not as convenient as camber, admittedly...
I was planning to go for a week anyway round then.
how was it and what was the cost travel/living wise? what was the set-up like?
questions, questions, questions.
line-up yet to be announced :'D
most festivals do this these days dont they..?
That's why these tickets are only 85 euros. They're for people willing to take a punt. It is, as Matt says, very common practice for festivals, whatever country they're in.
the first bands announced for last years were good but it really tailed off.
I have as many reservations about ATP as anyone, but let's at least wait til they do something wrong again first.
I doubt it'll be a long wait.
most times I've seen early bird tickets on sale they've at least announced the headliner. I know Glastonbury doesn't but then it's safe to say their reputation is quite different to ATP's.
though it's more often with tickets on sale straight after the previous year's taken place.
I'm probably going to end up going anyway.
A) You have don't have much choice in the matter unless you want to lower your odds of getting a ticket during resale + the line up makes little to no difference for Glastonbury.
B) Great Escape is cheap, I never know who the fuck is in the line up anyways and it's on my doorstep.
ATP would never appeal to me because of the price + it's almost completely dependent on the line up... but then again I'm not the target demographic, people living in Iceland it'll probably be a bargain.
that and it's just after my birthday and right before my boyfriend's. Count me in.
alongside Icelandic acts Sóley, For a Minor Reflection, Samaris, Low Roar, and Mammút
That's pretty solid, I duess, though not sure it's going to add up to three days of pure joy...
wooooooahhhhh. very impressive
because I am!
kind of fancy going now Portishead were amazing the last time I saw them.
I mean, I can't go to this and probably wouldn't anyway, but anyone considering it should for them alone.
Editors with obnoxious haircuts.
Oasis with obnoxious submarines.
Point to Editors then.
that he's doing a 2-3 day festival in London with Primavera called 'Jabberwocky'? Probably wait for this assuming he's not trolling.
Definitely not a fan of The National.
Yes, because The National have had a really easy ride to their current level of popularity haven't they Barry? Definitely became a big band with the first record.
I'd be interested to know more specifics of exactly what The National did to piss Barry off but I can't help but wonder if it was just not doing everything the way he wanted it to be done. The guy sure as hell moans a lot and loves to slag off bands as much as possible, but doesn't like admitting that he's ever got anything wrong. This interview would have been a nice chance for him to apologise to all the people he messed around with for IBYM last year, for example, but I suppose there was no chance whatsoever of that.
and after the fallout with Butlins he is certainly trying his best to fuck any potential return of the UK holiday camp festival. Maybe he's sore about The National ATP cos he realises it could have been a sell out at Minehead if he hadn't fucked up his relationship with Butlins and then having to relocate to Pontins.
the national are a prime example of putting in the work and building a fanbase, from tiny venues in camden to ally pally in like 6 years!? had loads of friends who like them not even aware of that first ST countrylite album which was a good ten years before the High Violet breakthrough! Oh Barry
Fuck Buttons and Swans, in particular. Could do with beefing the lineup out a wee bit more, like.
ATP are putting him and Crazy Horse on in Reykjavik on the Monday before ATP, and you can buy a combined ticket for both from €180.
turned into a really good lineup
I think that's probably sealed it for me.
not sure i can afford it either
Ridiculously excited about this now.
open to sensible offers (or ridiculous ones if it gets desperate).
PM me or whatever.
I would fully recommend this festival. They said they are doing it again next year already, as it was such a success.
Fierce monsoon-like rain on the first night, respect to anyone camping on site. Fortunately the music was all indoors. The main venue is a massive hanger. Could comfortably fit everyone at the festival in there. Good sound system. Watched Low, Shellac, Kurt Vile and Mogwai all on the first night.
The second venue was literally just over the road which was handy. A tiered seated theatre for about 500. Great for watching some of the quieter/lesser known bands.
Second day caught Náttfari, Hebronix, Sóley, Low Roar early on. The main event was Slowdive followed by Portishead which was pretty special.
Last day started with Forest Swords which was one of the best performances of the festival for me. Eaux and I Break Horses sounded great. Unfortunately Devendra Banhart's solo set was accompanied by the sound of a lot of chatty people not interested in watching. I kind of wish they'd put him on in the theatre, though it would have meant a lot of people wouldn't have got to see him at all...
Interpol were the last band I saw of the weekend. They were on top form. New tracks sounded good.
Really liked the small size of the festival. Portishead aside, you could pretty much get as close to the front as you wanted with ease.
Food options were definitely limited though. Fortunately the burgers were really good.
It was £3 for a small can of 'Gull' Icelandic beer. I was expecting it to be a lot more expensive.
We stayed in Reykjavik & got the bus to the festival site each day which was easy. Loads of buses were running. This meant we could check out Reykjavik during the day which is cool city. Very small, you can walk from one side to the other in 15-20 mins.
Iceland is an incredible place though, we did a couple of day trips. Also it didn't get dark the whole time we were there. Amazing to think it is only a two and half hour flight away.
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