I really can't see them headlining Fuji on Saturday though, if they're playing Australia the next day. I think you'd be better off hoping that they'll headline the White Stage on Friday. They weren't the main headliner when they played Summer Sonic two years ago, so I wouldn't totally rule it out, though I wouldn't hold my breath either...
Originally Posted by spu001
Plus there were some more written in furigana which i don't know how to read hahahha
They've updated the English site, so you can see all the bands now.
I have no fucking idea what "Gojira Hoshano Hikashu" is, but I'm assuming it's some variant of Hikashu, in which I'm case I'd be up to seeing them (and Gozira = Godzilla, and Hoshano = radiation so I'm sensing there's a theme here). And I was pretty sure Shibusashirazu would be playing this year. They're practically the Fuji Rock house band but hadn't played since 2009, which is a long drought for them. Their live shows are always a joy, but the two names that really made my day are the Field and Yael Naim. Hell yeah.
gweilo - I think Beady Eye are definitely big enough to be the Green Stage sub-headliner. They had an equivalent slot when they played Summer Sonic last year, and given the Manchester connection and the fact that the Gallagher brothers probably grew up listening to the Stone Roses, I think it makes a lot of sense.
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So, its not possible to purchase 1 day tickets if you live outside of Japan, right? Only 3 tickets? I'm in Seoul, and would love to come for Sunday, but not all 3 days. How would you guys suggest I go about this? Also, what kind of transportation is there available going between Tokyo and the festival before and after the festival?
Yeah, I think it's really shitty how they do that. The only thing I can think of is if there's someone you know in Japan, you could ask him/her to get the ticket for you. Otherwise, contact Smash and ask, maybe? You do have a legitimate complaint.
As to getting there from Tokyo, the easiest way is to take the bullet train to Echigo Yuzawa, and there will be free shuttle buses waiting at the station to take you to the festival site. The train ride will be about two hours or so, and about 30 minutes for the bus ride, plus however long you have to wait in line for the bus, which can be really long or really short, depending on what time of the day it is.
Pumpkins are surely too big for the White Stage. It would be great to have them but I don't think it's happening. Bloc Party's playing Splendour and then Hawaii July 30 so they must be a shoe-in but not as a headliner I guess.
Here's a list of who is playing which days at Splendour so might help cancel any potential acts for Fuji
Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup:
Friday 27 July
At The Drive-In – Only Australian show
Explosions In The Sky – Only Australian show
The Afghan Whigs
Gypsy & The Cat
Yacht Club Djs
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Triple J Unearthed
Nice And Ego
Saturday 28 July
Bloc Party – Only Australian show
Dirty Three – Only Australian show
Lana Del Rey
Band Of Skulls
The Beautiful Girls
Bleeding Knees Club
Here We Go Magic
The Cast Of Cheers
Wolf & Cub
Sunday 29 July
The Kooks – Only Australian show
50 Years Of Dylan – Kav Temperley, Kevin Mitchell, Holly Throsby, Patience Hodgson and “an array of surprise Splendour guests”
Blue King Brown
Ball Park Music
Father John Misty
Nina Las Vegas
Ooh, so Jack White is playing Fuji on Sunday, not Friday. So maybe it will be Jack White --> Radiohead at the Green Stage, or ATDI --> Jack White at the White Stage.
We can probably rule out all the Saturday acts for Splendour (goodbye Dirty Three...). Focusing on the acts that are already confirmed for Fuji, it looks like:
Hmm, not as much overlap as I thought there'd be.
seanbear - Yeah, but SP played the Mountain Stage at Summer Sonic, which is the equivalent of Fuji's White Stage. But this is all moot because I agree with you - it's probably not happening. And I'd rule out Bloc Party as well, since they're headlining Splendour on Saturday, and they're also playing a mini-festival of sorts over here in June.
As much as I wanna see Bloc Party I agree they probably won't be there same for Smashing Pumpkins I heard on twitter today that they will be touring Aus after the festival which means they would be ruled out...I guess I was just hoping they might be there for a Billy Corgan Vs. James Iha onstage punch on.
As for bands playing Splendour I hope could make an appearance at Fuji would be Metric, Yuksek, Azealia Banks (I know it ain't gonna happen) and Afghan Wigs.
For today's announcement I am so stoked for Annie Mac, Django Django and Yaem Nail
I think there might be going to be some tears over clashes on Sunday. Jack White or ATDI would against Radiohead would be a tough choice but I could imagine the White Stage at that time is not going to have an sardine style crowd like I have heard Radiohead attracted at Coachella
If it really is ATDI or Jack vs RH I'd imagine White Stage's final act will start well before Radiohead. Radiohead are allegedly bringing their whole show so set-up will run long. First part of Radiohead's set is missable. Watch it on Youtube. Daily Mail onwards is unmissable however. Only problem is Green Stage will be absolutely chocka for Radiohead; coming late you'll struggle to see much.
The bummer for me is Radiohead play Taiwan on the Wednesday but we fly out that morning. I'd have loved to have seen the Taiwan show, bought the t-shirt, and then pressure off for Sunday night.
You make a good point about the sardine conditions. With the right act playing against them at the White Stage or Field of Heaven, I can see myself avoiding the crazily overcrowded Green Stage. It would have to be someone I really, really, really want to see though, and neither Jack White nor ATDI fit that description for me. And I'm also thinking it can't be worse than when Atoms For Peace played in 2010...or can it?
Originally Posted by seanbear
If it really is ATDI or Jack vs RH I'd imagine White Stage's final act will start well before Radiohead.
I'm looking at last year's set times, and on all three days it was the Green Stage headliner starting at 21:30, and the White headliner at 22:20 (I thought Sunday might be different because there's a closer, but apparently not). In 2010 it was Green at 21:30, and White at 22:10, except for Saturday which was kind of a weird day because they had Chris Cunningham playing after Roxy Music.
That kind of sucks because to have RH close the whole festival with a Paranoid Android encore would be awesome. Especially if it's raining "rain down rain down" etc.) Mind you their show should go longer than the White headliner so it could still happen.
If it really is ATDI or Jack vs RH I'd imagine White Stage's final act will start well before Radiohead.
Like Stapler pointed out, it's usually the opposite. But if you chose Radiohead, you'd still have little chance of catching anything except the very end of the White Stage headliner set because it would take you 20-30 mins to get there from the Green Stage (after extricating yourself from the crowd and fighting your way down the trail), and by that time it'd be 11:30.
Jack White or ATDI would against Radiohead would be a tough choice but I could imagine the White Stage at that time is not going to have an sardine style crowd like I have heard Radiohead attracted at Coachella
I'm starting to wonder about this. I don't want to miss Radiohead, but that field is going to be SLAMMED. Would it be worth it to get shoved around for 90 minutes, knee-deep in muck, desperate for a toilet, etc. just to be near the stage? I also don't want to spend an hour jockeying for position at the expense of something else good....
Mind you their show should go longer than the White headliner so it could still happen.
Green headliners usually start at 9:30 and play 90-min sets. They may also do an encore, so let's say they finish at 11:15 or 11:30. The White headliner (usually starting after 10pm) would still be playing until close to midnight. But again, getting there in time would be near-impossible. With a clear path, it's a 10-min walk. Add crowds and you can double that easily.
Uh, anyway, I've seen Radiohead before so the Stone Roses are higher on the list for me. I'm pretty sure I'll end up seeing both though. I actually don't really care who the Saturday headliner is. But I should point out that the Saturday headliner for the past two years were Roxy Music and the Faces. Wouldn't you say that the Kinks are probably bigger than either of those bands...?
Well ... how do YOU go to the bathroom when you're in the middle of 20,000 people? Necessity is the mother and all that....
I make sure that I go to the loo before the set, like my mother always taught me to. I wonder what your mother would think if she knew about your pee-pee shenanigans!
But Roxy Music and Faces notwithstanding, is Ray Davies bigger than John Fogerty?
Or, a more pertinent questions might be, is he bigger than Elvis Costello? I'm not sure, but my guess would be "no." But Costello is also playing Jisan Valley (although, unlike Splendour, Korea is near enough for someone to play Fuji and Jisan or vice versa on consecutive days).
I make sure that I go to the loo before the set, like my mother always taught me to.
Your mom was a rocker? That's cool.
With nine Heinekens in me by the time I'm trying to hold down a spot near the stage, a tactical pee barely lasts me an hour. What can I say -- I've got a bladder the size of a change purse. I remember being HIGHLY uncomfortable about an hour into Massive Attack a couple years ago. The rain didn't help.
So many good memories when I saw the White Stripes...Good to hear Jack is playing old stuff. It is possible to play AUS on Fri and Japan Sat it's only a 7 or 8 hour flight. Just tedious I guess but Jack White touring with two bands would make that easier so I guess it is possible. I think it is more likely he will play white stage on Sunday probably after ATDI
I guess it's possible theoretically, but there's no way I wouldn't demand that Jack White be booked to play Fuji on Sunday if I were his booking agent. I don't know how long it takes to travel from the Splendour site to the nearest international airport with flights to Tokyo, but he'd have to take the Saturday morning flight, sit in a plane for 7 or 8 or 9 or however many hours, land in Tokyo some time in the afternoon, clear customs, travel to Naeba (which will take a couple of hours), and then perform a headlining set. All in the space of a day. I wouldn't want to put up with that if I were a relatively unknown band, much less someone of Jack White's caliber.
I agree that headlining the White Stage on Sunday seems most likely. Never noticed that angle about his name also being White though...
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