Glastonbury 2016

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  • M83J01P97 18 Mar 2016 23:35:11 7,606 posts
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    So this years headliners are Muse, Coldplay and... Adele.

    Thank god they have multiple stages at the festival as the Pyramid Stage (and sadly the Other Stage...) just are getting too obsessed with appealing to the masses.
  • thelzdking 18 Mar 2016 23:41:55 9,355 posts
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    I find it bizarre that they expect people to buy tickets before they know who's playing. I find it even more bizarre that people do.

    I understand why they do it, but to me it seems utterly illogical to pay for tickets to a festival without knowing who you're going to see.

    I know that music festivals, and especially Glastonbury, are a lot more than just bands, but still...
  • M83J01P97 18 Mar 2016 23:55:24 7,606 posts
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    I never used to have a problem with that aspect of Glastonbury when I went quite regularly. But for the price they ask now for tickets... And the fact that their headlines are so bland and media friendly, I really don't see the appeal anymore.

    Yes there are hundreds of other acts to see across its many stages. But it really is a shame to see how commercial it has become.

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 23:55:56 18-03-2016

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 23:56:23 18-03-2016
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 05:27:04
    Plus, and conscious how old this makes me read, you could be assured, fifteen or twenty years ago, there would be some headliners you'd want to see.

    Those headliners are just fucking dreadful, regardless of how drunk and high you get. I think it'll be Airwaves again for me this year, possibly Exit too, haven't got much desire to see The Vaccines but I've never seen Tinariwen live and want to
  • twelveways 19 Mar 2016 05:37:35 7,131 posts
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    It's just Top of the Pops in a field.
  • PierrePressure 19 Mar 2016 08:40:36 942 posts
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    Bloody hell, those headliners are pretty close to V Festival standards.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 08:50:19
    Coldplay are the blandest band in music, they make meaningless, dull noise. Muse are shit. Glam rock is not cool guys, stop making the same record every year but worse. How many times have they headlined BTW? And Adele? Just fuck off. Don't insult me Glastonbury. Ballad after endless ballad. I'd rather go and see Britney Spears.

    If I had already bought my ticket, I would be very disappointed.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 09:08:00
    Fucking hell... That's pretty fucking gash!
    I seem to think that every year, though. When the rest of the lineup starts to filter out you start to see a few gems.
  • drhickman1983 19 Mar 2016 09:12:11 5,906 posts
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    I actually like Muse but they're not the most original headline act.

    Though I'm really struggling to think of a band who "deserve" to headline. The headline acts don't really matter at Glastonbury, there's loads of other shit going on.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 09:13:05 19-03-2016
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 09:20:27
    If I were in charge of booking I would have one legendary type of act (Radiohead?), one smallish band to gain more recognition ( Alabama Shakes?) and, eh, I don't know, Tame Impala because they're fucking amazing.

    Edited by Physically_Insane at 09:21:24 19-03-2016
  • mrfantastico 19 Mar 2016 09:28:40 134 posts
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    I'd never have thought the headliner I'd most want to see at Glastonbury would be Coldplay..

    I think they've shat their pants after everyone complaining about Kanye.

    How about something like Foals, Skrillex (is he still big now?) and Beiber?

    Edited by mrfantastico at 09:31:02 19-03-2016
  • drhickman1983 19 Mar 2016 09:35:08 5,906 posts
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    I'd take Coldplay, Muse and Adele over Foals, Skrillex and Beiber.

    Going fo relatively obscure bands might be good but that'd bring complaints too.
  • M83J01P97 19 Mar 2016 09:45:37 7,606 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    I actually like Muse but they're not the most original headline act.

    Though I'm really struggling to think of a band who "deserve" to headline. The headline acts don't really matter at Glastonbury, there's loads of other shit going on.
    Radiohead would have been a good choice seeing as they are actually doing the festival circuit this year. I suspect Thom isn't a huge fan of the festivals increasingly close connections to various big labels and cooperate advertisers though.
  • Zeffi 19 Mar 2016 09:47:52 1,006 posts
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    Only plan on watching Muse, as not a fan of Adele and Coldplay but they're some of the biggest acts in the world so I wouldn't call it shit.

    They've also accepted a low appearance fee, as Glastonbury don't pay the same as other festivals.
  • Zeffi 19 Mar 2016 09:49:23 1,006 posts
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    Radiohead would have been a good choice seeing as they are actually doing the festival circuit this year. I suspect Thom isn't a huge fan of the festivals increasingly close connections to various big labels and cooperate advertisers though.
    Isn't he there (Glasto) in some form pretty much every year? Possible they'll be on the Other stage.
  • drhickman1983 19 Mar 2016 09:51:27 5,906 posts
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    Radiohead would be decent, but even then it's hardly a super inspired choice.

    But yeah, I don't think the headline acts are all that critical. Or that surprising. They're there to get the masses in, which in turn funds the more cliquey and obscure stages and tents.
  • mrfantastico 19 Mar 2016 09:51:29 134 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    I'd take Coldplay, Muse and Adele over Foals, Skrillex and Beiber.

    Going fo relatively obscure bands might be good but that'd bring complaints too.
    Foals have been selling out arenas, so they might be a bit obscure but good for the Friday, Skrillex, I was just thinking of some dance or hip-hop act to headline that hasn't done so recently, and Beiber, well, what better way to close the show? :-P
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  • M83J01P97 19 Mar 2016 09:52:42 7,606 posts
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    Zeffi wrote:
    Radiohead would have been a good choice seeing as they are actually doing the festival circuit this year. I suspect Thom isn't a huge fan of the festivals increasingly close connections to various big labels and cooperate advertisers though.
    Isn't he there (Glasto) in some form pretty much every year? Possible they'll be on the Other stage.
    No. He did a surprise solo set a few years ago which was the final year Micheal had been involved in the booking process. Since daughter has taken over even the smaller stages have arguably taken something of a down turn.
  • Syrette 19 Mar 2016 10:17:01 50,224 posts
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    Why do people like Coldplay?
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 10:32:03
    While I have a soft spot for some of Coldplay's stuff (so sue me), it is easily digestible music for the masses.

    The people whose favourite bands these are are not really into music. They're like the exclusive Fifa/COD players who call themselves gamers.

    As for headliners more appropiate: I'm actually struggling to think of any other massive bands/acts that haven't already done it ad nauseum. That could be my age though.

    I'm never likely to go to Glastonbury anyway, never really been one for festivals. I prefer gigs.
  • Zeffi 19 Mar 2016 10:38:34 1,006 posts
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    No. He did a surprise solo set a few years ago which was the final year Micheal had been involved in the booking process. Since daughter has taken over even the smaller stages have arguably taken something of a down turn.
    I think he's been DJing at every Glasto for years, unannounced at random bars.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 10:57:00
    Syrette wrote:
    Why do people like Coldplay?
    That's like asking what came before the big bang, we will never know.
  • BeardedGamerUK 19 Mar 2016 11:03:22 2,184 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    It's just Top of the Pops in a field.
    Without the pedo presenters.
  • Stan546 19 Mar 2016 11:24:04 1,115 posts
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    I've bloody seen Coldplay twice at Glastonbury already and Muse once! Pretty big piss take. Especially as last time I Saw Coldplay I watched Elbow and Paulo Nutini beforehand, both are which I thought put on vastly better shows.

    I'd of actually liked to see Elbow again, probably the best band I've seen live in 10 years of Glastonbury.
  • drhickman1983 19 Mar 2016 11:33:20 5,906 posts
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    BeardedGamerUK wrote:
    twelveways wrote:
    It's just Top of the Pops in a field.
    Without the pedo presenters.
    They should get Rolf to play again.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2016 11:51:08
    I'd rather watch The Coldplay than Muse, but that's like choosing between bad and good AIDS
  • FWB 19 Mar 2016 22:12:20 55,909 posts
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    Go to Europe. Cheaper, better bands, better weather, less cunts in the audience. Gave up on UK festivals years ago.

    Seeing Radiohead (with a great line up) at NOS Lisbon. 90 quid, three days.

    Edited by FWB at 22:14:16 19-03-2016
  • Bowzer43 19 Mar 2016 22:25:35 1,891 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Why do people like Coldplay?
    It's just this generations "Depeche Mode".
  • Trafford 19 Mar 2016 23:15:39 8,347 posts
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    Hah, those headliners are fucking laughable.
    You can rest assured there will be a stack of other acts performing that have released good albums recently but the whole shindig nowadays, and volume of people... no thanks.

    I've paid 110 quid for two tickets early bird for Liverpool Psych Fest in September. Will have enough spare change for a swanky hotel in with the bargain.
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