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  1. Thanks for this! Over the moon I can catch all of Pip Blom and still a good chunk of Metronomy.

    Just noticed though this still has Katy J Pearson down as the Friday? Assuming it’s a like for like swap on the set times with Mdou Moctar. 

    Also an hour slot for “special guests” on the Sunday? Wonder who that could be…

  2. 4 hours ago, Swinterz said:

    Sounds good! Any tips on what time to arrive on the Thursday to try and beat the bulk of the queue? Also is there any better areas to camp at than others?

    Last few years a few of our group has arrived 10am as the gates have opened and have usually got a pretty decent spot. First year i think we got there at 7pm and we had one of the fields at the back. Only a small festival though so not the end of the world! We tend to try and camp as close to the main arena only because it means less of a walk to pop back the tent to re-stock!

  3. 5 minutes ago, Swinterz said:

    Anyone else attending this year? It'll be my first time and pretty excited for it.

    Headliners aren't necessarily as strong as previous years but line up is perfect for what I'm looking for, some nice B2Bs too.

    Ill be there! Been the last 4( i think ?) and always a highlight of the summer.

    Agree with you on the headliners, nothing really jumped out at me when the lineup was dropped, but the music only really plays a small part of the festival. The stages and the site is just incredible, can spend all day bouncing from stage to stage and have a quick rest around the lake when you feel like it. Benefit of having no real standout names is that you can just take each day as it comes with the music, have a gander round the stages and choose to stay at the one you're feeling the most!

  4. 2 hours ago, croiz said:

    Loads of people won't come till the Friday (I can't come till after work) so you'll still have plenty of space.... but the site isn't very big anyway so maximum walk to the 'arena' is 5-10 min. Most camping areas can get fairly lively.

    Can't quite remember, but I don't think they released a map in advance when I last went.

    Nice one for the info. Had tickets a few times but covid and a few stag dos have got in the way! Like the look of the toil trees stage, can see myself there quiet a bit! 

    56 minutes ago, gregory said:

    Have they announced day splits for this?

    Think if you go through the artists on the website it tells you, but no actual day split style poster has been released. 

    Friday - Chic, Saturday - Hot Chip and Sunday - The Wailers


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  5. Really looking forward to this now, first time going so not really sure what to expect! Only got the 3 day ticket so aiming to get there for 9ish Friday morning.

    Is there a site map available anywhere? Cant seem to find one anywhere...

    How big is the site? If by the time all the prime camping spots are taken are we likely to have a long walk back to tent?

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  6. 8 minutes ago, august1 said:

    When was the last time GD done 4 nights on the bounce 

    2012. The same tour they played a secret set at Reading Festival….

    (The Reading set wasn’t part of the 4 consecutive days, but still)

  7. 9 hours ago, crazyfool1 said:

    Surely the early sets ? Edit must read full thread tittle before posting … hangs head in shame 

    Ignore my post. Somehow managed to click quote and reply whilst scrolling…. 

  8. 2 minutes ago, ErnestWorthing said:

    I can't prove a negative, I hope I'm wrong, I hope they turn up and I hope I'm there if they do.  But I don't think it likely.  Arctic monkeys seem a much better shout for a killers esque pre headline show.

    Likewise. I do just find it all a bit too coincidental for people not to be pushing this more? I’ve spent years on this forum and swear I’ve seen bands with way less evidence than this and they been labelled a shoo-in.

    There’s probably nothing in it, but I’m enjoying the hype. 

  9. 6 minutes ago, ErnestWorthing said:

    They aren't the headline act on a tour that took $70 million on the US leg alone.

    They’ve earnt more than enough money then to make it work if they want too! 

  10. 7 minutes ago, ErnestWorthing said:

    RHCP - 2 travel days London -> Ireland

    Guns n roses - 2 travel days Ireland -> London

    Stereophonics - 3 travel days Ireland -> Cornwall

    westlife - 2 travel days Cardiff -> Belfast


    I can't find anyone doing a stadium show in the UK then Ireland the next day, maybe I've missed someone but on my quick google it seems they're already cutting it fine with only one travel day.

    Amyl and the the sniffers are

  11. Just joined the security queue at Manchester T3, never seen the queue this big. Temporary barriers in place all way to bag drop.  

    Don’t want to worry people, but just a heads up for those heading here later. Think we’ll be okay but a big shock to arrive too!  

  12. 2 minutes ago, sgreen7643 said:

    Ok! It looks like we have accommodation for weekend two sorted so if anyone hears of any cheap tickets let me know! We have already lost a lotttt of money on this so trying to keep this part to a minimum 🤪


    There's loads on Twickets and a lot of them are listed with 'accepting offers'. Just low ball as many as you can and someone will crack.

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  13. 8 minutes ago, mgillespie said:

    They didn't play the festival they played Shepard's empire, 1800 ish capacity.  I know, I was there 🙂





    I think they did both? 

  14. Green day did play a secret set at Reading 2012 the day before they had a gig in France. 

    Also did 4 consecutive days of gigs that tour as well….



  15. 50 minutes ago, Trufflehound said:

    There are a couple of night trains, although they take over 2 hours total with a change in Rotterdam. Trains leave for Rotterdam Centraal at 01.02 and 02.02, with the connections leaving there for Amsterdam at 02.00 and 03.00 respectively. There's also a similar one leaving Tilburg at 00.09, but you'd have to cut The Strokes short to make that. See ns.nl for more info.

    Another option is a hotel in Tilburg, although far from cheap. The Bastion still had rooms on booking.com just now, but it's over 200 euro a pop.

    Taxi would be quicker, but would certainly cost more than the hotel...


    Thanks for the reply

    How long do you think it would take to get from the festival to Tilburg station just after the strokes end? Is it likely we would make that 1am train?  

  16. Having a logistical nightmare after appearing to have it all sorted. Booked and paid for our accommodation in Amsterdam for the weekend due to only attending the Saturday, and our plan was to use the party bussen day return from Amsterdam. Went to book last night and now the website is saying there’s no more buses due to a national shortage of bus drivers? 

    Does anybody have any other suggestions on what we can do? The train is another option but I think we’ll be pushing it fine to get to Tilburg after the strokes? Camping is only allowed as well with a weekend ticket…

  17. Manifesting the following;

    - The Strokes unwilling to outright cancel as they know how much this gig will mean to their European fans

    - Primavera panics and books a replacement for The Strokes (LCD or Arcade Fire)

    - The positive member of The Strokes makes full and quick recovery at the last minute and go ahead with the show

    - We end up with both of the bands and all is good


  18. 3 minutes ago, lighthouse said:

    They haven’t cancelled. Primavera is still a week away.

    I think it's inevitable unfortunately. They're probably due to fly over in 4 days, so need a negative test and a full recovery by then, as well as no other cases between the group...


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