Glastonbury - Great coverage of shite music?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/glastonbury-2013.html

Live streaming of stages and loads of coverage of the many live acts over the weekend, the BBC have gone all out this year and I'll be watching as much as I can.

Looked at the lineup today though and struggled to find much I'm really keen on watching. Most years I wish I was there again but this year - meh. :(

Am I missing something? Who is going to be great?

Also wasn't there some chatter of a new hologram / CGI as per the Tupac show at Coachella?

 

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:shock: How out of date it made me feel looking at the schedule.

In my days festivals only had one stage. :D

Ondatropica, midnight Sunday on the Latino, should be a blast.

Also left largely unswayed by the band line-up, I'd pick Monkey Pilot (Whirl-y-gig - Sunday afternon, Spirit of '71) to pull out a cracking series of 3 sets.

It'll be interesting to see with a digital blitz, how much of the country ends up going to a bit of Glastonbury.

The BBC seems to have awarded it national treasure status.

 

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The line-up looks fantastic to me. Who exactly were you expecting? Elvis is dead, you know... :p

 
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The line-up looks fantastic to me. Who exactly were you expecting? Elvis is dead, you know... :p
They could do one of them 3D dead rock star hologram things.

Hendrix on guitar, Moon on drums, Macca on bass.....

 

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It's a bloody disgrace. Why are they not showing Susan Boyle and when the fuck is Paul Potts on? What kind of talent show is this FFS? :grrr:

 
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I'll be hoping to catch coverage of some of the following (won't be there this year :( ):

Friday: Oysterband, Lucy Rose, Jake Bugg, Sinead O'Connor, Frightened Rabbit, Crystal Castles, Django Django, The Horrors, Seasick Steve, Amanda Palmer, Alt-J, Foals, Portishead, The Vaccines and Arctic Monkeys

Saturday: KT Tunstall, The Proclaimers, Savages, Everything Everything, Haim, Fuck Buttons, The Staves, Noah and the Whale, Alabama Shakes, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Laura Mvula and Elvis Costello

Sunday: Deap Vally, Villagers, Cat Power, I am Kloot, Public Image Limited, Editors, The XX, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Mumford and Sons.

 

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It's a bloody disgrace. Why are they not showing Susan Boyle and when the fuck is Paul Potts on? What kind of talent show is this FFS? :grrr:
Exactly

Still we can rely on Bruce Forsyth for some family entertainment - is he on Saturday or Sunday ??

 

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ExactlyStill we can rely on Bruce Forsyth for some family entertainment - is he on Saturday or Sunday ??
He's on the Avalon Stage in the Sunday afternoon nap slot... :dunno:

 

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I'll be hoping to catch coverage of some of the following (won't be there this year :( ):Friday: Oysterband, Lucy Rose, Jake Bugg, Sinead O'Connor, Frightened Rabbit, Crystal Castles, Django Django, The Horrors, Seasick Steve, Amanda Palmer, Alt-J, Foals, Portishead, The Vaccines and Arctic Monkeys

Saturday: KT Tunstall, The Proclaimers, Savages, Everything Everything, Haim, Fuck Buttons, The Staves, Noah and the Whale, Alabama Shakes, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Laura Mvula and Elvis Costello

Sunday: Deap Vally, Villagers, Cat Power, I am Kloot, Public Image Limited, Editors, The XX, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Mumford and Sons.
No nothing to look forward to there. fucking bbc wasting my fucking money.

:)

 
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I'll be hoping to catch coverage of some of the following (won't be there this year :( ):Friday: Oysterband, Lucy Rose, Jake Bugg, Sinead O'Connor, Frightened Rabbit, Crystal Castles, Django Django, The Horrors, Seasick Steve, Amanda Palmer, Alt-J, Foals, Portishead, The Vaccines and Arctic Monkeys

Saturday: KT Tunstall, The Proclaimers, Savages, Everything Everything, Haim, Fuck Buttons, The Staves, Noah and the Whale, Alabama Shakes, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Laura Mvula and Elvis Costello

Sunday: Deap Vally, Villagers, Cat Power, I am Kloot, Public Image Limited, Editors, The XX, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Mumford and Sons.
I like the cut of your jib, Sir. 'cept I have no idea who Amanda Palmer is.

 

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She was the better-looking half of the Dresden Dolls, now solo (and incidentally Mrs Neil Gaiman.)

 

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I must say, looking at the condensed schedule from Mibby gives me some hope. Some fine choices there.

When I have been at the festival you would spend some time going through the schedule that hangs around your neck in the plastic wallet. Over a few beers and smokes you would decide who you didn't want to miss and try and work out how you are going to cover 2.5 miles in the mud in 15 minutes to get from one stage to another. In the end I only watched half the bands I wanted too but in doing so, found some new stuff I didn't expect I would like.

Watching from home is very different, (unless you set up a tent and drink a whole box of wine on a Sunday morning). I intend to keep an open mind and try and still watch some of the bands I wouldn't normally listen to......within reason.

I do think though that the music scene lacks a bit of vitality at the moment and that the commercialism of Glasto drives some of the musicians away to other festival commitments.

As for Elvis.....who knows eh? If I owned a company that did projections / CGI of musicians I can't think of a better moneyspinner than a virtual King. Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Bob Marley are all distinct possiblilites. If it happens, it will have to be with a headline act though to be dark enough, but not necessariliy main stage.

 

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Watching from home is very different, (unless you set up a tent and drink a whole box of wine on a Sunday morning).
Funnily enough that's exactly what me and the missus were contemplating :D . Drag the speakers out into the garden, set up a tent or two (for the kids mainly) and get a few friends round to drink wine and cider, and ban any flushing of the toilet for the duration. Might have to forgo the weed and amphetamines though, sadly.

 

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Make sure you get someone to throw a bucket of dirty water over once or twice an hour. :^

 
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Funnily enough that's exactly what me and the missus were contemplating :D . Drag the speakers out into the garden, set up a tent or two (for the kids mainly) and get a few friends round to drink wine and cider, and ban any flushing of the toilet for the duration. Might have to forgo the weed and amphetamines though, sadly.
Set up your tents several miles away.

Watch the telly from a good 100 feet distance, get some tall friends to stand in front of you.

Ensure any alcohol is warm, over-priced and stashed at least 2 miles away.

Piss into empty plastic beer bottles.

If you dont like a band, chuck bottles of piss at the telly.

 

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The problem is with BBC festival coverage it generally seems to major on inane BBC DJ's droning on about absolutely f*ck all whilst the music is ignored.

The BBC will bring together the unrivalled musical expertise of some of its biggest names to guide viewers and listeners every step of the way. Glastonbury first-timer Chris Evans and festival veteran Steve Lamacq will be joined by Nick Grimshaw, Gemma Cairney, Lauren Laverne, Dermot O’Leary, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Whiley, Greg James, Craig Charles and others to form a team which will work together across TV, radio, red button and online.
I hope listeners/viewers are left to their own devices this year to choose artists and listen to music they wish to enjoy uninterrupted rather than have some vacuous mouthpiece droning to one of their pretentious colleagues telling them how good the festival is outside of their production studio.

Ho hum, as it happens I'm out of the country on holiday from the 28th so will have to rely on Sky+ this year - at least I can fast forward over Jo Whiley ....

 

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