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  1. There is always a thread on pilfering in general camping, worst fields etc How about Worthy View what are the crime statistics like?
  2. After going to the last 4 I will be trying for tickets in October but am feeling relaxed about outcome. This year was so good I feel that I will be able to live off its glow for a good while yet if ticket gods are unkind. Previous obsession does seem to have waned and its time to look for new experiences.
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    2020 headliners

    I enjoyed it as it was exactly what I thought they would deliver, a professional live reproduction of their most popular songs! They are legends but following Dolly/Lionel the spot now requires an act that has an outsize persona and flamboyant show to keep the punters happy! Not mr Jeff Lynne. Plus the weather was pants!
  4. Fair enough but maybe that is what it should be going forward to try and differentiate it from other stages(Avalon) and give it a stronger identity. Also if seen as where acoustic acts play then perhaps it would allow bigger act to be booked. Headlining the Acoustic becomes a target for acts, you are top of your genre!!
  5. Discussed this with friends at the festival. Consensus was that there needed to be a review of its purpose, if it is to champion acoustic music then acts should be acoustic. This would potentially provide opportunity for both acoustic acts and MTV unplugged sets . Also the idea of holding an Acoustic introducing competition through the year with finalists getting to play at the festival might raise profile. But the main opinion was that the tent needed a new booker - in recent years it would appear tired "old friends" seem to be the staple rather than newer acts. We surmised (probably unfairly) that the fields booker was probably one of the people Emily was referring too ,, when she mentioned difficulties with older members of the team.
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    Flops 2019

    I got there just as magic numbers finished. Got in no problem. About half way to front without any real effort. Strummerville got there for Elysa Jane which was just as well.
  7. Friend had a girl put their hand in his rucksack on Thursday night on the Railway track. Luckily we were behind him and confronted girl...only for bloke turn up to back her up!(apparently she was only having a joke!!!) got a bit heated for a moment but left an unsavoury taste and this coupled with huge crowds on Thursday night roaming the site made for an bad start.
  8. Jade Bird had a full Avalon. Great music and an infectious personality. Would like to see her early evening up the Park or JP soon. And with a good second album who knows! I am smitten.
  9. Don’t know about extra 20k this year but staff in the big ground lock up tent said the festival was trying for another 20k next year.
  10. Fri - Michael Kiwanaka Sat - Jade Bird Sun - The Cure
  11. Just watched 2015 highlights and the Mary j Blige clip was brilliant. If the rest of set was anywhere near that level, take me there now!
  12. I saw KV in 2016 and since at a small indoor venue. 16 was not great due to weather and him not engaging crowd. It picked up towards end and I enjoyed last half but seeing in a small venue with dedicated audience transformed the experience. If he was playing JP I would be watching him this year but I will be at Sam Fender in Leftfield. LG never in consideration.
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    Steve Davis

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    Steve Davis

    He was on TalkSport this afternoon saying he was doing a secret set at the Crows Nest. Can’t remember what night.
  15. Stormzy -  24 Tame Impala -  90 Two Door Cinema Club - 55 Jon Hopkins - 73 Jorja Smith - 50  Interpol - 60 Pale Waves - 40 Cat Power -  52  Michael Kiwanuka - 50 The Killers - 53  Chemical Brothers - 79 Wu-Tang - 35 (-10) Jungle - 50 Bugzy Malone - 60 Hot Chip - 107 Kate Tempest -  80 The Cure - 90 Vampire Weekend - 73 Kylie - 56 Christine & The Queens - 75 Dave - 50 Janelle Monae - 70 Kamasi Washington - 50 The Streets - 55 Friendly Fires- 56  Rex Orange County - 55 Little Simz - 65
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