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according to advert in new mojo out this week is...
Wild Beasts and Fuck Buttons added as well
but it's actually a great choice.
Perhaps not as 'big' as the other two, but I think they're certainly the right kind of vibe for Green Man.
and in the UK probably bigger than the Flaming Lips.
However, I can see where you might be coming from as they're not as exciting as a headlining prospect - less exclusive than Newsom, less exuberant than the Lips, been around for a while but slipped out of the limelight somewhat) so the draw might be smaller.
Still, good headliner.
Surprised too but I think it gives Greenman a really interesting and balanced trio of headliners. Got my tickets already but that definitely cements my choice- wild beasts and fuck buttons are a big bonus too
Still going though. Fuck Buttons bombed at Green Man in 08. That said I think people were expecting them to be the band that they actually are now so they should go down a storm this time.
were great last time!
Them headlining the second stage will be amazing after everyones had a bit too drink/other stuff.
- I was there, and this was not at all my perception, far from it indeed
- but perhaps I had the advantage as I had seen them before
that it was a really strong turnout for the start of the set, probably due to the buzz around them at the time but just felt like a Chemical Brothers gig where the drum machine was broken, all build up and zero release. Tonnes of people left and I overheard loads of people saying how disappointing they were. Given the turn their music has taken I reckon they probably did it partly due to unfamiliar audiences failing to get their act.
I'm sure if you are a fan then it was a perfectly good set. They strike me as very much a 'press play' live act so I can't see how they could do a 'bad' show unless they had a really bad soundsystem.
also I was hoping for Yeasayer, Midlake, Band of horses and Holy Fuck
there's still loads of room for bands of that size. I can't wait.
according to bods on last.fm. Official announcement from Green Man tomorrow. I'm half expecting a 4AD night in the Far Out. St. Vincent, Efterklang, Deerhunter, Tune-Yards, Aeriel Pink, Serena-Maneesh. But I could just be fantasising.
Girls, These New Puritans, Steve Mason, Egyptian Hiphop, Sleepy Sun, The Wave Pictures, Silver Columns and Erland & the Carnival. Fuck Buttons headline the Far Out tent. Shaping up good, despite no 4AD night (yet.)
But, as you say, it looks crap (thus far).
Are we all thinking of the same band, this is the mongy, mopey landfill indie band from 2005?
I mean I guess some people must like them, but it's still a far cry from Bert Jansch and Will Oldman a few years ago isn't it?
I love the recent Flaming Lips stuff and Joanna Newsom (who I'm seeing at ATP anyway) but apart from Field Music I'm not interested in anything on that lineup. It's such a great weekend I'll be going anyway.
Voice of the Seven Thunders
Bear in Heaven
The Smoke Fairies
It was always going to be pretty tough to top last year but these plus the setting plus all the lovely Green Man folk that usually attend = a very lovely weekend indeed.