Glastonbury 2016 Page 2

  • Armoured_Bear 19 Mar 2016 23:51:09 25,805 posts
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    Wow, it's seriously mainstream these days...
  • drhickman1983 20 Mar 2016 08:23:21 5,722 posts
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    It's been seriously mainstream for years, for the last decade or so the choices have been either mainstream acts, well known old rockers, and a couple of rappers.

    Mumford and Sons were a headline act one year and they make Coldplay seem exciting.
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Mar 2016 08:59:57 24,158 posts
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    So reading back a couple of pages and EGers are not happy! with that in mind, you are allowed 3 Headliners from the world of Rock and a roller/pop.
    Not obscure bands that while undoubtedly cool will make one come across as pretentious, this is EG after all ;) but bands more than 2 people would have heard of.

    On that (purely for fun and I'm bored) bombshell, I will kick off:

    Soundgarden
    Specials
    Tom Petty
  • nickthegun 20 Mar 2016 09:06:06 76,737 posts
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    Back in my day, the radio one roadshow used to be free...
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Mar 2016 09:08:08 24,158 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Back in my day, the radio one roadshow used to be free...
    it would seem you did have more than a 50/50 % chance of getting "nonced-up" though :(
  • Deleted user 20 March 2016 09:09:53
    From the classic huge names touring 2016:

    Iggy Pop
    Pixies
    Van Halen (guilty pleasure)
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Mar 2016 09:10:51 24,158 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    From the classic huge names touring 2016:

    Iggy Pop
    Pixies
    Van Halen (guilty pleasure)
    I can see VH
    Is it classic and full line up
  • Deleted user 20 March 2016 09:13:28
    It's Eddie's fat son on bass but otherwise classic
  • retro74 20 Mar 2016 09:14:37 2,681 posts
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    I don't like Coldplay but I can see why they are popular. They are middle of the road enough to suit a wide variety of people

    I change the station when they are on the car radio because they make my skin crawl a little
  • nickthegun 20 Mar 2016 09:16:12 76,737 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Back in my day, the radio one roadshow used to be free...
    it would seem you did have more than a 50/50 % chance of getting "nonced-up" though :(
    Anythings better than sitting through Adele and Coldplay.
  • drhickman1983 20 Mar 2016 09:17:04 5,722 posts
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    To be fair, the Pixies would be better headliners than any of the actual headliners. Not sure about Iggy. He's a legend but he's been in old rock muppet territory for years, a bit like the Rolling Stones; I can't watch them without feeling a bit embarrassed.

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Judas Priest (Yeah, I know what I said about old rock muppets)
    Faith No More

    Most of the acts I listen to are either too small or cliquey for a headline or at least partly dead.

    I was considering Tom Waits but he's bloody expensive and rarely tours.
  • Deleted user 20 March 2016 09:18:12
    Yeah but Iggy is a fucking legend regardless of the amount of hawking shitty car insurance he does
  • retro74 20 Mar 2016 09:21:05 2,681 posts
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    I saw the Pixies at T in the Park when they first came back, they were excellent too

    Weren't even the headline act so it was a decent line up
  • drhickman1983 20 Mar 2016 09:25:01 5,722 posts
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    Could just get the corpses of Bowie, Lemmy, and Keith Emerson on stage, animated Weekend at Bernie's style.
  • Stan546 20 Mar 2016 09:36:30 1,094 posts
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    If pick:
    Elbow
    Dizzee Rascal
    James Blunt

    Three really good live performers. Doesn't matter how good your music is if your shit performing live. All three of those put on really entertaining shows at old Glastonburys.
  • BeardedGamerUK 20 Mar 2016 10:33:43 2,184 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:


    I was considering Tom Waits but he's bloody expensive and rarely tours.
    Chain smoke and sing through a megaphone and you could sound just like him!
  • HarryPalmer 20 Mar 2016 10:36:11 5,725 posts
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    Bowzer43 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Why do people like Coldplay?
    It's just this generations "Depeche Mode".
    Harsh on Depeche Mode.
  • HarryPalmer 20 Mar 2016 10:36:53 5,725 posts
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    Stan546 wrote:
    If pick:
    Elbow
    Dizzee Rascal
    James Blunt

    Three really good live performers. Doesn't matter how good your music is if your shit performing live. All three of those put on really entertaining shows at old Glastonburys.
    Is that a joke?

    Edited by HarryPalmer at 10:37:09 20-03-2016
  • Deleted user 20 March 2016 10:49:03
    Even James Blunt doesn't like James Blunt.
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Mar 2016 10:49:39 24,158 posts
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    JiveHound wrote:
    Even James Blunt doesn't like James Blunt.
    I think you misspelt Cunt ;)
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Mar 2016 10:57:52 25,805 posts
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    HarryPalmer wrote:
    Bowzer43 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Why do people like Coldplay?
    It's just this generations "Depeche Mode".
    Harsh on Depeche Mode.
    Very harsh on DM when they were good (till Alan Wilder left).
  • Stan546 20 Mar 2016 11:36:33 1,094 posts
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    James Blunt put on a far better live show then Coldplay last did!

    As I said, when it comes to live shows I often find it's not really about the music, you can see a live band who you've never heard of before an they'll absolutely smash it, then you go see a band you love and it can be a complete bore. Good musicians aren't always good live, you want good performers to entertain.

    Edit: I may also have been extremely assisted in my happiness levels when I saw James Blunt live at Glastonbury a couple of years ago, that may be why it was so amazing.

    Edited by Stan546 at 11:37:32 20-03-2016
  • Deleted user 20 March 2016 11:45:14
    Was he giving you a hand job at the time?
  • M83J01P97 20 Mar 2016 12:24:52 7,585 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    HarryPalmer wrote:
    Bowzer43 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Why do people like Coldplay?
    It's just this generations "Depeche Mode".
    Harsh on Depeche Mode.
    Very harsh on DM when they were good (till Alan Wilder left).
    Yeah the more recent 'stadium rockers' DM are very bland, but back in the early 90's they were an exceptional band to see live. I imagine the excessive heroin addiction had a lot to do with that mind... but still.

    Why must all our favourite musicians get clean and ruin their creativity.So selfish of them...

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 12:25:17 20-03-2016
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 11:06:24


    Actually not that bad, outside the headliners
  • twelveways 29 Mar 2016 11:08:44 7,131 posts
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    More than 100 stages?

    I would actually give half a bollock to see Beck live.

    Edited by twelveways at 11:09:39 29-03-2016
  • PierrePressure 29 Mar 2016 11:15:30 936 posts
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    A few there that I'd like to see (PJ Harvey, M83, Santigold, The Last Shadow Puppets, New Order, ZZ Top and Savages), none of the headliners appeal though.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 11:17:02
    Yeah, I'd like to see ELO, Beck, LCD, Sigur Ros, Underworld, PJ Harvey, Roisin Murphy, St Etienne, New Order...all the sad old bastard music
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 11:30:20 22,600 posts
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    Every year there's moans at the headliners, every year the actual lineup isn't that bad.

    Grimes is amazing, supposed to put in a great show as well. Wouldn't mind seeing Skepta, dunno much outside of the Dev collaborations though. Theres plenty there id like to see, plus all the extras that aren't on the list.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 11:31:12
    Erm... LCD Soundsystem?...

    There's plenty there that I'd want to see too. Kind of regretting not getting a ticket, but I'm a boring old fucker now anyways so will make do with the highlights on iPlayer.

    /edit
    Guess I'd totally missed the news that LCD Soundsystem had reformed!

    Edited by dfunked at 11:32:44 29-03-2016
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