Music News: Foals critical of UK festival organisers

The Stone Roses led the way for reunions in 2012 with three huge sell-out concerts at Heaton Park and various festival appearances

The Stone Roses led the way for reunions in 2012 with three huge sell-out concerts at Heaton Park and various festival appearances

Foals have criticised UK festival organisers, but insisted that despite claims that they are “bored of seeing some dude from the ’90s headline festivals”, they “love the Stone Roses”.
It was reported by The Daily Star that Yannis Philippakis had commented: “There’s a big problem with old bands who always occupy the top slots at festivals.”
Foals were announced as headliners of Lattitude Festival today, alongside Bloc Party and Kraftwerk, and the band’s leadsinger added: “More heritage names reform every year, which only makes it worse. It really limits bands of our generation.”
“You get people in their late thirties going to festivals, in their dungarees with a couple of kids, wanting to relive their adolescence, pretending they’re baggy again by watching The Stone Roses,” he said.
“They aren’t in touch with what’s going on now. I’m bored of seeing some dude from the ’90s headline, it means nothing to me.”
But Philippakis seemingly backtracked on his comments, tweeting on the Foals official Twitter page: “We love the Stone Roses. Let’s make that clear!”
Foals have recently released their brand new album ‘Holy Fire’ which peaked at number two in the charts last month.
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