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  1. I always wear shorts, but an extra shirt or pullover might help in the evening. I can only remember significant rain once (during Drive-By Truckers) but if you're in T-Shirt and shorts. However, I live in middle of the Irish Sea so my tolerence to cold maybe higher.
  2. Due to a medical issue I won't be in any shape to attend this year. Does anyone want to buy 1 ticket for week 1?
  3. Joe and the Shitboys playing and no Big Thief! Good news abounds.
  4. Dig, the shop, have a Discogs page. I've never used it though because they charge extra P&P to the Isle of Man, when Royal Mail prices are the same.
  5. Playing Nottingham on 1st, Birkenhead 2nd, Manchester Psychefest 3rd, and Smugglers Fest Kent 4th
  6. Let's hope not. We used to have loads of great neo-Psyche bands, labels and festivals like Liverpool Psychefest. Now we have an endless stream of multi-coloured Gizzard Lizzard cheese rock lps and them playing 57 sets at every festival all consisting of the same regurgitated riff ad infinitum.
  7. Best is the legendary Probe, in the side of the Bluecoat School Building. Follow the signs for the Bluecoat from Church Street. Dig in Bold Street is cool, and there's another in a vintage clothe shop basement that has a good selection. And on your side of the water there's Skeleton records.
  8. Hope so. Loved them since the 90's but they've never cropped up on a festival bill I've been at or touring when I'm in England / Scotland.
  9. He's headlining arenas, while EOTR headliners tend to be Roundhouse level.
  10. Pay day. Put down deposit, could have done with waiting a month after knock-on effect of last month's trip. Shame there isn't a practical way to let those that went this year reserve tickets and pay later in the year, to thank them for their support.
  11. I was disappointed when he did that at Primavera.
  12. Bob Mould, though would be a welcome additional and I was half expecting Wedding Present to pop up as a late replacement the other week.
  13. Oh yeah I absolutely got that.
  14. Yeah that’s the perception. The main tax benefits are competitive business rates and a tax cap on HNWI Income tax is a bit lower. Indirect taxes higher. Also there’s a push to “user pays for services”. Effectively this impacts the poorer earners most. Housing costs are high and not helped by off-island but-to-let investors. Coupled with higher utilities bills from monopoly suppliers and the additional costs for transporting goods here mean only the wealthiest benefit directly from the tax position. The living wage here is about the same as the London one for example. Festival going costs more for me because I need to get to London before I can get the coach. And this year flights from the Island were reduced meaning hotel stays either side. So it’s a little difficult to pay for this year and next out of the same pay packet
  15. Bit worried that this will sell out before payday. It's bad enough that early birds sell out before I finished travelling home from this years fest but all tickets to go before the first payday would be a bit mean. I guess that's the downside of going to a festival full of rich southerners.
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