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  1. 3 points
    Bought some champagne from a stall yesterday and despite explicitly asking for it served at a temperature of 9c it was closer to 11c. Worst festival ever.
  2. 2 points
    Struggle to remember a festival with a stronger 3 bands in a row. Queens/Mode/NIN will take some beating. A bruiser of a day.
  3. 1 point
    Last year they emailed a pack with it around a week before, so should be out by the end of this week. Here's last year's, only changes I know of is that family camping is moving to Tangerine fields (I think) and the new Great Plains site is next to Deer Lodge
  4. 1 point
    So, while not originally planning on doing anything Glastonbury related for the fallow year, we got the opportunity to attend a fundraising event on Friday night with an appearance from a certain Mr Eavis. Michael gave a talk about how he started the festival and some of the challenges he's faced over the years, whilst taking questions from anyone that had them. Me and the wife were just in awe hearing it all from the man himself and could have listened all night. Said all three headliners are sorted for next year (last one confirmed at roughly 5pm that same day on a call from LA...), and they're also currently working on 2020's headliners. As expected a lot of potential names were brought up, with Michael saying The Smiths would be his dream headliner but he can't see it ever happening. Also talked about Led Zepellin, and again how he doesn't think that'll happen. Fleetwood Mac mentioned, saying that they'd be great but don't know if it would be the same without all of them (not big enough of a fan to know their many lineups through the years sorry), however, also dropped in that he'd just spoken to Mick Fleetwood yesterday (Thursday) so make of that what you will, especially coupled with the apparent final headliner booking... Never thought I'd get a chance to meet the man in person, nevermind in such an intimate venue (Meare Church Rooms), and huge credit to Michael for staying at the end to chat with everyone, take pictures and sign things; an absolute gent! Doubt they get on here, but got to say a huge thank you to whoever organised the event as well. Whilst we were down that way (all the way from Sunderland) we made sure to visit the Tor, the Chalice Well and of course the site! Surreal seeing it as it is now, with some areas quite eerie, looking abandoned almost. Highly recommend anyone to check it out if passing by that way, it's something we've always wanted to do but aren't exactly in the neighborhood too often 😋 Sorry for what is a bit of a brain dump, only just got back and didn't want to forget the details as thought some people on here might be interested. Happy to answer any questions or post pictures if people want them 😊
  5. 1 point
    @Funktownbro he's a knob bud just ignore him. He's got a mime more a profile pic which apparently is racist too which I'm sure my white and black friends would agree. And thinks because I don't think Solange is getting her slot off her own back that it's racism against her!....my god there is white groups....not that it matters what you are, that I've thought how are you that high but I'm probably racism against my own colour tbh.
  6. 1 point
    Never forget Will.I.Am chanting 'come on london' at the Manchester One Love benefit concert for a terrorist attack that happened in Manchester.
  7. 1 point
    I can entirely understand the perspective of people not wanting to have half the stage sectioned off, but it’s always comes down to economics for festival organizers. To turn away those people willing to spend more wouldn’t make any business sense. There are a fair amount of people who purchased VIP tickets that don’t have a ton of money, but are passionate fans, traveling a long way, that want to be as close to their favorite bands as possible and are willing to pay extra for that. The only VIP ticket buyers that do bother me are the one who stay up at the viewing lounge the entire festival, without ever stepping down to show any appreciation for any of the bands. If you compare it to a lot of fests, the VIP was very reasonably priced given the discounts on food and drinks. There’s not really a perfect solution to this, but do tend to think if 15 minutes into each band if the area hasn’t filled other people should be allowed in, with the exception of headliners who do fill the area.
  8. 1 point
    Agreed that the security guy was a dick. Right, I'm sure this will get a lot of abuse, but here goes: The rights or wrongs of VIP can be discussed, but the fact is that there was an area cordoned off from the rest of the stage. My family and I were in there for Queens Of The Stone Age. I'd never really listened to them much before, but really got into them in the lead up to the festival. The set itself was amazing, I was enjoying it enormously from the back of the pit with my wife and eldest daughter. My youngest daugther and her boyfriend (being young) were down the front. A little way into the set Josh Homme decides to make it plain that he wants the VIP area opened up to allow more people in. Now, I've no objection to this at all, I've been on the other side of things many times in days gone by and a large area at the front of the stage that is partly empty when there are so many ardent fans of the band is frankly stupid. Here's the problem: when this didn't appear to be happening he repeated time and time again that the crowd shoud jump over the barriers and storm the pit (my words, not his, but that was the inference). My wife and I looked at each other and immediately knew this was not a good idea. What did he think would happen? People would jump over then stop and dance around at the back? It started to get out of control as more and more people came over the barriers and rushed for the front. My wife was almost in tears as more and more excited fans moved past us and headed for the stage. The thought that our daughter was about to be caught up in a potentially serious crush was alarming. Luckily things eventually calmed down - whether extra security got to grips with things or there were enough sensible people who decided that they shoudn't get involved, I don't know, but it could have been a very serious problem indeed. There have been enough serious crush issues at concerts in the past, I certainly would not wish to ever see or hear about another ever again. I gave Josh Homme the benefit of the doubt after the incident with the female photographer, but not after this. The day one of your sons is old enough to be at the front of the pit for one of your concerts and you entreat thousands of fans to rush the stage, I'll be happy to cut you some slack - otherwise don't be such a dick. Once again, this is NOT about the rights or wrongs of VIP areas at the front of stages, but about the way he went about it. I heard more than one band (Tame Impala, Franz Ferdinand) ask for the VIP area to be opened up and I think that it often was, but in an organised manner. Whipping up a crowd to jump over barriers and rush into a small area is a recipe for disaster. Sorry if you find any of this offensive, but it was something that was really frightening at the time and it took the shine off what was a great set for me.
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  10. 1 point
    NIN. Incredible. Will post more thoughts when I've recovered, this picture I snapped probably tells it better than I could anyway:
  11. 1 point
    Solange headlining is bullshit....she has that spot purely because of who her sister is and nothing else.
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    Judging by your posts on here you are nailing some heavy gear on the regular haha
  14. 1 point
    At a guess: Hacienda 21:30-23:00 Craig Charles 19:45-21:00 Gerry Cinnamon 18:15-19:15 Micky P Kerr 17:00-17:45 Lost Colours 16:30-17:15
  15. 1 point
    You’ve just gotta be smart. Huge queues for a booj at one bar but walk for 2 mins and you’ll get a drink straight away. It’s a new festival and there’ll always be difficulties. Once the entrance snafu was resolved things were grand.
  16. 1 point
    Its not. Far from it. I get the feeling theres a lot of residual negativity from the entry issues which is fair enough. Its not really a festival anyway. More of a big gig. Gates are only open for about 10 hours a day.
  17. 1 point
    Rabbit Hole closes at 3am with some parts continuing at acoustic levels until around 6am. By the time we’re all cleaned up and reset, it’s usually around 6 or 7am when the last men standing get off duty. The early shift start arriving at 7am to get the next lot of bands in for opening at midday. Peeople sometimes moan at the crew numbers but as many festival venues provide entertainment for 18+ hours a day that needs a lot of crew.
  18. 1 point
    Didn't folk originally expect Van to appear in the slot that eventually went to Burt? Either way, more bookings like this please. Dunno if I've ever been more in harmony with the ley lines than when they started up This Guy's In Love With You.
  19. 1 point
    Did this really need a new thread? There aren't many drugs at all, at RW but if you want it that badly I'm sure you'll find it
  20. 1 point
    Main Stage, 2PM, Saturday. Sort me out a shirt or something and I'll wear it up there 💖
  21. -1 points
    What a load of rubbish, the likes of her and her sister fill out stadiums, it's their thing, should we insist they now have a "white indie band" as a warm up act, festival crowds as a whole don't go for R&B, R&B fans don't go for "white indie bands" why can we not separate our likes without having political correctness down our throats, and as for your comment "probs for latitude, whether, poor crowd or not" is rubbish, all it did was waste a good headline slot..... Please get over yourself.....
  22. -1 points
    what's your thoughts on blackface mate
  23. -1 points
    Don’t judge until you’ve heard both version’s side of the story. FFS they’ve been touring for 30 years, dont you think three decades is enough time to build up a ‘diva’ reputation yet they don’t have one. If they were treated badly by mad cool and its shitty organisation skills I don’t blame them for cancelling.
  24. -1 points
    Christ, it's like I summoned him -
  25. -7 points
    You might "not care what size you are" but the fact is if you're a small woman who can't hold her own you're gonna get crushed. It's people like you that make for a bad atmosphere at a rock gig. People are there to have fun and bump off one another. Go to coachella next time.