Found 7th Apr 2008
What shambles this year is. 30k tickets still unsold. i really do believe its because of jay-z headlining and not an actual decent band and not down to the "new way" they're selling the tickets. what's everyone's thoughts on this?

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He's pulled out anyway, so I heard.

Original Poster

yea there's rumours of it (i pray he does)

yeah, i agree - don't see someone like Jay-Z as a "festival" artist, it's similar to when 50 Cent played at Reading in 2004 and he got bottles thrown at him....deservedly in my opinion - harsh i know, but i hate that type of music

Plus this year there is a record number of outdoor events/music gigs

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Jay who? lol

Original Poster

he's a rapper from the states who used to be with beyonce. all he ever does is: uh, yeah, uhuh, yea, in the house, yea, yea, jay-z. and he doesnt even sing those mumbles!? i was really proud of them throwing those bottles at 50cent, granted he's done a couple of tunes i can bop along too (jeeez i sound old) but most of it is just rubbish. when you think of glastonbury or reading/leeds festivals, you think of bands. people who play the instruments they use to make the songs they created. maybe im just not down with the kids anymore.

markhodges1975;1849799

Jay who? lol



jay zed :thumbsup:

Ace Hayward;1849823

he's a rapper from the states who used to be with beyonce. all he ever … he's a rapper from the states who used to be with beyonce. all he ever does is: uh, yeah, uhuh, yea, in the house, yea, yea, jay-z. and he doesnt even sing those mumbles!? i was really proud of them throwing those bottles at 50cent, granted he's done a couple of tunes i can bop along too (jeeez i sound old) but most of it is just rubbish. when you think of glastonbury or reading/leeds festivals, you think of bands. people who play the instruments they use to make the songs they created. maybe im just not down with the kids anymore.



Married her last week, me thinks.

kyalion.... whats ur avatar?!

The full line up is never announced until around May time anyway!

Ace Hayward;1849823

he's a rapper from the states who used to be with beyonce. all he ever … he's a rapper from the states who used to be with beyonce. all he ever does is: uh, yeah, uhuh, yea, in the house, yea, yea, jay-z. and he doesnt even sing those mumbles!? i was really proud of them throwing those bottles at 50cent, granted he's done a couple of tunes i can bop along too (jeeez i sound old) but most of it is just rubbish. when you think of glastonbury or reading/leeds festivals, you think of bands. people who play the instruments they use to make the songs they created. maybe im just not down with the kids anymore.



i couldn't agree with that anymore - and i am 18, so must be all people, and ob are still "down with the kids"

surfer90;1849697

yeah, i agree - don't see someone like Jay-Z as a "festival" artist, it's … yeah, i agree - don't see someone like Jay-Z as a "festival" artist, it's similar to when 50 Cent played at Reading in 2004 and he got bottles thrown at him....deservedly in my opinion - harsh i know, but i hate that type of music



I dont understand how you can say 'deservedly'. So what if you don't like the music, its not his fault he's there performing. Blame the person who's booked him.

People who threw bottles at him are cowards imo. You wouldn't throw a bottle at some random person in the street, so why is it ok to throw a bottle at someone on a stage. Why were these people not throwing bottles at the person who booked him?

faiza1;1849859

kyalion.... whats ur avatar?!



A photo of Gollom, but Chav'd by his Chav'd Vauxhall Nova.

I don't really think people book for the person who is headlining. In my day (LOL) you didn't know who was going to be playing until a few weeks before hand. Scary how different it has become in the last 15 years. When i first started going you could only get tickets from the ticket office in glastonbury. Must take the children next year although as I haven't been for about 8 years it worries me how commercialised it will have become. I hated the fact that in more recent years when you could charge your mobile and they had cash machines!
Do I sound really old???!!!

I can't really see how selling 100,000 tickets in a day is a shambles, what other festival can do this?

It'll still sell out, just not as quick as usual. A lot of people have been put off by the mud and rain of the last 2 festivals.

I'll be there again this summer anyway, there are a lot more acts to see when jay z is on. Most of which have not been announced yet so how can you say there is no decent bands on?

souljacker;1850494

I can't really see how selling 100,000 tickets in a day is a shambles, … I can't really see how selling 100,000 tickets in a day is a shambles, what other festival can do this?It'll still sell out, just not as quick as usual. A lot of people have been put off by the mud and rain of the last 2 festivals.I'll be there again this summer anyway, there are a lot more acts to see when jay z is on. Most of which have not been announced yet so how can you say there is no decent bands on?



leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be released.

kk_cheung;1850516

leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be … leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be released.



no they didn't they have a presale every year straight after the festival so there is no where near that amount when they go on general sale

Plus the fact you are talking about the total of two festivals

kyalion u have to have one of the best avatars EVER!

Jay Z aint that bad, I would suppose most of you haven't heard the Linkin Park collaboration with Jay Z tis very good. Glastonbury isn't just about indie music its about all sorts of music, a festival of music, I've seen Rolf Harris, Tony Bennet, and random obscure bands and musical groups, of all types and genres. If you don't like Jay Z fair enough but its only one act of many, I love all music BTW.

kk_cheung;1850516

leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be … leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be released.



T in the park sells out within a few hours

Original Poster

im a fond lover of music that is music. not a guy mumbling over the same constant beat. and i believe the collaboration he did with linkin park ruined the original version of numb.

Im going to pass on this years festivel. Gonna do GateCrasher Summer Sound System + Global Gathering instead. Their alot cheaper and its so much less hassle.

Ace Hayward;1851779

im a fond lover of music that is music. not a guy mumbling over the same … im a fond lover of music that is music. not a guy mumbling over the same constant beat. and i believe the collaboration he did with linkin park ruined the original version of numb.



one act does not make glastonbury, there's loads to do and see, would you seriously consider not going because you don't like one act?:?

Toybhoy;1850963

T in the park sells out within a few hours



Dont think T's as big though.
Murder getting tickets for it still, lucky i got mine straight away this year :thumbsup:

Original Poster

im not goin cos it'll be cheaper to go to a festival abroad. and yea i dont like jay-z

kk_cheung;1850516

leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be … leeds and reading festival sold 200,000 in 24hours with more still to be released.



They done well to sell that many then because leeds and reading only have a capacity of around 70,000 each

faiza1;1850791

kyalion u have to have one of the best avatars EVER!



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