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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    No Coldplay.

    http://m.pitchfork.com/news/62264-coldplay-announce-us-tour/
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    I was hoping for Radiohead, but without much confidence. Maybe they'll take care of me with a Singapore or Hong Kong date.

    Sucks about Fergie, though.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    It sure didn't.



    Let's see. Major headliners who are a) likely touring this year, b) new to Fuji and c) not too top-40ish (i.e. no Bruno Mars and the like) could include:

    - Guns 'N' Roses...
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    M83 has just announced tour plans, and there's a three-week gap in the schedule starting from mid-July. They put on one of the best shows I've seen at Fuji (Red Marquee '09, I believe), so I'd love...
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    They definitely seem like more of a Summer Sonic act, don't they....
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    GNR and LCD Soundsystem confirmed for Coachella. I don't see Fuji meeting GNR's big-city stadium ambitions, but a return by James Murphy and co. could be on the cards....
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    Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Next summer's extravaganza happens July 22-24, a week earlier than usual.

    There's a load of exciting new music coming out this year. So, no excuses, Smash. Another Gallagher and I boycott.
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    Amazing -- after years of getting deluged, that was the second dry Fuji in the last four years.

    Did you guys see this writeup in Billboard?

    "The strong lineup was reflected in attendance. The...
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    It's crossed my mind. :)



    The one thing I really missed last year was the place on the corner there, across from the CD tent, where they served pizza and coffee. I especially missed the coffee...
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    That's the great thing about Fuji -- it's about people and place (and food!) as much as the music. There's a reason I've gone eight straight years. Despite the shitshow that is Saturday, I'm getting...
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    I imagine we'll be at the Oasis by 11:30 or noon. Our first gig is likely to be the Vaccines.

    Speaking of the pre-fest on Thu, could you enlighten us about what it says on the timetable (the ones...
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    It's about a 10-minute walk between the Green and White stages, if there's not too much foot traffic. You should be able to catch about half of Royal Blood's set and still make it back to get a...
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    OK, this is my schedule. I've got a huge gap Sat afternoon that has Dragondola written all over it. I'll probably try to catch the Circus of Horrors that night at 12:30am, between Muse (lord help me)...
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    I'll be there (plus three friends), as will Blue Stapler, aliceb, Al & Mel, magseven and WindmillWindmill. Not sure who else is coming. Some of us are Asia/ Australia-based and have been to Fuji...
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    On the minus side, there are fewer acts and less variety. On the plus side, sets are longer.

    It's interesting how Royal Blood is still billed as the White headliner, but they're playing the...
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    Yeah, they said they're getting back to their North American tour, which sandwiches the Japan and Korea dates. So it seems like we're getting Foo'd.



    They've had some successful years recently,...
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    Man, this was worth the two-week wait.
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    I can't think of too many acts less Fuji-ish than Hall & Oates, really. They're maybe even a notch below Rick Astley.

    Faith No More played Tokyo earlier this year. How long do visas last? :)
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