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  1. My guesses without looking deep into touring schedules, just based on a vague knowledge of other festivals around the same time.

     

    Palace

    Bombay bicycle club

    Self Esteem

    The Lathums

    Shame

    Yard Act

    Wet Leg

    Arlo Parks

    Geese

    Kiwi jr

     

  2. 6 hours ago, DDave said:

    Sorry for the no reply, been on holiday. 

    Getting to and from Hasselt is dead quick and easy. We normally get the train up to the site which is every hour and cuts out having to go to the campsites which the bus does. The bus back is direct to Hasselt and takes about 15 minutes. As someone's said. The hostel behind the train station is really convenient, we've stayed there the last 5 times we've been and have booked again. Most of the other hotels are 5-10 minute walk from the station but are generally more expensive, but give a little bit more luxury and the chance to see some of the artists too. 

    Hasselts a great city as well. We enjoy the few beers in town beforehand just as much as we do the festival itself. 

    No worries at all. Hope you enjoyed your holiday. Yeah that sounds like a good plan, now I just need to speak to my festival going friends and see what we all collectively agree on. 

    Thanks for your help.

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  3. Hi people, 

    Might seem like a strange question but is there a craft area? My wife loves craft ( runs her own craft business) and especially loves doing a bit of craft at a festival. I'm really keen to go to this next year and I think I'd be able to convince my wife if she knew there was craft to do. 

     

    Thanks in advance. 

  4. 42 minutes ago, Judithmt said:

    Lowlands is great, but might be very difficult to get tickets. They sell like crazy in regular years. Next year they will give out pre sale code to those who had tickets for 2021, so will be even more difficult to get them in the regular sale.

    Do you know when they're due to go on general sale?

  5. 2 hours ago, foofajter said:

    If you want to listen only one genre, in this case punk or ska, than you should check punk rock holiday. It is sold out, but it's possible to get tickets from other people on facebook event or ticetswap.

    Check the lineups from previous years 

    I'd love it but the people who I normally go with wouldn't like too much of the modern style ska or hardcore punk. 

  6. I went with my older brother, his wife, my dad and a good mate. My brother has only ever been to a tiny 4k capacity festival, his wife had never been to any festival, my dad has been to Glastonbury (2016 and 2019) and the Y Not that cancelled on the final day and both my mate and I have been to plenty of different festivals but never Beautiful Days.

    I liked where the campsites were, how much room there was and how friendly and respectful people were. Our closest toilets were awful on the Thursday night and Friday morning but afterwards they weren't too bad.

    I thought the layout of the site was good, nicely spaced, but nothing too far away. As a relatively new vegetarian I was worried there wouldn't be much choice but I kept finding plenty of good options but my favourite had to be the mix platter from the Indian Street Food place near the Big Top. It was also easy to get a good spot watching bands and always found a seat when I wanted one, which I think is a benefit of so many people taking their chairs with them. 

    The bars and drinks on offer was good for me as I only really drink real ale or cider but will echo what someone else said about the lack of lager on offer, my dad only had one option. I found most bars easy to get served in but in the Bimble on Saturday night my mate went to buy some drinks, he was gone for 40 minutes, I thought he had bailed out on his round but then I found him still at the bar! It wasn't overly crowded but he said he was getting purposely ignored and he said they only seemed to be serving their mates. I thought it was a good time to leave anyway as Jungle music had just started and that was too hectic for me. Overall, I thought the Hope Tavern was the best for late night drinking.

    For a smallish festival I was pleasantly surprised how much other stuff they had; axe throwing, theatre, wooden games, fire dancers, props, fair ground rides and attractions, crafts and other stuff. I also felt there was enough security and the Police even had a presence.

    For me the line up was good but not as good as other years, probably to do with Covid. I struggled with some of the clashes and regret not seeing the Big Moon. Having said that, I had a fair amount of highlights including, Frank Turner, Henge, Peat and Diesel, Lottery Winners, The Bar Steward Sons, Georgie, Ginger Wildheart, James, Skindred, The Selecter and From the Jam. I saw quite a few others including the Levellers, they were good but nothing more than that. 

    Overall we all had a great time. We all thought we'd go back again, especially as there's bound to be better line ups and a better toilet situation. 

  7. 40 minutes ago, thetime said:

     

    Some great festivals there, pity you cant stretch it to a bit earlier as Roskilde in my experience is the best by far, followed by Sziget. Also depends what you are after line up bases(werchter, pukkelpop) or a more festival experience(Sziget). Seems to be the major player or late june early july rather than august, other than the ones mentioned.

    Good luck with your search,  I will be doing Inmusic, Balaton and Sziget next year.

    I've wanted to do Roskilde but I work at a school so the English 6 weeks holiday's is the only viable time to go anywhere, especially for a festival in mainland Europe, which lasts for 3 or more days. 

     

    I kind of go for both music and experience, for example I wouldn't go to Rock Werchter if I didn't like the line up and Sziget normally has enough other stuff to do that if I only see 3 or 4 bands a day I'm happy.

    I've heard of InMusic and Balaton, they have mostly electronic and dance music don't they? 

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  8. Hi helpful people,

    I'm looking to go back to a European festival next year but can only go from mid July to end of August.

    I'm struggling to think of many festivals that are likely to be on and accessible (because of Covid) for people from the UK and within those dates.

    I'd love any recommendations, just for an idea of what I like, here is a list of European festivals I've done and a brief description of what I liked/disliked about them:

    Rock Werchter - went 4 times, loved atmosphere, line up and weather.

    Southside - line up, camping, weather, prices.

    Sziget - Been twice, atmosphere, choice of entertainment, camping options, visiting Budapest and weather.

    Pukklepop - line up, weather, value for money; hated the camping (too crowded).

    I'm currently thinking lowlands but any other suggestions would be most welcome.

    Thanks 

     

     

  9. I have a feeling the government will do some sort of compromise for the 21st. I can imagine that they'll go with something like 1 metre + as well as mask wearing in enclosed spaces but more freedoms when outside. 

    Considering festivals largely happen outside I think they will all be fine to go ahead as long as they put safety measures in place such as hand sanitisers and temperature checks.

    Even if nothing changes on the 21st the talk is the maximum delay would be a month which would still mean Beautiful Days will be ok. 

  10. 17 hours ago, atomised said:

    Not to mention the fact that ticket funds are held until the festival goes ahead anyway and I doubt the organisers would see any interest earnt during the suggested delay. No benefit at all to shifting those tickets then not going ahead 

    Yeah it wouldn't make any sense to me. If it does get cancelled I imagine it'll be a decision out of their control. 

    Anyway, I think the Levellers are nailed on. 😉

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  11. 1 hour ago, blutarsky said:

    Cynical move to shift the remaining 10% of tickets before postponing by a year once the ticket money is in the bank to accrue interest? With others cancelling there’ll be people looking for replacement festivals that look like they’ll still be going ahead. 

    Do you really think that? 10% ticket sales is less than 2000 and I imagine there will be more than that getting refunds if they cancel. So they won't gain any potential interest. Even if everyone kept their tickets would it really be that worth it?

    I think we have to all try to assume it will go ahead and in this thread at least, stick to speculating who's on the line up. It sounds like there's going to be a few from last year that's not showing up. I'm not a great detective but would be interested in hearing what acts people think will be there from the line up last year.

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