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Sunday Pyramid Stage: Stevie Wonder, Faithless, Jack Johnson, Ray Davies, Slash, Norah Jones. Christ.
I'm excited. Obviously the lower stages are the ones grabbing my attention.
MGMT, We Are Scientists, Gang Of Four, Ash, LCD Soundsystem, These New Puritans, Holy Fuck, The Hold Steady, Julian Casablancas, Broken Social Scene, The Drums, Grizzly Bear.
was spread more evenly across the other two days. I'm going to miss so many things I want to see...
that's a poor slot for the son of God.
U2 are one of the best live bands I've ever seen.
Purely objectively, I'd see The Flaming Lips over U2. But on "this will never happen again" grounds, I'll be watching U2 at Glastonbury.
The Lips have been pulling the same karaoke moves for the last decade. at least U2 try and mix things up even if the last album was balls
They lose all the bass and all the atmosphere. The loudest thing in the mix is the out-of-breath vocals.
lets see...(before people read the 3 main stages and moan)
The Flaming Lips
Florence and the Machine
Pet Shop Boys
We Are Scientists
The Hold Steady
The Black Keys
Tegan and Sara
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Broken Social Scene
Gang of Four
These New Puritans
Mos Def (with full live band)
Breakestra with Chali 2na
Mariachi El Bronx
Matthew Herbert Big Band
George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic
Jerry Dammers Spatial aka Orchestra
Phenomenal Handclap Band
Toots & the Maytals
The Big Pink
Empire Of The Sun
Archie Bronson Outfit
Way Out West
Danny and The Champs
New Model Army
Only thing it's missing is one big surprise that could make the festival.
that is the best line up I have seen in fucking ages. Assuming I go it'll be clash-city. I reckon OS Mutantes, George Clinton, Ray Davies or Jackson Browne are best bets for pulling out the "moment"
Will be torn between Muse and Pet Shop Boys though
Have seen Muse (twice) before too, so Pet Shop Boys may just swing it. We'll have to wait and see
Steve Mason, Beach House, Peggy Sue, Dirty Projectors etc.
Also very excited at the prospect of Pet Shop Boys.
but rarely even two in a row.. there's a lot of junk folded in there.
but on the whole not as much as last year, which suits me fine as I spent too much time watching bands last year.
Good lineup though with something for pretty much everyone.
I can't help but imagine that that U2 set will be absolutely jawdroppingly spectacular
but i've got that scary feeling that i really should see the spectacle.
A few good bands, and there's still more to be announced, but I was expecting better. It's one of my favourite stages.
Guess I'll have to start Spotifying the bands I don't know.
i want to see Reef and stalk Marina.
Some good stuff, as you'd expect from a list of 300 bands, but there's one HELL of a lotta filler.
I can see about 20 bands or so that I really want to see, but am desperately disappointed by the electronic music on offer. It was the highlight of 1998 but looks very dull this year on paper.
Snoop Dogg though. Rad...
I presume that's to do with electronic music then and not air freshener?
yeah, they normally have a number of warpy and electro type things on there from memory.
I'm upset that leftfield aren't there, and Orbital clashing with Stevie Wonder sucks major arse.
is a leftfield stage though this year, curated by billy bragg. Will be announced a bit later i imagine.
Squarepusher there in 2005(?) was IMMENSE
I'm a happy bunny again now. Carry on...
i was so gutted when he clashed with Bjork in 2007, though she was late, so i caught 20 mins of his set, but still.
Bjork was SO worth it though.
one of the best things i've ever seen EVER
Way Out West
Charles Hazelwood Allstars
Sub Focus Live
ON u Sound/Sherwood
Ans & Allaby
Inverse Gravity Vehicle
from the Guardian website
i've forgotten which is which.
there's just the one glade stage, just past the other stage as you head over towards the Green Fields area
And also I'm sure last year had a fair amount of decent stuff... May be remembering poorly though, the electronic line up is never particularly spectacular either way.
theres never any decent house or techno. thats my main gripe. i wish they would branch out and get a bit more international, its way too uk artist centric. i understand why it perhaps ought to be but still.
and presumably he will sound huge
but the spread is pretty bad. I don't like any of the saturday night headliners whilst on friday i could see u2, flaming lips, the xx (on the best stage), mos def and some pretty sweet djs. still will be good mind.
saturday, by comparison, is poor
The Sunday night headliners are guff. Was really hoping Wonder would be second to Radiohead, the Stones.. - or at least put a decent alternative on the second stage. But Orbital. Again.
Sure, lots of respect for Ash, but not quite the band I want to spend the last night watching. But it may come to that. Eugh.
i thought there'd be more "historical" acts. i'm doing my best not to get too annoyed.
THE BOOTLEG BEATLES ARE PLAYING! :D
crystal castle as well. cool.
ok, so its starting to get better.
really thats all the people i really want to see. everything is just gonna be a bonus.
Literally not one band on the list that I would actively want to see.
Still, I'd rather go when there's no one good on than when there is because I'd end up doing better things no doubt.
Would have just preferred something amazing to close the 40th Glasto on the Pyramid on Sunday. Stevie Wonder is one of those people whose quality in his catalogue has been outdone tenfold by his crimes against music.
I'm not a fan of U2 but I'm looking forward to seeing what will no doubt be an impressive set - they would've been a better choice for Sunday night. Them or Snoop Dogg.
they all lose it.
List ten bands you'd have liked to have seen on the bill. I'm intrigued to know what you'd like to see.
have coheed and cunbria sticking out like a sore thumb already...
i'm glad to see them there though.
it would be much better if they had a metal stage though, it's all they really need to add.
Two TBA on the Saturday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage, round about when England could be playing their second round match (assuming they win their group)..
Might not bother many of you, but this makes me very happy!
The original thread seems to have disappeared..just like all the innocent campers who Praxis Tent sent to their deaths at the Praxis Tent forced labour camps.*
NOBODY DIED IN ANY PRAXIS TENT FORCED LABOUR CAMPS
however, they wrote some great stuff in the 80s, and they might be good live. having said that, so might Flaming Lips, Bootleg Beatles, Groove Armada, Mos Def and The XX
and wanted people to listen to it on 4 hi-fi's at once! outrageous energy consumption there. and the album was muck.
i do agree with you to a point, the thing is Bono seems to preach about Africa a lot but he doesn't seem to give a shit about his carbon footprint that's for sure
say no more.
...I'd fork out the full £1832112231.99 or whatever a ticket costs these days just for Stevie (and to a lesser extent, George Clinton)
Well, rotten luck but thanks for playing.
The first two stages are not really my bad, lots of electro-rubbish, but the WOW and Cubehenge stages have Joy Orbison/ Horsemeat Disco/L-VIS 1990/Breakage/Shortstuff/Hyperdub with Kode9, Ikonika, Terror Danjah & DarkStar/ Hudson Mohawke (Live) /DaM FunK (Live)/Roska/Untold//Wedge/Will Saul(!)/Baobinga/RSD (Live)
Not bad at all really. In fact, I'm genuinely impressed, I'm not going this year, but if the line-up is like that next year (or whenever) I might be tempted.
Odd though that's they're not really any leftfield band-stuff on the bill, even at the level that there is at Leeds/Reading but they're forging ahead with the dance stuff instead.
Hudson Mohawke, Hyperdub, and Four tet all in a row. Yes yes yes!
What a load of old junk. Call the line up special for a 40 year celebration of Glastonbury. Last year was an amazing line up far more fitting for a 40 year bill than the insipid watery offering this year. Where are all the great that they could have had. The Rolling Stones, Santana, Led Zeppelin,whats left of Pink Floyd, the remnants of 'The Who', AC/DC, David Bowie. Where are the traveller bands who were such a part of Glasto history such as Hawkwind and Ozric Tentacles.Whoever is programming the show now is lacking in drive or musical knowledge it seems. I agree that Glastonbury should be progressive and embrace new bands but this year particularly should have been jaw droppingly good, and showcase bands from over the 40 year period. Gorillaz are not big or famous enough to headline, whats that all about. Tynchy Stryder on Pyramid ! What ??? Glastonbury Festival you used to be so much better than this, you might as well just book the Radio 1 playlist and be done with it.!!!
in a month-old thread!
Go on type a load of nonsense bollocks and maybe someone at the festival will listen and take your advice
Then again maybe not
The Rolling Stones - Cost too much and are not touring this year
Santana - I presume you were being sarcastic
Led Zeppelin - Sorry to inform you but they split up a while ago
whats left of Pink Floyd - Are they still performing?
the remnants of The Who - Played a few years ago
AC/DC - Glastonbury don't do those loud noisy heavy metal acts
David Bowie - Stopped performing years ago
Hawkwind - They're not there but Nik Turner is playing everyday I believe
And yeah great first post, I'm sure you can improve with your second one though ;)
2009 looks on paper more like a comprehensive 40 year anniversary line-up. The Other Stage headliners (Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and The Prodigy) are all medium-to-large festival toppers in their own right and the Pyramid had an incredibly diverse and eclectic mix. You had back to backs like Neil Young > The Specials > Lily Allen > Fleet Foxes > N.E.R.D on Friday; Brooce > Kasabian > Crosby, Stills & Nash > Dizzee > Spinal Tap > Eagles of Death Metal > Tinawiren. It was brilliant, yes, and 2010 is weaker by comparison.
But then again Glastonbury isn't all about looking back. This year's line-up, while not perfect, still pulls out some great combos that no other festival could manage and the festival is about contemporary arts.
Hence why I strongly disagree about Gorillaz. To my mind they're an act on the line between second and headliner, but with a month to go they have stepped right up to the bat. Yes, U2 are mammoth and 'U2 at Glastonbury' would have been pretty awesome. But come on: Gorillaz are totally unique and probably the most representative act Glastonbury could have topping the bill! They are a conceptual cartoon band fronted by Damon Albarn, one of the most credible claimants to being a modern musical legend, who have sold over 20 million records to date (2x Muse's sales btw). They encompass pretty much every musical style imaginable, have some killer hits, will bring an absurd cast of guests with them, they have two members of The Clash in their ranks...I mean jeez, they may not be as big as bloated 80s stadium kings, but they are a 21st century melting pot of influences, sounds and musicians from across the globe. I can't think of a more apt replacement headliner if I'm honest.
i am going and tbh haven't really listened to mch Gorillaz. you have inspired me. even though i was planning to check them out anyway. but still. bravo