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 Post subject: U2
PostPosted: 26 Dec 2016, 16:39 
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We´ve dicussed U2 before, but their new 30-year-anniverasary tour of Joshua Tree makes them a possibility again... Also, they are headlining Bonnaroo early June.


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2016, 18:17 
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Wallu wrote:
We´ve dicussed U2 before, but their new 30-year-anniverasary tour of Joshua Tree makes them a possibility again... Also, they are headlining Bonnaroo early June.


It is slightly more interesting with U2 if they are performing Joshua Tree. That is a very very good album :). With the legends we've seen the previous years I think we can expect Roskilde to go pretty hard for U2.

Have we had a band perform an album in its entirety since Roger Waters and Dark Side Of The Moon in 2006?


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 Post subject: Re: U2
PostPosted: 26 Dec 2016, 21:36 
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Yes we dicussed it before, and the answer is the same. Fuck Bono! Fuck him and his crap music and dobble moral!


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2016, 06:17 
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Please no.. I'd rather have 10 strong subliners than U2 on the top of the poster.


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2016, 15:52 
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I have never seen U2 live... And I tend to keep the tradisjon alive. Didnt some official totally kill the roumor when he stated that they would cost way to much with the production they where touring with or something?


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2016, 02:53 
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Wallu wrote:
We´ve dicussed U2 before, but their new 30-year-anniverasary tour of Joshua Tree makes them a possibility again... Also, they are headlining Bonnaroo early June.

Bonaroo is, until confirmed, just a strong rumour. It's not really U2's style to play festivals outside of the odd Glastonbury gig, but they would indeed be massive headliner potential if the rumours turn out to be true. I'm a bit doubtful, however, how they'd fit into the budget, as they're at least as expensive as Rolling Stones, if not more.

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I have never seen U2 live... And I tend to keep the tradisjon alive. Didnt some official totally kill the roumor when he stated that they would cost way to much with the production they where touring with or something?

That "official" might've been me... even though I'm not a Roskilde Festival official. But I've argued many times that U2 probably would be too expensive, speculating on the price of the show for their 360 Degrees tour. The stages for that tour alone cost about 500.000.000 DKK to build (they had three of them in total, costing £15-20m each) – plus on top of that daily production costs, mammoth logistics and wages for staff and the band itself. The costs were astronomical, but they raked in about about five billion (5.000.000.000) kroner on that tour too, so it was probably money well spent.

In comparison, the operating budget for one entire edition of Roskilde Festival (including camping and all the invisible "under the hood" stuff that takes place outside of Dyrskuepladsen is about 200.000.000 DKK. Simply put: U2 are big enough to dwarf many of the biggest festivals in the world.

This is all just speculation on my behalf though – U2 might be able to do something scaled back to fit a festival, maybe especially if they're going the nostalgic route and playing the Joshua Tree album front to back instead of their usual spectacle. I still think they're out of league with most festivals economically and would probably fit better in a stadium or something like that.


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Don't think we will see them, since Foo Fighters must be a pretty expensive headliner already. I only see Modeselektor/Moderat and Trentemøller as small names so far; the others must be pretty expensive as well


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U2 would be great to have back at Orange Stage, and Bono is a cool dude!
But in the real world their set-up and their fees are probaly way too much for our little festival...


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Bono a cool dude? LOL that where fun


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 Post subject: Re: U2
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Our little festival?

We are talking of about the perhaps second biggest festival in Europe (soon the biggest :-) )

We are actually bigger that Bonnaroo.

That being said, I don't wish for U2 to Come, you guys are already killing me because I hope that Coldplay is one og the last headliners. :lol:


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bongo-anders wrote:
Our little festival?

We are talking of about the perhaps second biggest festival in Europe (soon the biggest :-) )

We are actually bigger that Bonnaroo.

That being said, I don't wish for U2 to Come, you guys are already killing me because I hope that Coldplay is one og the last headliners. :lol:

Roskilde and Bonnaroo are actually very comparable. Usually the ticket sales of Bonnaroo is about the same as that of Roskilde (between 70-90.000 tickets). Last year (2016) though, Bonnaroo's sales were catastrophically bad with only about 45.000 sold tickets: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2 ... /87003736/

Also, Roskilde isn't neither biggest or second biggest in Europe, measured in ticket sales. It's more like, fourth or fifth, as I can think of at least three festivals that are bigger – Glastonbury, Tomorrowland and Sziget.


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Bono a cool dude? LOL that where fun

When I met him and talked to him, yes he was a cool dude. You might think differently, but that will not change my perception of him.


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 Post subject: Re: U2
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bongo-anders wrote:
Our little festival?

We are talking of about the perhaps second biggest festival in Europe (soon the biggest :-) )

We are actually bigger that Bonnaroo.

That being said, I don't wish for U2 to Come, you guys are already killing me because I hope that Coldplay is one og the last headliners. :lol:


Anders, I used the term "our little festival" because even though Roskilde is a big festival, it can still feels rather small and intimate to me, and to have one of the biggest acts in the world, an act that can sell out any stadium anywhere in the world, rumored to play Roskilde can still feel somewhat unreal.


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 Post subject: Re: U2
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Well we have hads Springsteen, Prince and The Rolling Stones recently so that gives a little hint that U2 isn´t imposible.


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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2017, 16:41 
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