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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    I thought about Maggie Rogers on the Red, but then I remembered Asgeir played the White and figured why not. She doesn't drive me wild, but she's got an interesting story, mainly for Pharrell...
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    According to this, Fuji will be QOTSA's first performance in 2017. Sounds like there's actually planning and intent behind this appearance.
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    You don't have to camp, but you certainly can. If you don't want to camp, you should get accommodation soon because all the lodges are bound to fill up quickly.

    There are four main stages and a...
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    The xx and LCD SS both played the White the last time they were at Fuji, so I would be surprised if they weren't Green sub-headliners this time around. If that means that QOTSA are slated to be White...
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    No idea. Billie Joe hasn't been keeping me updated. I guess anything's possible, esp. if they play the Fri or Sat.
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    If we're to read the poster the way it's designed, they still have one headliner to name. And given that they've gone pop and electronica with the first two, I'm thinking the third will be more...
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    If I go, and they back out again, I might have to make it my life's mission to destroy Josh Homme.
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    Oh man. I wasn't ready to swallow a Big Gulp full of disappointment quite so soon. Guess I need to start steadying myself.

    Any clues in the comments? I remember one year when someone who...
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    Wow. Just wow. I'm not sure they could have designed a more repulsive lineup for me if they got paid to do it.

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    Maybe someone left them at the altar?

    Anyway, based on the other mystery poster they put up -- which had a few more letters in it -- that lineup you found could be legit.
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    SS is announcing tomorrow? Yeah, outside of Royal Blood there is NOTHING for me there.
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    Eye of the beholder and all. It's not like I should be designated the world's tastemaker. But I think being a tastemaker is part of a festival's job, and Fuji's been shit at that lately, chasing...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    OK, I'll make a way-too-early prediction for the three headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Green Day, Roger Waters.
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    The last few Fuji lineups have been pretty underwhelming. Too many repeat and retread acts, too much EDM (true everywhere, I know), and not enough rock at Fuji ROCK Festival, especially last year. In...
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    After seeing Bonnaroo's shit lineup, though, I will say this: If Fuji announces U2, that's it -- we're done forever.
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    Absolutely no clue. Guess we have to look at who has new music coming out this year -- LCD, Gorillaz, etc.
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    Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    July 28-30, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The first lineup announcement will probably come in early March, and it won't include any of these acts since they'll be playing in New York the same weekend as...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    -I have to admit, when I first found out that Sigur Ros were one of the Green Stage headliners, I thought: "Really?" But they were worthy headliners.

    Hmm. We stayed for the first 45 minutes and it...
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    I wish I had time for it to sink in. I'm scrambling with last-minute work requests this week that are just killing me. I probably won't be able to start packing till tonight.



    Might catch a bit...
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    It's official -- they've canceled. Fuckitty fuck fuck.

    Looks like it's Leon Bridges time.
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    Fuck -- sounds like the Avalanches might be cancelling?

    https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/the-avalanches-postpone-appearances
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    Looks like they've got that timetable site up and running. Here's my schedule so far -- hope it worked.
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    The final lineup is out, with some strange timetables. There are lots of long gaps for me, and a couple of conflicts as usual.

    On Sat, Wilco gets going at 5:20 and Beck starts at 7:30 to make way...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    If the "... and more" designations can be trusted, it looks like there's just one more band to add to the Green Stage on Sat, the Gypsy Avalon on Sat, and the Pyramid Garden on Fri and Sun.

    So,...
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    I see there's now an Orange Cafe, which must be where the old Orange Court was? The map's not clear. Here's the description:

    ORANGE CAFE is a new area with the new tribute band stage. It will be...
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    A whopping three additional bands announced this time.

    Out of curiosity and boredom, I revisited last year's lineup. (I also enjoy pain.) There were around 31 or 32 bands across the four main...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Tortoise probably the biggest international name among the new announcements: http://fujirock-eng.com/lineup.html#
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    He's playing Splendour in the Grass on the Sunday. The two festivals tend to share a lot of acts.
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    It's been three weeks since the last update -- there's gotta be another one tomorrow, right?

    Still holding out hope for Mark Lanegan to be added on the Friday....
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    I guess you're right. They don't give big font treatment to bands headlining the Red (which is where I thought they might be going), do they....

    If that's the case, I might end up seeing Fleadis...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Looking at the lineup again, it seems to me like there's a White headliner- or Green subheadliner-sized hole on Sunday. As much as I like Battles, could they come close to filling a 15,000-capacity...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Splendour lineup is out:

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/holy-hell-splendour-in-the-grass-2016-lineup-is-epic/
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    To each his own. I was playing Hall & Oates in the car a few weeks back.
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    The new lineup announcement with by-day breakdown is up. Very happy to see Wilco on the card. I like The Album Leaf too, but they might be one of these acts that's better on CD than on stage. Will...
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    They're a novelty act, but at least it will be a spectacle. And then there's Deafheaven....
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    Third lineup announcement is up. Now I'm starting to get depressed.
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    Just had a look at the three headliners' tour pages. Beck's site says July 22 at Fuji, but it also shows the full dates of the fest, so that might not mean anything. Sigur Ros just shows the full...
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    Actually, it occurs to me that unless the White Stage headliners are really strong -- come on, Smash -- I'll probably be at the Green twice, for Sigur Ros and Beck. That usually doesn't happen. It's...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Fuji's one of those rare events that doesn't even need a strong lineup to be a blast. So there is that.
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    In other news, I noticed that a Facebook post I hashtagged to the Fuji Rock page, where I voiced some mild displeasure with their first lineup announcement, got taken down sometime within the last...
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    I would too. But it is a bit of a drop-off in terms of profile. I don't really care about that, except that with all the 20th anniversary stuff they've been trumpeting, it seems like Smash is...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    They sure are.
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    Didn't realize it before, but this lineup is looking frighteningly similar to the one from 1997. I think they're taking this 20th anniversary thing a bit too seriously. But we're not getting RATM,...
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    Right -- so what happened to this "major headliners who have never been to Fuji Rock before" thing, then? Guess that applies only to the White Stage?

    I think competition has to be the main issue....
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    I had no idea they were building that. Of course, I don't know if I'll even be in Singapore come 2022....
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    M83 ain't coming to Fuji. They will be in Tokyo in May, you lucky devils who live in Japan. The closest they're coming to me is Kuala Lumpur.
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    I'm hoping so. Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Con Brio (had never heard of them) and Leon Bridges (him either) all seem tailor-made for the OC.



    Given how Sigur Ros is positioned on the...
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    Sadly, the rumours were true. C-minus.
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    No, Sigur Ros is definitely not a Green headliner. I was thinking they might be talking about Green and White stage headliners together. But then again, Sigur Ros could be a Green sub (or White,...
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    If we're taking what Smash says at face value -- that "there will be major headliners new to the festival" -- then it shouldn't be RHCP or Sigur Ros, right?

    That poster was a tease. I opened it...
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