Ok, before i start, this isnt so much a music debate thread, as they always end up in Radiohead v Muse v Indie v rap v turd "debate" (argument).... though no doubt it'll end up so within 48 hours (probably caused by me)
The question on my mind is thus. Its coming upto the festival season in the UK, and i was wondering if anyones planning to go to any (either day ticket or weekend), and if so what do they think of the line-up? Also, is it the music that makes the weekend great, or the messing about with friends.
Personally i'm off to the Leeds Festival at the end of August, will be my 4th time there. Basically its a religion in our group that the Leeds Festival is sacred, and all shall attend.The main headliners are Pearl Jam, Muse and Franz Ferdinand. Personally i'm not that excited by them (considering in the past i've got to watch Metallica, Blur, Green Day, Iron Maiden, Pixies, Foo Fighters....), but theres a fair few 'lesser' bands that catch my eye.
Firstly theres the Arctic Monkeys. Not everyones cup of tea, but i personally enjoy them. Also catching my eye so far are the Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream, Audioslave, Cribs and the Raconteurs (Jack Whites new band, sound damn good!)
With alot more of the line-up to be announced (most of the NME-Radio 1 stage hasnt been announced, which is where the niche indie bands will be, and the Lock Up stage, which is 2 days this year, and contains all your punk/emo/heavy bands), reckon its gonna be a really good year for the festival.
Next year i'm really tempted by Glastonbury, purely to say i've been.