Loads of folk seem to be blaming Queen for the cancellation, forgetting all the other bands that were booked are equally to blame.
Guess I'll have to do with only going to The Wickerman Festival this year.
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Yeah, doesn't seem accurate blaming Queen - can't imagine there's many who wouldn't come to a festival based on the presence of one act.
Pleased to be going to see Curved Air in the next few weeks....its been a staggering 36 years since I last saw them (they've probably forgotten me by now)
Last week I was very lucky to see Joan Baez at the Plymouth Pavillions in a fantastic 2 hour set....great stuff from a lady who was 71 earlier this year.....
Also hoping to get to WOMAD later in the year...
...."who controls the past,controls the future: who controls the present, controls the past".....
I was listening to someone talking about the Sonisphere cancellation on the radio yesterday, and they made the counter-intuitive point that the absence of Glastonbury this year has harmed other festivals. You'd think that it would be the other way round, that no Glastonbury would mean more acts and cash to go round elsewhere. But apparently it means that lots of the big headline acts don't see it as worth their while coming to the UK this year without a Glastonbury appearance on the way. So acts that would have played three or four festivals across the summer aren't bothering at all.
Anyway, Ren Harvieu at Manchester Ruby Lounge tomorrow night and again later in April. Marina and the Diamonds at Manchester Cathedral in a month or so.
Turner-prize winner Martin Creed and his Band at Modern Art Oxford in May.
Off to see The Dandy Warhols in a couple of weeks, in Manchester and London. I'm on the guest list for both, and have aftershow passes too. Which is cool, but will also feel weird I'm sure, as they are my second favourite band (been a fan since first hearing them in 1997), and now I get to hang out with them. Eeep!
Lady Gaga at the MEN Arena on 11th September, with my girlfriend. £77 per ticket. Ouch. Still, there's plenty of people who are gutted they didn't get one...
Also plan to see ReGenesis in Holmfirth in October... I have strange taste in music, don't I?
And also garbage on at the MEN Arena on 11th September it seems.
My wife and I caught Rich Hall at the Salford Lowry theatre this afternoon at 16:00, and he was in fine form with some great improvised songs based on members of the audience.
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