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Be very interested to see what turns up re Bestival - need more than the theme to get excited though! Gorillaz seem to be announcing a lot of headline dates - would be a good fit for Besti.

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1 hour ago, eFestivals said:

Now ... that's ... erm ... interesting. :P

 

 

You know something simian-shaped?

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I like Bestival as the last party of the summer, would be a shame to see it change. Moving it to that weekend for just 1 year could work though, I suppose... 

That was posted 24 hours ago too, surely it should be announced quite soon?!

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11 hours ago, smogo said:

Looks like the first announcement is imminent, probably just the theme though....

went this year at the new location in Dorset. was just as good. Staceys bar was the highlight, top quality tunes. 

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Weekend after, so will share/save on infrastructure set up/crew etc

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3 hours ago, Paul ™ said:

Weekend after, so will share/save on infrastructure set up/crew etc

and will share a fucked site if it rains on the first weekend.

I can see the logic in doing it, but I'm not sure it's a good idea.

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At least if they save on costs they’ll have more money to spend on the site for Bestival if gets hammered after Camp B - So far in its history they’ve only had 1 really wet Camp Bestival, so from a risk point of view, the risk of it happening is low, but it’s a big hazard to deal with if it does happen! 

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Hmmm. I guess this means that either Camp Bestival gets more infrastructure or Bestival gets less. Doesn't really leave any time for the crew to get to work between festivals...

Not sure how this will effect traders either, lots of them do both the festivals. It's quite a challenge for them to be on site for 2 weeks I would imagine...

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Rob da Bank has tweeted that there was big general / student pressure to change the dates and logistically it’s easier for Bestival.

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1 minute ago, rseamer said:

Rob da Bank has tweeted that there was big general / student pressure to change the dates and logistically it’s easier for Bestival.

:lol:

Nothing to do with hugely shaving the production costs, of course, or even a humongous site fee saving.

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7 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

:lol:

Nothing to do with hugely shaving the production costs, of course, or even a humongous site fee saving.

He did use the word selfishly in his tweet - and let’s face it one of the reasons Bestival is still going - they’re not afraid to make hard business decisions.

Also here’s what Bestival say in a tweet

 

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Is it just me or are tickets cheaper? Bit confusing as I gather the refundable part may not be quite as refundable as you would hope.

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7 minutes ago, Homer said:

Is it just me or are tickets cheaper? Bit confusing as I gather the refundable part may not be quite as refundable as you would hope.

I think the early birds at £139 are but then there’s the eco bond, booking fees, parking etc.

It looks like Bestival is going to stick at being a mid sized festival rather than trying to compete at the 50k + capacity levels when they had Stevie Wonder etc based on those prices.

 

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2 hours ago, rseamer said:

He did use the word selfishly in his tweet - and let’s face it one of the reasons Bestival is still going - they’re not afraid to make hard business decisions.

Also here’s what Bestival say in a tweet

 

There ain't a plan on earth that would have made the site suitable for a festival the week after Camp Bestival this year......... except the plan to cancel at short notice.

Changing thew dates to then simply smacks of desire to increase profits and nothing else - after all Bestival this year was mostly based around how much money they could extract from punters.

I don't get the connection to students for moving the dates either - they don't go back til the end of September do they?

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Bestival never sells out. I guess wait until the last minute and keep an eye on the skies!

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15 hours ago, jackarmy said:

Someone on twitter reckons they're changing the dates of it next year...

These dates don't work for me really and I'm very surprised that they've moved it to the week before Boomtown. 

As a Bestival veteran and someone who would have gone to both Boomtown and Bestival again next year, I'm now forced to make the choice and Boomtown wins.  This applies to all of my friends and I can't see that we'll be alone so Bestival have reduced their market.

It's just not possible for me to get home from Bestival on Mon 6th Aug and leave for Boomtown on Thurs 9th Aug...

I think I'd have even struggled with that back when I was an 18 year old student!

 

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4 minutes ago, stu_kent said:

I'm very surprised that they've moved it to the week before Boomtown. 

I'm pretty sure that the only other festival date they were interested in when deciding when Bestival should be was the date of Camp Bestival, so they could dovetail the infrastructure.

As for the Boomtown almost-conflict, i'd say that Bestival know they've already lost that one. My take is that Bestival had already lost the vast majority who might do Boomtown to Boomtown, and that was what caused the need to downsize.

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Come on all you naysayers, it'll be grand! We'll have a stonking hot summer so absolutely no issues with the ground :D we can all do Camp Bestival then straight onto Bestival then straight onto Boomtown :yahoo: none of us needs to sleep/recover/work! 

It'll all be fabulous 

And we can dress as clowns/circus freaks/ jugglers what's not to love :D

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