Leeds/Reading Festival Lineup

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Marty Moose, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. riffraff

    riffraff Striker

    14 for me.
    I’ve Kendrick Lamar and belly cds and was supposed to go to see Dream Wife a few months back. My marra who went reckoned I’m older than the entire band ffs!
  2. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    Nice to see Kings Of Leon and The Courteeners in the heavy metal slots. Rock on.
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  3. mad cyril

    mad cyril Midfield

    The line ups terrible but it’s harsh to compare it to lineups they had 15 years ago.

    The festival business has evolved hugely in the last decade. There’s now something like 500 in this country taking ticket sales of over 1 billion quid.
    The pool of bands to chose from decreases with the growing amount of festivals so whereas Reading / Leeds May have once been battling with say a dozen festivals, they’re now competing with hundreds.
    I’ve never been but if their festival is good in terms of service, safety, logistics etc then that’s normally enough now to keep the punters happy.
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  4. Kubicki26

    Kubicki26 Central Defender

    Went to Leeds 2 years ago . Fall out boy were ckass
  5. Rickety Cricket

    Rickety Cricket Full Back

    I beat you with 9.
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  6. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    2000 I was there, oasis, pulp, phonics.
  7. evh78

    evh78 Midfield

    Apart from Belly, that is absolute horse shit
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  8. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Lil pump ffs!
  9. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Kendrick Lamar one of the biggest names in rap right now

    He’s the main act surely
  10. I usually put a bus on for one of the days, but don’t think I’ll be bothering this year.
    If only KOL guaranteed to play their first two albums.
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  11. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Iirc they never used to play sex on fire or would save it til very last as they got fed up with people turning up just for that then pissing off
  12. Not true mate. I bet they’ve played it every gig since they went massive.
    Me and the wife often check their setlists, and they always pander to their new fans. Lucky if they play 5/6 songs from the first two out of 20+.
  13. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Half true

    They were moaning about it and considered dropping it but kept it ;)

    You have just reminded me what a great tune Red Morning Light is. Not sure what year that was on the FIFA soundtrack but that was the first KOL song I ever heard

    Kings Of Leon reveal they considered dropping their biggest song from live show - NME
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  14. Safc88

    Safc88 Winger

    Their first album was tremendous. Red morning light, califonia waiting and spiral staircase me favourite tunes off it.
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  15. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    18, but I couldn’t name a song by most of those.

    The demographic used to be around 16-40 when I started going. I last went 3 years ago and it was nowhere near as bad as that.
    They had in their wisdom gotten rid of brown (quiet) camping though, with the result that there was nowhere to camp by Thursday afternoon. I feared it was in terminal decline by then.
    I can’t decide if their numbers are dropping cos the bands are shit, or if they can’t attract bands cos the numbers are dropping.

    How can you be called Reptilia and like all that nonsense?
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  16. Reptilia

    Reptilia Winger

    People are allowed to like more than one genre of music mate, and to call the above nonsense is daft to be honest.
  17. Pop

    Pop Striker

    They have 7 albums so 3 songs per album is about right.

    Pretty sure they opened with sex on fire at Leeds a few years back and made some comment that some people could leave now.
  18. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Just being facetious there mate. I used to think I’d be going to Leeds forever but times change. It was always the rockiest festival after download, but I guess the demand is no longer there.
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  19. TheRey

    TheRey Full Back

    FOB, Panic!, 'Teeners and Skepta are class, all the rest are fucking toilet.

    Think I'll give Reading a miss this year.

    That is a hideous fall from grace. :eek:
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  20. lurker

    lurker Striker

    I’ve been to free festivals with better line ups

    One big weekend for example

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