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sparkythetortoise last won the day on April 15 2011

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  1. Bearded Theory 2018

    I must admit I wouldn't leave it later than that. I suppose there might also be some custom from folk waking up to the fact there's no Glastonbury this year. Not a substitute, of course, but I could imagine someone that has been wavering for a few years might reason that with nothing on in June this is the year to give BT a punt. The final line up announcement being so close surely means safe until then though
  2. Bearded Theory 2018

    I say this with great caution, as I don't want to say something to lead you astray, but generally it doesn't sell out until quite close to the festival date. For what its worth I've yet to get round to buying a ticket and fully intend to go. I'd have thought you'd be all right at least until all the headliners are out.
  3. Bearded Theory 2018

    If anyone cares to take a look, I've now added Magical Sounds, to this year's very approximate clashfinder. I know that Gnomicide in particular, will be keen to find out if Greg Zogg, Dissident Noize Factory, or DJ Ginge are clashing with anyone key. https:///s/beardedtheory2018
  4. Bearded Theory 2018

    Good grief - think I might nip over to the Magical Sounds Tent for this one. Speaking of which, we are surely only just still in the "less than a week til the next announcement " zone, bearing in mind that this was said last Sunday. Something this evening, perhaps...
  5. Bearded Theory 2018

    Blimey - I feel like I've really lit the blue touchpaper. I thought it was just me who felt this way
  6. Bearded Theory 2018

    If you don't connect with a certain kind of music then it does all tend to sound the same. I shunned all dance music for ages, resolute in my distain. Then, about ten years ago I was seduced by Steve Hillage, of Gong, turning up with the misses for System 7, jumped on board and slowly started to appreciate some of it. During the day it does tend to be relentless thud, thud, thud, but poke your nose in after the main stages have shut, or maybe on Sunday afternoon when it all goes a bit folky, and you might surprise yourself. That said, I still feel much the same way about Electro Gypsy Swing bollocks in the Maui Waui tent...I'm probably just as wrong about that!
  7. Bearded Theory 2018

    Last year Magical Sounds announced on Dec 11, so we're not a mile away from that. From what I recall you don't spend a lot of time in that tent, but Magical Sounds is what makes BT for me, so looking good
  8. Bearded Theory 2018

    PS. Have just looked up Rews, who I previously hadn't heard of - very good - nice tip.
  9. Bearded Theory 2018

    Fairly accurate - though there were some odd gaps in the actual line up that someone called Hayfield, who must have seen the real schedule, dutifully put in a couple of days beforehand. Unfortunately, they were so odd that I wiped them all out, assuming it was someone messing about. If you are reading this, Hayfield, I'm very, very sorry. And of course when the second tranche of acts come through some already there will be shoved up, or down. So all in all, I wouldn't take it very seriously as yet, but it won't be a mile out.
  10. Bearded Theory 2018

    I feel a clashfinder coming on https:///s/beardedtheory2018/ Rejoice at the current lack of clashes - it won't stay that way for long me thinks
  11. Bearded Theory 2018

    Last year there was a half hour overlap between Kismet and Madness, but the year before, SLF, clashed completely with Asian Dub Foundation, as did JB Conspiracy and James in 2015. They seem to move around the Sunday times more - Magical Sounds in particular - which I think is something to do with wrestling with the council and licensing restrictions. SLF were supposed to be on last as headliners, but they shifted Beans on Toast to the end as he would be quieter. So it looks like you've got a tricky decision to make - for my own part, I can't miss Babylon is Burning, which is bound to be at the end, so the decision is probably made
  12. Bearded Theory 2018

    That said, this seems fairly specific "the main headliners are not quite there (one is and can be announced on the 6th). We decided against announcing say 20 acts now and then have to do a single headline announcement later which gives us less press."
  13. Bearded Theory 2018

    I just noticed that they had casually said "news within a month" in one of the their newsletters, so on the basis that newsletter came out of the 9th of Sept, I impishly assumed October 9th was the big day on the Bearded Forum. This was in jest more than hope, really, hence their response - "ya bugger" - as quoted above, as they obviously already regretted nailing themselves down like that. I seem to remember last year that announcements always turned up later than they "promised", which I think comes from their enthusiasm to share news as soon as possible, which comes a cropper when things don't get sorted as soon as they thought. Anyhows, they are now saying 6th Nov on their forum, which is specific enough to make me think it's the date a headliner gets confirmed, but it may just be because they're nice people and they've been asked and they're trying to be as informative as possible. I'm certainly not holding my breath, keen though I am to know.
  14. Bearded Theory 2018

    It's now the 6th of November - this is what happens when I try and do a Paxman on the Bearded folk
  15. Latitude Festival 2017

    its a very tiny obelisk - don't get too excited!