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  1. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Radiohead last year they struggled to get 35k in for it and a lot were leaving early, technically a great band but did not do it for me live. Kasabian was a sellout at 50K and most stayed to the end, happy to finally actually see then at the 5th attempt. ta, D
  2. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Wont be a need, this day will sell very well, downside is that i think we'll get quite a few that'll want to roll up late in the day for just Texas & Queen so could be a bit quiet rest of the day. Agree with the above comments re paid-for golden circle, think it always kills the atmosphere a bit. Will be interesting to see how they do it on the day (need some extra barriers for that, compared to last year). ta, D
  3. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Fridays can run to midnight with the later start as well, Sat/Sun only to 11 but start an hour earlier. times done so not to annoy the locals with noise off-site after midnight. Had heard that this missing day was going to be more Scottish-band orientated, but happy as never seen Queen (even if it's not the full/original lineup) and like Texas (brings back memories from chatting to them in the Volcano club at Partick cross, happy days). Going to be a long 10 days of events in the green........ ta, D
  4. Summer Sessions 2018

    VIP for this is usually your own area behind & to the side of the stage, with better toilets and bars, not as busy and you get to "feel like you are backstage". In reality you are to the side of the stage, stage left, there is a wee "VIP Entrance" that takes you there. You cant see the stage from that area. There's never been a separate ticketed golden circle for these gigs, just the usual first come first in and they close it when full, think it should be around 8~10k in that area from what i remember the size is. chiefski - thought they were doing up Meadowbank just now, but that might just be the main building, not over there much just now. just checked and it's closed until 2020 so unlikely to be there.... https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/meadowbank2020 ta, D
  5. Summer Sessions 2018

    Princes Street Bandstand is only around the 2,500 limit, thats for the concrete based area. If you also add in the grassy area then it's a bit over 10,000 in total. Downside to the venue is that its on quite a steep hill, so not ideal for any bands with bouncy fans - easy to jump and land 20' forward. Dont know Edi enough if there would be other better locations for outside concerts (excluding murrayfield and hibs/hearts) that tick the in-the-city criteria, anyone got ideas ? For the Glasgow ones there is quite a tight limit on access to the park, so it really has to be done between 2 weekends, so most likely to be some of the nights between Fri 24th Aug & Sun 2nd Sep. who else would be available then and could get good sales for the 35,000 capacity ? ta, D
  6. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    It's just the same as most other gigs/festivals, random searches. However, having had to deal with the aftermath of smoke bombs, flares, fireworks and the like i'd just ask you to think about it before you go full-on "tw@t-mode" and use things like this. It's not fun dealing with the burns or asthma attacks they can and do cause. Also getting caught with 'em will get you ejected, in a rather unpleasant manner, or worse arrested under a public disorder charge. Just my $0.02 worth, they look great but are not worth the risk or trouble they cause (really they aint, dealing with someone who's hand was stuck to a flare with the skin melting around it is not nice). ta, D
  7. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    they would be perfect for Sat 30th - Liam Gallagher > Courteeners > The View - keep all the fighting/flares to the one day. As an aside the only show-stop I've ever seen was at a The View gig..... Paolo Nutini would be a good add, always enjoyed his gigs and he puts on a good show, no idea what he's doing this summer. ta, D
  8. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Trains will likely be off unless you leave early. should be able to get a bus no probs or share a taxi if a few going. ta, D
  9. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Either ncp next to St. Enoch or glasshouse, both had deals running last year n only 10 min walk from saltmarket entrance. While I'm on (holiday just now) capacity was 55k (50k tickets) last year, Fri was 35k. Sat n sun just about sold out. Dodgy on the piss on holiday...
  10. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Depeche Mode would be a great Friday night headliner, supported by Florence or someone like that. They were great in the Hydro a couple of years back, use a lot of pyro at outside gigs so stage show can be good. Just checked and it was Nov. 2013 - did not think that long ago!!, can still remember the fire jets for last song as was only a meter away when they went off (during the test earlier in the day they actually hit the inside of the roof, only running at 25% power as well). Will it happen - who knows.... not a lot of info about this out there yet. Only thing i really want is better weather, less rain/wind would have changed the whole weekend ta, D
  11. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Bit over 40k in on Friday but some left early, 50k Saturday, and will be 40k plus today. Looking quite busy already. Finally seen kasabian live so happy with that and catfish were superb before them, not been able to get around rest of the site much. Stripes good start to today, blossoms a bit more mellow just now. Ta, D
  12. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Bars are doing spirits, about 6 a drink, no idea what beers are sold. Quite busy. Would guess 40k ish.....
  13. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Good pat downs, all bags getting checked, still quite a lot of smoking going on (not seen anything else yet). Lots of security n police inside but good atmosphere. Ta, D
  14. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Burgers around 6, most of the meals r 6-8. Weather holding out ok but not warm, if anyone on way bring something warm to wear u'll need it. Crowds still building up nicely and sounding good at main stage for the first bands. Jp Cooper was a great easy start to the day, everything everything on now. Ta D.
  15. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    It'll be to try and stop the dealers getting in, not aimed at the casual user. If anyone is partaking of some E then just be careful as there is a lot of really pure/ strong stuff going around just now. Radiohead tonight should be good based on the amount of kit they've got on site, it'll be a full proper show from them. Ta, D

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