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Seemed to have updated twitter profile. Announcement soon?

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26th November last year... can't be far off I imagine.

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I think Justice would be perfect to do Saturday and could combine it with Parklife/Wildlife and stuff. If they're not available maybe Phoenix? And unless there's a major indie band reunion on its way then Flaming Lips or Belle & Sebastian for Sunday?

Either way I really ought to get down to this next year. It's got such a strong line up every year - and always even more so in hindsight.

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8 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

I think Justice would be perfect to do Saturday and could combine it with Parklife/Wildlife and stuff. If they're not available maybe Phoenix? And unless there's a major indie band reunion on its way then Flaming Lips or Belle & Sebastian for Sunday?

Either way I really ought to get down to this next year. It's got such a strong line up every year - and always even more so in hindsight.

Definitely thinking it's gonna be Justice on Saturday, not sure who could do Sunday but The Flaming Lips seems like a reasonable shout.

Also, I would definitely recommend this festival. Been going for 2 years on the trot now and it's great. Although I would suggest getting there as early as you can to see bands and get a decent spot at the front. If you leave it too late you'll be at the back and you tend to get a lot of talkers.

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I'm gonna go Justice and Fleet Foxes 

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2 hours ago, BlackHole2006 said:

Also, I would definitely recommend this festival. Been going for 2 years on the trot now and it's great. Although I would suggest getting there as early as you can to see bands and get a decent spot at the front. If you leave it too late you'll be at the back and you tend to get a lot of talkers.

I've also been the last two years and agree with everything you've said. Considering going again this year if the line up is to my liking and if I can afford it. They usually have a lot of acts playing other festivals though (especially Glastonbury).

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3 hours ago, dentalplan said:

Either way I really ought to get down to this next year. It's got such a strong line up every year - and always even more so in hindsight.

It's good to alleviate clashes/test out a band you're on the fence about. It's not the festival for you if you want a good crowd that are going to actually enjoy the band. Most sets during the day are 30-40 minutes so are typically 1-2 album bands. Which is probably why it looks great in hindsight. 

This is definitely more true for Saturday than Sunday, actually - fewer stages and bands, longer sets, better crowds. For instance, the crowd for Ride was outstanding.

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Outside Savages at Brixton Academy a lovely woman was handing out scratchcards with the main press photo for Syro printed on it

Once said scratchcard was scratched it revealed the date 3rd June, the Aphex Twin logo and the twitter handle for Field Day

I'm already seeing Depeche Mode that night so here's hoping he's at Glasto

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Were the scratchcards all the same? Did some people win shit?

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On 23/11/2016 at 3:21 PM, MattDavies__ said:

I'm gonna go Justice and Fleet Foxes 

Fleet Foxes aren't very Field Day, I don't think. You'd be hard pushed to find a folk band on a line up, especially not big lames like Fox of Fleet Street.

On 23/11/2016 at 5:33 PM, Tuna said:

It's good to alleviate clashes/test out a band you're on the fence about. It's not the festival for you if you want a good crowd that are going to actually enjoy the band. Most sets during the day are 30-40 minutes so are typically 1-2 album bands. Which is probably why it looks great in hindsight. 

This is definitely more true for Saturday than Sunday, actually - fewer stages and bands, longer sets, better crowds. For instance, the crowd for Ride was outstanding.

Think the crowds are what make me apprehensive. Talkers proper bring me down. Will see though, especially now Richard D is in the building.

Just now, rawaudioinput said:

To my knowledge they were all the same

Ah boring.

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Field day just retweeted the aphex twin leaflet, so definitely them

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That'll be me getting a ticket then. 

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bbc 6 music: only one day this year, and aphex are headlining the inside second stage as a uk festival exclusive

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Only one day gutted. That Sunday has been brilliant for me over last couple of years. 

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I wonder why they got rid of the second day. Maybe there's a new event on at Victoria Park this year. It'll definitely sell out if it's 1 day and they have Aphex on an exclusive.

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It's been taken over by Global. It looks to me as if they are already showing the same level of greed that threatens to destroy Festival Number 6 after the various debacles at that this year. Hopefully there will be a standalone event programmed for the Sunday

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dont get me wrong. Aphex Twin on record is amazing. BUT....watching him live? I cant imagine it being very enthralling....

 

am i wrong?

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It's a shame that they've decided to make it one day instead of two

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They've said 'consolidated' which is probably just PR speak for downgraded, but perhaps it just means they're mixing up the bookings a bit more, as opposed to having the two very distinct days. 

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The two very distinct days was one of the reasons I went. All the twunts went on the Saturday leaving the rest of us to enjoy the Sunday :D

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Yeah it was usually the Sunday that interested me more. Ah well, it was one day up until 2014 or so wasn't it? 

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2 hours ago, MattDavies__ said:

Yeah it was usually the Sunday that interested me more. Ah well, it was one day up until 2014 or so wasn't it? 

Yep, but there was also far less of a DJ focus back when it was just on a Saturday. 

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