Post by nuevodudezer47 on Feb 19, 2013 23:49:14 GMT -5
Daniel Tosh isn't the only comedian on the initial lineup. Mike Birbiglia is also on the lineup. And we still don't know what capacity Weird Al will be there under.
I think we get one major announcement regarding a tent theme, the cafe acts, the comedian list and maybe an act or two beyond that depending on what the tent theme ends up being.
My guess is the biggest add is Hall & Oates. Oates is already there for the Superjam. Daryl's played the festival before. They're going to be in the middle of a tour. And they're a big name without necessarily being a huge draw to push the initial ticket sales at Roo.
I just want to emphasize that last year had four late additions (Santigold, Rod y Gab, fun., and Danzig) that I think would be considered "top 20" acts. So while it's not good to get your hopes up, especially when the lineup is already off the chain, I think we might be pleasantly surprised by some fairly big adds (hopefully Vampire Weekend).
Really surprised the Roo missed out on MGMT, Vampire Weekend, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I thought they would have at least booked one of those. I wonder if Firefly has some sort contractual rights? Besides those three, i'd love to see Caveman, Foxygen, Youth Lagoon, Andrew Wyatt (lead singer of Miike Snow) or Cut Copy.
Post by atlenergyguy on Feb 20, 2013 10:57:24 GMT -5
I wonder if we could get YYY, VW, or MGMT after Firefly sells out. Based on the size (I think it's a little larger than Sadquatch) I think it would be before the additions usually are added.
It may be a stipulation of their contract(s). Once it sells out it won't matter to FF where else they play.
I was hoping ACe was holding one or two back to headline Forecastle but VW and YYYs are in Europe all that week and MGMT is headlining a fest in Cincinnati less than two hours away and ACe already said there will be no headliner crossover with that fest.
Postal Service Hall and Oates Youth Lagoon The Men Edie Brickell Shad
I asked Shads manager about roo last week and he said that they've never been offered and that people should try and request them by emailing the festival about it
Do you know what email address would be best to reach out to? I did tweet that Shad freestyle to them a couple of months ago and they retweeted it saying how sick it was. At least we got him on someone's radar, even if it's just probably an intern.