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  1. My first blog on my first account needed to be a big one, so I decided on the very opinionated topic of which act performs best at festivals. I referred to my own experience of some bands at festivals and the ones that stood out were seasoned performers like Pearl Jam, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and The Charlatans. But obviously this is open for discussion. So are experienced performers the best ones ? When I saw Eminem though, he was very disappointing. No doubt there are plenty of other bands I've missed out.

    I have been very disappointed with acts who in an enclosed space are great, but the minute they are given an open air stage are not measurable to what they can do. Such as Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Enter Shikari and even Jake Bugg, saw him in a concert hall, but at Y-Not i was underwhelmed. But can anyone offer an explanation to why Eminem, regarded a legend in the music business and has honed his craft in live performance was, to me, so disappointing at v-fest ?

    Can anyone explain properly how and why some people can perform so well at festivals and offers just can't. I've heard the typical reasons like volume levels etc. But that doesn't explain why some can do it and others can't.

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    Any tips on where to stay for this festival???? preferably a house/apartment that can fit approx 10+ people!!!

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    Hi Guys,

    I am a newbie on the Festival side of things - can you let me know where I can purchase tickets for the Wireless Festival please

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    blog-0259356001361858582.jpgHi there,

    We are currently looking for traders wanting to sell their food and non-food goods at our new 2 day festival in Dorchester, Dorset on the 16/17th August 2013.

    If you are interested please take a look at our website http://foreversun.co.uk where you can find info on our event and links to the trader application forms.

    Thanks!

    Dave

    Event Organiser

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm writing my dissertation on the predictability of music festivals and if this affects consumer experience. I would really appreciate it if you could complete my short questionnaire. It will only take 5 minutes and I would really value your opinions.

    Thanks.

    http://www.surveyexpression.com/Survey.aspx?id=60d28ecb-392d-4301-bbea-6611f157591c

  2. 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 number 3. Lets see how this goes. If nothing else, it'll help try and keep track of who we want to see at Glastonbury. Which is going to be tricky considering we're a couple with quite disparate music tastes to start with and he's only coming to Glastonbury to humour me.

    So.

    I'm a mid 30's woman with a premier sub to Spotify and a lot of downloaded playlists in my phone. I listen to a lot of music through a very nice pair of headphones that are so shiny I'm too embarrassed to wear them outside of work. I'm shy, crowdphobic, probably slightly aspie and a professional geek.

    No, I don't know why 137,000 bod festival sounded like a good idea either. I just got sick of not doing stuff cos I was scared I guess.

    Anyway. I need to go work out what I want to write about here.

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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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    T IN THE PARK 2013

    If anyone else is going to t in the park 2013 alone then hit me up maybes we can sort something out.

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  4. blog-0362610001372764747.jpgThe amazing FUSE Festival 2013 takes place in Beacon Park, Lichfield between 12th and 14th July. A weekend of non-stop and free musical entertainment. This fantastic family arts festival is in its 13th year and continues to be a major event in the community calendar. Over the last few years it has attracted up to 20.000 over the weekend to see and take part in a myriad of activities from professional and amateur music performances, arts and crafts, spoken word, comedy and children's activities.

    This year appearing on stage: the likes of Knoxville Highway, The Valvolines, Peter Parker’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, The Offbeat and Fred Zeppelin just to name a few.

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    I HAVE 1 TICKET FOR HYLANDS PARK CHELMSFORD WITH RED CAMPING WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO SWAP FOR YELLOW CAMPING. ANYONE INTERESTED? :)

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    blog-0479274001374618439.pngHey there fellow festival goers hope everyone is well & looking forward to all the amazing festivals ahead of us!!! :rock:

    I was wondering if any of you could help me though please? :help:

    I make personalised key rings & bag tags & I've been asked to make a load up for a friends stall to sell at a few festivals this year but I'm really stuck on what to actually put on these key rings.. :startle: I've only made key rings with peoples names on them & As a festival virgin I'm really not clued up at all about what kind of things sell at festivals & if there's any particular words or slogans mainly used at these places..

    I've posted a pic of a few types of key rings I make & any word suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! :curtsey:

    Many thanks if you can help me :bow:

    :D LeeLee :D

    xxx

  5. Hi, my names Cameron and I'm from California. I will be in Newcastle until the 19th and then will be making my way down to the festival. If anyone want's to meet up and party on the way let me know and we'll figure out a plan to meet up!! #Creamfields 2013 #Epic #Goinhard

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    Riba Rocks
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    blog-0631212001375291974.jpgRiba Rocks is a celebration of arts and music in a finca located near the rural village of Riba Roja D’Ebre, Catalunya.

    Situated by the stunning River Ebro and surrounded by picturesque mountain backdrop, ‘The Valley’ will host its first gathering on September 7th 2013. For more information, tickets and rent-a-tent visit www.riba-rocks.com

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    I have a bristol based alcohol delivery service and am licensed to sell deliver and distribute alcohol cigarettes and cream chargers anywhere in the UK I am very interested in moving into the festival scene as I think it could be profitable anybody have any ideas on how to get started ?

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    Any Efester's go to Sunflower fest In Hillsborough? been there every year so far and its a cracker of a wee fest.

    Real good vibe!

    http://www.sunflowerfest.co.uk/

    https://www.facebook.com/SunflowerFest

    Hi Ally,

    It's the August Bank Holiday next year 22-25 August with an amazing three nights of shenanigans.

    :) Sunflower

    Source: Sunflower Fest

  6. Could I please take 5 minutes of your time and ask you to complete my online questionnaire, regarding your perception on health and safety while working at music festivals.

    It is part of my dissertation project and is open to anyone that works/volunteers at music festivals, all details are anonymous and the questionnaire is open till the 28th February.

    Thank you in advance.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14cC3XNeyGlCsbRoiGKHwEQTmkOk3laqVXvFUYeBMEbc/viewform

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    Hi All,

    I am having difficulty getting respondents for my dissertation Survey. Please could I have five minutes of your time to fill in my questionnaire. There are all check box answers and two questions; you only have to write one word. This is fully anonymous and I will be so grateful If you could help me out

    follow this link

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BpWpZdX41CpGMto2PhvbaxhJ5Eefc2LDQmAjt1ifiRg/viewform

    Florence Sutton

    x

  7. cec's Blog

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    If you like Festivals and you like the Food that you purchase there, then please help me with my dissertation , I am currently studying the trends in Food Provision at UK music Festivals. Many Thanks. Cec xxxhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8HBKHVG



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