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2 hours ago, SophieBee said:

I was listening to BBC London this morning and they had an interview with someone from Friends of Brockwell Park. I don't know how much they are going to fight it, but they definitely aren't happy, so it's not a done deal yet. Though their counterparts in Finsbury Park just had an appeal against commercial events refused, so I'm guessing that may set a precedent.

I have some sympathy - it must be difficult living next to a park when these events are on - the crowds, the noise and the mess. Plus huge sections of the park are closed off for weeks and there was an event in Brockwell this summer that caused a fair bit of damage I think, which will have put them off this sort of thing (although it sounds like it was because it was very badly organised and I'd hope for better from the Field Day folks). It would be nicer if the friends groups came at it from a more positive perspective though - more of a 'how can we make this work for everyone' rather than 'we don't want it here'. It's always better when people try to find solutions together rather than stick their heels in at opposing sides. 

I have some sympathy as well, but on a purely selfish level it would be bloody great to have a decent festival south of the river and close to my place.

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46 minutes ago, wonker said:

I have some sympathy as well, but on a purely selfish level it would be bloody great to have a decent festival south of the river and close to my place.

Yeah, I agree. And my sympathies tend to wane when they don't provide any workable solutions, other than say these events shouldn't happen at all in public parks, which tends to be the general position. 

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I reckon if Thom Yorke plays Primavera as a solo act he'll be at field day - seems like a good fit too. Don't think he'd headline though, maybe sub?

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On 20/12/2017 at 10:06 PM, James96 said:

I reckon if Thom Yorke plays Primavera as a solo act he'll be at field day - seems like a good fit too. Don't think he'd headline though, maybe sub?

It's a good shout. Maybe headlining that big Barn thing if it's back, cos I don't suppose he'll be there playing his geetar.

I see that Justice and Vince Staples are among the additions to Forbidden Fruit. The French lads probably a good shout to headline one of the days.

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Thundercat and Mount Kimbie are two pretty good bookings so far. Saw the former at Glastonbury last year and had a great time. I'm still hoping for Fever Ray and someone like Jeff Rosenstock or perhaps SZA turning up. Ezra Furman is also around so he could feature at one point.

Field Day needs to do something remarkable this year to draw me away from APE. Bon Iver maybe?

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Just now, emmanuel said:

That page is blank. What do you mean?

It wasn't yesterday. Yesterday it had Thundercat, Mount Kimbie, Nils Frahm and Princess Nokia listed.

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2 minutes ago, emmanuel said:

That page is blank. What do you mean?

Had acts listed but they've obviously taken them down now. Acts listed were:

 - Mount Kimbie

- Princess Nokia

- Thundercat

- Nils Frahm

 - John Cooper Clarke

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