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Field Day was an odd one. Quite hot and I was only in a t shirt and shorts. Also the sound in the barn was awful! The Avalon Emerson, Helena Hauff, Daniel Avery closer of the RA tent saved the day though

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Yeah field day absolutely fucked it with the barn and their crowd control this year. Gave up waiting for Four Tet after about 40 minutes and went to see Fever Ray instead 

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4 hours ago, Winslow Leach said:

Yeah field day absolutely fucked it with the barn and their crowd control this year. Gave up waiting for Four Tet after about 40 minutes and went to see Fever Ray instead 

Completely missed Fever Ray because I was a bit... you know

Yeah way too many people in that festival, sound was shit and the crowd was a bit iffy. Had fun but I dunno if i'd go again. Also Daphni played probably one of the most tragic sets I've ever seen.

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Saw Fever Ray at Primavera and it was mental 

 

On the electronic front, Four Tet was tremendous again - I'm an enormous fan of his live show. Despite only being an hour, Nils Frahm blew me away. Dj Seinfeld played an absolutely banging sunset set down near the beach, Axel Boman - ABBA 002 as the sun started to disappear a serious moment. DJ Koze was a lot of fun, but I didn't stay right until the end. 

Got immersed in the Giegling showcase (I know) Friday night, proper mind altering stuff, on one of the best Soundsystems I've ever heard at any festival 

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1 hour ago, Matt42 said:

Completely missed Fever Ray because I was a bit... you know

Yeah way too many people in that festival, sound was shit and the crowd was a bit iffy. Had fun but I dunno if i'd go again. Also Daphni played probably one of the most tragic sets I've ever seen.

the more I think about the more badly organised it seems. The Barn was tiny, with only one entrance, but they’d put Four Tet, essentially the headliner, on there with only one other stage still going to split the crowd.

Anyway Fever Ray smashed it.

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all points east have played a blinder with that suitcase of cash. not only did they do their own festival seemingly pretty well they forced the competition out to disasterous effects for said competition. Lovebox need to ensure they don't go down the pan after being forced out as well, although I expect they'll make a better go of it than field day did.

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went to inner city electronic in Leeds on Saturday. Joy Orbison at hope house / cosmic slop was immense! Kink was pretty good but the venue they put him in isnt great and was rammed

went to see midland at wire but he decided to do a B2b with paul woolford which was quite frankly annoying considering he was billed to play alone and if he had just done his own set it would have been loads better. they dont suit a back to back and it was just dull.

if a b2b is billed then fine, but if its not, as a paying customer, I want to see what I have paid for not some whimsical thing you decided to do on the night that may turn out to be crap.

 

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I went to both days at field day and thought it was pretty decent and well organised (I didn't go to see Four Tet - that was obviously some dumb programming). The only issue for me was the sound.

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1 hour ago, JC-Mo'Fucka said:

The only issue for me was the sound.

Is that not a pretty massive issue though?

Isn't the headliner not being able to play a full set due to inadequate planning unacceptable to you?

Everyone has their own opinions but to be honest Field Day have so much experience running their event it is simply inexcusable. I think they should be held to account for their poor quality organisation. They will likely be on the look out for another venue change next year.

To be honest I think over the years they've done enough not to warrant a visit unless you happen to live a stones throw away from the venue. Put your hand in your pocket and go over to primavera where they know how to organise things properly and can play at acceptable volumes.

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The sound wasn't great, but no worse than the majority of London festivals. 

You're completely right and i'm not denying they completely fucked it with that error, but as someone who didn't go to Four Tet, I left thinking they had done really well. That said, last year was twice as good because of the old barn. 

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We had volruptus play his first UK show at our event on Sunday. Was absolutely bonkers

I didn't think i'd ever enjoy gabber

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22 minutes ago, Winslow Leach said:

I'll be booming it up at the town this year.

Excellent!

Who have you got your eye on, Winslow (electronic-wise, naturally...!)?

Be keen to get recs from people who know some of the 'other' dance staff that they think I'd like, beyond the 'obvious' (I'm looking at you, Charlotte and Enrico...).

Ben

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I too will be Booming this year - for the first time no less. It's for a mates stag-do so no idea what sort of state I'll be in.

I've also been looking for any recommendations electronic music wise - think I have Charlotte De Witte, Barely Legal, DJ Paypal (bit of footwork madness) Simian Mobile Disco, Dusky, Paul Wooflord, Altern8, Plastician, Oneman, not sure many of those will be to your tastes, I reckon I will actually just spend most of my time aimlessly wandering around and taking in the sights. If you do happen to see someone dressed up as David Bowie with dildos for hands then that will be the stag.

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Take any opportunity you get to see Avalon Emerson, she's a treasure 

Sonar completed leaves me with only Dekmantel to go in this Worthy-less lull. Despite that, i've had a lot of fun 

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On 3/17/2018 at 1:02 PM, Matt42 said:

Corsica is a lot of fun. Make sure you bring earplugs because it’s v v loud. It’s honestly a very relaxed club but if you go on a very popular night it can feel a bit compressed. They definitely let too many people in on some nights

Yes, I'd 100% recommend earplugs for Corsica! We partnered with them recently to make high quality reusable earplugs always available buy behind the bar.

If you're interested in more about that, check out our campaign below. We're working with tonnes of festivals this summer, too!

https://allearscampaign.com/

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