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  1. Leaving now. Have a great festival everyone. On Friday if you see me in a 1991 Monsters of Rock Tshirt come and say hi.
  2. I'm going to sit on the slope with a beer and drink it all in. Can't fricking wait.
  3. Does anyone know if the larger lockers also have phone charging points in them. The small lockers are the only ones which specifically mention phone charging points. As that's the only reason I want one. Sorry - Not sure why my post is quoting sacred shape below.
  4. With the weather I think it's safe to assume we're going to have some light rain/showers over the weekend but it shouldn't cause any major issues. Not with it being so dry in the run up. Still a shame though, although I'm glad it's changed from the really high temps we saw predicted last week. By the way if anyone can figure out how to get the song 'Smoko' by The Chats out of my head I'd be eternally grateful.
  5. Not sure about the beers in the Hive mate but you can certainly traipse back and forth to Leuven. I think the shuttles run towards the site until about 9pm. But could be later.
  6. I saw Grandson at Download a couple of weeks back and I thought he was amazing, a really good show, but only 30mins, so I'm chuffed to see him for an hour. I feel you though, if I was in a hotel in Leuven I'm not sure I'd attend at all on the Saturday. After the withdrawal of Faith No More it just hasn't appealed to me.
  7. Thursday 30th June 14:10 - 14:55 Airbourne The Barn 15:25 - 16:25 HAIM Mainstage 17:30 - 18:30 First Aid Kit The Barn 18:05 - 18:40 Reignwolf The Slope 18:45 - 19:45 Pixies Mainstage 19:30 - 20:45 Beck The Barn 20:45 - 22:00 The War On Drugs Mainstage 22:00 - 22:55 White Reaper The Slope 23:00 - 01:00 Pearl Jam Mainstage Friday 1st July 14:25 - 15:05 Sons Klub C 15:05 - 16:05 Turnstile The Barn 16:35 - 17:10 Waterparks The Slope 18:15 - 18:55 The Regrettes The Slope 20:00 - 20:55 The Last International The Slope 20:55 - 21:55 alt-J The Barn 22:00 - 22:55 The Chats The Slope 23:00 - 01:00 Metallica Mainstage Saturday 2nd July 14:15 - 15:05 Nothing But Thieves Mainstage 16:35 - 17:35 Phoebe Bridges The Barn 22:30 - 23:25 grandson The Slope Sunday 3rd July 13:00 - 13:40 Fever 333 The Barn 14:00 - 14:50 Sum-41 Mainstage 15:25 - 16:25 Keane Mainstage 15:55 - 16:55 Kacey Musgrave The Barn 16:55 - 17:45 Modest Mouse Klub C 18:45 - 19:45 Jimmy Eat World Klub C 20:00 - 20:55 Snail Mail The Slope 21:00 - 22:30 The Killers Mainstage 23:30 - 01:00 Red Hot Chili Peppers Mainstage Lot of time in Leuven and looking around the festival site on the Saturday.
  8. It looks like it's going to be a hot one. Be prepared people. Lots of sunblock and water
  9. I also sneak in some brandy for a nightcap when it's a bit colder watching the headliners.
  10. I'm wondering where the map is. It's usually out in good time before the festival because of the other Werchter festivals, unless I've missed it this year. I have a tradition of a glass of champagne when I first enter the arena before hitting the juplier.
  11. You can get some decent sleeping bags (lightweight and ultralight weight) along with pillows that compress down to a very small size, especially as the weather is okay. I travel from the UK by plane with just a backpack (usually have a camping chair bungee corded to the front). Although I've bought a foldable chair this year which breaks down to nothing. The tent is usually the pain but you guys don't have that issue. I'm an absolute geek about this stuff though, although I don't spend too much on stuff.
  12. Please don't remind me about FNM, I'm still mourning the loss. Previously when there were headliners I haven't wanted to see there has always been something else to watch, such is the diversity of Werchter. However, this year feels very bland in comparison. If you had a pop act on main, dance act in Klub C and an alternative/heavier band in the Barn I think you'd keep most people happy. I don't think they've achieved that balance this year. On the positive side I've never had time to go and have a look around Lueven much in previous years. So on Saturday I'm going to go have a look, have a few beers and make my way back to watch Grandson on the slope.
  13. Mate I've been going for a few years to Werchter and for 30 odd years to festivals and that Saturday is one of the worst I've seen.
  14. It's a shame they couldn't have amalgamated all these random days into the actual festival and made it stronger. But I guess the need to make money after the past two years and the fact its sold out even with a weak line up shows they know what they're doing.
  15. Yup pretty disappointing line up. I'm sure I'll have a good time when I'm there but previous versions have had a lot more wow factor than this. I think I may just be getting too old for festivals as I feel there are so many bland bands just dialling it in. To be fair there was probably tons of dross when I was younger but I was always too pissed to care. Plus I thought it was bad form to try and slip the QOTSA cancellation in unnoticed.
  16. I'd be surprised if we get anything today. Ken is usually a bit more chatty when there is incoming news... Please be more chatty Ken. 😉
  17. Come on Rock Werchter start giving us some names for God's sake. I want the Friday excitement back.
  18. Wouldn't surprise me to see FNM in the Barn. Pixies and NIN both did. Mike Patton famously doesn't like big festivals and prefers intimate indoor gigs. I'm an enormous FNM fan (they were the first band I ever saw live, back in 1990) so if they were to play in the tent I'd be over the moon.
  19. Just bought my tickets. First time back since 2017. Can't wait.
  20. As one who questioned the refund policy I felt I should write and say well done to Ticketmaster on the refund. I applied for the refund yesterday morning and received notification of my full refund payment from PayPal a couple of hours later. No bother whatsoever. Really slick process.
  21. Yes I appreciate what you're saying Ken. The reality is there are no winners in this situation even multi nationals need money to keep employees and they help support a network of others. Let's just hope there is a festival season next year. We could all do with it.
  22. The thing is we are not talking about a little independent venue or festival here, who I would be willing to help out if I could. We're talking about LiveNation/Ticketmaster an enormous multi national. We're also not talking about a £50 ticket. We are talking of large sums of money (especially when you add food/drinks vouchers) which maybe someone bought last year before COVID and have consequently been made redundant. Those people probably have more need of the money in the short term.
  23. I'm aware a festival line up might change but this is hardly comparable to a headliner dropping out at the last minute. Once I accept the voucher for 2022 then I have given up any option of claiming a refund of my money and since there is no way of knowing the line up in 2022 that's a gamble. RW is a festival that can change genres each year unlike say Download which stays rock oriented at all times. Therefore there is a good chance that I may not like the line up in 2022. RW has had some appalling line ups for my taste but would still be considered great for a lot of people. The grand majority of people will re-book so for those of us who don't want to, (SOAD we're the big draw for me), there should be that option of a refund. Plus I'm already married so I don't think my wife would be too happy if I did it again😉
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