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tickets sold! Oh deary me! I feel sorry for them!
How angry would you be?
I've only heard Raging Speedhorn out of the bands that were metioned and they're shit.
raging speedhorn are THE shit :)
is derby near kettering?im so ignorant when it comes to geography
Not only are Raging Speedhorn pants, they are also wankers.
why are they wankers?someone once said they were racist i think.come on examples!
We said no, so they walked off, then called us wankers at a later point. I did point out that the only good thing to come out of Corby was the trouser press...
is not from Corby!
Corby is useless.
They're actually from Corby in Northamptonshire. Half a point to GalacticStar3ruption for saying Kettering, which is kind of near to Corby.
i knew it was something "...by" and i knew it had an R in it.im still ignorant though
IM FROM CORBY
it's a small small world and I have a verrrry small mind
We're a rare breed.
Galactic- where abouts do you live?
And where is the legendary bus-stop?
I thought I was the only one!
It was the bus-stop on the way to Desborough, near the pathway, that goes through that green, nearest the school (you'll know what I mean, I'm sure)
There are people form Northamptonshire on this site after all. Where you all been hiding.
Perhaps I know the girl you were longing after. Happy days.
Perhaps I AM the girl you were longing after. This is quite unlikely.
that got angry when i said no one here's english?
We need to have a Northants DiS Meet! lol
It must feel awful being the organiser and having to pull it though.
What were they thinking by allocating 9,000 tickets for such a poor line up?
Great Escape for example only has 6,500 tickets & isn't ATP around the same?
Lightspeed Champion wasnt playing this one.
But what were the organisers thinking??
mine was playing this.
Seems festivals just arent popular this year.
Or perhaps people should have realised that there was never going to be ANY demand for an event with that kind of line-up.
Rock is dead......
Lots of bands from my area were meant to be playing. Expecting 9000 people to buy a ticket for a festival like that is quite shocking.
I think the problem with this is not merely that all the bands were wack, but that they don't really know what demographic they're aiming for?
I mean, is there anyone who likes both Koopa and Raging Speedhorn?
its like 5 fans per band and then gf's/bf's of organisers, anyone know what tickets where priced at?
for having 'flow models'. Odious.
You book the big names then announce it, then use the money from the initial sales to fund more bands and further promotion, unless you think all events should be run by people who can afford it from the off
At the risk of being labelled a cantankerous old bastard, I guess I just don't particularly like large events or business jargon.
so thats why twentysixfeet never played to more than 30 people. lolzzz
See now there you'd be exceeding your flow models;~)
i feel sorry for them...they had ads all over NME.com etc, which means they must have lost LOTS of money.
there's so many small festival launching this year that seem to think it's pretty easy to pack people into a field. sadly it's not that easy and it can cost a lot of money.
hope no-one's lost a house over it, although rumour has it it's the guy who runs bug jam, which seems to do very well each summer...
... should remember that without people prepared to take the financial risk of putting on gigs involving up and coming bands, there wouldn't be any live music at all apart from going to see established bands.
I dunno, on the one hand all the big sponsored festivals like Glasonbury, Reading/ Leeds, V and so on are slagged off for sporting identical lineups, then OTOH, these guys get sniggered at by cynical idiots for trying to stage something different. Okay, they got it wrong, but at least they tried.
in that its not got any good bands.
to think that they could sell 9000 tickets for this event. The line up consists of smaller, unsigned acts and a few bigger bands, most of which have been and gone. You have to be realistic about these things if you're going to invest so much money into an event of this size. The organisers of Truck obviously have the right idea.
Good. What the UK doesn't need is more crappy festivals.
who were on dragon's den - originally doing a festival in cornwall in 2007 then a bigger one this year? they were bloody useless and annoying, so if it is them:
No, that's this lot: www.beachbreaklive.com
Alas, they still appear to be in business.
gutted. perhaps they will be the next to go...
We are bitterly disappointed that we have failed either to reach or to sufficiently enthuse the general public with our vision for the festival.
This is what happen's when you put on a shed load of bands no one even knows. Look at the line up. I mean come on 9000 people or whatever they said gonna watch these?
It's like me hiring a field and putting on a load of my mates bands.
Not being harsh to the organisers, but £50 for a festival where most of the bands are local/unknown?
...Get Koopa and Raging Speedhorn to headline a fest, then predict 9000 ticket sales?
Koopa's moms must have downloaded all those songs to get them into the charts. No one in their right mind would otherwise.
made me feel so sorry for them, and I usually hate festival organizers (Field Day, 'allo??)
that's quite sad really. sad that the organisers of this were so deluded as to think people would actually buy tickets. christ
but it does seem they were fooled into thinking that a lot of these bands are bigger than they are.
surely alarm bells should have gone off about three months ago at poor ticket sales?? Less than a month to go and only 87 tickets sold out of 9000. Did they think there was going to be a last minute stampede to see such delightful acts as Koopa???
Sure you were told right here!
Yeah, serves them right for having Koopa.
And at least they had the balls to admit that it was pretty much a failure.
But the line-up.... Gosh. It's funny how some of the bandnames kind of look like bands you've heard of. It's as if Lidl made a festival.
That logo is truly awful.