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This makes me very sad indeed.
Sorry for the negativity... Um, Grails, woo!
No Camber Sands though. Lame.
A. WE ARE DEVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but this is definitely the best first announcement of any ATP. Grails, Devo and Sleep! GRAILS! I've wanted to see them for so so long.
of the vs Fans weekend is giving me goose skin!
I mean. No bands that have ever played ATP UK before?!
And what I love is that (within certain parameters) it's in OUR hands!
Nice work sir!
oh fuck .... i was hoping not to have to fork out for any of the spring atp's .... sleep will play a load of other dates, shirley?
its a one time only never to be repeated reformation
Blates voting for Robert Wyatt.
for Kevin Ayers if anyone can get him to play live again!
...fingers crossed none of my final year important deadlines/exams clash with it. Missed the last vs The Fans because of stupid education, don't want to miss another one.
do you get people to vote for your band to play?
I meant, how does one go about it? Is it an online form? Ticket holders only? Is there a strict list of bands that are applicable for the or is it every band for themselves? Apologies if it answers all this somewhere. I'm dumb. S.m.r.t!
people who buy a ticket will be sent the link to a voting form. they get to vote for 10 bands.
you can vote for anyone assuming they havent played atp uk before.
voted for you david.
all of us.
i'm just about to
Okay as requested, first off a list of bands you can't vote for:
and here's also a list of bands you shouldn't vote for as we've approached them and they won't be able to play:
and Antipop Consortium
added to the ATP side of the lineup today
this is guaranteed to be awesome even if the fans end up voting for utter shit.
I'm excited by the Sleep reformation and I reckon ATP will pick some decent acts but I'm really worried the fans are gonna pick, as you say "utter shit". I'm gonna be an interested observer of the voting list and who begins to get picked, fans side, before I decide if I'm gonna commit to this.
ATP, you have made an old man VERY happy indeed.
I actually damn near shed a tear when I read this.
Now, is it too much to ask for Robert Wyatt performing Rock Bottom?
can we ensure YMG are not on the cavernous main stage?
I really cant wait to see Sleep.
never see them back in the day, so....
Can they do an ATP up north? These travelling costs are a killer!!!
And, sod it, the rest of you to consider as well.
People have said Kraftwerk before, but has anybody ever given any thought to the Pet Shop Boys?
It's not as ludicrous as it sounds, you know, they did a university tour around the time of Release that had no real stage show so they *can* do it on the cheap. They're as good as New Order, you know, when you think about it.
I guess the simple answer is I don't really want to waste a vote (and potentially see others waste theirs) on something that's considered a total non-starter.
Mind you, my other initial thoughts (Half Man Half Biscuit and Carcass) probably fall into the same bracket.
a few people have considered half man half biscuit as a vote actually.
I like pet shop boys, but there are too many other bands i prefer.
I would say no vote is a wasted vote anyway. If they are big enough to play, go for it.
from our chalet at least. I could be totally wrong of course, but if you've ever heard Nigel Blackwell talking about how they decide which gigs to play I think there is a good chance they would fancy it as well.
...I like the way you're thinking.
Pity Rosy Red Rash are out of the voting owing to previous appearances.
except for deerhunter, who we confirmed on friday for the breeders lineup!
any chance of an updated list of bands who can't do it?
Just bought tickets to vs. the fans. May have to go to both of them now...
see how the votings going, cos we could last time and i'd be interested even though i've already bought breeders tickets :D
should have your voting forms now? care to reassure me on this any of you lovely people?
I don't have a booking reference yet, so can't log in.
we're getting those sent out to you v. soon, sorry there was a mistake with the first emails that went to you lot
i'm still waiting. Tickets purchased with see ticket.
I also booked with seeticket and a while back at that, so should have been top of the list ;)
don't worry antoine - they can take our vote, but they'll never take our freedom!
This is me too.
but trying to fix it as soon as we can
aint got mine yet. got it through wegottickets.
its just the internets being irritating and we're trying to get it sorted as soon as we can.
Only impatient throguh sheer enuthisiasm:)
One question: it says that you can only vote for one band once. Does that mean if you vote for them in the first round of voting, you can't vote in the second round?
Half Man Half Biscuit
Please Step Out of the Vehicle
...please vote for Pan Sonic - it would be so cool if they could be tempted out to play...
This is the first round of voting. In the second round does everybody get to vote again (possibly for bands that have already played a UK ATP)? Or do you only get one set of votes in any of the rounds?
simply get to vote once - if it is like the 2007 event. For that one, loads of people didn't vote until close to the event due to laziness - which is why they have different voting rounds.
i'm not sure your explanation that the internet's 'being irritating' is wholly convincing Jamie. Maybe our votes should count double to make up for the inconvenience of having to check our emails every five minutes for the last 24 hours.
that those that booked first and loyally are still yet to vote but had we booked later we would be straight in... as it says on the website "the earlier you vote the more your vote will mean". Having excitedly counted down to voting for 2 weeks, it is more than a little disappointing to be still, as said previously, checking my e-mails every 5 minutes 2 days later.
Although that does sound a bit whiney, I did pay a lot of money to get involved and should have been able to do that by now.
What he said ^^^^ but with more vitriol.
Although, i don't think our votes will be devalued as they're tallied once a week i think (hope). Let's hope it doesn't take atp more than a week to figure out how to send an email.
has been given a chance to vote. calm down all!
hmhb. It's gotta happen.
... it was a dream.
Please can everyone be aware that he never performs live, having done one tiny live performance almost by accident in recent years, and before that the last time was singing Shipbuilding on Whistle Test in 1981 (or maybe 82).
It is not going to happen.
but had to vote for him anyway!
...that don't include HMHB. That is all. Apart from, Eels.
Still haven't received any log-in info for voting. Hmmm. But when i do! It sure would be grand to hear Jason Lytle's new and old material- i'm sure he'd do it - and he still plays grandaddy stuff live. Lets make it happen!
so yes the voting emails for people who bought with seetickets have not gone out yet - we expect they will today - and we will advise on here as soon as we have more info - and don't worry, votes will not be counted until we know everyone has been contacted and had time to vote.
thanks for your understanding.
aint got any email and i'm on wegottickets as well...
with the full name, email address and booking ref of the person who paid for the chalet, and we'll find out why. ta.
My tv votes were:
Freaks and Geeks, The Larry Sanders Show, Justice League unlimited Cartoon, Alexi Sayle stand up, Mark Lamar stand up, Desmonds, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Incredibles, Face off.
My bloody valentine
Idlewild playing Captain and Hope is Important in full
British Sea Power
Greg Dulli (Preferably Afghan Whigs but anything will do…)
all is ok now Jamie, just voted. Sorry for being on your case, but it was goddam frustrating checking emails every five minutes like some obsessive compulsive maniac. Right, i've got some cleaning to do ...
glad you got the email.
just about everyone should have by now, just a few people left who haven't who will hopefully get them tomorrow.
Oh hang on, I'm not in California:
God is an Astronaut
Retribution Gospel Choir
Johnson Mountain Boys
Damn that was difficult. Something for everyone I hope.
Still, it's maybe a bit too melodic. I could do with some noise. Fuck Buttons are well out of the voting owing to multiple previous appearances, and MBV I've been to twice this year, so if someone more knowledgeable than me wants to bung in some noise, and possibly a bit of heavy drone or a bit of industrial as well, be my guest. Also, anything Japanese has got to be good: Envy, Mono, World's End Girlfriend and OMG I almost forgot Boris were awesome as well. So please someone, something similar would be good.
ATPs should be all about variety and surprise.
I can't wait. Really. I'm quivering with anticipation.
ATP should get Ryoji Ikeda's full A/V setup over. It looks completely off the charts.
You're mad. And beautiful. If this happens, I promise I will get precisely as drunk as is necessary to appreciate it.
i suggest Asa Chang & JunRay. In a world of their own - there's nothing else even close to sounding like them.
Gotta vote for GENGHIS TRON after an amazing gig at the underworld on Saturday. Also THE KNIFE would be brill.
Just wondering Jamie, any ideas when we get our first voting chart?
Still no word from ATP since the last update on saturday. Stargreen called on Friday saying they wanted my permission to give ATP my details so they could email the voting stuff. I think that has been the hold up with us unlucky ones who bought tickets through Stargreen. Anyway, that should be sorted now, so what's the delay?!
and CAVE SINGERS confirmed.
and all the stargreen/lastminute folks should have your voting forms!
Over to you, fans.
for the first time. Pretty awesome no?
also, what's the best Jesus Lizard album to get? thanksxz
but they're all superb
when we vote do we have to use all 10 votes at once? i love asking you stuff.
I HAVE TO GO TO THIS!
Are all the votes of equal value, or does the band you put at #1 get more priority to the band you put at #10?
I'm confused about this voting lark. So, I've voted once - is that it now or will I be able to vote in other rounds later on?
there was another voting round towards the end to fill some of the spaces.
Wouldn't Adam and joe doing song wars be 1000 times better?
using the Pavilion for this one or using the same setup as NBC?
I heartily agree. FoC ain't all that
i did my votes this week so I'll be interested to see if any of them sneak up the list
What's going on here then? Aren't we meant to get an updated chart at the start of each week, if not also news on whether the bands nominated last week are in or ixnay?
has taken priority over counting votes. Which is fair enough.
I'm sure normal service will resume shortly.
I beat Jamie!
out the news story for full info
you'll be waiting for that reply from them for a very long time.
I'll post it here so that people can complain about it :-)
FANS STRIKE BACK CHART TWO:
2 The Knife
3 The Flaming Lips
4 Flight of the Conchords
5 Electric Wizard
6 MF Doom
8 Jesus and Mary Chain
11 Wolf Parade
13 The Magnetic Fields
14 Robert Wyatt
15 Arcade Fire
16 Future of The Left
17 Jonathan Richman
18 Red Sparowes
19 Dan Deacon
20 My Morning Jacket
21 Death Cab For Cutie
22 Harvey Milk
23 Marnie Stern
24 Belle and Sebastian
25 Crystal Castles
26 Killing Joke
27 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
28 Tom Waits
really need to get my ticket for this SOOOOOOOON
again if they "DO" or "CAN" play. Soz for being a pessimistic prick. x
can people stop voting for Flight of the conchords and MGMT please, it's not fucking glastonbury. tits. other than that, not a bad list for 2 weeks in!
The three best bands in the world right now... probably.
are palying Primeva, so they are touring in May. They got no excuse not too accept the ATP offer now...
Would probably be something like this:
Sir Richard Bishop
+ one more to mull over
I've noticed how removed my list is from the current one.
See my dilemma about whether I should go to this ATP.
have just voted...
1 The Dead Texan
2 The Magnetic Fields
3 The Dodos
4 Max Richter
6 I Am Robot And Proud
7 Half Japanese
8 Sir Richard Bishop
He's planning to come over here next spring too so hopefully a possibility.
chalets are selling out/sold out on seetickets and wegottickets
Any pre X-mas fan vote news likely or is going to be on the 29th Dec now with the next chart?
but I'm thinking my list might look a little something like this:
1) Harvey Milk
2) Sir Richard Bishop
4) Hercules & Love Affair
5) Crystal Antlers
6) Aesop Rock
7) Queens of the Stone Age
9) Spank Rock
10) Afghan Whigs
Does anyone else like that kind of thing and want to get a chalet with me?
and i am thinking of going and i have no one to go with.
so yeah if you want me i'm there.
Fugazi (maybe one year they'll be lured out....Fugazi AND Jesus Lizard does sound a bit too perfect though)
My Morning Jacket
I'm proper gutted that Holy Fuck have been nabbed for the Breeders weekend!
1 Fugazi (Joe Lally seemed to enjoy himself at MP v M ATP)
2 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
3 Eagles Of Death Metal
5 For a minor reflection
6 Wedding Present
7 Bob Mould
9 White Denim
10 Reigning Sound
are playing the Wednesday before in London, get them to play please!
Also Black Dice are at the Dome on the Saturday - I know they've played before but when/if you stop this rule then BOOK PLS THX
Earth, Clark, Sun Kil Moon, Cephalic Carnage, Starkey, arent being mentioned in the votes. x
I remember them being asked to play the Autechre one too, but they didnt "realise they needed passports" to leave the States so their slot was cancelled at the last minute. So Sunn O))) who were supoosed to actually open up the whole event on Friday afternoon took their place, RIGHT before Aphex Twin absolutley rinsed it for 2 hours. Job Fucking Done. From Drone to Gabber! Party. x
On wether we will get an update today?
Isn't it time for more fan vote invitations?
for you tomorrow
Pretty pleased with those new additions!
This still on for today?
The Pink Mountaintops
...so the fact that the new list is pretty dissimilar to the last list suggests that it's changing as people add new votes...which is fine (and reminds me that I've got to get my 3 chalet mates to get off their arses and vote)...but I also wonder if some bands have been removed from the list because they are being recruited to the ATP side.
In particular, I'm either very sad that Gravenhurst are off the list, or very happy that they (or more likely he) is about to be announced on the ATP side.
Jamie - can you give us some idea of the numbers of votes these people are getting, and what the total capacity of Minehead is? The psephologist in me is itching to know.
i dont personally have the number of votes available i'm afraid.
total capacity of minehead is around 5500 from what i remember.
hypothetically, ATP had noticed that Jim White was in the UK in April/May, and he hypothetically appeared at Minehead, both to do a set and to talk a bit about "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus", which would co-incidentally be one of the films hypothetically playing in the cinema?
It would be awesome to have Q&A sessions, talks and workshops(?) from the curators and artists at ATP. Warren Ellis made such an effort to connect with the crowd at the Dirty 3 ATP. More curators should be encouraged to communicate with the crowd, introduce acts, talk about their selections, open/close the weekend etc. Makes for a better weekend I reckon!
would be a much better use of space than the hit n miss, poorly attended, 4 in the afternoon 'DJ' sets in the Irish bar etc.
something akin to what Supersonic did with their Cinema space last year would be great. One of the disappoints I had with the Pitchfork ATP was that they didn't seem to have any presence there and some Q&A/talks would have been perfect.
is getting mighty close :s
Okay we still haven't got confirmations back from My Bloody Valentine, Flight Of The Conchords or Electric Wizard. If we don't hear back from them by Monday next week we will be moving on
was it by email or in person they told you?
you people disappoint me
Kunt & The Gang
I'd swap any of the above for a reformation of Man Or Astroman? though!
recently, would LOVE man or astroman to play, they actually reformed last year for a show in america.
earth, sunn and daniel johnston have all played before
seriously, the only one of my favourite bands who I've never seen live...
have played before, instead I'd have:
This Bike Is A Pipebomb
ELECTRIC WIZARD added, more info and chalet update here:
Pavement say they might reform in 2009 for their 20th birthday. I assume they'll be asked. And I assume they'll be too expensive / not ready. Maybe next year!
1. Andrew W.K.
4. The Mae Shi
5. DJ Scotch Egg
6. Bright Eyes
7. Future Of The Left
8. Gay For Johnny Depp
9. The Wu-Tang Clan
10. Alec Empire
More votes for Wu-Tang please!
That would be boiler suit-tacular!
All my chalet-mates have voted for him too.
announced for the 9th (nme)
last update hinted that there would be a line up update today. Is that still the case or is next monday more likely?
would be the canine's..i did vote for 'em
as i wasnt madly keen on the electric mainline show a few years back, but all the reviews are saying that they were incredible at atp australia
so guesssing any updates on the four offers sent out will happen then?
worryingly quiet though... Maybe not today now?
Whens the update? today still on?
once we have confirmation on some artists, as we want to do them at the same time. (sorry again!)
i really hope that my votes are in the chart though...
YEAH. The lineup is about to get SHIT HOT.
I shall be ordering tickets. He was too skint to go, then Tony Hart died.
I'm officially excited now...
I'm going to wait until the list tomorrow to vote, I'm going to have a got think tonight. HOORAY
tony loves me still
I hope its the Au Pairs.
It won't be...
site has more info
play with her, would be good. her + him + some other bloke with animal collective a year or so back was ace.
cant afford to go to this
need to go to this
They'll say no. Like they do every time.
I'm definitely voting soon. HARVEY HARVEY HARVEY
i'm buying today and dunno whether to be stingy and not get self catering???? yay or nay people??? there will be 4 of us.
Otherwise you have to eat greasy fast food nonesense for a whole weekend! I mean one night of bad food is ok but after a weekend your body will hate you!
Also you get a living/sitting room in self catering...... which is nice. We did beds only once. NEVER AGAIN! For the little extra you get so much more!
am gonna get self catering. it's only an extra tenner each and that way we can have partytimes.
Please could more people vote for Micachu & the Shapes / Abe Vigoda
1 Harvey Milk
3 Wolves in the Throne Room
5 The Afghan Whigs
6 Aesop Rock
7 Andrew WK
9 Sic Alps
10 Flying Lotus
Films/TV: We Jam Econo, Some Kind of Monster, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, \'Allo \'Allo, Bill Hicks, If..., Freaks & Geeks, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, LA Confidential
that we couldn't vote for Aesop Rock because he'd played before.
He hasn't, has he?
2. Fern Knight
5. Early Day Miners
6. Josephine Foster
7. Rykarda Parasol
8. Throw Me The Statue
9. Windsor For The Derby
10. Russian Circles
I'm sure I will have to rely on the 25-50-75-100 selection method for any of these to even make a chance of getting in. Other people can vote for the obvious choices and turn it into a popularity contest.
wow, thats really great you loved him so much. sadly i think even if some other people make the inspired choice of picking him he'll be in his ma exams and unavailable.
I missed his gig when he played in London the other day. I can live in hope ...
Cath & Phil Tyler
Eagles of Death Metal
Sir Richard Bishop
and teevee: Fawlty Towers, Father Ted (good choice phil), Cecil B Demented, Wild at Heart
Man or Astro-Man?
The Dauntless Elite
on the future of the left forum, it looks like someone from the band was asking on the forum for people to vote for them to play, because they wanted to use it as a place to launch the new album. So i guess they'll say yes!
Are touring in May in their native land. Any chance they'd do ATP?
Is there going to be another round of voting Jamie?
But it was left open from the beginning. I just want to vote for Grizzly Bear godammit.
"you can only vote for acts that have never played a UK ATP before... at least for the first round of voting."
Which implies that the second round would allow you to, if there was one.
I'm all for the initial rule about new bands playing. But i think for the entire event it's far too restrictive. Not every band on that played-before list is like Shellac etc.
would be good if you could vote for bands who haven't played for 5 years or something (just so Growing and El-P can play).
I'd go for Autechre, then. Ten times, if I could.
Are we getting an tomorrow?
I'd have been worried if we weren't getting an tomorrow.
update still on for today?
How come they're still no.10 on the chart if they've had an offer?
and so they're still in the chart as currently calculated
Just realised i'd not even considered them, but they're back together now.
but I think people are too busy voting for shite. I must stop this futile moaning!
that ATP put an offer out to them for the last vs the fans event so hopefully they'll do it again.
Chavez are back together??! When did this happen?
I feared I'd never get to see them live but now there is a glimmer of hope.
Has anyone told mug x3? He'll wet himself.
I went for Chavez. Fingers crossed!
Can't believe people want to see MGMT.
me + a lot of my friends voted for Chavez.
my votes =
Thee More Shallows
Maps & Atlases
The Night Marchers
Think about Life
Mates of State
Though I didn't vote for them, what with them being on hiatus and all.
I did vote for Hymie's Basement, though
If Daughters play i'll be well chuffed. might need some kind of cloth though. To mop up my brains as they melt and drip out of my nose.
Its really very good. I'd automatically (and wrongly) assumed Marnie Stern would be a dull singer songwriter and several other bands were a lot more varied than I thougth they'd be.
I really, REALLY have to find a way of convincing people I know to go to this...
well, even Broder could play on his own and call it 'Fog'.
seems he's been recording on his own again.
my mates' lists
My Morning Jacket
Thee More Shallows
These Arms Are Snakes
Think About Life
The Album Leaf
Casiotone For the painfully Alone
Mates Of State
3Throw Me The Statue
4My Morning Jacket
Maps & Atlases
Minus The Bear
The Fall of Troy
Thee More Shallows
Matt & Kim
Ris Paul Ric
The Mae Shi
Thee More Shallows
Au Revoir Simone
Throw Me The Statue
and no mistake
still getting an announcement today, or has the sad news abotu the Cramps postponed it?
Who voted 'Pixies'? Seriously...
Otherwise thats a darned good chart. Hopefully Xiu Xiu and Errors will say yay.
Liking the look of whats lurking between 25 and 100 too. Come on Aesop Rock!
parts + labor get an invite straight after i vote for them. winner. haven't people seen jeff lewis play enough times though?
xiu xiu turned the last one down IIRC. wouldn't hold your breath about them playing...
absolutely gutted that they are at 99. For a second I thought I might at last have a gringo band on the bill! would be lovely to have more british acts represented too.
2 Max Tundra
3 Wolves in the Throne Room
4 Pere Ubu
5 Naked Raygun
i'm looking for a chalet to join, for the information of you alls
David Thomas Broughton
seem to be booking dates around this weekend so I imagine they've accepted the invite.
everyone vote for fever ray- she's playing the ether festival in london in april so an atp visit would make huge amounts of sense
This Will Destroy You
Joan of Arc
And everyone should vote for the Great Lake Swimmers.
i have it on good authority that The Mae Shi have confirmed
Hoping for news on School of Seven Bells and Parts & Labour.
New chart etc.
How about ATP getting Fever Ray on board? Reckon she won't get enough votes now.
are both playing. Saw an ATP flyer at last night's Sunn O))) gig that had both of their names on the Fans Strike Back line-up.
...or is the fans side of the bill starting to look like a pretty average Field Day line up?
i'd say electric wizard is as far away from field day as you can get...
the mae shi
school of seven bells
this will destroy you
pete fowler art exhibition
Faust, Pink Reason, Pere Ubu, The Dictators, Clipse, Liquid Liquid, Circle, Excepter, Konono #1 and Supersilent.
Midlake, Menomena, Ricardo Villalobos, Pinback, Faust, Konono no.1, Andrew Bird, Lindstrom, Grouper and Ratatat.
are officially confirmed:
with massive prizes:
onsite, some options going this week: www.atpfestival.com
Sian Alice Group
Holy f*cking yes!
Goddamn yes. I finally got round to getting everyone's emails and voting:
1 The Mountain Goats
2 The Bug
4 Pere Ubu
7 Jonathan Richman
9 DJ Shadow
10 Half Man Half Biscuit
spec if half man half biscuit get in...
if you want to be on a waiting list to get one of a bunch of 2 berth chalets that were previously held back for production purposes, email email@example.com
Young Marble Giants are now on Spotify, Jamie would you mind adding them to the Vs the Fans playlist?
updates on the voting charts?
one vote for one band per person from Friday, or a new list of 10 per person?
This new anouncement is good news...would like to see Battles, Animal collective, TVOTR or Lcd Soundsystem.....but thats just me.
now I REALLY wanna go...
are available for £140 each if you're interested. We can no longer go because of our exams :(
Message me if you want them. Thanks a lot.
p.s. You can have the second round voting as we haven't done that yet.
Mission of Burma
A place to bury strangers
can't remember my 5th vote :)
thanks to the joys of Spotify. I'd love to see them at ATP.
taunton-minehead coaches should be on sale next monday.
imagine they are going to annoucne all the remaining bands at once in an orgy of confirmations.
But it would be nice to know if it's not going to be this week for example. So i'm not pointlessly checking the site every half an hour.
Especially annoying that all the updates seem to be about AC in London or yet another Spiritualized london show when i live at the other end of the country!
I know it's our fault for being attention deficit sugar children, but goddamnit it's my first ATP and I'm excited.
I realise I am now requesting a status update on the status of the impending update. Help.
confirmed with more to come
or am i mistaken?
ATP vs the fans....!
Have you guys given up on the "no bands who have played atp before" rule????? :p
finished when we started round two of the voting
sorry, i've not been paying attention much!
the line-up looks pretty great - tempting! :)
I was under the presumption she was voting for Andrew WK.
probably said no.
Actually, passion pit are the smallest band on her list, so i guess they all said no!
The FAQ states "Tickets should be received at the latest by approximately one month before the event". It is less than a month away now, and we don't have our tickets, but no one else seems to have mentioned it yet (bought through seetickets). Has anyone expecting tickets in the post received them yet?
Although Seetickets have sent them out in the past. You just need your booking reference to actually collect the wristbands on the day, though.
You should be able to log in to See and see what status your order is at.
should be going out v soon though. we'll do a news item on the site once its confirmed.
Lovely news about NBC and all, but I'd really quite like to hear if we'll be getting Autechre, ingrate that I am...
that the second round voting slot no longer exists. What a joke!
Still can't complain about the line-up as a whole
Anybody used this service before? £40 for cooked dinners/breakfasts seems within reason, though obviously not if the food is garbage (I'm not expecting Blumenthal concoctions or anything, but you know).
As I'm not, I really can't wait to get down to Minehead.
I just find it a wee bit puzzling that Andrew WK confirming could blow the budget.
We had offers out to Passion Pit, Gang Gang Dance and Autechre at once, none of them accepted but Andrew WK accepts and blows the budget? Is he a greedy bastard? Just seems strange that booking him would be the equivilant of booking the 3 above?
Seems to me that maybe ATP were just struggling to find bands who were available?
Surely ATP have contacts and could even choose a band or 2 themselves if there is nobody on the fans side who can confirm?
when it's clearly not a budget issue (especially given that "Andrew W.K. special solo show" sounds an awful lot like "Andrew W.K. on the cheap"). The only way he's worth those three bands put together is if he charges an exorbitant fee, which would make mugs of all of us.
Anyway, enough of this crap, roll on May!
can be downloaded here:
Updated Stage Times spreadsheet can be downloaded here: http://www.zshare.net/download/59166573be621f36/
Reasonably happy with the scheduling in terms of overlaps/conflicts etcs. But I really wish Pink Mountaintops weren't on at exactly the same time as Liam Finn. It's pretty unlikely that someone who wanted to see one of these bands wouldnt want to see the other.
Still, apart from that gripe, I'm pretty damn excited.
The new albums by Sleepy Sun, Pink Mountaintops and Grizzly Bearare so good. The latter, especially, will be joy to hear live.