Glastonbury 2016 Page 3

  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 11:39:37
    elstoof wrote:
    Every year there's moans at the headliners, every year the actual lineup isn't that bad.
    Indeed, just a shame you have to buy tickets so early and take a punt. I'm sure it's a fairly safe punt, sadly I don't have the 500 odd it'd cost for a weekend there to punt nowadays
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Mar 2016 12:32:53 26,695 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    Every year there's moans at the headliners, every year the actual lineup isn't that bad.
    Indeed, just a shame you have to buy tickets so early and take a punt. I'm sure it's a fairly safe punt, sadly I don't have the 500 odd it'd cost for a weekend there to punt nowadays
    I thought you were big time?
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 12:36:12 23,159 posts
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    It's a shocking amount of cash, can't remember what I paid last time I went. 100 for the ticket maybe? 2005 I think. I've long accepted that festivals just ain't a piece of me any more, kinda sucks to be young and into that shit today.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 12:47:05
    Big time? Hah! I've made about 15,500 before income tax on my 'property empire' this tax year

  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 12:56:03
    How Muse are headlining above LCD Soundsystem, I'll never know.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 12:58:19
    Because more people buy Muse records than LCD Soundsystem
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 12:58:30
    (I do not condone this)
  • minky-kong 29 Mar 2016 13:18:54 14,234 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    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.
    Precisely what I'm doing. Shame the flights over there are extortionate at the moment.
  • jaangus 29 Mar 2016 13:31:36 5,382 posts
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    Is that the one with the pixies ?
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 13:53:04 23,159 posts
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    Lol ok grandad
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 13:53:44
    Chili Peppers were every bit as formulaic as Coldplay, you're being selective with lineups and not rolling with the times, man.

    It's much easier to retrospectively do this. No doubt in the mid 90s you had cunts telling you how shit that lineup was to those in the 70s
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 13:56:17 23,159 posts
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    Just noticed you put Shed 7 in the list of bands worth watching :D
  • M83J01P97 29 Mar 2016 14:00:00 7,606 posts
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    I think the biggest problem with Adele out of them all is that she isn't really a festival artist. Unless she is planning to completely reinvent all her songs to make them upbeat crowd pleasers, which in fairness would actually give her some bonus points in my book for doing so.

    She just feels like a booking made to keep up with the kids. But then again... I was always under the impression that she was aiming more for the middle age, lonely housewife kind of demograph. So I'm not entirely sure how she's meant to fit in with the usual Glastonbury market.
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 14:03:22 23,159 posts
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    Shirley Bassey always goes down a storm at Glasto.
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 14:07:01 23,159 posts
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    Is Adele classed as manufactured pop? I'm not sure an unconventionally attractive Tottenham wide girl vocalist is the usual thing you'd manufacture.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 14:07:38
    Your current defense of Shed Seven really does make you Of A Time I'm afraid fella
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 14:10:18 23,159 posts
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    Shed 7 were so weak. Radiohead weren't much cop in 94/5 either tbh. On that list I'd only really be excited about Buckley, Bjork, Soundgarden and maybe Pavement.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 14:11:51
    elstoof wrote:
    It's a shocking amount of cash, can't remember what I paid last time I went. 100 for the ticket maybe? 2005 I think. I've long accepted that festivals just ain't a piece of me any more, kinda sucks to be young and into that shit today.
    the yoots are all going to primavera and other european festivals. the large uk festivals seem to be mainly catering for old/reformed bands rather than anything contemporary. that said, the 2016 lineup doesn't look totally irrelevant, once you get passed all the usual dad-pleasers.

    stormzy
    savages
    vince staples
    hinds
    skepta
    grimes

    not bad.
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 14:14:43 23,159 posts
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    Yeah I'd pay the entry just to see Grimes, I heart Grimes.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 14:14:58
    I would add Sonic Youth and Neil Young to that list and remove Buckley but otherwise would agree with the cobbler
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2016 14:15:34 23,159 posts
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    ClemFandango wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    Is Adele classed as manufactured pop? I'm not sure an unconventionally attractive Tottenham wide girl vocalist is the usual thing you'd manufacture.
    She went to that brit stage school and has all her songs written for her, she then adds some crap lyrics about some guy that touched her up then realised she was minging and left her. Shes a shit pop artist
    Seems like a really hard sell on paper. I don't know though, all I know is that she's a chick who can sing kinda good and people seem to like that.

    Edited by elstoof at 14:16:14 29-03-2016
  • gamingdave 29 Mar 2016 14:16:44 4,789 posts
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    I have no intention of seeing any of the headliners whatsoever. Some good other acts though and I am sure there will be plenty to keep me occupied away from the main stages.

    It's more about finding the smaller areas and seeing bands you don't know. I'd take a smaller venue over a festival to see a favourite band anyway. I've seen the Pixies several times, and always been relatively up front and close to the band. Not sure I really want to see them from hundreds of meters away.
  • Deleted user 29 March 2016 14:17:04
    Even if you don't like her brand of music, Adele is pretty much peerless in terms of vocals nowadays
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