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Fishman    56
On 24/04/2017 at 10:25 PM, DiscothequeDave said:

£49.50 per day. £90 for a weekend ticket.

A fair price really, but I think I'll wait.

We can all keep an eye out for those 2 for 1 nearer the time. Both Ticketmaster and Time Out were doing deals last year in the run up.

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LowerMead    16

Having been on the Sunday last year (and really enjoyed it) I'm astonished that they've booked the Libertines for what is essentially a middle-class family festival.  Travis is a great booking for it.

I like the Libs, they were epic at Reading last time out, but I really think they've misjudged the demographic for the Sunday.

Hopefully they'll sort the massive queues for the loos this year - my total bete noir of festivals - I don't mind paying a considerable sum for a ticket or lots of drinks at the bar but FFS invest in enough khazis for people to piss in!  Ladies queues were especially long.  

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Fishman    56

OK ...less than a month to go and I've finally found an offer.

Go to Seetickets and put JLOFFER in the first ticket buying page (that's from John Lewis darling). This gives you 20% off. It seems to apply to all tickets, not just the weekend ones. So less than £40 for a day seem quite reasonable.

What are anyone's thoughts?

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Mash011    172

Don't go if you're hoping to catch the Libs, Pete's back on the drugs and they're absolutely awful live at the moment. Ask anyone who's seen them this Summer. I'd say go for Metronomy but they're wasted in that booking much like Hot Chip were last year.

EDIT: Oh, and it's a bit of a w*nk festival too.

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xxialac    17

It's more than £40 a day with the booking fee. Too rich for me still (though the lineup on the Saturday is actually pretty decent).

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Fishman    56

I'm definitely thinking Saturday .... a run of Steve Mason, De La Soul, Metronomy then Craig Charles would really appeal. Sunday less so (not seen The Libs since the good old days and was happy to keep it that way), so was hoping for a 2-for-1 deal.

I know it's a bit w*nky with a large buggy and blanket brigade, but the beer is decent and I can walk home!

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Mash011    172

Don't underestimate how much the crowd will affect those good acts tbh, found Hot Chip a pretty underwhelming experience there, couldn't get into it at all. But if you think you can ignore that then go for it. :P

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xxialac    17

So no half price tickets? Very surprised if so.

 

Agree with previous poster, crowd is friendly but brings zero energy.

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Fishman    56

OK ... full line-up and stage times are out.

Anyone found any decent offers yet? Still the best one I've seen is the 20% off with JLOFFER on See as I mentioned earlier.

Still undecided. Might be weather dependent!

 

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Fishman    56
19 hours ago, Fishman said:

Anyone found any decent offers yet? Still the best one I've seen is the 20% off with JLOFFER on See as I mentioned earlier.

Still undecided. Might be weather dependent!

Bloody hell .... this thread is quiet.

Is anyone going?

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adamski    11
On ‎05‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 1:47 PM, Fishman said:

Bloody hell .... this thread is quiet.

Is anyone going?

I am, it's just down the road so it'd be rude not to!

Reckon the Saturday line up on the main stage is pretty good to be honest (although I'm not convinced about Travis headlining in 2017).

 

 

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xxialac    17

Not criticising the organisers but let no one please pretend that a dj set from bj compares with a live performance from one of the greatest ever hip hop groups.

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eFestivals    6
11 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Not criticising the organisers but let no one please pretend that a dj set from bj compares with a live performance from one of the greatest ever hip hop groups.

I don't think anyone is pretending that.

By the sounds of it the cancelation will have been very recent, and I'd guess with so little time the organisers only really had the option of getting who they could.

It's far from a bad fill-in, even if it's not a fully-equitable act.

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xxialac    17

I did say I wasn't criticising the organisers and appreciate they wouldn't have had much time. 

But it would be very tempting for them to play down the 'DJ' nature of the performance.  Hey, we got Basement Jaxx.

A live act and a DJ act for me - night and day in terms of interest in that performance. 

If they closed their eyes, 99% of the audience wouldn't be able to tell you who was on the decks. It might as well be Steve who works part time in the local Budgens on the decks. Just because they are a famous band it doesn't make their djing better than Steve's.

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xxialac    17

There's a secret guest playing at 1pm tomorrow. I assume it's no one notable or they wouldn't be playing when no one is there!

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eFestivals    6
45 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Just because they are a famous band it doesn't make their djing better than Steve's.

except of course they're 'a famous band' because they're DJs, and not the other way around. :P

 

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xxialac    17

I didn't realise they started out as DJs, I thought they went straight into making their own music, in which case I'm wrong and sorry.

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Fishman    56
8 minutes ago, xxialac said:

I didn't realise they started out as DJs, I thought they went straight into making their own music, in which case I'm wrong and sorry.

They began life in the mid nineties running a club night under St Matthew's Church, Brixton, in the crypt. Hence, 'Basement' Jaxx (I think).

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xxialac    17

Good knowledge Looked it up and seems the 'Basement' came from the location of the studio one of the guys had rather than playing in the crypt though.

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Fishman    56

 

30 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Good knowledge Looked it up and seems the 'Basement' came from the location of the studio one of the guys had rather than playing in the crypt though.

Ah - looking things up ....

Not sure where I saw them first, but was definitely at The Astoria show in 1997.

From Wiki ....

At first, the name of the group they were thinking themselves was "Underground Oasis," however, the idea was scrapped due to a friend of them "who was involved in the music scene" noticing the existence of a similar named rock band that might "get big".

Basement Jaxx started in Brixton, South London, in 1994, where they held a regular club night called Basement Jaxx, which was also held in a variety of venues including The George IV, The Crypt and The Junction. They were joined by DJs including DJ Sneak, Daft Punk, and singer Corrina Joseph. They mutated the night into an equally popular club called Rooty, the namesake of their second album.

In 1995, "Samba Magic" was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records. In the same year, they moved their studio out of the basement to a place in Camberwell and started their writing there.

Their fourth extended play was named EP3 in an early example of their "trademark eccentricity."

In 1997, Basement Jaxx was the opening act for Daft Punk's Daftendirektour when Daft Punk first came to the UK. Thanks to the success of the single, they ended up signing a record deal with XL

 

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Tidying the cut and paste job

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