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    daz from downunder
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    anyone know if i can buy tickets for glasto for my mates back in uk , i am coming over from oz for the festival and have to buy one for myself, but dont know if theyll let me buy 3 more for my mates who live in the uk , i dont fancy going down on my own , and if i give them my number can they buy one for me ?????

  1. Hi :bye:...

    i'd just like to ask if it would be possible for you to give me feedback for my uni work?

    I'm currently studying advertising and have been tasked with a project where I have to create something with the Apple brand for music festival goers via a form of social media. I have come up with a concept and would love to have some feedback from you as you are part of my target audience. My concept is the following;

    "Jam with a Music Artist" --

    Apple will be hosting an annual online music festival using facetime (an online media form where a person can talk to another person live via video calls), but using an altered format. Facetime will be tweaked to allow up to 6 people in any given video call/chat, and will also have a musical instrument component added to it, whereby a person who signs into facetime can select an instrument to play. There will be music artists online on facetime waiting for people to create music with and converse with. Non-apple users may join in by visiting an Apple store, all of which will be dedicated to this online festival for that day.

    The basic idea is that people who sign into this online festival can create/recreate music with a music artist live on facetime. There will also be an option to buy the track(s) you create on iTunes.

    To see rough visuals, please feel free to visit this blog; http://dfasocialmedia.tumblr.com/

    I would love to know if this concept appeals to you? If so/if not, why? Thank you

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    Well, in less than 15mins I shall be 19. woo-bloody-hoo . . . B)

    Well another year down, many more to go.

    Heres to another year. *cheers*

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    Its been about 7 months since my first and last post so know I have spare 5 minutes I thought I would post again with the help of my annoying little cat LOL, she's great really...

    Well wasn't a great day yesterday as my bike broke again, after so far this year spending a small fortune on it to get it fixed!!! was meant to be collected today to be fixed but they didn't have time :@ cant want my money that bad!! So got someone else doing it know but can be done till at least Tuesday what with being a back holiday, sucks with out transport... /me sighs

    I was bored yesterday so I set-up a web cam to over look my back garden here in Gunville (Newport) about 2 miles from the festival site ( we can hear the music from the back garden).... not sure why I set it up but if you want to see what the weather is doing have a visiti .. its not a great camera but it does the job.... Its not always running and it ain't always great speed wise but you can see what its like here on the lovely Isle of Wig'hit !!!

    http://xpressoftware.no-ip.biz:8080

    We have just had a BBQ which was yummy, its horrible and muggy tho but hey meant to cool a little over hte weekend and even rain :lol: LOL

    anyways I thought I ought to do some work else I will have clients on my back and can't be dealing with that.

    Ohh one last thing I finally started to shop of the IOW festival today B) lol

    Cheers for now.

    Andrew

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    The World on Your Doorstep festival is a new venture in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is a small but perfectly formed 2 day open-air festival held in the local park. 2008 is the festival's second year, 2007 having been a great success, despite the appalling weather!

    Festival headquarters is the famous Hebden Bridge Trades Club 'the best little music venue in the North' (don't know who said that but it's true)!

    The aim of the festival is to celebrate the diverse cultures of the north of England through music, dance and international cuisine. It's a world music festival, basically.

    We had a pretty good attendance by traders last year, but these things build up over time. We have a fair few contacts to be going on with but would really like more diversity and some more interesting and unusual stalls! We are trying to create a world marketplace effect, but without being overwhelmed with the usual ethnic tat.

    We have an anticipated audience of 5000 and hiring a pitch is cheap as it is a small but cozy event! The price for caterer's for 2 days is £150 to £250, depending on stall size, and other stalls are a bargain at £50 to £150.

    The World on Your Doorstep' 2008 takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July.

    If you are interested in booking a stall or just want to know more, then contact katie@tradesclub.info

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    Hello All,

    Hopefully no one minds me using this forum for some unadulterated self promotion !!

    I just returned to the UK after 4 years working on international festivals. Im looking for employment and was wondering if anyone here was "in the know". My last project was launching RFID and cashless systems of payment at a 7 day music festival of 30,000 and as this hasn't yet been achieved large scale in the UK im hoping that might give me an edge.

    I was Event manager for this festival and im looking for similar roles in the UK or project manager roles that would compliment my skill set.

    Im currently in brighton but happy to relocate please e mail tomlobbett@gmail.com if there is any genuine interest out there.

    Thanks for reading.

  2. Lofty
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    I read in the paper yesterday a lad my age who's 6'9@ has just signed a 3.5 Million deal playing basketball in the NBA, getting 170k a week, which is more than any premiership footballer! And I'm pulling pints in a working man's club :rolleyes:

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    OK so il start simple, my names nick, and im just another disfunctional 18 year old unsure on where my life path is taking me! Its currently 00:20 and im lieing in bed typing this on my newly recieved laptop that arrived today, saved all summer for this and should make uni that bit easier!

    Im not going to lie my english skills are very limited and i have a knack at managing to type exciting things in quite a boring way which is why i very rarely email people. Its so much better to talk, you can put animation into speach whereas only those with talent can do the same with text!

    Iv decided this post will simply be "get to know me" post! My job involves watching people for long peroids of time, cleaning and being able to swim! Ye im a lifeguard and i absolutely love it! Theres always something happening and the staff are the best ive ever worked with. Behind my friends this will be the thing i miss most when i go to uni!

    Unfortunetely life aint all a bed of roses, recently i was diagnosed with chrons disease. Those unfamiliar with this disease can easily assatain the key features of this disease by a simple googl search. I try not to let it restrict my life but obviously there is only so mcuh alcohol i can handle before i suffer pain which as an 18 year old completely sucks!

    Last thing il say is im going to V and leeds fest this year and i absolutely cant wait! Leeds, i am especially looking forwad to as a lot of bands i love are playing this year. V fest seems a lot more radio1 orientated and not being huge fans of either radiohead or morrisey the headliners dont really give it an edge for me whereas pearl jam and muse are currently two of my fave bands!

    That will do for now, if anyone has taken the time to read this im sorry its been boring but it is late and i had a tiring fottie match earlier. Hopefully the next entry will be slighlty more interesting!

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    Let's hope efestivals hates me less than myspace does :rolleyes:

  3. ... people think it's glamourous.

    Bloody isn't tho :D

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    blog-0234273001355909643.pngHi I hope you guys don't mind but I wanted to share with you a new festival that I have just seen. Its called the "Rock & Metal Circus Festival" and is being held on September 20 - 22 2013 in Bromsgrove.

    Ity looks like a really cool festival for those who like Rock and Metal music. It is based around new and upcoming bands from the UK and will have a couple of really cool known headline bands as well. It seems there is camping and caravan hook up, hot showers, clean loo's and loads more. Looks like a small festival from what I have read but these kind of festivals need to be supported so our new bands have a place to be seen and heard so I'm going with a load of mates for the last festival of the summer and at £25 for the weekend including camping it's as chhep as a night out so you can't loose. Here is the link for you.

    http://roarrock.co.uk/rock-metal-circus/

  4. One of my fav bands when I was younger, My Life Story, have got a new album out:

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    And that's my tattoo (it isn't me in the pic). And my username is from a My Life Story song.

    I'm starting to look like a right obsessive freak aren't I?

    I'm not really, I'm quite normal. It just struck me as a weird coincidence.

    They're playing in london on the 8th December - I quite fancy going for old time's sake.

  5. Hi,

    I'm looking at marketing of UK music festivals for my dissertation and would be extremely grateful if you could answer 10 quick questions for me.

    It will only take you 3 minutes but would be much appreciated!

    Please follow this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GW7LLH7

    Thanks!

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    Well whats better than writing a first post in a pointless blog than now, when I really need to be doing something useful instead, some thing novel like housework.

    will I , won't I, do any that is the question??

    hmmph!

    actually I think I will go see my mate Jack instead and pick up my drill.

  6. Um, I've just been blindly typing on another keyboard and wondering why nothings coming out but eventually I found the right keyboard, so at least I've achieved something :ph34r: (stops for quick fag break after all that exercise). My house is at the freezing point of nitrogen (63K in case you're interested) and my fingers have just broken off but I will continue to type with my stubs,why?, because you deserve to be this bored. Have just returned from Bonnie! Scotland, the enigma of the tartan mafia has been Damascian after sitting in a caravan with rain bleaching every window. Anyway, enough of non-pc talk more about ending a relationship.Why is it that you can love someone and still have nothing to say to them? Maybe it's just me , maybe I'm insensitive or maybe I should just go to bed but I still think that a lot of people endure crap times without even questioning it. Mmmm, some people should not be allowed alcohol, will post something more relevant to a blog when I is sober :)

  7. i see i never brought you the result of the exam I took. I know you will be anxious to know.

    Anyway, i passed, so am now an Associate Tax Technician.

    Wow! :lol:

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    confusedpublic
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    Kerrang Tour 2007 (Biffy Clyro Headliners) - Bristol Academy 1

    Capdown - Bristol Academy 2

    Hell Is For Heroes - Bristol Academy 2

    Bedlam's Fifth Birthday (Valve Sound System) - Bristol Academy 1

    Bouncing Souls - The Fleece, Bristol

    Jamie T - Bristol Academy 1

    Glastonbury?

    Leeds Festival 07

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    Well, sort of stumbled (not literally) through this weekend. Got quite pissed last night to console myself cos I had my car impounded last week, cos of no tax (yes, yes, I know very sloppy). So, the upshot is I need a new vehicle. Therefore, I had to sell My Beautiful Days ticket to try and raise some cash. Pretty fooked off really, but that's life I guess. Really wanted to buy tix for the Kasabian gig at the MEN but sort of resisted. It's a bast innit....responsibility/fun, fun/responsibilty. Arrrrrgggghhh, me fookin head hurts.

    I decided what I need in life is some bloody excitement, something mad and bad and dangerous and different to happen.

    Let it be soon. :ph34r:

  8. TheBoyInTheBubble
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    Well I feel truly alive. I've just driven to my mate's house to drop off his wallet (he'd left it in the pub last night) when my car swerved on a wet patch in the road. If I had been a second or two later, I would have hit a car coming the other way. Instead, I just righted myself and carried on going. Life feels flipping great!

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    the_hedge
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    Well it's been a tough 2 months in the hedge household. The father in law, after overoming Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma through months of chemo and a bone marrow transplant six years ago, found out he had liver cancer in early November. A week later it was diagnosed as large bowel cancer that had developed to his liver :blink:

    He then started to go downhill very quickly hanging on until xmas day so he could see his Grandson - my son - open his xmas present (new bike) before he was admitted later that afternooon. We lost him in the early hours on New Years Eve and to be honest we were all glad the suffering had ended. To see someone go downhill so quickly was heartbreaking. He kept his sense of humour to the end and over the last 2 months he has been an inspiration to me.

    We are all still very positive and although life will be difficult we have all the memories to carry us through :huh:

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    Tickets now on sale!

    Rhondda Rocks 2013 – The Factory, Porth

    Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August

    Back for it’s 2nd successive year, Rhondda Rocks 2013 is the landmark three-day live music event celebrated in the very heart of Rhondda at the iconic Factory Music Venue, Porth, South Wales.

    Over one weekend in August, we're giving music-lovers a rare chance to witness local and national musical pedigree over multiple stages. We're pooling together our expertise, ethos and all year programme; in order to unite good people with good music.

    Performing at this years Rhondda Rocks festival, we have announced a stellar line-up appealing to many of our audiences musical tastes young and old.

    Saturday’s headliners are legendary late-80's band The Primitives, famous for their 1988 international hit 'Crash', which was featured on the hit Jim Carey movie, Dumb and Dumber.

    Sunday's headlining act are cheeky mid-90's Liverpudlian band, Space, who came to prominence with global hit singles such as “Female of the Species” and "The Ballad of Tom Jones”. A perfect opportunity for reuniting Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews?

    We're also presenting a current wave of new music with appearances from Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black, a native of the North Wales countryside and a flamboyant single-minded, singer-songwriter. We're particularly excited to present Islet at this years festival. An incredible 4-piece psych-prog outfit from Cardiff, renowned for their explosive live shows. Another highlight, is a slot from Keys, a stomping garage-rock band who draw influence from Frank Zappa, The Black Keys and The Kinks. For lovers of nostalgic indie, also on the bill is legendary Bluetones' frontman, Mark Morriss, who'll be performing versions of his hit singles with a stripped back guitar.

    Sticking to our ethos and providing lots of opportunities for homegrown talent, we have performances from The Coalition, Blackbyrd, Replaced with Robots, Zephyr Reign, Cherry Rebels, and many more live acts who will be celebrating Rhondda Rocks with us over the weekend.

    The weekend will be bustling with lots more activity including stages designated to comedy and showcasing acoustic artists from all over South Wales. We will also be presenting stalls featuring local independent traders/artists, Rhondda Renegades Roller Derby team, exhibitions, arts activity and all round family-friendly atmosphere throughout.

    “It’s such an honor to be involved with Rhondda Rocks 2013. Building upon the success of its first year it’s amazing to see how much the reputation has grown; bringing internationally renowned artists but still striving to give local talent a platform”

    Sadye Baker, Festival Marketing and Artist Liaison

    “We want to give back to all the people that have supported The Factory as a music venue over this last year. It’s great to be able to bring a festival to the Rhondda for the second year running and that people can come along to and really be part of the experience”

    John Davies, Festival Director

    “Rhondda Rocks has been a ongoing love-affair for us all at The Factory. We've been steadily bring national talent to the Rhondda over the last twelve months, under the Rhondda Rocks banner. Our festival in August is the pinnacle of this and its going to be an incredible explosion of local and national pedigree over one weekend. Its fair to say, theres lots of hard work ahead but we're really thrilled that such a great event is coming to Rhondda!”

    Spike Griffiths, Festival Marketing

    Tickets are available in the following form:

    Rhondda Rocks 2013: Friday Tickets £5

    Rhondda Rocks 2013: Saturday Tickets £10

    Rhondda Rocks 2013: Sunday Tickets £10

    Rhondda Rocks 2013: Weekend Tickets £15

    Tickets can be purchased online from: www.ticketweb.co.uk / www.factoryporth.com / www.rhonddarocks.co.uk / www.wegottickets.co.uk

    Also available from the venue itself:

    The Factory, Welsh Hills Works, Jenkin Street

    Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

    CF399PP

    Twitter: @RhonddaRocks

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhonddarocks

    For further details including press accreditation please contact Sadye Baker – sadye@factoryporth.com

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    My only festival recommendation for 2013 is Sziget.

    "This is what the party at the end of history looks like" GQ Magazine

    Sziget Festival is a week long festival in Budapest. On an Island in the Danube. In the 30 degree sunshine. With showers. 24/7 HOT SHOWERS. And CLEAN toilets - with toilet paper.

    Seriously...why would you go to a cold muddy festival in the UK where beer costs a fiver and the food even more when you can go on a holiday and a festival in a oner for a week and spend the same money!

    Hungary doesn't have the Euro which means that a pint costs about £1.20 - the food is cheap and amazing. The people are incredible, and most of the aren't british. I think the British were 5th down the list of where the most visitors had come from. In my eyes this is a great thing - you meet people from all over Europe because when the festival describes itself as the European meeting point it really isn't joking.

    Lots of Dutch, Croatians, Germans, Italians, French, Hungarians (of course) Irish, even Australians (they get everywhere!) and Americans. It's a multicultural heaven and everyone wants to be your friend.

    I've been 4 times and have never seen any trouble. It's like a dream!

    You find yourself walking slower, thinking slower, you just forget about your real life for a week and enjoy the sunshine, the music, the city (which is insanely easy to get to for outdoor swimming pools/spas and an AMAZING zoo) and the people.

    I could go on and on. Now I've been to UK festivals before - The Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, Glastonbury - they just don't compare.

    I even met Michael Eavis last year at Sziget - see! In his year off he decided to come over and see what all the fuss was about - needless to say he loved it!

    Sziget is "a fantastic festival, more colourful and probably a lot cleaner than Glastonbury." Michael Eavis

    Much like Glastonbury Sziget is about way more than just music. With music from all over Europe, encompassing all genres, from Romany Gypsy folk, to a 24/7 Drum n Bass tent and all sorts of arts and crafts (yes crafts!) including the always incredible giant street theatre (which one year ended in a huge outdoor foam party).

    You can easily walk around and see people covered in chocolate head to toe having just had a chocolate wrestle on a bouncy castle to then be hosed down by scantily clad women at the Lynx tent who take great pleasure in cleaning you off in front of a jealous crowd.

    Its hot. It can get dusty, sometimes its rains - but in a good way. Like the best storms you've ever seen - and then it's hot again. And what do they do with the puddles? They fill them with sand. Often the main stage looks like a beach by the end of it - great to chill out in. (May or may not have fallen asleep while watching the Hives back in the day - hey it was day 4 - I was tired!)

    I implore you to think about Sziget this year - tie it into a little bit of European travel - it's so easy to get to on the trains, and from the airport there are shuttle buses to the enormous supermarket down the road where you can buy your supplies.

    I love it, I think I'm going to go every year for as long as I can - UK festivals aren't even an option for me anymore, it doesn't make sense to go to them when you can have the best week of your life for the same money and get a holiday at the same time.

    This video does a much better job of explaining what its like than I ever could - check it out. I'm even in it! (3:26!)

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    My dad is very good at playing the lottery, he wins a tenner every now and then. After his latest victory of two wins of £10 after buying ten tickets (for the mathematically retarded---> that is equal to a £10 profit), I suddenly thought... Maybe I have the lottery winning gene!!! This realisation was swiftly followed by another: I am poor - so poor, in fact, that i'm now even poorer than my mum! Now I know what you're thinking, "Paul, you can't possibly be that poor. Your mum is the poorest person on the planet, she uses cheese as a deodarant". But trust me, I am very poor.

    So I decided to limit myself to playing the lottery 5 times - £5. Within 10 minutes, my Online National Lottery account was set up, into which i'd transferred £5 from my bank (it really was too easy). Within 10 days, my lottery account balance was down to £1, and my winnings so far? Bugger all. This wouldn't have been so bad, were it not for the fact that i'd started spending money as if I had already got my imaginary winnings (e.g. sausages at Summer Sundae, Cadbury's Snack bars, William Hut CD's, a penis tattoo).

    My spirits were low. The stress of knowing that I must win with my final £1 was overpowering me, and the big decision of which 6 numbers to select was looming. It was monday the 14th of August, so I targeted the saturday 19th draw... this would be my d-day (the 'd' standing for 'donut', my traditional celebratory food). I calmed myself, and I fell quickly asleep after a particularly painful self-sex session (it hurt so bad that I may as well have used a crocodile to stimulate it, but hell, my penis has "THE COMMODORE" tattooed on it - maybe I should've given him a shorter nickname, 'cause the tattooist couldn't fit it in a straight line from base to head so he had to spiral it round all the way down... jazzy).

    My slumber generated a vivid dream. No, not a sex dream. I was in a shop, buying a lottery ticket... I saw the numbers on the ticket, and the concious part of my mind made a mental note of that image. I awoke almost straight after this, and although the dream didn't tell me that I was going to win with these numbers, it was pretty obvious that I would. I bought the ticket for the saturday draw using the numbers from the dream. That evening, I made the mistake of telling my friend Howie about my dream... he bought a ticket for the lottery too... doh. Ah well, if i'm gonna be rich, he might as well be too. But i'm not greedy. I'd be delighted to bag three numbers and claim a tenner.

    Saturday night. We were out at Spoons, as Darren was leaving for Australia the next day and we wanted to see him off with a bit of drunken fun. Of course, I probably wouldn't have gone if I hadn't known that I was about to win on the lottery. Howie the number thief was there, and we were both eager to know the results of the draw. Howie is a clever bitch and has the internet on his phone, so he searched for the draw result... This was it.... 24 hour Tesco had bags of donuts that were just sitting there waiting for me....

    Fair to say it was a pretty big disappointment when not one of my numbers came up... perhaps even more disappointing than when I cut my penis by falling off the toilet. The dream of being a millionaire, thousandaire or tenneraire was dead. I decided to drown my sorrows. I was at an all-time low, and I only had £10 left in my wallet. I asked Darren if he wanted a farewell drink... Amaretto and coke, ok. Up to the bar I went. Two pints for me that cost £1.90 each, one drink for him... £7.30 altogether?!?! This Amaretto had better be nice, maybe i'll drink half of it on the way back to Darren and say that I spilt it. I handed the barman my last tenner. He fumbled around with a bag of pound coins whilst I brooded over my losses. 'Maybe I should run away with the drinks!', I thought, but the logic behind this was flawed as i'd already given him my money, and i'd just be running away from my change. Clearly I was a bit pissed already.

    The barman took an exceptionally long time to give me my precious change. 'He's a retard', I thought to myself. 'Maybe I should tell him that I think he's a retard'. I opened my mouth to tell him, but he had thrust my change into my hand before I had a chance. I calmly put it into my pocket and carried the drinks back to the table, with a smug grin on my face. The barman had given me too much change.... £10 too much, in fact, he must have thought i'd given him a twenty pound note to pay. Mwhahaha! I don't care if he realised his mistake as I was walking away, I was in too greedy a mood to care!

    Suddenly it all made sense. This was my win. I wouldn't have been there that night had I not thought I was going to win on the lottery. I would have been grateful for a £10 win, and I got it... On the Lottery of Life. I had learnt that you might well follow your dreams, and that's ok, but don't expect them to fall into place without any effort on your part. In the end, you have to make yourself happy, because nobody really cares that much to do it for you.

    This makes me happy, it reminds me of a simpler time:

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    Thanks for reading :rolleyes:

    x x x x x

  10. I am a final year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, currently completing a research project on customer's loyalty towards music festivals. If you could take a few minutes to fill in this survey, it would be much appreciated. All results are confidential and anonymous. You can stop the survey at anytime.

    Thank you.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WFF5KKH

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    blog-0637606001401460236.jpgJUST ANNOUNCED - '''''PERC''''' WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE BIG NOISE FESTIVAL.

    https://www.facebook.com/thebignoisefest

    Get your Tickets here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7469

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