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First time going to EOTR this year and I have some questions:

 

1. What time do the bands do soundcheck? Are you able to go and watch? I would love to see Mac Demarco's soundcheck if possible

 

2. Are there any surprise acts this year? If so, what time and where? Any ideas who it might be?

 

3. Tent safety: how safe will my tent be? I'm glamping with Honeybells as I don't think I could hack normal camping for four days. I am worried about clothes getting nicked, etc.

 

4. Any idea when the show times will be released?

 

5. Tips for catching Buxton's podcast with Mac Demarco? I don't want to miss this but hear the queues for comedy are looooong!

 

Thanks in advance

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1. Woods stage headliners sound check in the morning around 10.30/11. Pretty certain you can watch, or just listen in from the campsite.

2. It's a surprise!! There are some slots in the tipi after midnight. Usually it is people who played earlier in the day doing extra sets. Occasionally bands/artists do surprise slots at the piano stage, and sometimes on the disco ship.

Last year there was also a surprise slot for Wild Beasts and a DJ slot by Jon Hopkins. Not heard of anything like that happening this year so far.

3. Never heard of any problems like this but would suggest you don't leave any valuables in your tent. Friends of the earth do a lock-up facility.

4. This seems to get later and later every year. Tuesday at latest I would hope.

5. No idea I'm afraid.

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I've seen/heard a few soundchecks on the woodstage as I pass by late morning. You often see artists wondering around the arena and getting something to eat too.

Follow the 'line of best fit' Twitter a/c for last minute secret set details, also look out for post-it notes around the garden stage area , often on the office window.

it's generally very safe and crime free but it is always wise to hide or store valuables.

Someone posted on the Facebook page that we get the set - times today,  let's hope so.

Enjoy yourself, it's a wonderful festival.

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Sufjan's soundcheck was almost as beautiful as his actual headline set back in 2015. Hoping to see FJM's this year.

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1. The year the Flaming Lips played we stood outside the stage and watched their whole soundcheck, it was amazing! Wayne was really hamming it up, we had a good dance with the kids whilst having a coffee - great fun. It was in the morning, but couldn't say what time - relatively early. 

3. Well, I would guess its as safe as a festival can be - seems to be a very low amount of ****heads, which is what makes the festival great. Had some guy 'fall' on our tent in 2008 or 2010, who apparently was on the rob, but the security got him the next morning - and it was also a very different festival back then, as this was in the 5,000 capacity years. 

 

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43 minutes ago, Yokel Again said:

this was in the 5,000 capacity years. 

 

Apologies for going off topic; do you know what the current capacity is? Google throws up a lot of different numbers.

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Not entirely sure - think it's 15k? someone else might know.

Preferred it at 5k, but still great as it is.

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11 hours ago, Yokel Again said:

1. The year the Flaming Lips played we stood outside the stage and watched their whole soundcheck, it was amazing! Wayne was really hamming it up, we had a good dance with the kids whilst having a coffee - great fun. It was in the morning, but couldn't say what time - relatively early. 

3. Well, I would guess its as safe as a festival can be - seems to be a very low amount of ****heads, which is what makes the festival great. Had some guy 'fall' on our tent in 2008 or 2010, who apparently was on the rob, but the security got him the next morning - and it was also a very different festival back then, as this was in the 5,000 capacity years. 

Me and my elderly mate had yomped miles  around then, way past the strange structure, in an effort to spare people our despicable emissions, and it all got very eciting as a load of people were dteained by security trying to leg it over a hedge on Thursday. It's the only time I recall anything untoward. There was a few years of increased  dickhead activity as the capacity increased but last year seemed better

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Yokel Again said:

Not entirely sure - think it's 15k? someone else might know.

Preferred it at 5k, but still great as it is.

I preferred it smaller too. I think it's about 13,000 punters now with staff, bands and roadies etc taking it past 15,000

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On 25/08/2017 at 8:36 AM, ljsawyer said:

Sufjan's soundcheck was almost as beautiful as his actual headline set back in 2015. Hoping to see FJM's this year.

And it drew quite a healthy crowd for a soundcheck.

He was stood in front of us watching a bit of Human Pyramids set, I  think he must of been checking out the brass section as didn't some of them play during his performance?

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There were some theft on the Thursday  a few years ago, but it's generally crime free I think. The Honeybells section is overseen by about 6 very friendly but burly blokes, and no is likely to get anywhere near without a wristband, I've seen 'em chuck people out of the queue for showers

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Popping in with another newbie question - are there any local shops (co-op or the like) in walking distance of the festival?

(if we need to top up on booze)

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1 hour ago, Mash011 said:

Popping in with another newbie question - are there any local shops (co-op or the like) in walking distance of the festival?

(if we need to top up on booze)

no, not within walking distance, it is very rural. you'd better bring a bit more! The beer in the arena is good though

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Just now, juliadevitt said:

no, not within walking distance, it is very rural. you'd better bring a bit more! The beer in the arena is good though

Ah that's a shame. Any shuttle buses to local villages or anything like that? Only so much I can carry with me and I can't afford festival bar prices.

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7 minutes ago, Mash011 said:

Ah that's a shame. Any shuttle buses to local villages or anything like that? Only so much I can carry with me and I can't afford festival bar prices.

sorry, I don't think so. 

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8 minutes ago, Mash011 said:

Ah that's a shame. Any shuttle buses to local villages or anything like that? Only so much I can carry with me and I can't afford festival bar prices.

No shuttle buses. If you bring more, there is a trolley service that is only £5 for half hour, and holds loads of stuff.

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Just now, GeordieMartin said:

No shuttle buses. If you bring more, there is a trolley service that is only £5 for half hour, and holds loads of stuff.

Coming on public transport, not an option. But that's a shame.

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Your other option, is put a shout out on the Happy Campers Facebook page. You might be able to convince a driver to run you down to the Tesco that isn't too far away. 

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