Festivals

Who's going to what?
I just got tickets to Glastonbury (Wooo!)
and I got tickets to Truck earlier in the week.

I'm so excited about them all... even Jay-Z. (I'm not a hater, you can't be a hater at Glastonbury! Besides there's loads of other stuff to do and see, like Hot Chip on the Other Stage, or a cup of tea.)

Truck's going to be great, Camera Obscura are playing and it's normally lovely anyway.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post
61 replies since 6th April 2008 • Last reply 6th April 2008

My first festival expierience started on the thursday or friday morning of leeds, I left my house at 8 am and got back exactly 24 hours later, I'm kinda glad I wouldn't have liked it I would have only liked the bands and I didn't have to pay for my ticket and there was no one I really wanted to see. I would love to go to the leeds date when QOTSA are playing this year though Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Yeah I'm terrified of Leeds/Reading
maybe it's just because you only hear the bad stories but eeek I wouldn't want to go.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

yep the groups of friends I went with have only just escaped riot police, fires and poles being pulled down, it doesn't happen all the time and in every camptsite. I loved it when there would be a spoken mexican wave of the word 'bollocks' across the campsites every now and then. Leeds is worse than reading, it's a northern thing notherners tend to go more nutty, I wasn't comfortable while I was there.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

I'm tempted by Connect - it was really nice last year. Seemingly *mature* crowd, rather than a bunch of thugs who know all the words to Hard Fi....

Shame it takes an age to get to though Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

OOOooh I forgot I went to Move once, i didn't enjoy that that much because of the crowd and that was just a one day thing no camp sites, got beer all over me, got really cold and had sore feet lol. I say Goldfrapp, Tim Booth (I didn't know who he was at the time Happy ), Stereophonics and Pixies.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Yeah, I want to go to Connect, even though the line-up doesn't seem as great this year - they do have the Manics though!
I'll go to T in The Park if we get the chance, because it's just down the road, but I'd love to go to Glastonbury one year, though that would take some planning.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Eeeehsk I hate the Manics. Last year they played at Glastonbury when Beirut were playing at the Jazz World stage and I'd been planning to see Beirut for ages, I was so excited, and my Tom only found out the night before that the Manics were even playing at all so we had to go and the Manics instead, even though I pulled the strops to end all strops. Anyway this year I refuse to let that happen again and if he wants to go and see The Kings of Leon when Leonard Cohen is on then he can blooming well go on his own and I will not talk to him for the rest of the night. I love how I'm still angry about this.

I just checked Connect's website and you get Sigur Ros! Elbow! Camera Obscura!

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

:o roma you brat!!! lol

(haha conny hook being robbed)

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

I didn't scream, I just sat on the floor looking really moody and I put some mud in a cup and gave it to him. Haaaaaa.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

I'm in the US...but summer is coming...and that means lots of camping and music festivals. I have tickets to 10,000 Lakes Festival and Log Jam so far. Both are folky/bluegrass/newgrass mostly. I'm damn excited though! I usually spend all winter anxiously awaiting summer for the festivals. Happy The Flaming Lips are at 10KF this year....I've never seen them but am pretty exciting. 10KLF.com to check it out if you want. Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

omg! flaming lips! I love them. so much so they made me omg seriously.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Our main festival is in Oct, Airwaves, I went once it's unlike any "normal" festival as it's in various bar's, clubs, cafes all over town over a few nights. It's mainly new bands that go as it draws lots of press people and pr peeps to sign the new bands.
The year I went I saw the end of Jose Gonzalez set as it was so packed I just squeezed in to the room! Some other bands I can't remember and then the Kerrang night which had a few Icelandic alternative bands, Sign, Dr Spock and Juliette and the Licks. It was pretty cool night, but being in work every morning really sucked!

I would love to go to a proper festival some day Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

I'm going to Rebellion festival again this year up in blackpool. Unfortunately I have a disliking for blackpool, but the winter gardens is a great venue if not a little extravagant for a punk festival tehe. I love the range of punk bands (old and new), acoustic sets, a range of ska bands spanning across all waves. Plus the mix of people is amusing. You have your old old old punks who look to old to be drinking the amount they drink to little kids who are like 3 with dyed mohawks, it's crazy but great fun.

Although it's not like your typical festival since it's all under cover and there's no offical campsite I recommend it to anyone with a liking for punk or ska.
*high five*

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Tut tut Roma, did he try to drink the mud, thinking it was hot chocolate? The Manics are my favorite.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post


Reply