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  1. kingbadger

    Boomtown 2018

    I tell a lie, it was Chinatown that Specials were listed as playing but were on Lion's Den.
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    Boomtown 2018

    I'm certain The Specials were listed on the website as Town Centre last year and I can remember being pretty confused as to whether there were two main stages or not as MIA and Cypress Hill were both listed as being Lion's Den (last year was my first Boomtown). Think it's listed like that as they don't fit into the usual Trenchtown reggae/dub lineup. They'd surely be far too big for Town Centre, even if playing across from Gorillaz? Would be dangerously busy.
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    RIZE Festival (Hylands Park, Chelmsford)

    Hard to see what demographic they'e trying to hit there. LG/Stereophonics fans won't like that undercard but your usual V poo fans ain't gonna care for those as headliners. Trying to aim for both but pleasing neither.
  4. kingbadger

    Boomtown 2018

    Noticed on their website that Limp Bizkit are down for Town Centre, not Lion's Den. Surely that's wrong? Unless there's another headliner to come?
  5. kingbadger

    Victorious Festival 2018

    Did anyone camp last year? If so, any thoughts? How was the site and the bus journeys back and forward?
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    Kaleidoscope Festival

    Any idea on what the capacity is? Looks like a winner to me but like Russy said I might hang on for cheap tickets
  7. kingbadger

    Boomtown 2018

    That's huge. Massive step up in terms of name value, but having seen them twice on this tour they'll go down an absolute riot, so much energy. Imagine a deal has been done so their special guests play slots over the weekend so I imagine we could well see the likes of De La Soul, Popcaan etc elsewhere. Do wonder with an act of that size who they can put on elsewhere to draw people away from Lions Den. It's gonna be heaving! Proper excited for this, thought they were a pipedream for Boomtown and were hoping they were the missing APE headliner. Tickets will be flying out now no doubt!
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    The alarm bells for Royal Blood were there rather early with the first album being made up of a lot of material that had been released some time prior and, for a new band at least, had been toured relatively extensively. A good live act for sure in my opinion, having seen them from their early days through to this year, but musically their material is very thin and I can't see them getting any better, it'll just be more of the same. Nowt too wrong with that but I think this will be their pinnacle from a mainstream perspective though they'll still be a festival staple for the next few years.
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    Queens of the Stone Age

    Have a spare ticket for Wembley tonight if anyone wants it, face value of course. Can meet from 5pm onwards around Baker Street
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    All Points East Festival 2018

    Am I right in thinking that LCD played Lovebox or something last year and it didn't sell out? Am in the same boat as everyone else in not being able to buy till after Christmas.
  11. kingbadger

    Boomtown 2018

    Ahhh you're gonna love it Ben! I went this year, mainly on Neil's recommendation and despite me not necessarily fitting Boomtown's target audience criteria and I absolutely loved it. Walking around the site for the first time and seeing how ridiculously manic and extraordinarily detailed the place is was awesome. It's like the naughty corner on steroids for the most part, with all the fun of the T+C fields thrown in too. One added bonus is how ridiculously quick drying the place was. The opening was delayed and the festival almost cancelled because of the sheer amount of rain in the lead up, probably more than what Glastonbury took in 2016. Yet having gone in on Thursday night by Saturday it was trainer conditions underfoot!
  12. kingbadger

    Boomtown Fair 2017

    Been in coach gate queue from 3pm and reckon still got another 2 hours minimum. Absolute farce. Omnishambles.
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    Boomtown Fair 2017

    Bottled taking in anything given the police rhetoric and what's been said in here just on the off chance. What's the situation like once you're in, anywhere in particular to head for vendors ala Stone Circle at Glastonbury or is it a case of sit in one place long enough and someone is bound to approach you?
  14. kingbadger

    LCD Soundsystem....

    Thanks, they did email to say they had released more so sorted already! Can only assume they held back on some tickets until they'd sold enough of the second date.
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    Chester Bennington

    I think there's certainly an argument that they were big enough to headline outright for a small period in their heyday. I agree in the last few years they'd have been a perfect Other headliner/Pyramid sub and no more than that, but in that early-mid 00s period they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. Those first two albums were huge, with the Jay-Z collaboration helping them their mainstream crossover even more. Granted they may not have fitted into the main Glastonbury demographic at the time, especially when there were so many other huge headliners available to be booked back then, but they were easily as big as White Stripes/Basement Jaxx (replacement admittedly) and would not have looked out of place looking back. If they were on the scene now, with the lack of prospective headliner options available now and in-between their 2nd and 3rd album with the same popularity they had back then we'd be talking about them being potential 2019 headliners.

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