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Seems like it according to their twitter
tomorrow before Lunch
I reckon the headliners will be three out of beck, super furry animals, the national, john grant, band of horses and animal collective
i also think mercury rev, bob mould and father john misty will play.
But think that's wildly optimistic
dunno. They got Sufjan and sigur, beck is smaller than those two arguably at the moment...
Though I hold out hope for The National and JG specifically. I also wouldn't be surprised if Wolf Parade made it...they'd suit a headliner slot perfectly.
It was my first time last year, really cracking little festival.
Just a few acts maybe, with at least one headliner to whet the appetite.
I had it in my head that Tame Impala were announced later last year...but a quick google search for the posters confirms that's not true.
think eotr are looking at bigger main stage headliners than wolf parade at the mo. at least brixton academy size i think
so seem nailed on for EoTR.
have normally announed 2-3 headliners at this stage. i reckon at least 20 acts overall
Chemical Brothers and LCD Soundsysten could headline (LCD look likely to play electric picnic the same weekend)
Pixies / PJ Harvey / Father John Misty
they are poo live
animal collective, joanne newsome, Goat, Bat for Lashes, The oh shees, Devendra, Jeffrey Lewis, Steve MAson, loads of others
Nothing I'm fussed about there.
Oh ffs, I hope the second announcement is better.
and cat power
not bothered about Joanna or Animal Collective. Super happy with Bat For Lashes, Field Music and Steve Mason, oh and M. Ward!
4 of my favourite current artists there, so - yeah.
Oh and Thee Oh Sees!
where do i start with him then>
give it a miss this year. bit of a uninspired line up imo
fingers crossed for a big 'alt' rock band
consistently the worst live act in existence
There was about 12 people left in the crowd by the end of it. In their defence, they've been cited to say that was their worst show ever, but different shades of shit really.
Shame as they were pretty good when they used to play instruments and ting.
But I've heard horror stories so often that I think I got lucky.
I was really looking forward to it and left after half an hour. I'd love to see them when they are brilliant, the two shows at their ATP weren't fabulous either.
Thought they were pretty great actually.
Make it better than Green Man
But I guess I don't have to go to a festival at all this year now..
While it was okay, I found the whole experience to be rather cold and unfriendly despite the overall 'niceness' of everything. Felt like a Christian rock festival - not that I've had that particular experience. Would have needed to be exceptional headliners to bring me back. Pretty poor announcement I'd say.
Lots of people seem annoyed that the line-up isn't full of acts they liked in 2007, which is a shame as there's a lot of really good up-and-coming bands on there.
But I guess I shouldn't be?
Looks great to me (though I am biased myself...having already got tickets).
I loved last year, but couldn't help but feel a boat load of money had been splashed on the headliners which left the middle tier a bit floundering. Feels like there's a good bit of balance for a first announcement.
Equally this could be because I missed seeing Joanna Newsom last year and I've been listening to MONEY non-stop for the past few days ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Most excited about so far:
Worth remembering that, by this time last year, the likes of Low, My Morning Jacket, Laura Marling, Metz, Mac Demarco, Sam Amidon, etc. hadn't been announced yet.
this line-up is really good, you people are weird
Would much rather be going to this....
I think this line up is better than last year's... Maybe because I don't have Abner for sufjan
There's lots of criticism for Joanna Newsom's last performance, primarily the fact that no other music was played alongside it. Hopefully they won't repeat that this time...I think she's fantastic but she is divisive and you need an alternative for others.
Ots not fair for the punters who don't want to see her
So I doubt it'll happen this time
That is all
Down the bill even the headliners aren't for everyone.
Not as strong as last year though. Ok with not having got tickets for this
http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/15/150921e.shtml it appears stewart lee self confirmed last year, and yup it is on his tour schedule
including Broken Social Scene
so I'm going, for the first time since 2010 :D
Nice array of smaller bands too, feels a bit more adventurous in its choices than last year which I like.
Also happy with Local Natives, Jenny Hval, Whitney, Anna Meredith and King Gizzard
Who are Teenage Fanclub?
Probably not the last announcement...if the third reveal is anywhere near as good as last year's (Low, Metz, Laura Marling, Mac DeMarco) then this will be brilliant. So far it looks very, very good.
this is one of those things on the internet I'm not sure if I should take seriously or not.
And not meant as a dig either. Don't think I've ever heard a song by them but they crop up quite frequently.
This is most definitely a reflection of my sketchy knowledge...and not a comment on their popularity.
I guess they haven't released a record in six years (!) now anyway.
Basically: really great power pop band. Bandwagonesque and Grand Prix are two of the most perfect, summery, gorgeous albums I've ever heard.
Saw Dawn Landes a few days ago supporting Sufjan. Really really good folk - she's got a great voice. Recommended.
to a TFC London warm up
Including a band they've apparently been trying to get for years. So far the most convincing guesses on fb have been The Decemberists and Pet Shop Boys.
Hoping personally for maybe Woods, Shearwater or Okkervil River.
lift to experience
Pretty disappointed. I like the Shins but I'm not usually up for a headliner that early. Think they've panicked over the general muted reaction to their headliners. BFL ffs
Cat Power vs. AnCo on Friday night...a competition to see who can live up to their "terrible live" tag most accurately? Think I'll plump for the former.
That Joanna Newsom / Thee Oh Sees / Teenage Fanclub clash is a killer, that's my three main draws of the entire lineup all, assumedly, on at the same time. The article says TF are on "after Joanna Newsom" but there's no way their sets won't overlap at least a bit, and you can only fit a fraction of the festival capacity in the tent so not sure how that's gonna work. Don't usually complain about scheduling as obviously everything is subjective and other people might like other bands more who might otherwise be clashing etc. etc. but unless all three of these acts, I'd say three of the biggest pullers on the lineup, could only play the Sunday (which admittedly would have made things harder), I think they could have got around this a lot better. This may actually be the difference between me committing to buying a ticket or not, and I can't be the only one in this boat (even though I know they aren't exactly like for like clashes). Bit of a personal downer this.
That none of Newsom, Thee Oh Sees or Teenage Fanclub will clash at all and that we'd be able to see complete sets from all three. Which is great news as I was looking at that clash with sadness too.
Do agree that the Big Top will potentially be RAMMED for the Fannies though and we'll potentially have a load of people moaning about nothing being on at the same time as Joanna again.
Really? Then this might be one the best run of bands I've had the pleasure of seeing then, but if nothing clashes with joanna that really sucks for people that don't like her
Even though I want to see her it's a big Fuck got to a large portion of your customers
I'm skeptical over the logistics of having three headliners playing at different times. It will also create an almighty crush in the Big Top and a lot of moaners at Joanna.
Think I'll just position myself front-left of the woods stage so I can stay oblivious.
TFC in the Big Top sounds ridiculous. Really surprised they're not on the Garden at the least.
I could handle no-one playing at the same time as Newsom if they were honest about it, e.g. she insists on it so it's the only way to get her, or look, if we put anyone else on at the same time it would ruin her set. But they did that whole thing about it being such a special opportunity for everyone to gather and listen to JM together, when she's obviously such a marmite artist that many of us don't care for.
[I am now capable of moaning about EoTR from the other side of the world, apparently...]
Just because those three don't clash, doesn't mean there won't be other stuff on. I mean, Joanna might clash with Scritti Politti and/or Sunflower Bean.
There is a possible advantage that the Fannies won't be as much of a draw to the younger generation at the festival, so it may not be as bad as feared. But yeah, logistically it looks strange, but as a fully fledged EOTR apologist, I have every faith in it being peachy!
because last time Joanna Newsom played no other acts were allowed to play at the same time.
And EOTR got a lot of stick (rightly) for it, hence the reason I'd be inclined to think that they wouldn't repeat the mistake. I believe that she's playing these Divers shows with a band, so complete silence from the rest of the festival probably won't be as warranted.
I don't know. This is all hopeful speculation.
That's a fair assumption to make...
Who's going from here this year?
Adam Buxton will be there, doing his podcast and his Bowie bug thing. Looking forward to that.
as well as talk about the artist, I saw his Fatboy Slim one and it were rather good. It's always pretty darn funny, even if it does boil down to 'speak youtube comments in funny voice' whenever he reads an argument it's always gold.
Slightly underwhelmed with the line up but sure it will be great. Looking forward to Local Natives, Anna Meredith and Eleanor Friedberger
Especially as they've made it so you can see Thee Oh Sees, Joanna Newsom and Teenage Fanclub sets back to back and in full
I guess it just feels slightly anticlimactic after last year's belting line up.
I'd assumed there'd be at least one clash but that's turned out to be one of the best closing nights of a festival that you could hope for (especially as War on Drugs bored me to tears last year).
this worked out quite badly for me last time...
How can tequila on demand in the middle of a busy crowd after eating a bunch of melted cheese possibly go wrong
Completely sold on it as my fav UK festival. Really excited for Joanna, Chris Cohen, Amber Arcades and Broken Social Scene (and Bat for Lashes doomed wedding reception)
Particularly on Saturday when there isn't a band I am fussed about. I mean, I'll watch Sam Beam any day you like, M Ward and Steve Mason too, but, you know, wouldn't matter if I didn't.
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Ornate folky loveliness.
Bas Jan - Experimental, noisy pop
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts - My mate says they're great live
Local Natives - Superlative band
Goat - Swedish psych-rock
Bat for Lashes
Cannot recommend them enough
Everything currently being called "psych", or bands with a gimmick, eg masks.
However, will definitely go and see Goat, as if the weather/mood is right could be good.
But their energy and stage presence puts them above your typical psych band with kooky clothing.
The Big Moon
They've all got music on Spotify.
I've seen all of them and would recommend them all
The Big Moon
Don't usually go on the Thursday - will there be enough people there for their big stage set?
But I think there will be plenty of people there
Will all the food and drink places be open on the Thursday?
previous years, most of them were. This year, more may be because of the bigger Shins set
Only one I can really see is Martha/Cat's Eye's, but that's pretty minor tbh. So glad Broken Social Scene don't overlap with anyone.
Any guesses for the Saturday Big Top surprise show? Apparently organised by Line of Best Fit.
I was guessing it'd be The Horrors (as Faris will be knocking around for Cat's Eyes) or maybe Sexwitch (Although would have to be a swift changeover from headline slot to Big Top).
Just noticed the Divine Comedy are playing London the night before too...
as Natasha is doing a wedding theme disco after her headline set.
Cats Eyes are on the bill and The Horrors are due to play Brighton on the Sunday so it's likely the whole band will be around.
But it appears to be based purely on guesses so I'm not sure. Seem too big for a last-minute big top headliner also. I like TLOBF though so I'm intrigued.
I'll watch Joanne Newsom but I fell it's a mistake having no other bands on at that time.
so unlikely they would stick around another week
i'm also going to this.
King gizzard followed by thee oh sees to finish Sunday should be just splendid. Just the one bad clash for me with Anna Meredith and Omar souleyman at the same time. Guess it'll need to be Meredith given I've never seen her live.
Looks like a good line up, certainty better than last weeks green man for me.
was explicitly not shutting the whole festival down for her show this time? That's such a drag.
Basically Sunday is by far the best cluster of acts, for me, but chances of me watching all of JN, then hanging around for TFC (who I would've loved on the Garden Stage at any time at all) tweeing the fuck out of the tent rather than going to my mums for a sleep, seem really really thin.
gonna be such a highlight of my trip home to the UK. Hardly any clashes for me, and the stuff I'm most looking forward to is spread pretty evenly across the three days.
Grandaddy would be awesome for one of the surprise sets obviously. Any thoughts on who else might pop up? Kinda got my hopes up that Modern Baseball might be one of them cos they're over at the moment but some basic Google work reveals they're in Ireland for the duration of EOTR sadly
they were bands already on the bill playing extra sets - but sometimes looser / weirder ones. The Low Anthem did one as their glam alter-egos, and I saw Woodpigeon and his band played a set of drunken 90s pop covers..
...are 'an amazing addition to the line up', so it sounds like it is someone who isn't already playing.
Super Furry Animals are in Ireland on the Friday and Festival No.6 on the Sunday, so a lot of people are suggesting it could be them.
Have convinced myself it is a fact.
Had no idea it was pretty close. Might grab a weekend ticket and bin work off next weekend, that line-up looks mint.
I went to my first last year and it quickly became my favorite festival. It's so well organized, the site is beautiful and well laid out, and it's bring your own booze through out the site *thumbs up*
Also if you want to witness the gold standard of festival toilets you need to go here, I know it's a weird thing to mention, but they're so good and well maintained that everyone seems to obsessively talk about them after they leave the site. Also the Garden Stage is about as pretty, atmospheric and best sounding outdoor stage you're ever going to get
were the cheap tobacco shops an anomaly last year or the norm? I was perplexed paying below street prices for cigarettes last year (£8 for 20/2 packs for £15 with free lighter) or the standard? I dont quite understand how that was a thing last year.
Apparently the live knightmare show is there, this sounds amazing?
The light rain on Friday and Sunday didn't bother me at all...but Saturday was a total washout :(
but probably the least of the six i've been to, mostly because of the rain.
good: joanna, ezra furman (esp. the thursday night set), shins, GOAT, stealing sheep, sam beam and jessica hoop. the general population still seems pretty nice, and no one in our camping area made noise late at night or early in the morning, which as a bad sleeper can make or break a festival for me.
bad: rain, me assuming it would be sunny and not bringing rain gear, less bands i was interested in that most years.
general grievance i've had the last couple of years: the festival's got twice as big, but the comedy area is tiny (queue for stewart lee was absurd, turned up 20 minutes early and obviously weren't going to get anywhere near) and the cinema sucks. the cinema used to be a big tent in the middle of everything, with a bunch of folding chairs you'd wander into in between things, see a bit of a documentary about iraq or a weird japanese horror movie while you drank your cider, then wander off again. it was great and i loved it. now there's like 30 seats in a little closed off area and it feels like a library where everyone is required to sit in utter reverent silence. other activities like crafts and croquet had long queues where i don't think they used to.
finally, a request: a band played in the big top on saturday afternoon (i think), they were like a heavyish all female power pop band, and the singer was wearing one of those EOTR postal worker outfits. i liked them but i didn't catch their name.
The lead singer also works as one of the postal workers, hence the outfit.
And I still absolutely adored the festival despite the rain... which if we're honest didn't really cripple the festival in any way as the worst I seemed to see was a puddle near the toilets, though I'm sure it'd have sucked if you didn't have waterproofs (but £2 for a poncho and you're set)
Knightmare Live Festival Expansion Pack -> This was absolutely magical and brilliantly funny. A bunch of comedians play a game of Knightmare with few members of the audience and was done with all the heart that you'd hope. WHERE AM I? YOU'RE IN A ROOM!
Thee Oh Sees are a band I seem to miss at every festival I ever attended but boy howdy am I glad I finally caught them. A relentlessly heavy set with a crowd that was very much into it and the sound was bone shatteringly great and despite that still remarkably clear. #
On that note, the sound across the board seemed better than last year with no single show that I saw having bad sound or anything resembling bad sound the whole weekend across all stages.
Savages. Saw them in Brighton at Drill festival a few years back and thought they were dull. Though free from the shackles of playing exclusively new material to a crowd they hit their stride a lot better and the bands stage presences shun through.
Broken Social Scene - Again this wasn't one that I expected to like as much as I did but that was about a good a show I could've ever hoped for. They powered through material, the band seemed taken back by the crowds excellent attentive behaviour and sheer mass that they seemed to put extra effort in. Never sagged and dragged which they have a habit of doing sometimes.
Hard Skin - 2.45pm with nothing else really grabbing my fancy I walked into the tipi tent only to find what appeared to be a very British and very oy! punk band. Basically the opposite of what you'd expect at any indie/art rock festival, yet alone End Of The Road, and it was fantastic. With the bassist making the soundcheck one of the best stand up routines I've ever seen the bands constant bashing of hipsters, grilled cheese costing as much as there merch and Animal Collective was done so convincingly it would be easy to forget that they're actually fans of a lot of the musicians on the bill collaborating with the likes of Joanna Newsome on their last album. Brilliantly funny set with some solid oy! Punk choons they were refreshingly different from the rest of the bill.
U.S. Girls - Very fun to watch, liked the concept and the performance, and thought the tunes were good.
Flamingods - Again another band I went in with low expectations but found myself dancing through out their set.
Ezra Furman - Some early technical blunders aside this show was a ball of energy and the final 10 minutes were pure bliss. Especially the transition to his cover of (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher which was the party moment of the year.
Enjoyed everything I saw. Thought Witney aired on the side of average but other than that I'd rate everything I saw as at least 'good - very good' these were just the ones that I remember best.
Also once again it seemed like an incredibly friendly festival, I lost my phone the first night but someone found it by the Woods Stage and contacted my friend to let me know that it was in lost property! FANTASTIC HUMANS GO TO THIS FESTIVAL and there didn't seem to be a 'Stag Party' type crowd like last year so a lot of the sets were pretty much accompanied with a pin drop silent crowd.
End Of The Road remains my favourite festival, Primevera may have the line up, but it lacks the friendly respectful atmosphere that EOTR has in spades. It's just a completely stress free experience not marred with long toilet queues, bad sound and has some wonderful surroundings.
By all accounts he sounded like a total asshole.
What a prat
On Saturday I saw him mooching around the woods stage. He threw a can at a random stranger then lobbed his phone into the distance.
Part of the group yelling during phosphresents set
Refusing to play music, instead insisting on his poem.
Challenging a girl to an arm wrestle, winning, and saying he won because he's a man and she's a girl.
Gesturing to a girl in a threatening manner for being called out on his behaviour
Being taken off stage by management and security.
Throwing cans at people and being generally unpleasant to punters.
Try and failing to get high 5s from the crowd after his set was cut off.
I understand you can get carried away during a festival, though I don't see it happen at this one ( I thought I was being rowdy for along what came first the chicken or the egg in the men's loos) but that's just the behaviour of a prat. No matter how many uppers and shots you've had.
But it wouldn't surprise me if he had a drinking problem. That doesn't excuse his behaviour, but it makes it seems pretty sad in the context.
They were decent for their actual big top show, at least
though that has been primarily from families. In hindsight I did think there were a few more idiots (I noticed a few bits of vandalism) but it wasn't enough to affect anything. I just hope it doesn't deteriorate in the following years.
Sad you didn't enjoy Whitney l, I though they were spellbinding. Agree with your other comments aside from era furnace who I don't get at all.
Good chance I'll go next year...but this time I'll wait to see who's playing before buying tickets. Personally I thought the headliners (except AnCo) were great but I can see how they had less draw than 2015, the woods crowds seemed a bit sparse. Personally I hope at least one if the following are there next year:
Neutral Milk Hotel
I'm thinking Wilco as well (what with the listening party this year).
Jebus. Did you write for the music press between 01-07?
I arrived at 4pm on sunday, fairly optimum way of enjoying a festival, saw jenny hval, thurston moore, devandra, and got right to the front for joanna newsom, checked out a few acts I hands heard before. spent the time in-between walking around and enjoying the setting, had some nice food, then got home by 2am. think I would have found the whole weekend a bit much.
Helped a lot by meeting up with a bunch of friends I don't get to see much.
Any reservations I had about the line up were wrong as the programming worked out nearly perfectly for me. Lots of highlights but The Shins, Ezra Furman's covers set, Local Natives, Shura, Teenage Fanclub, Whitney and Broken Social Scene were all incredible.
Loved the silent disco on Friday night and BFL's wedding disco was fantastic. Great crowd too, very friendly and less wankers than last year.
Weather was generally pretty mild at night which was good and we drove straight out of the car park at about 10:30am this morning.
Only negatives were the torrential rain on Saturday and the wet weather generally which meant there was less mooching around discovering stuff than usual, the white Andyloos got full a few times which was really grim (although the loos on our campsite were very clean all weekend) and Beavertown literally couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
One of those weekends that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling. EOTR is the best festival going, hope to make it to my 8th one next year.
M Ward, Field Music and Weaves too!
Ezra Furman, Broken Social Scene, Joanna Newsom and Jeffrey Lewis stood head and shoulders over everything else, but I also enjoyed Cat Power, Imarhan, Anna Meredith, Whitney, WEAVES, GOAT Dr Dog and Martha. Shame about the shit weather though.
Heard talk Bon Iver's pretty much signed on for 2017...
was really good to be back.
Only downside was the weather really. It was just grim, I think if there'd been one decent dry day it would have made a big difference. And my tent leaked on the last night and drowned my phone in a puddle in the corner of the tent.
But on the plus side, so much great music! Highlights:
Broken Social Scene - wonderful, exuberant, poignant set. First time I'd seen them in 10 years. I think everyone, including the band, was just so happy they were there. Could have been headliners easily. Only downside was the sound was a bit muddy (for the only time in the festival really).
Martha - probably the best band in the UK right now for me. Don't think I'll ever get bored of seeing them live, it's just a warm, inclusive shout-along pop-punk disco every time.
Pinegrove - bloody hell I love Pinegrove. The songs from the album translated so well live, the harmonies and vocals were great and the band sounded huge. Would ideally like the singer to be my boyfriend.
Phosphorescent - fitting that they played to the only clear skies of the entire festival at sunset. Muchacho-heavy set which was fine by me. Every song felt like a closer. Just about managed to hold it together during Song For Zula.
Dilly Dally - raucous and fun and intense. Genuinely come closer to the hedonistic weird surf-rock squall of peak-era Pixies than anyone I've heard, without sounding like a homage too much. Her voice is a force of nature.
Also good - Joanna Newsom (marred slightly by the rain, the fact I could barely keep my eyes open and haven't listened to Divers yet, but she was still good), Bill Ryder-Jones, The Shins (solid hits set), the half-hour of Local Natives I saw. Bat For Lashes was surprisingly enjoyable too, I've never really given her a chance before.
Musical negatives - I still don't get Animal Collective. Devendra Banhart is dire as fuck. And then just all the stuff I would have liked to have seen but didn't (Frankie Cosmos, Shura, US Girls...)
I quite liked devandra, never really listened to him, but of all the acts I checked out that I hadn't listened to he was the best. So many bands just do this bland 4/4 clean basic guitar chord thing, its quite annoying and seems at its worst in the festival context, so when I went to see him (to get a good position for newsom) I found the vague exoticness and vibe he created quite refreshing. didn't like his voice though, sounded like the strokes
I did Green Man and EOTR again this year. Both very well ran, hands-off & easy-going security, good food, good beer (until it runs out on Sunday for both of them), crap weather. But EOTR beats Green Man for the music. My highlights:
Thee Oh Sees were tremendous, will be right up there in my shows of the year. The double drum attack was nice and meaty, and great set-list. The Garden Stage was the perfect space for them - not too crowded and the sounds was great. Phosphorescent were the other big winners for me, just lovely stuff.
Blind Shake made an unholy racket. And I'd second the mention of Dilly Dally above. Not the sort of this I'd generally listen to - sounding very 1992 - but her voice is indeed a force of nature and they have some tremendous tunes. I also enjoyed Anna Meredith, although the sound wasn't great in the Big Top I was really hoping she'd be banging live, but it was just a bit muddy.
Found EOTR generally much less crowded and easier to get around than Green Man. (I'm assuming they are a similar size, but guess I could be wrong). King Gizzard got one of the biggest crowds I saw of the weekend in the big top (really surprised how popular they are) and that would be one of the only musical downers of the weekend for me - I was miles away and couldn't really get into them.
I did both Green Man and EOTR too, I enjoyed Green Man but much prefer EOTR. The site is a lot easier to get around and it's a much shorter walk to the campsite. Although I did think that Green Man was slicker and better organised on the whole (the loos were a lot grimmer though and lots more queuing) and I like the main stage and 2nd stage screens at GM.
I thought they were roughly the same size but when I got to Green Man I was really surprised how big it was. I heard EOTR is approx. 12,000 and Green Man is approx. 25,000. Don't know how right that is though.
I found people to be really friendly at both but think EOTR has the edge as a festival for music lovers, there were less festival types there and the crowd is generally very respectful of the bands, less crowd chat and selfie taking (I don't have a massive beef with either of these things in moderation tbh, this is just an observation). The woods and Garden Stage also add a lot to EOTR. There was a bit of a snide aside about hot tubs in Simon's intro notes in the programme, wondered if this was a dig at GM specifically.
Wow, never would have guessed GM and EOTR were into 5 figures. I had thought maybe 5k and 7k, but maybe I've just got those numbers in my head from when I first started going a decade ago.
Think EOTR was about 5K when until they created the Woods stage bit. I believe they increased GM capacity this year.
Aside from a possible Bon Iver?
Maybe The National, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Wilco, Father John Misty, Christine and the Queens
reckon Hot chip, Wilco and Bon Iver
Brilliant weekend, had a blast as usual, and have earlybirded for next year.
The Shins - hits!
Teleman - perfect support for Shins.
Animal Collective (so many people have told me they are rubbish and I loved them so much. Presume that isn't the usual standard of show as thought it was a belter)
Savages - Such a great show. Let's not talk about their terrible lyrics though.
Thee Oh Sees - band of the weekend
Thurston - Yep, still playing versions of Kool Thing over and over, but he sounded really great.
Teenage Fanclub - gone was the twee acoustic songs, and back to a mainly fuzzy set. Really enjoyed.
Ezra - Thought I'd hate him, really liked him
M Ward - Really put his back into a big reverby set.
Pinegrove - Great, although for all the credible reasons they are getting talked about, I actually like them because they sound like Death Cab For Cutie.
(there was other musical highs but I can't think of them)
The Beavertown bar was generally great, mainly because Gamma Ray is so bloody delicious.
The fact the site seemed to be pretty resilient to the rain. Wasn't really chopped up at all.
Everyone is nice except; the earth mother who thought I had jumped the curry queue, and the pissed youngster who thought I was trying to start a fight with him when actually I was stopping him falling on me. Go to V Fest next year please.
Brix Smith talk
Not a lot, but they had removed the absolutely excellent wine options from last year.
The comedy stage remains a mystery to me as haven't ever been able to actually go. That said, I have also given up trying, so maybe I am wrong, but when I looked at the line up, and realised I wasn't going to bother, it did cross my mind that maybe that could do with being bigger.
I don't find the J.Newsome shut down thing *that* annoying, but wish it was for a couple of hours one afternoon, rather than last thing, on the last night meaning if you aren't fussed, you have a major flatspot.
But that is it. Looking forward to Pavement there next year.
(I've made that up)
was a slightly egotistical way of saying she didn't want any other music to bleed into hers. But, having watched her up close, I was amazed by how complex her harp playing was, especially in a rhythmical sense. So I can see how any outside noise would make it very hard to play. She also seemed very sweet and humble, which wouldn't sit alongside the "princess joanna" persona.
Firstly, I get the impression they're quite proud of having one of the only line ups that appears equal across both sexes. Hence, I now expect at least one female headliner. PJ Harvey is rumoured and would be amazing, but other options would be St. Vincent, Beach House or Bjork?
Bon Iver seems likely; will likely headline a UK festival next year and has spoken positively about eotr before.
Wilco or The Shins perhaps, given they're appearances this year?
The Decemberists are a long-runnibg rumour...sadly nit as a big a draw as they used to be though.
Built to Spill (plus covers set in the tipi)
Ryan Adams (it's surely been long enough now?)
Slot that lot in amongst the whimsy and good times abound.
Brand New (too heavy?)
Mew (probably very unlikely)
St Vincent (again, quite unlikely)
PJ Harvey would be great
Beach House again, great
American Football (I know it might be Arc"men with beards"tangent again but...fuck that'd be sweet)