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59 minutes ago, DanWhite said:

Have to agree with the final paragraph. Rightly or wrongly, YNot and many other festivals play it 'safe' with their acts i.e. which ones are going to shift as close to 100% of the tickets as possible. It just isn't in the same space as a Glasto, which knows it will sell out irrespective. 

Should there be more female acts and more female acts higher up the bill? Absolutely! Should YNot try and go 50/50? I mean it can but I fear it will lose ticket sales because of it. That is just the world we live in.

Hopefully the female acts that are there this year go on to get more exposure and can come back and get a crack at headlining in the future.  

 

34 minutes ago, FestivalJamie said:

As said above there's unfortunately a small pool of female (or female led) acts which fit the 'style' of Ynot/tramlines/Truck/Kendal, especially when you are looking to fit the headliner spots. I've always been one pushing at Reading/Leeds for more higher-placed female names and in that scenario I don't really find 1 of 6 headliners female particularly satisfactory.

However, on the other hand bookings are made based on a) what's available and b) what is going to shift the most tickets at the most reasonable price.

I think Superstruct should look to have a more diverse line up in general, not just fixated on the headliners. One of the best bands I've seen at Truck was wolf alice and it would be good to have them back, I just don't know if they are available. I think Chvrches or Girl in Red would be a nice booking for a headliner too- Paramore or Avril Lavigne as well, but I think they are probably too expensive..

As much as I like the big moon or Kate Nash they are recycled quite often. Dodie played Superstruct a few years back which was a nice change up (although the crowd was horrendous).

Anteros were a really good female led band which used to be present but sadly aren't around anymore. And I don't know  what's happened to fickle friends either.

But yeah, the top lines of the poster aren't the most diverse..

 

I'd love to see Wolf Alice headline, they were great at that post-pandemic Latitude in that slot. 

I can't really talk on all this because I'm going to this festival specifically because Noel and Snow Patrol are headlining, and it may have been different if they weren't. 

The small pool is a good point, and on Wolf Alice, they aren't touring at that point this year so when that sort of situation comes up where albums are being completed by the bigger ones there's not a lot to be done. 

I think Holly Humberstone and Black Honey are great and are big draws for me this year (clashes permitting), but I'm not sure I'd be the same if they were in headline positions. Its a weird one. 

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On 2/12/2024 at 1:49 PM, DanWhite said:

Have to agree with the final paragraph. Rightly or wrongly, YNot and many other festivals play it 'safe' with their acts i.e. which ones are going to shift as close to 100% of the tickets as possible. It just isn't in the same space as a Glasto, which knows it will sell out irrespective. 

Should there be more female acts and more female acts higher up the bill? Absolutely! Should YNot try and go 50/50? I mean it can but I fear it will lose ticket sales because of it. That is just the world we live in.

Hopefully the female acts that are there this year go on to get more exposure and can come back and get a crack at headlining in the future.  

Yeah, I feel Y Not has gone lowest common denominator in recent years. I wanted to go, but the lineup was very off putting for me. I think the teens will like it though.

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16 hours ago, CharlotteB said:

Yeah, I feel Y Not has gone lowest common denominator in recent years. I wanted to go, but the lineup was very off putting for me. I think the teens will like it though.

I would look past the headliners and look at the ‘smaller’ acts. YNot is such a great festival to get around and see loads of new bands/artists. 

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3 hours ago, DanWhite said:

I would look past the headliners and look at the ‘smaller’ acts. YNot is such a great festival to get around and see loads of new bands/artists. 

True, and I think it's probably my musical taste that's changed more than Y Not itself. Think it was Snoop Dogg headlining last time I went, and I remember having a great night watching Less Than Jake 😅

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