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sparkythetortoise last won the day on April 15 2011

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  1. Bearded Theory 2018

    Good to see Zub Zub quietly slotted in there too
  2. Latitude 2018

    My three regular festivals are Glastonbury, Latitude and Bearded, so if you like the first two, then Bearded might suit you too. It is very different from Latitude, though. Very, very, roughly speaking, if you imagine the Avalon Stage, the Glade Stage and the Acoustic Stage striking out on their own, and you sort of get the idea. But chuck in a heavy dose of punk, a very friendly and quite a counter culture crowd. The crowd reminds me of Stonehenge of old a bit, if you happen to be as ancient as me.
  3. Bearded Theory 2018

    I've straightened out the times on the Clashfinder so they line up with last year - no miracle cures, I'm afraid, but it may ease your scheduling dilemma a tad https:///s/beardedtheory2018/?user=sparkythetortoise
  4. Bearded Theory 2018

    And Clusterfuck - a festival highlight for me last year - seriously weird and one I intended to revisit Liking Hop Tramp btw - good tip
  5. Bearded Theory 2018

    I think so - last year the last band came on at 1am for Friday and Saturday, which were Papa Shango and Headspace (missed them both) so presumably went on for an hour at least. The difficulty (and let me just get my anorak on for this) is that their headliners for those nights were on at 10pm, with two acts following. even on the Sunday the headliner was the penultimate act. Its difficult from the listings to know which of the two acts listed below the headliner will actually be on afterwards, and in which order, if you see what I mean. Also, bear in mind not all acts have been announced, so Hot Tramps may shuffle down the pecking order in the end. Convoy Cabaret is probably the least accurate, though they published a proper timetable before the festival, so that one can be improved. ...just think what could be achieved if all this effort was applied to something useful
  6. Bearded Theory 2018

    I just pumped the data in so don't take it very seriously. At some point I might fish out last years program and try and straighten it out a bit, and the main stages are probably roughly right anyway, but Maui Waui and Conway Cabaret can be safely disregarded at the moment.
  7. Bearded Theory 2018

    I'm with You... Fuck it. I Shouldn't Have Said That
  8. Bearded Theory 2018

    Fair enough In the spirit of wild guesses and wishful thinking my vote goes to John Shuttleworth. A field full of the pierced and the tatted singing along to Pigeons in Flight would be worth the price of admission alone.
  9. Bearded Theory 2018

    No complaints from me either, but do you really think so? On the forum BT say "we are planning to go younger due to the age of the current 2 headliners". Granted Alex Kapranos is younger than Robert Plant (who isn't?) but he's in his mid-forties, so hardly younger. Nice idea, though - what makes you think so?
  10. Bearded Theory 2018

    Here's the thing I don't get. Given that the act has been confirmed, the only other reason for delaying the announcement is a concern that it might compromise sales of their other dates. If this really is a UK exclusive, then there are no other dates to be compromised - so why not say? Not having a moan, you understand, just puzzled.
  11. Bearded Theory 2018

    Did you notice that the Rews have been moved? The scheduling Gods must be looking down kindly on you
  12. Bearded Theory 2018

    Its probably not thee Thrax, just an Thax ...I'll get my coat
  13. Bearded Theory 2018

    Of course, we'll all want to know, but will never find out, who that headliner might have been
  14. Bearded Theory 2018

    The Final announcement - it has to be tomorrow, does it not?
  15. Bearded Theory 2018

    Donkey's years since I last saw them - a welcome addition, as you say, and I was pleased to see some new names in there. Having googled a few, there's a high quota of of fiddle/accordion balkan knees up stuff again, which doesn't really float my boat, but I guess that's the Maui Waui USP so fair play to them. That said, searching on "Steam Chicken" and "Water for Dogs" leads only to chickens and dogs, so they might yet prove to be the doves amongst crows that I'm hoping for.

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