Monday, March 31, 2008

Reading, Leeds announce headliners

Presumably the motivation of announcing The Killers as headliners for Reading and Leeds shortly before the 7pm switch-on of the ticket sales is to try and dampen demand for them and stop servers from falling over?

It's not that there's anything inherently rotten about the Killers - alright, there is - but as a handy rule of thumb, festivals should steer clear of signing bands that seem to exist purely to headline festivals. The Killers are a bit like chemical toilets - you might put up with them in a field, although paying a hundred quid or so for them might make you feel a bit duped, but they're not really much of an attraction in their own right.

1 comment:

Olive said...

Simon- I've got Brandon Flowers on the phone; he wants to know if you're available to do the sleeve notes for the new album. He says that's the nicest thing anyone's said about the band since Sam's Town camw out.

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