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  1. On 2/5/2022 at 5:36 PM, Gilgamesh69 said:

    Spiritualized vs Groove Armada is a tough choice. On one hand, SPZD are one of my favourite bands and I always get emotional seeing them, on the other hand its a friday night and my friends will probably be seeing GA, so like do i really want to be crying when I could be partying instead??


    I would recommend Anna Meredith. Such a talented queen, and her shows are really fun

    yeah she is as did see her last time she played Bluedot 🙂 

  2. Really happen they have got Metronomy (personal fav) and Groove Armada (not seen before), plus a few regular acts I enjoy seeing (Henge, Stealing Sheep, Radiophonic workshop, Hannah Peel etc).... need to check out some of the other names I'm not familar with but happy with this lineup..

    My other festival is bearded theory who have an awesome lineup this year!! so happy bunny here 🙂 

  3. On 1/16/2022 at 8:41 PM, funky squaredance said:

    I wonder if Groove Armada and Metronomy would have been announced at the same time as Bjork back in September if it was still the 2020 three?.   

    Keep thinking of Royksopp with them making a come back would fit in that dance category. 

    Bloc Party and Spiritualized would seem big enough and fit. 

    They both had tours to sell, so reckon that was the reason for the delay...

    I'm hoping for both as love Metronomy (been asking for them on the questionnaire thingie they do each year, actually asked for Bjork too so double winner!) and never seen Groove Armada 🙂 

  4. On 9/9/2021 at 5:46 PM, Flaminglippy said:

    Still going for Idles as sub headliner for the Friday...not sure if the below makes it more or less likely though...


    I think we will get Echo & the Bunnymen back too given this festival puts them in Wolverhampton on the Saturday..... I really hope so

    Hoping the Undertones are back on the lineup too 🙂 

  5. On 8/28/2021 at 9:02 AM, Zoo Music Girl said:

    Pretty fucking shit this end, in all honesty. My mum passed away last week and I'm still really struggling to process it. She wasn't even ill until three weeks ago and it all happened very fast. It wasn't Covid but Covid regs meant I wasn't allowed to visit her so I think that's partly why it seems so unreal still. Hoping the funeral will help, but there's likely to be a bit of a delay to that too. I'm off work for another week, just trying to take it easy and support the rest of my family but I just feel exhausted and numb to be quite honest.

    I've spent most of the last year scared that my father-in-law and one of my best friends, both with stage 4 cancer, would get Covid or take a turn for the worse, but beyond general worries about my parents getting the virus this wasn't really on my radar at all. Just goes to show that life comes at you and you can't really predict these things. Let the people in your lives know you love them while you can.

    Think I'm finally going to look into some kind of therapy. Another best friend died of cancer in 2018 and honestly I think I'm still struggling with that in many ways, let alone all this other shit. It's been a fucking shit few years.

    Sorry for the long post. Seemed the best place to put it. Big love to anyone else struggling right now. Talking to people definitely helps.



    oh my word!! I am so sorry to hear this and sending virtual (((hugs))) and condolences your way xxx

  6. On 7/24/2021 at 7:10 PM, steviewevie said:

    Where you seeing Anna Meredith? Is she good live?  She's playing band on the wall in manc in November, tempted.

    Saw her at Bluedot..  totally go for it in that small setting it will be fantastic 

  7. Not a festival but was gutted when whitesnake cancelled gig last year but they have announced new tour next May... so actually bought tickets for the 1st time in forever for something!!!!

    Hoping to buy Bearded Theory tickets too as handed mine back in as needed the money

    Small steps for me but buying gig tickets has made me happy 🙂

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  8. 57 minutes ago, BobWillis2 said:

    Hardly worth the big furore is it. 

    Ironically the faux rage has played into Boris’ hands and he can now hide away for the rest of the week while shit hits the fan re “freedom” day. 

    The cynic in me things the plan was to piss people off enough to say "f**k it" and get back to normal without precautions = boost the economy 

    Then as you say gets to hide whilst this sh*tshow unfolds further 

    App will get a few deletions too...

    It's such a mess 😞

  9. 4 hours ago, efcfanwirral said:

    Not a huge amount for me there but I do like the Mysterines and would say they're worth a listen. Can't vouch for them live as I've only discovered them in the past year! 

    They're really good live.. caught them at Cotton Clouds festival a few years ago, great band 

  10. 18 minutes ago, zahidf said:

    One way to keep numbers down


    Was just about to post this.... they really are just leaving us to it and gone "fuck it" we want our holiday break, if some of you get sick or die so be it 😞 

  11. in other news you might survive covid but our transport secretary is going to increase the number of knackered HGV drivers on our roads.... H&S out the window Jesus!! (saying that I'm not sure transport company unions will allow this tbh)


  12. 5 minutes ago, zahidf said:

    Sadiq will almost definitely mandate it in London I reckon

    I think it will be the same for here in Greater Manchester too give our case rates at the moment, most people (barr the anti-maskers) seem to be okay to keep wearing them in public transport settings if they can be removed elsewhere.. 

  13. This will be interesting to see how it will be enforced, I know quite a few airlines have already stated mask wearing is staying and I guess much easier to enforce.....

    Personally I see a U-turn from Gov on Monday about use in public transport as we know they like to gauge public opinion 1st and so far there has been a leaning acceptance towards mask wearing in public transport settings


  14. 7 hours ago, zahidf said:

    Fake SAGE is against giving vaccines to Africa


    That's not what he is saying at all... read the rest of the thread and he's highlighting that the bunch in charge are saying one thing but doing another - not helping poorer countries by helping pharma protections. He's highlighting the utter BS this Government is coming out with..

    Edit - I see some random member with 4 posts to their name since joining in 2018 has downvoted me for some reason... care to explain why???

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  15. 7 minutes ago, Zoo Music Girl said:

    Yeah I think they should allow people to go back full time if they want to, just as I think more flexibility should be embraced generally. Some places (both of ours included) have used the opportunity to downsize a bit though and have hot desking (my main employer has always been hot desking anyway and getting somewhere to sit could be tricky at times!).

    I dread to think what our place will be doing, as they have a very bums on seat culture before covid and get the feeling the attitude of managers have not changed on that

    However, they have brought in a 3rd party consultancy group to look a different working models and we all had to fill in a questionnaire so it will be interesting to see what they do.,,,

    My manager isn't very flexible or reasonable, christ I complained that I wasn't happy still using my own laptop to do work so pushed for them to provide me one (answer was no) - so I was trying to reason it wasn't fair I'm not being provided equipment and was told "well you have perfectly good equipment in the office but you refused to go in" - how that works with the lockdown months I have no idea, but I just can't seem to have a reasonable conversation with my manager about this so I fully expect to be told to be back in the office by end of month 😞 

  16. 2 hours ago, steviewevie said:

    I'm at my mum's and we watched some of the Cummings thing. She thought it was boring as fuck, and I thought it was fascinating. She thinks it's all old news now, no point crying over spilt milk, what's done is done, what's the point of going over it all again, whereas I think it's extremely important that we know this stuff. I wonder which of us is more intune with the great british public.

    your Mam for sure unfortunately

  17. 2 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

    How many people haven't been contacted directly since becoming eligible? Although I booked before I was texted, I did get invited by text and by letter within a week of becoming eligible.

    Is it common to have had no invitation?

    my fella is 48 and he never got an invite from the GP, I organised jab for him at local hub as soon as he was eligible which is like 4-5 weeks ago

    Me on the other hand had multiple texts about jab invite - we both use the same GP and live in same house so it's not always a given getting an invite

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