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U2 – Who will replace them

27 DAYS TO GO

Well this is my 2nd post regarding u2 and as everyone will already know it’s not good news. It’s certainly not good news for the 100,000 or so who would have been at the Pyramid Stage to see them.

Bono has had to undergo surgery and is not keen on spending 3 hours a night on a stage. If anyone who has played sing-star can affirm 10 minutes of rock and roll can take it out if you, so having to get up and do it every night for a couple of months would be extremely tiring so you would need to be at your fittest.
Obviously over the last week there has been plenty of conjecture on forums who would take there place if they pulled out. Most of it if not all of it purely guesswork.
I can’t imagine Glastonbury getting anyone that will cost them any money at this stage. Their budgets are done and they run a tight ship as it is. All tickets were sold before u2 were announced so they won’t need to go crazy. It will be more than likely someone already playing.
So I will play god or actually Michael Eavis and weave my magic wand.
My favorite scenario is cancel Julian Casablancas and put on the Strokes.
If for some reason this isn’t possible then my 2nd pick would be the Libertines, again part of the band are there and they must be rehearsing as they are playing Reading.

There is a down side on these two they may have signed exclusivity contracts with their respective festivals.

Kylie has ruled herself out on twitter, Coldplay are rumored for next year. Kasabian are around and could play. Beady Eye are Oasis without the guitarist so have some pretty useful songs already.

So like everyone else  I have no idea until they actually announce the band or singer.

Lets hope its soon.

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4 responses

  1. Tim

    Gorillaz

    May 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

    • Thanks Tim, the nature of the blog and time zones dictates that I might be a little out ofthe news loop.
      What does everyone think.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

  2. Ace

    Brilliant. It will be a show using the screens to great effect and the animations will be designed for the masses, therefore it won’t matter where you are situated in the massive crowd, as long as you can hear the music, you will feel as though you are part of the experience. Throws another clash into the mix now though.
    PS loving the blog!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

  3. Also Snoop Dogg and Mos Def have recently guested on their stuff could have heaps of special guests.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

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