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  1. I couldn't find a 'books' thread on here, well certainly nothing in the recent search items. So what's everyone reading at the moment? I'm currently reading The Secret Barrister - Stories of the Law and How It's Broken. Only a couple of chapters in but it has me hooked so far. I've always had a huge interest in the law, I studied it at uni and compliance sits under my remit at work. Made some purchases today - The Strange Death of Europe, Tim Marshall's Divided, How Democracies Die & How Britain Really Works. I read mostly non-fiction these days, but do like a good story every so often. George Orwell's 1984 is my all-time favourite read, which probably isn't a huge surprise given what I read generally.
  2. Poll up, poll up! Ladies and gentlemen please, what can be done to help encourage people to take their belongings with them? Especially after Reading Festival, but I guess it applies across the board.
  3. Could we have a separate discussion area with a big link to discuss ideas for how to reduce festival waste, encourage people to take their tents home, make festivals greener etc? I've got about 20 ideas I would like to share and get feedback on (and potentially then send to the organisers/council to try to make them happen). I also want to see other people's ideas. Does such a thing already exist somewhere else? For me it is mostly about Reading Festival as that is the one nearest me, and the one I went to during the aftermath this year to salvage tents to send to refugees (and please don't be misled on this subject - people volunteer to salvage tents but the number left behind is approximately 100x larger than the number it is physically possible for us to salvage in the time allowed, with the number of volunteers we have - don't kid yourselves, virtually everything that's left behind goes into landfill/incineration ya filthy animals!) Ideas from/for other festivals are welcome too though.
  4. So I have been put onto guestlist for Reading next week just for the day and am not too sure how it works. I’ve seen a few people say this means I have access to a guest area and nice loos but I have also seen people say it means you are able to go side stage aswell. If so, can someone just name everything I am able to do as a Guest and if it is the same as VIP? If not, how can I get VIP as I have got this ticket from one of the artist’s crew members. I’d like to see them from the side of the stage
  5. Got an early bird ticket to get in on wednesday evening, gates open at 6 and was wondering if anyone knew from previous experiences how long the queues are for when they first open at 6? how long will it take to get into the festival with the queues at 6 on wednesday eve?
  6. We have a 6am departure on Thursday from Reading on a coach. Based on last year, what sort of journey time should we expect? Last year we drove early on Wednesday and didn’t hit any traffic at all! But then had to cue in the heat for about 4hrs!!
  7. Oof123


    Do you think it’s worth getting a locker? Is it worth the money? My mother wants me to get one, it’s the first time I’ve been to a festival. And has anyone got advice on safety tips and how to keep clothes and stuff safe?
  8. I have just finished school, Iwill be 16 this summer. I was Going to reading this year until I got in trouble at school for a petty thing (in January) on the day she claimed I wasn’t allowed to go so I haven’t asked since. My birthday will be coming up soon but I need help on to how I can convince her, any help?
  9. Hi everyone! we are coming from France and i have a few questions for the ones who already know the festival... I already sent a message to the organisation but they couldn't answer me... - Do you know if there is enough taxis at the end of each day? I mean will we have to wait 3 hours or is this organisation flowless? As we will stay in henley-on thames... - I saw the timetable for the 2018 edition, the concerts usually ends pretty early (10.30pm or 11.30pm) is the site closed after that or is there DJ sets or after parties? Thanks guys! Sam
  10. Hi guys, I am currently investigating the motivations that drive people to attend music festivals.. also how festivals have changed over the years. If anyone could answer my questionnaire it would be amazing! I came here because I know everyone is passionate about festivals and I still need to gather some detailed answers for my resaech, won’t take longer than 5 mins! Thankyou! https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/8kePVTOG#!/0
  11. Who do we think will be in the next announcement with The Pit and 1Xtra stages yet TBA, also a R1 headliner as well as R1 and main stages being filled?
  12. Hello if you have a moment could you please complete my survey on the influence of festivals on an individuals behaviour / opinions. https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fxUIYQyksp012R
  13. Oof123

    Leeds fest

    Has anyone got advice for people with anxiety going to festivals? URGENT
  14. Any advice on people with anxiety going to big festivals?
  15. I just bought a ticket for Leeds fest but have really bad anxiety, I was thinking I’d feel better by then but I’m really worrying about it. Do you think they will give me a refund?
  16. Hey :) Its gonna be my first time at Reading and I have some questions about the tickets... Im not from the uk so the mail they sent me when I bought the ticket said I'll have to pick them up from a venue... Will I need to bring the credit card I paid with? Do they require any ID at the entrence? theres a chance I'll have to sell my tickets so I want to be sure... THANKS!!
  17. my prediction - The 1975, Vampire Weekend, Catfish?? Foos or Twentyonepilots?
  18. So who do we all reckon will be there next year, headliners, secret acts. also what sort of genre do you all reckon the majority of the festival will be.
  19. Hello!! Due to not so organised friends it appears I'm going to Reading festival alone, is there anyone else in the same boat as me??? Or a thread Im not aware of. Travelling from Wales and have Early Bird tickets!
  20. Hi. I need a weekend ticket for Reading I live in Kent and would prefer to do it face to face to know its not a scam. I cannot drive currently so the seller would have to come to me. Serious offers only.
  21. Hi everyone - I'm 27 and planning on camping this year at Reading but with a small group of similarly aged guys. I've camped in purple and green before, but wanted to ask if it's true that the further away campsites (white and the tip of brown) contain older groups of people. Nothing wrong with green and purple but would prefer camping around people closer to our own age! Average age in green/purple was probably about 18! Many thanks!
  22. After some advice on Sunday evening travel. In previous years we've stayed for the weekend and driven home Monday morning however we've opted for just a Sunday day ticket this year. Planning on getting the train there and back. Understand from elsewhere trains run late Sunday night into Paddington however does anyone know if they run late the opposite direction towards Didcot and Oxford? Thanks!
  23. So I’m going for the Friday at Reading which means I am parking at the green car park. At the end of the day when acts stop coming on e.g. 11pm ish - do the shuttle boats still run at night to take you back to the green car park?? (i would assume they do, but checking here just incase)
  24. Festival season is almost here again, and it’s important to stay safe while having fun. In 2015, it was estimated that one in every 500 festivalgoers were victims of crime. People looking to enjoy a summer enjoying live music and an exciting community atmosphere also need to be aware of the security risks. Fuad Zain, Centre Owner of First Security Training, shares some top tips to keep you safe throughout the festival season. 1. Find out where the security are. People tend to behave better when they think they’re being watched. If you pitch your tent near to where security staff are posted, it is likely to remain safer. You’ll also be safe in the knowledge that if any trouble does start, the security won’t be too far away to come to your aid. 2. Find out where the medical tent is. In an emergency, you’ll be glad to get there quickly. Make sure you know exactly where to get help if you or one of your party is injured. If in doubt, you can ask security, and they’ll help you find the medical team. Many security staff also have first aid training, so may be able to help too. 3. Drug Awareness. Festivals are a hotspot for drugs. Last year, three deaths at Leeds Festival and T in the Park were linked to drug use, and a number of assaults have been linked to drink spiking. Some festivals, such as Leeds and Reading, have announced they will have a drug-testing tent, to ensure the safety of festivalgoers. If you suspect you or a friend has been spiked, you should seek help from the first aid tent or a member of security immediately. 4. Stick to busy areas of the festival. Safety in numbers is key here. Avoid the lonely, secluded spots, as this is a prime spot for criminals. Someone on their own is a much easier target than someone surrounded by people, however… 5. Be conscious of pickpockets, busy areas are great for these guys. Try not to carry too much money in one place about your person. Also, a great tip is to pick up an old mobile and leave your smartphone at home. Not only will it be less desirable for thieves but the battery will last forever. 6. Watch what you drink. Drunk people are far easier to take advantage of. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a festival heatwave, but beware, the heat can make any alcohol go straight to your head. Of course you should have fun, but make sure you or one of your group is looking out for danger. If you feel that anything is getting out of control, go straight to security for help. 7. Check your car is locked. If you’re driving to the festival, be aware if you lock your car using a key fob. Thieves are increasingly using signal jammers to prevent doors from locking when the fob is pressed, and the owner leaves the car open, allowing the thief to break in easily and steal any valuables. If you spot anything suspicious when parking your car, report it to festival security. 8. Find out what facilities are available. Larger festivals, such as Glastonbury, have free lock ups where you can store your valuables. Also, many festivals have an area for charging your phone, which is an absolute essential if you or one of your group go missing. 9. Tag your property. Go retro and channel your school days by marking up your property with your name and postcode. This will make your items easier to identify if they’re handed in at the Lost Property booth. Festivals like Glastonbury have UV pens you can borrow, if you want to secretly secure your stuff. 10. Make plans with your friends. Not everyone has the same taste in music or entertainment, but make sure you and your group arrange to meet regularly to make sure everyone is safe. If you have any concerns about the safety of any of your party, speak to a member of the security team
  25. Hey guys, This is a project i am completing for my final year project as part of my course (Product Design) and any help would be gratefully appreciated I would like to invite you to complete my questionnaire on the topic "To re-design a mobile unit for traders to use at events and festivals that uses 100% renewable energy to power the unit." Questionnaire for Punters https://goo.gl/forms/7HRUHQ27Bfkf06eZ2 Questionnaire for Traders https://goo.gl/forms/H3uOQZ11x0qykUir1 Feel free to leave comments with any other information you may wish to share. Also comment if any problems Many Thanks
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