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  1. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Karen Elson unfortunately isn't listed anymore...
  2. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I just read on another board that she'll also confirmed Utrecht... That's not a total KO (Rodriguez play Utrecht and Groningen as well), but chances are much slimmer.
  3. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Courtney Barnett will play a show in Cologne on June 13th. With the All Points East show in London on June 3rd, chances are very good for her to be at BKS as well.
  4. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    The crowd is pretty much relaxed. Much higher average age than many other festivals (more 25-40). I haven't seen any fights or vomiting in the past five years. Suits the setting with proper toilets and lots of food stalls with above average food. I honestly don't remember the drink prices, but food is a bit on the expensive side - but usually of great quality. If you eat on the festival site you probably want to buy two to three dishes each day, because of the quality and choice. The walking distance is depending where you are staying. The closest camping is about 10-15 minutes away from the festival ground and the furthest about 45 minutes (bungalows). There is also a new bungalow site, but I have no idea how long you'll have to walk from there. On location you need about 5 minutes from Stage 1 to Stage 2, another 5 minutes from Stage 2 to Stage 4, 5-10 minutes from Stage 1 to Stage 3 and about 5-10 minutes from Stage 3 to Stage 5. Stage 5 and Stage 1 are furthest away (about 10-15 minutes). All depending on how crowded it is.
  5. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Four Tet most probably will be on stage two right after The National (00:00-01:00). Saturday is usually the day with most acts, because it starts earlier and has program till about 04:00h. I'd say there will be about 10 additional acts on Saturday, plus the stage four DJ program. I don't expect more than one medium sized act to be announced on Saturday. Fever Ray is at Down The Rabbit Hole and most probably won't play BKS as well. If Ezra Furman is very realistic, because he's around and booked by the BKS promoter.
  6. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I'd say most people do camp or booked a bungalow (or other accomodation) on the site, but there is usually also a shuttle bus from Tilburg to BKS (no info on the website for 2018 so far, but I'm sure there will be one again). Public transportation in the Netherlands isn't difficult and you should be able to get to the bus stop for the shuttle bus quite easily. You can go by taxi (it's a 15-20 minute ride from Tilburg to the festival site), but it obviously will be much cheaper to use public transportation and the shuttle bus. The next cities would be Eindhoven and Breda, which are double distance than Tilburg. There are also other nice accomodations on the countryside, but with much worse logistics, if you won't go to the festival by car every day. I'm sure there will be an additon to the official FAQ later with more detailed infos about the shuttle service, or someone else here might answer who used it before.
  7. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    First confirmations for Lowland and therefore 99% ruled out for BKS: Gorillaz, The War On Drugs, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Bonobo, Dropkick Murphy's, Rag N Bone Man, Bicep (Live), Gavin James, Fatima Yamaha, Spinvis, Grizzly Bear, Stormzy, BROCKHAMPTON, David August, Floating Points (solo live), H09909, Joost, Jordan Rakei, Little Simz, Protomartyr, Rhye, $uicide Boy$, Lauv, Zeal & Ardor.
  8. Down The Rabbit Hole 2018

    Strangely from the Primavera announcement only Arctic Monkeys, Warpaint and John Maus are/will be confirmed for BKS today/in the upcoming announcement. That leaves a lot of possible additions for DTRH (or for later BKS announcements): e.g.: A$ASP Rocky, Anna Von Hausswolff, Arca, Ariel Pink, Beach House, Belle And Sebastian, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsboug, Dead Cross, Ezra Furman, Grizzly Bear, Haim, Hinds, Ibeyi, Johann Johannsson, Kero Kero Bonito, S U R V I V E / Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Lorde, Lykke Li, Mogwai, Peter Perrett, Public Service Broadcasting, Rhye, Sevdaliza, Shellac, Slowdive, Sparks, Spiritualized, Sylvan Esso, Vagabon, The War On Drugs, Wolf Parade.
  9. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I did miss Wolf Alice:
  10. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Yellowdays, Warpaint, Umfang, The Kills, The Districts, SYML, Susanne Sundfor, Sudan Archives, Ray Fuego, Palm, Optimo, Omni, Moaning, Mattiel, Lido Pimienta, Karen Elson, John Maus, Job Jobse, Gus Dapperton, Flohio, Downtown Boys, Cocainpiss, Bully, Arctic Monkeys, Angus And Julia Stone, All Them Witches ...a bit underwhelming. From the festileaks board.
  11. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Now also officially on the BKS line-up page. I hope they'll also confirm another batch of bands today.
  12. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Arctic Monkeys are for sure:
  13. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    It's getting serious for final predicitions, before tomorrow's announcement: Primavera just announced it's lineup. To not list all bands, I picked the most realistic ones and also a couple of additional favorites for myself. I added prior years at BKS in brackets. A$ASP Rocky (2015) Anna Von Hausswolff Arca Arctic Monkeys (Friday headliner - 2013) Ariel Pink (2015) Beach House (2016) Belle And Sebastian (2014) Björk (probably not) Car Seat Headrest Charlotte Gainsboug Dead Cross (probably too hard) Ezra Furman (2016) Grizzly Bear Haim Hinds (2015) Ibeyi Johann Johannsson John Maus Kero Kero Bonito (2015) S U R V I V E / Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Lorde Lykke Li Mogwai (2014) Peter Perrett Public Service Broadcasting Rhye Sevdaliza Shellac Slowdive (2014) Sparks Spiritualized Sylvan Esso Vagabon The War On Drugs (2014) Warpaint Wolf Parade (2016)
  14. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I'd be really happy to see Beck and The Jesus & Mary Chain back at BKS (BKS has recycled it's lineup a lot in the past anyway). Dead Cross (with Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantomas)) would be more than amazing, but they most probaly are too hard for BKS. Sparks are real fun and they do have an off-day on Friday 8th and are in the region, but they do play Utrecht the next day. Rodriguez does another club show in the Netherlands as well, therefore it might not be a dealbreaker. Ezra Furman is great and chances are good to have him back. John Maus would also fit very well. I personally don't like Phoenix, but that's just my personal taste. I haven't heard of Peter Perrett before, but will check him out. Come on BKS - I'm ready.

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