To be announced today.
The National as a rough guess
but if they get Sufjan to play, I'm there. (i'll probably go even if they don't get him though)
I'm disappointed that there's only one this year too, I want to do 2 weekends + Inbetween days so bad
But shan't hold my breath.
and hopefully it won't clash with month-end/another period where i cant get time off work.
Split 3 ways
Andrew Weatherall, James Murphy, Rolf Harris.
national + lower dens + atlas sound + shellac + mission of burma + broken social scene + battles + omar souleyman + sleepy sun + alexander tucker. probably
FUCK BUTTONS (probably)
Lineup so far: the National, the Antlers, Owen Pallett, Tim Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, Lower Dens, Wye Oak, My Brightest Diamond, Megafaun, Kronos Quartet, Suuns, Dark Dark Dark, and Buke and Gass
for the event
His posters are really lovely.
The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Tim Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, Lower Dens, Wye Oak, My Brightest Diamond, Megafaun, Kronos Quartet, Suuns, Dark Dark Dark and Buke & Gass so far.
haven't heard some of the others like, will have to get researching
there's a track from their forthcoming new one on Pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13005-lower-dens-brains/
Buke & Gass supported their last UK tour right? They were BORING.
But not enough to make me buy a ticket just yet.
Hopefully there'll be some Pallett/Dessner/Kronos/Clogs collaborative shenanigans
just go to The National warm-up show at the Scala on the Wednesday before instead.
that old chestnut.
Or maybe two sets. 1 with their material up to Alligator. 1 with their material after it.
I hope so, as I've seen them tour pretty much the same stuff for about 2 years now.
bit like that show they did in August 2009 at the Festival (I think?) Hall.
for always having Shellac and Sonic Youth etc. I have seen the National about 73 times in the last few years without really trying, whereas the supposedly oh-god-not-again acts hardly play any other shows at all, so i am delighted when they are announced.
Good booking though, should shift some tickets.
everyone knows that really.
It's pretty much the only thing they ever play over here!
Fuck the naysayers.
They debuted two new songs at the end of the last tour, and they've already started writing a lot too. I think we'll see album six in early 2013.
but is this the only December ATP?
I guess so yeah?
not even got the Mangum one out of the way and you give me this ATP.
was when they were sampled on Faith No More's Malpractice - I can't be the only one.
Is Sufjan going to be there?
so I guess there'll be two this December?
both the National AND Pavement love Boris?
I know it doesn't really matter. But why?
Just thought, maybe they'll use the name for another event. But not at Butlins... Like a big gig or something.
but as there's no May counterpart it doesn't make sense to sub-brand your only weekend.
And also it stops the chestbeaters being all Y NO METTLE guhhhh
before the genre nerds start on me
NO METTLE guhhhh
Does this mean that The National are only going to choose pussy arse pansy wimp bands?
Not sure I see your logic there.
I agree it might struggle to shift 5,500 tickets in its present state, but you add Sufjan to that line up and it's almost certainly a sell out, so I guess it hinges on that, really. Also if The National released an album this year, though I suspect they almost certainly won't...
why are people even bothering to reply to it?
You lasted a whole two hours and 27 minutes until giving in to the irresistable urge @ 14:34.
it was a whole 24 hours longer than that.
Gigantic have early bird tickets available. all the links here:
but a small grumble about gigantic - it is slightly annoying that the super early bird 4 berth self catering said sold out at 2pm, so i booked the early bird one instead. then after i'd completed the payment when i went back to the page, super early bird were suddenly available again. also, a total booking fee of £36 seems quite steep.
Thats a fucking joke!
What does your £36 get you?
from Taunton Station.
Bob Weston or GTFO
i have no beef with atp but these ticket agencies are complete shysters. surely because its one transaction it should incur one booking fee of £9 (which is still a lot when you're essentially filling an automated booking form out yourself). then paying an additional £5.15 postage fee too *shakes fist*
No other retailer charges you "per transaction".If you bought 10 cds in a shop you would pay the shop a "mark up" on each one and the shop has to pay card commission on each item too. The only difference with ticket agencies is they display their "mark up" as a booking fee because they get nothing from the ticket price. ATP can change that if they want by paying the ticket agencies, like the rest of their suppliers, from the ticket price
Retailers (aside from ticket booking agencies) tend not to charge you a transaction fee at all.
HMV/Amazon/Tesco/AN Other Retail Shop and Warners/Universal/Heinz/A N Other Supplier sort out their profit and cost maths behind closed doors.
So when I buy CDs or baked beans or whatever...
I browse their shop. I see the price. I choose some products. I add up those prices. I pay that price (subject to postage, which even Amazon barely bother with these days).
£36 on, eg a 4berth about £750 festival ticket, is quite a low mark-up percentage wise
I couldn't give a fuck who has a cut of what.
I want a ticket price, and to pay that price.
If a transaction fee absolutely needs to apply, it needs to be a flat fee.
What I don't want is to feel like they're taking the taking the piss by taking a transaction fee for every berth.
....i think they do a great job. bye!
other fests do it better, cheaper.
charges are steep but they would be applied on regular price tix too i guess so still saving £40
Either way...im happy to be going!
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