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  1. Beyond The Tracks

    Great festival...shame about the pisspoor turnout particularly the Sunday...not sure if the toilets would have been sufficient had it sold out. Gutted we paid £50 for tickets that they were flogging for a tenner! Some great music...J&MC and Editors were brilliant. Chatted to one of the stall holders who had said it had been terrible for them financially so doubt they will be back even if the festival is. Think the dodgems and Ferris wheel were a waste of time but otherwise pretty much faultless. We'd back but not fork out for early birds
  2. Beyond The Tracks

    Think 3.8 degrees is more likely the way its looking at the minute. I keep meaning to go and have a look at the site at lunch but don't have the willpower to avoid the 3 or 4 pubs I would pass on the way.
  3. Beyond The Tracks

    Couldn't agree more. If the staff are on minimum wage each member of staff would only have to sell 2 pints @ £5 each an hour and they have paid for themselves (obviously not taking into account cost of the beer, expenses etc). I think a lot of the bar staff do it for free/cheap tickets so it costs them even less. In reality at a busy bar they would probably do a minimum of 20 times that an hour. We gave up trying to get a drink on the Friday at Victorious and probably spent a minimum of £50 less than we would have done.
  4. Beyond The Tracks

    Surprised this hasn't sold out...really hoping the fact it hasn't doesn't lead to cost cutting and we end up with another 'Hope and Glory'...given the organisers experience though quietly optimistic. Just make sure there are enough bar staff (no 70-80 minute queues like Victorious!) and bogs and people will be happy...
  5. Victorious Festival 2018

    To be honest I would have said they're probably not even big enough to headline and would be more suited to a sub slot. Pretty sure they were only playing Academy sized venues which seem about the right size for Victorious headliners....plus haven't done owt for ages
  6. Victorious Festival 2018

    Don't suppose there is a lot they can do about that...though why anybody would want to do it is beyond me!
  7. Victorious Festival 2018

    Think Kaisers are nailed on. James would be my guess for another headliner. Alt J headlined Bluedot last month (very good they were too). Given that's only 5k capacity can't see them turning their noses up at Victorious. Doubt they would get booked for a headliner though...guessing they would go for somebody more mainstream. Wouldn't mind Doves as a possible sub when they finish their hiatus. Struggling to think of bands the right size for Victorious headliner that a) they haven't already had and are still going. That smiley face should be a ...ahh...ya bollix its done it again. Its the first letter of 'bollix' followed by ')'. Prodigy? Chemical Brothers? We're still debating whether its worth taking the risk of getting tickets. We might wait and see the initial line up to see what route it looks like they're going down in terms of the crowd they are going to attract. Think the immediate priorities would be firstly getting more and better trained bar staff. A lot of the issues seemed to be caused by inexperienced bar staff not having a Scoobies. One trip to the bar I only waited in the queue for 5 or so minutes, but it then took at least 10-15 minutes for them to sort my drinks out. Having wristbands that clearly show who is and isn't old enough to drink (so show ID at the gate to get one that lets you buys drinks) will also speed up the process, especially if you are going to ID people who are clearly in their 30's. They should also stick to their commitment that teenagers need to be accompanied by an adult...clearly this didn't happen this year.
  8. Victorious Festival 2017

    Agree with @luckysalt...the crowd had the transitional feel V had when it was veering away from indie to chart crap. That said...some phenomenal sets across the weekend. Charlatans (although the crowd were embarrassingly quiet), BSP, Frightened Rabbit, Stereophonics, SRC, Slaves, Franz and Elbow were highlights. We really enjoyed it but probably less than last year due to crowds and queues and a higher percentage of tools so we're undecid
  9. Victorious Festival 2017

    Had a great day Saturday...BSP & Frightened Rabbit in particular were brilliant. No queue at the bar for BSP either which was great. Clearly they have cut costs on the bars...didnt have the ridiculous queues we've seen this year last year. That said, feels the demographic has changed...seen loads more pissed up helmets and drunk teens this year. Shame. The Madness night in particular seemed to be full of rude old drunks. We're currently debating whether we will be back next year. Good day of tunes ahead on main stage today.
  10. Victorious Festival 2017

    You're both right...clearly. I don't know what I was thinking. I accidentally sat through a Tom Odell set once because it was pissing down and I couldn't be arsed to wade through the mud and I swore I would never subject my ears to anything like that again...my ears have been good to me over the years, they've let me hear some amazing music and also let my hat know when its time to stop sliding down my head. Dinosaur Pile-Up and Pulled Apart By Horses it is...
  11. Victorious Festival 2017

    Yeah, noticed that yesterday and hoped I'd just missed it. Shame. Always good for a crack. Surprised, was normally dead busy.
  12. Victorious Festival 2017

    Worth catching...do some indie stuff and some older stuff (seem to vaguely remember them doing a Crosby , Stills and Nash song last year for example).
  13. Victorious Festival 2017

    Yeah, the Feeder/BSP clash is a real bummer. Also tempted to miss Jake Bugg and catch Dinosaur Pile Up and Pulled Apart By Horses. Hmmmmmm... On the plus side think can catch Slow Readers Club twice and only have to miss 'Rhythm of the 90's' then back in time for Turin Brakes. 'Southsea Alternative Choir' are pretty entertaining...catch them most years...basically a bunch of drunk squaddies doing covers. How many stages are there this year?? Got bloody RSI scrolling down that lot
  14. Victorious Festival 2017

    Its pretty mixed to be honest. Tends to be a lot of families during the day who drift off as it gets later. Pretty good natured, haven't seen any trouble whatsoever and we've been going for 3 or 4 years now. We'll probably go in the 'Meat and Barrel' on Friday and they tend to sell the lanyards there so I'll post them on here if nobody else has by then.
  15. Victorious Festival 2017

    Might get there earlier purely on off chance might catch sommat decent or do an hour at silent disco. Wouldn't mind catching them at 2.45 on the Seaside Stage as well
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