Foals: 'We're bored of seeing some dude from the '90s headline festivals'

Foals hit back at old bands claiming headline festival slots

Photographer:Tom Spray

Chris Swindells - 20 March 2013

26-year-old Yannis Philippakis, in interview with the Daily Star, said: "There's a big problem with old bands who always occupy the top slots at festivals. More heritage names reform every year, which only makes it worse.

"It really limits bands of our generation. We don't get a fair chance to headline, because the slots are reserved for the same old names.You get people in their late 30s 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.

"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."

The Oxford five-piece were announced yesterday to headline Latitude Festival this July, joined be fellow headliners Kraftwerk, who formed in 1970, and Bloc Party, 2003.

Foals tweeted earlier today a response to the story emerging, confirming their love for The Stone Roses:


Latitude Festival tickets are available now, subject to booking fees and are priced as follows:

Weekend adult tickets - £182.50 and £8 booking fee
Weekend accompanied teen ticket (13-15 years) - £132.50 and £8 booking fee
Weekend child (5-12 years) tickets - £5 and £1.50 booking fee
Adult day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun - £77.50 and £7 booking fee
Child (5-12 years) day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun - £5 and £1.50 booking fee
Campervan Permit - £40.80
Locker - £16

Children aged 0-4 are free with a full paying adult and do not need to be registered. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. There are a limited number of teen tickets available for those aged 13-15 years. Teen ticket holders must be accompanied by and adult over 18 years.

Click here to buy Latitude Festival tickets.

Do you agree? Are the kids really not alright? Have we really become all too obsessed with the golden oldies?


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