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About micropizza

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  1. Still one of my favourite festival acts I've ever seen, so much fun, everyone knows all the tunes, all ages enjoying it, will look forward to seeing them again!
  2. Yeah I saw alot of that too, has made me consider trying it out if those punters that were there for all the grime (and ket) etc last year are skipping it this time.
  3. Nice to see the Port and Reggae Roots stages on there, if they make enough on tickets and actually put everything on this map there, it looks like there will be a decent amount to see and do
  4. Turns out Bestival agreed as i've been contacted with an offer today though. I bought a ticket based on previous versions of the Festival that had completely changed, and I didn't know the lineup as gave them the benefit of the doubt they wouldn't be halving the budget and would have similar quality. I'm not rich and it's a let down when I spent money on something that was nothing like advertised and expected (no mention of the downsize or anything in the lead up) and get taken for a ride. You lot might have hundreds to spend on something that turns out to be completely different and just go "oh well" but I didn't. So I complained, and got a result.
  5. I think I'm entitled a least a part refund because if you buy a ticket for the 6th year in a row for the same price but arrive to find half the stuff is missing and its been completely changed without being told, it's misleading. I wasn't given the opportunity to choose if i wanted to go to the smaller 'boutique festival' because they didn't tell any ticket buyers that it was going to be smaller. I'm sure people would complain (like most of Bestivals 2016 reviews on FB) if they bought their Glastonbury ticket, arrived, and they didn't bother decor'ing the site, and some fields were empty or big stages replaced by little community festival ones.
  6. I spent most of this years trying to find friends as even the amount phone masts seemed to be included in the cutbacks My fav part of Bestival 2016 was the sunny day at the campsite with the swimming pool the day before we got there, don't think i came back with any memories like previous years with the giant disco ball or foals, two door cinema club, stevie wonder etc. Not looked back at this years pics or shown any friends once. Genuinely felt ripped off. Unsuprisingly Bestival HQ weren't interested in any kind of part refund when I asked. I heard other complainants were getting given free tickets though. So way to keep your original loyal customers Rob
  7. Sounds the right way forward, but after this year, I wouldn't take the risk. Unfortunately they're not truthful enough to post on their page "sorry guys didnt sell many tickets, can't afford the other venues or decent sound again, oh and we've put cans up to £7.20 for a tuborg". If they would have been honest this year and didn't conveniently avoid showing the main stage etc in their building bestival pics I would have avoided this one and would maybe consider 2017. My fault for expecting them to be consistent and buying Early Birds I suppose. I just don't trust them now, and far too much hassle to get there not knowing what's going to be missing or back unfortunately. We're on the lookout for somthing new to try next year instead already
  8. Agreed, it was a ghost of its former self this year, our group have quit bestival after this years disappointment It's simply not worth the risk of travelling across the country and over water to get there, just to play Bestival roulette and potentially win the 'boutique festival' again (at the same ticket price). These pics say it all really
  9. Having gone for about 6 years, I personally found it disappointing this year. I won't be returning. I'd bought an early bird ticket blindly based on all the previous years, organised travel, got a group together, boasted how good it was to new friends and went, didn't realise I was going to arrive at a 'boutique festival' as Rob kept responding to people. I paid for a full size Festival ticket, which all the previous years bought me something worth the money. He keeps talking it was downsized because of competition etc, most people buy a festival ticket based on the lineup. When the lineup come out it was clear they were having money problems months & months back then. If they would have been upfront that it was a smaller festival this year I honestly would have told my ticket to a teenager on the facebook page. They've dropped the ball this time, and whatever the lineup is I wont risk the money buying a Bestival Roulette ticket in case i win the scaled down event again. Just glad I got to see it during the good years. Last time i saw a mainstage that size, it cost me £40. Rumours I heard: all the money went on prince who died (surely that booking would be insured), a production company went bust so had to get new people in last minute and something about it being the last one, Robin Hill doesn't want them back. It's nice Rob gave free tickets to someone that complained, I just got blocked by him instead. I'm currently trying to get an at least part-refund back for whatever it was i attended instead of Bestival. http://imgur.com/a/P6Omj
  10. When you camp, empty your bag about make a bit of a mess, if god forbid someone wants to rob anything, its easier for them to grab your whole bag and rummage elsewhere than to look for stuff for ages in your tent. +1 on binbags too, so useful for everything. Oh and get your wristband put on the arm you don't wipe your arse with
  11. I think that was "Uncle Funk" or "Funk Uncle", did perfect covers of loads of disco classics, one of my favourite random bump-into's of last years glasto!
  12. Check out Davos brilliant live act where he plays live on the piano a megamix of loads of classic piano tracks, such a good vibe to get the day started last time! Clashfinder says 12:00 on Sunday @ Glade at the mo (not sure how accurate yet tho)
  13. hmm Wed coach only has London option now, and Thurs has Brighton/London, seems more realistic than seeing the whole list before
  14. I lol'd at "dense"
  15. Was that that was the year it didn't sell out so they sold some physical ones in shops? I remember getting my friend to pick ours up from Wales where he was working