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  1. FestivalNewbie7

    Neverworld (FKA LeeFest)

    That's what I guessed too... Craig David would be an amazing booking for such a small festival! Vaccines would be pretty good too, considering they subbed at Latitude and that's 10 times the size!
  2. FestivalNewbie7

    Victorious Festival 2018

    Meh... Victorious is not for us. If there was onsite camping, it might have been better, but I like to leave festivals with a warm fuzzy feeling, a sense of community, having spent a few days in somewhere like another world, a utopia... not watching hundreds of men p*ssing up the fence, no queuing system for the portaloos (people just walking round the back), security passing drugs to festival-approved dealers through the barriers at the Strongbow Yard (after making Joe public walk past sniffer dogs), wasting time walking to and waiting for a bus to campsite to get changed because of the rain etc... they didn't even provide wristbands (except for camping)!! Yes, some of the music was good (sound not good for Common Stage though), but felt more like all day concerts than an actual festival, and because none of the line up really interested us (got our tickets before it was announced) it didn't seem worth the trip. I know we're in the minority though as lots of people loved it, including friends we met up with...
  3. FestivalNewbie7

    Victorious Festival 2018

    Apologies if this has been discussed to death but any ideas on the price of a pint of cider or real ale? Also, is it worth going out of the festival to get a decent fish and chips or does the chippy on site (Rock n Sole) do proper portions?
  4. FestivalNewbie7

    Neverworld (FKA LeeFest)

    Bumping this to see if anyone else on here is going? Line up looks spectacular for such a small festival, with a good mix of music genres, pop, rock, indie, drum n bass, house... and lots of glitter and dressing up too!
  5. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    I think maybe we should've camped in Green... is that where you were? Maybe more people willing to chat to their neighbours. We did try... my husband more so than me, he helped a young lad put up his tent next to us, and carried some bags for a couple of blokes who were struggling without a trolley. Also some polite conversation with our neighbours about borrowing a mallet (!). I agree with Latitude maybe not knowing what it wants to be. I was surprised to see so many teenagers there... I'm not sure what attracts them, apart from the freedom and lack of security/searching. The music seemed geared more towards indie nostalgia (which I liked!) and modern rockpop than current chart music. Food was outstanding - the Tibetan stall, Happy Maki vegan sushi and a beef burger place that took a while to make but was worth every second. Another vote for Gang of Youths... once their sound engineer had sorted out the vocals and click track! Didn't see Solange, we opted for James... and was disappointed they didn't sing their biggest hit!
  6. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    Mixed review of Latitude, bearing in mind this was our Glasto substitute for the year. The good: Extremely fast parking, quick getting in, setting up, and camping in the red field, very close to everything. Hardly any rubbish in the arenas (I guess due to cup reuse and bottle exchange). No real queues for anything. Food stalls excellent. Favourite acts were Rachel Parris (comedy), QI, Jeremy Loops and Oh My God! It's The Church. Loved the pop/indie after hours dance areas! Felt very safe and didn't see any problems. Would've been a great festival to take drugs as no searching whatsoever! Alas, alcohol is our drug of choice and it's a bit more difficult to slip a bottle of wine down your bra. The not so good: Might just be me (32 year old female, no kids) but it felt like the festival was primarily groups of image conscious 16-18 year olds, and "2.4 children" families. At some points it felt like I'd gatecrashed a wedding, which isn't a bad thing, but everyone was in large groups and we felt like the couple who didn't know anyone! At Glasto we went as a couple but it didn't matter, it felt like one big happy family but here, whilst everyone was pleasant enough, no-one really wanted to talk to people outside their party. Or maybe they just didn't want to talk to us :S as newbies, we also found the fact the stages/areas completely mixed up the genres of music they showcased a bit confusing. Plus, major sound clash from the big stages. I think I'd return, but maybe in 15 years with kids - I think I'm just not the target market for Latitude right now. Maybe Bestival or Shambala next year I hope everyone enjoyed their festival
  7. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    Anyone know who the surprise set at the Introducing stage is later?
  8. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    Thanks Funktownbro 👍 I think we might aim for somewhere mid way between the car parks and arena, maybe slightly closer to the arena as we have trolleys and good working legs! I only have Glasto to compare to and it can't possibly be anywhere near as far to walk with all our stuff... Now just got to work out when to arrive... don't like the idea of sitting in our car waiting to get in, but equally I don't want to be at the back of the queue and end up with a naff camping space...
  9. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    And in other news, the set times are being released tomorrow midday
  10. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    Looking to turn up as early as possible on the Thursday - it says campsite open at 2pm, but when do the car parks open? Ie can we park up in the morning and get in a 'queue' on foot, ready for the gates to open? Also (and I know this is subjective) but where's best to camp? Looking at last year's map, doesn't look like it really matters, but is there anywhere to avoid (e.g. anywhere that tents get trampled or hotspots for things getting nicked).
  11. FestivalNewbie7

    Neverworld (FKA LeeFest)

    Hopefully you guessed Bastille were headlining! Seems a lot of people guessed these! I can't say I know much of their songs but I know they're popular.
  12. FestivalNewbie7

    Neverworld (FKA LeeFest)

    Sorry, screen shots from the video! Still think it's pretty good for a small festival!
  13. FestivalNewbie7

    Neverworld (FKA LeeFest)

    A couple more announcements...
  14. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    Thanks for the tips! We might do just that then. The stop start shuffling in the queue with trolleys is a bit of a pain so I think we'll just take in the tent, pitch up, and then go back for all the booze, ahem, I mean everything else!
  15. FestivalNewbie7

    Latitude 2018

    I think there was a lot of security tightening last year due to the attacks in Mancester and London, we were told in the queue at Glasto not to bring in camping stoves, cutlery, cooking things etc, which led to a very irritated Mr FestivalNewbie having to go back to the car with all our 'cookable' food and cooking stuff, only to find out that we could've taken it in after all! We're not sure whether to just go through with a tent and a few bits, then go back for the rest later when the queues have died down. We only have Glasto to compare to so I'm expecting Lat to be less busy... And as for the bag size... sounds like they won't try that again!
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