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I reckon that zoo based one.
Didn't they both sell out in minutes/hours? Glasto's a likely contender though.
No, cant be bothered.
In fact, i think EVERY festival will be cancelled.
He's probably having a laugh.
Bonus points for usage of 'you're having a laugh mate' and multiple exclamation marks.
It's relatively priced and the line up's not bad. Bit out of the way though
Probably. Or Glasto.
It's only a month or so apart from Bestival proper and the market for middle class metropolitan families who want to take the 4x4 somewhere vaguely muddy for the first time is already well served by Secret Garden Party, Big Chill, etc etc
but it's had enough publicity just for what it is.
What's that one Bjork's playing? That seems to have been publicised only in passing.
ticket sales numbers.
That seems a bit quiet too.
have got enough cache amongst people who really are there primarily for the music to weather any storm.
It's the raft of new 'Art Brut, someone who used to DJ for Goldie and a hot dog van in a field, that'll be 60 quid' types who need to watch out.
and certainly Greenman and EotR would seem to have their cost to quality of bands to capacity size right.
although it's getting pretty close now so would have thought they'd cancel it by now
Never heard of it.
Really decent line up this year- Bjork, Battles, Foals, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Richie Hawtin, Audion, Hercules And Love Affair...not bad for £60, and it goes on for 18 hours.
Yeah I would be all over that if I wasnt on holiday.
I'm trying to round up some people to join me but I'm having no luck.
There's just too much stuff on really, and with the prices surely people can only afford 1, maybe 2 at a push, a year.
There are only something like 50 confirmed guests on Last.Fm, i know that that doesn't give a real idea of how many tickets have been sold... but that's where i heard about it.
I'm planning to go, so fingers crossed it doesn't get canceled, the line up is swish.
^ reads up
i have tickets for that. the last two festivals i bought tickets for got cancelled, too...
but JimmyHuntspill has just added to my suspicions that it will be.
Don't know why but it just seemed a money loser.
I don't want to be the voice of doom though so if the line up appeals BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!!!!
I look at the line up and I really can't imagine who's going to this festival
There's shedloads of tickets left, in recent years it would have been sold out months ago by this stage. Obviously it'd be a great shame but I can see it happening sooner or later.
God that would suck - a field full of comedy fans. Cant think of anything worse.
and come back to discover that some of you have won a prize and correctly predicted that Bjork one. Not sure if anyone predicted Tapestry, but if you did you too can claim a prize.
(although this could get lengthy if we are including foreign ones.
they've already cancelled the leeds one.
I can never see them cancelling Glasto, theres just too many people who love it.
Might be an idea to not predict festivals that have already happened.
i thought you meant cancel for good.
sounds fucking awful.
*makes mental note to never to go to a festival in its first year*
I like the spokesman's new definition of "no other problems": http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kol08/article/default.asp?article_id=44357
Sound slike they had a decent sized crowd though which surpirses me.
The line-up was actually pretty decent, if I was in my teens I imagine this would have been right up my street, shame the organisation appears to have been utterly piss poor.
Much like the property market the UK 'Festival Season' is utterly overheated, far too many opportunists, chancers, cads, amateurs and de facto con artists have got in on the act. A lot of people are going to have significantly less disposable income this time next year, other than the well established and properly resourced events I can't see many start-up festivals happening.
about a third of this year. All these were conceived in a prosperous time and as you so rightly say, everyone thought they could do it too.
I am expecting more cancellantions. I see Field Day are advertising like hell and have nothing else in the canon to announce to try and shift tickets. Anyone know how th sales are going for that?
the Field Day lineup is pretty dire.
this years pisses all over last years
are you aware this is a music website?
as are Camp Bestival.
I'm hoping against hope that Field Day does survive, although after last year's debacle all bets are off.
I'm desperate to see Les Savy Fav.
I am booked in at the Hilton and want my breakfast buffet!
it was really really easy. my friends who paid were pretty pissed off, as a-i-c says, for a bunch of teenagers its a pretty good line-up, but tbh if they arent even confirmed then its not really a proper line-up is it. organisation generally sucked total balls. the amount of stuff that got fucked up was pretty incredible, im just glad i didnt have to queue for hours for it. A LOT of unsavoury characters there as well, which im pretty sure i can attribute to the drum and bass day.
seriously. nothing. its over the road and basically not connected in any way.
And I thought last year's Field Day was bad. Looks like festival standards are rapidly declining.
I really do hope next year sees alot less festivals taking place.
Less quantity, more quality.
my job is listing gigs/festivals etc for a database used by Metro, Guardian Guide, Daily Mirror, AOL loads of others.
This year I have been mainly adding festivals - and then removing festivals.
I think perhaps festival organizers should have organized a few regular gigs before they try and deal with an onslaught of humans who want to...Drink! Use The Toilet! Go To Sleep Without Being Robbed!
See Decent Bands Who Don't Cancel Cos They've Not Been Paid!
Anyway. yeah lot less next year I reckon for sure.
This is eFestivals' list of all the festivals this weekend:
Puravida Long Weekend (some sort of meditation/dance event in Dorset)
Boogie Woogie Festival
Coventry Godiva Festival
National Forest Folk Festival
Two Rivers Folk Festival
Wakestock Abersoch (North Wales)
Zoo Thousand Music Festival
Birmingham International Jazz Festival
Cheltenham Music Festival
Cornbury Music Festival
Ipswich Music Day
The Hop Farm Festival
The Boosh Festival
And that's with Blissfields, Kelburn Garden Party and WyeFayre cancelled. Now, obviously not all of those have been put to Lightspeed Champion's booking agent, and indeed several of them may have been burned down for all we'll ever know - it's probable they've migrated to this week because there's no Glasto, T, V or Reading to go against. But that's a shitload of festivals for one not always that warm weekend, isn't it?
what would they know?
As long as Lounge in the farm doesn't cancel, I'm alright. Pull up the ladder, etc.
Did that happen then?
just seen the thread.
that festival with him off Hefner playing on a steam train yet? Surely that can't work.
indietracks is in its 2nd or 3rd year and has a dedicated niche audience who love trains and cardigans. so they'll probably do ok.