Radiohead Will Tour In 2017, Announces Headlining Slots At Glastonbury And Open’er Festivals

first_imgAlternative rock icons Radiohead have hinted at touring in 2017, but the band hadn’t actually revealed any of their  plans. Today, however, the rumors have been confirmed, as the infamous U.K. festival Glastonbury announced that the seminal British band will perform at their festival in 2017. Radiohead will appear on the famous Pyramid Stage on Friday night.Radiohead have become somewhat synonymous with Glastonbury over the years. They have headlined the event twice before in 1997 and 2003, with both sets considered to be all-time classic Glastonbury performances. They also performed a secret set at the festival’s Park Stage in 2011 when road testing the material from their album The King Of Limbs. Thom Yorke has been known to pop up at the festival’s many smaller venues and cafes to perform DJ sets as well. The band clearly feel comfortable at Glastonbury, and it should be a triumphant return after their last performance on the Pyramid Stage fourteen years ago.To mark the announcement, Glastonbury had the Radiohead bear logo painted into the field in front of the Pyramid Stage, which you can see below.Radiohead also announced another festival appearance today, at the Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland. With two tour dates announced for 2017 already, and heavy rumors of an appearance at the 2017 edition of Coachella, Radiohead fans likely have a lot to look forward to in 2017.In honor of this awesome announcement, take a look at full videos of all three previous appearances by Radiohead at Glastonbury. First up, watch their headlining set from 1997, mere days after OK Computer was released. Next up, watch their triumphant return to the Pyramid Stage in 2003. Finally, watch their surprise appearance at the Park Stage in 2011 that heavily leaned on material from The King Of Limbs.Watch Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997, courtesy of YouTube user Austin Brock.Watch Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2003, courtesy of YouTube user Johnny AirbagWatch Radiohead live from the Park Stage at Glastonbury in 2011, courtesy of YouTube user Johnny Airbag.last_img read more

Georgia Hall and Nikki Foster share Hampshire Rose

first_img18 Apr 2012 Georgia Hall and Nikki Foster share Hampshire Rose Curtis Cup reserve Georgia Hall and Lancashire’s Nikki Foster were the joint winners of the Hampshire Rose with 36-hole scores of one-under par. The event was played on a bitterly cold day at North Hants Golf Club and the start was delayed due to early morning frost. But the players defied the conditions with some fine golf. Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) had the low score of the day with her second round of four-under par 69. She was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Nikki Foster (Pleasington) who shot 70 in the afternoon. It was the second year in a row that the trophy has been shared. Georgia, 16, is an England international and a reserve for the Curtis Cup match which will be played at Nairn in June. Nikki, 20, has also represented England and last year qualified for the Women’s British Open. In third place was Abigail Laker (Frilford Heath) who, earlier this month, became the first girl to win the North Hants Junior Open. She pipped Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) who had set the early pace with a morning score of 72, one under par. Leading Scores: Par 73, SSS 73, CSS 75, 75     145 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 76 69, Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 75 70   147 Abigail Laker (Frilford Heath) 73 74, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 72 75 149 Chelsea Masters (Highwoods) 74 75   150 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 78 72, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 77 73, Emma Allen (Meon Valley) 74 76 151 Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 75 76 152 Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) 74 78 153 Danielle Anderson (Rochford Hundred) 76 77 154 Lauren Blease (Burhill) 79 75, Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) 78 76, Kerry Smith  (Waterlooville) 76 78 155 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) 79 76 157 Elizaveta Nikulina (Effingham) 77 80 159 Georgia Gilling (Rochford Hundred) 80 79, Georgina Mundy (Dunwood Manor) 76 83last_img read more

Web-based swap program flourishes worldwide

first_imgMORGANTOWN, W.Va. – When Laura Gernell heard about a place where people gave away perfectly good things to strangers – no money changing hands, no questions asked – she figured it was too good to be true. But husband Ronald had lost his job as a truck driver and she was temporarily unemployed, at home in a rented, unfurnished apartment with her infant son. With nothing to lose, she joined The Freecycle Network, a Web-based community swap program, and asked if anyone had a sofa to spare. “I wasn’t looking to furnish my whole apartment,” says the 32-year-old mom from Marmet, just south of Charleston. “I was just looking for the basics, just something to sit on.” Three people e-mailed with offers, and Gernell used the sofa from that day in 2004 until last summer, when the springs broke. Today she runs West Virginia’s largest Freecycle group, 2,100 members strong and part of a far-flung forum where people can find homes for things they no longer want. “It’s not like a get-rich-quick scheme. You’re not going to get everything you want every time you want it,” Gernell says. “The more offers you post, the better outcomes you’re going to have.” Beal began his experiment with an e-mail to 30 or 40 friends, inspired by his Dumpster-diving adventures on behalf of homeless men trying to get back on their feet. When his nonprofit group’s warehouse was full, he realized he needed a new way to unload. His network grew to 800 members almost overnight, after a newspaper story started spreading the word. “From the get-go, it absolutely snowballed, and we’re basically doubling in size every year,” Beal says. About 30,000 people join weekly, with the single largest group in London, some 40,000-strong. Though Freecycle caught on first in progressive cities like Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Madison, Wis., Beal says Chicago, St. Louis and New York followed quickly. Then word of mouth took over, with people in the cities telling people in small towns. “It’s very much a viral sort of growth and randomly beautiful,” he says. It’s also self-policing, patrolled by 10,000 volunteer moderators who ensure that items are being swapped legally, and that all are G-rated. Playboy collections and porn tapes are a no-no. “West Virginia was probably one of the slowest states overall for it to really pick up,” Beal says, citing lack of Internet access as a likely reason. Earlier this year, the Public Service Commission estimated that less than 35 percent of West Virginia households had broadband service. A June survey by the Communications Workers of America measured the state’s median download speed at 1.12 megabits, one of the slowest rates in the country. However, West Virginia has more than two dozen Freecycle groups, with thousands of members offering a service Gernell says many people need. “Even at Salvation Army and Goodwill, you still have to pay for things,” she says. “With the cost of living the way it is and gas prices the way they are, the prices there are still way more than some people can afford.” Heather Edwards, a moderator of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County group in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, finds great deals for her four children, who range from 9 months to 15 years old. “I got a humongous plastic playhouse for the kids,” she says. “It costs about $400 new.” Edwards, 35, often drives to Hagerstown, Md., to gather her Freecycle finds. “They have everything from Sunday coupons to refrigerators,” she says. “Yesterday it was a whole dining suite – a table and six chairs.” She urges novices to post more offers than requests, to avoid being greedy and to use common sense in arranging pickups to ensure personal safety. Andi Bassett, a Morgantown mom with five children ages 1 to 10, says she’ll soon be donating a batch of baby clothes. “The most appealing thing to me is finding someone who wants my `junk,’ that it’s useful to them and they are thankful for my unwanted stuff,” she wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “And the same is true of other people’s ‘junk’ that is useful to me: I am thankful for it. Freecycle just puts people together.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“It just has completely floored me, the generosity of people,” says Gernell. “Especially in West Virginia because West Virginia is considered one of the poorest states in the nation. But people are very generous. It’s amazing.” Freecycle is a global recycling phenomenon. Since it started in Arizona in May 2003, it has grown to more than 4 million members in more than 4,100 cities, from Istanbul to Inwood. It boasts of keeping more than 300 million tons of trash out of landfills every day and has inspired imitators. There are, says founder and executive director Deron Beal, as many heartwarming stories as there are groups: the American Indian tribe that collected used prom dresses for girls in need; the Hurricane Katrina evacuee who furnished a new home; the 98-year-old man who collects and assembles bicycle parts, then gives what he’s built to children; and the woman in Austin, Texas, who collected items for an orphanage in Haiti, then got FedEx to deliver the shipping container for free. “It’s just all sorts of countless acts of random kindness,” says Beal, 40, of Tucson, Ariz. “Whatever they want to make out of it, they really can.” Call them corny. Call them clich . But Freecycle is built on principles that work: One person can make a difference. Giving is better than receiving. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Commit an act of kindness and it will be returned. last_img