I might have to get me a ticket.
Dunno, they haven't really played toghter in the UK yet. David Byrne is definitely big enough to headline by himself.
Anyway, Sigur Ros and Belle probably costs a fair bit of coinage.
I'd understand placing them near the top of the bill but this project hardly has the catalogue or fan base to justify top billing. It'd be like have The Racontuers headlining a festival because it has Jack White in it
get me wrong, it's not my choice. I don't much like the album. However, For a 10 thousand capacity festival, it's a decent headliner. Definitely a risk, but Byrne hasn't played for a few years now, so could be a draw for his fanbase.
10 Collaboration songs
6 St Vincent songs
3 David Byrne songs
3 Talking Heads songs
so not much complaint, really
I booked tickets for this after Belle & Sebastian and Sigur Ros were announced as headliners, and I don't feel this announcement is quite in that league. I like both artists individually and I'm sure I'll still enjoy it but it's not WOW.
On the other hand Jens Lekman is playing so I no longer care much about who else is booked :D
playing Talking Heads songs is in the same league as B&S..?
(no idea if that's what they're only doing)
which will be awesome.
As far as I was aware they'd booked David Byrne & St Vincent as one act - aka the act who made Love This Giant.
That album is not better than Belle & Sebastian's entire back catalogue put together.
If you looked downthread you'd see that I was really pleased to find out that they'll be playing quite a few Talking Heads and St Vincent tracks too.
I didn't look downthread. It'll be good though, obviously it's not going to be 'David Byrne plays Talking Heads' greatest hits', but they're both really great performers, it'll be fun to watch even when the song is a little unfamiliar.
If you think they had Beach House and Grandaddy as headliners last year...
And as you said, they probably broke the bank with the first two headliners
You think that's bad - one of the headliners for Latitude this year is going to be Atoms for Peace.
and are not just restricted to some shitty festival.
Line-up looks really good to me.
Stupid touch screen.
B&S are well past their best and bordering on pub band territory. Sigur Ros are decent but are doing roughly the same thing they've done for a decade. Byrne and St Vincent are at least exciting and, though it sounds weird to say about David Byrne, relevant.
In general though this line-up seems nice rather than compelling so I'm definitely holding off for the time being.
And therefore it will be amazing. I saw David Byrne at the Festival Hall a few years back not being a particularly big fan, and it was one of the best shows I've been to. Pretty sure they're at least a better choice of headliner than charisma-vacuums Beach House last year...
Setlist from Jan. A fair bit of talking heads and St Vincent stuff
Significantly more excited now!
Is playing Talking Heads material. I'm nearly certain of that. Which means a massive dance in the park is on!
It's an old people's festival, not a bedwetting one. Buncha balding paunchey Guardian readers sitting in deckchairs. And their young kids. So admittedly the kids could be the bedwetters, but I don't think that's what you meant ;)
I always have more fun at this festival than any other every single summer. It just works perfectly, no stress, no hassle, just bloody good fun
I agree 100%. I've been 5 times, the last three fests I've booked tickets the morning they went on sale. I was describing myself as much as anyone else in that post :).
this year, my sister and her friend who are 14 are coming, my girlfriend, my mate, his gf and his kid and another female friend. So we range from 1 years old... to 25.
It's a wonderful place. There's no dickheads anywhere, and there are plenty of younger folk about who just love music.
does some of her numbers from her turn as Jessica Hyde in Utopia. In particular, offing a dirty old bastard in a gents toilet.
they do loads of Talking Heads stuf... no reason for ANYBODY to complain.
If you don't like Talking Heads then you are a silly billy.
i was lucky to see them in boston in the autumn and its a load of fun, with talking heads stuff and plenty from strange mercy. backing band includes guys from the dap kings.
two plus hours solid material, no support act. byrne was star of the show, whether he was attacking the theremin on northern lights, or just playing dead on the stage when annie played cheeerleader (i think), or doing idiot dancing.
cannot wait (but i suspect a tour will be wrapped around it).
saw them last October at the Greek Theatre. They were superb. Probably the most fun I had at a show all last year.
They play plenty of David Byrne, Talking Heads and St Vincent material too.
there's less than half of the full line-up announced so far as well so loads to come