcast with Ed Gamble and James Acaster ? just thought I'd mention in case you don't, its funny af 🙂

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2 minutes ago, Camden Leisure Pirate said:

Do you listen to the Off Menu Podcast with Ed Gamble and James Acaster ? just thought I'd mention in case you don't, its funny af 🙂

I'm one of those strange sorts I've never got into a podcast habit, even though I know I've missed out on some brilliant content.  I've had an old school 6music, TV (but these days some of it streaming/downloads), Film life.

There are even some podcasts I've paid for which, as someone working from home I struggle to keep in the habit of regularly listening - if I put those or radio on during the day I'd get even less work done 😉 

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Just now, clarkete said:

I'm one of those strange sorts I've never got into a podcast habit, even though I know I've missed out on some brilliant content.  I've had an old school 6music, TV (but these days some of it streaming/downloads), Film life.

There are even some podcasts I've paid for which, as someone working from home I struggle to keep in the habit of regularly listening - if I put those or radio on during the day I'd get even less work done 😉 

Yeah I get that tbf, I got into them listening to them on the dog walk, easy way to take my brain out! I can only get away with music when I work though, podcasts always distract me too much, I've not managed that multi tasking lark yet!

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2 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

If it’s not 2 it had better be 4 as I’m going for a swim and I can’t be doing with looking at a lineup announcement on my watch 

I think it's probably 2(morrow) 

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