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...I was thinking more along the lines of "oooo, they're in the UK at the right time"...
given the number of bands that have played both over the last few years. Not exactly a guarantee though...
Maybe I'll actually manage to get to this one.
i think they should do one up north
I'm meant to be travelling down for Pulp a few days after this. I think it's decision time...
there is a new album in March, it'd be a live one.
They've really got spectacularly big haven't they.
That Porchester Hall show a few years bag was an even bigger treat in retrospect
But will obviously not be a new studio album in March. Also, won't be forking out £50 to see them in Hyde Park - don't think they work all that well at outdoors festivally kind of things.
that I think would nail that kind of outdoor, summer megagig slot perfectly
but relatively speaking a lot is lost in the general sound quality at these things - some acts get away with it... but I don't think it does them too many favours. The couple of times I've seen them at festivals were certainly weaker than in small venues on the Funeral tour, the smaller arenas for Neon Bible, or even seeing them at The O2 a couple of months back.
That said the atmosphere will be great & if I hadn't seen them on the last tour I'd probably get tickets anyway.
They were brilliant. Obviously.
or rather, I think Glastonbury need them. They must be headlining this year- although they do seem to be doing every festival in Europe so I'm not sure.
at T In The Park on their Neon Bible tour. Came on just as the sun started to set
The crowd belting out the start of Wake Up along with them, as the sun set behind them, is one of my best festival memories.
until the rain set in and blew the electrics. Though that led to my gig moment of 2010, being part of a soaked mob singing wildly to an acoustic Wake Up.
I think they'll be great at Hyde Park, despite being hugely I think that have largely avoided the larger boy KOL style fan that usually mar these big London outdoor gigs.
Wireless is 1st July to 3rd
I'd have said they're big enough to headline without the need for that poxy festival anyway
Not going anyway.
could swing this.
they'll have some big ones.
that wasn't that into their Reading headline slot, everyone I've spoken to about it since had it as their highlight for the year.
They were great but... Not a headliner really. Saw them at Oxegen a few months before and there was no difference in the set. Just a bit meh.
are playing chicago together?
back in your pocket. main support is mumford & sons.
are beirut and the vaccines
see it being full of mumford fans, who then leave. shame
nobody likes Arcade Fire. nobody.
must see where i'm coming from.. a high proportion of mumford fans will be there, no need to be smart
that's, what, 40,000 people?
I don't think they'll have any problems or play to an empty field.
Who could put me off going to this gig as much as Mumford have. I love Beirut but this is going to take some careful judgement.
There is no way in this world that i am EVER going to sit through a Mumford and Sons set for anyone. Not even Arcade Fire.
Lost ticket sale...
That's a terrible support band.
Reading Festival was indeed magical.
Had been looking for one, although it would seem like tickets would have been easy enough to get on Friday, what with everyone being put off by Mumford...
Can't understand it myself - sure they're bland as hell, but they should be easy enough to stand through to watch one of the better bands of the last 10 years play. Doesn't really compare to having to stand through an hour of N-dubz in order to make a friend happy at a local festival :/ but it is amazing how much fun it can be made with a Vuvuzela
Having said that, it is very expensive...
Any chance there will be two stages? There was for Hyde Park Calling in 09 (I presume other years as well). So always the option to sneak off to the second stage.
And I suppose I'll get slammed for this, but can someone explain the massive hatred for M&S? I remember before the album came out and quite a few people with good taste liked them (maybe not here, I don't know I wasn't here, but on other good music forums), now it seems like they're almost universally hated by anyone whose taste I would trust. I can understand being bored by them, but it seems to go further into outright hatred...
seems to do with the fact that they're privately educated or something along those lines. Or maybe the people don't like waistcoats or whatever... A lot of people dislike them for reason's other than their music
Like you said I don't find them the most interesting of bands, but they're certainly not offensively bad and at least they've had a go at writing some songs and playing them, which is more than can be said for some of the stuff that gets praise on the net
I can only assume they were worried that Arcade Fire couldn't sell it out on their own. I'd be very surprised if they had picked the supports, like Blur quite clearly had when I saw them.
seems like it's just a severe error in judgement
SNEAKY, SNEAKY WIN.
nope me neither
It's more like £55 when you figure in booking fees and the compulsory donation to charity.
I've ponied up: but then I actually like M&S so that's three bands I want to see, plus hopefully more to be added...
But yeah, I've coughed up too. I don't care for Mumford at all, but I really love AF. Plus I'm a sucker for these big outdoor mega-gigs - it'll be a decent day and, come June 30th, I'll barely remember/care that it cost me the best part of £60.
when I've just spent a shit ton on a ticket for something.