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On 8/29/2019 at 3:13 PM, Johndenis said:

Have been to 4 WHPs and its been a mixed bag. TEED one in 2012 - pretty good laugh.  Chic and Hot Chip 2013 - dangerously over sold.  Chemical Bros, Andrew Weatherall and Bicep in 2014 - pretty great.  Sasha and Digweed in 2017 - became pretty good but not a great crowd IMO.   And the whole having to be in by 10.30pm thing is a downer.  Interested in why you think the Hacienda one would be rough.  Just Happy Mondays type nasty/heavy punters?  I'm not sure there is a stand out line up for me this time.  I'm maybe getting a bit old for it.  @zeppelin @ghostdancer1 @aidenlangan95  would welcome your thoughts too thank you.

Just looking at the crowd it attracted to the recent Hacienda classical at Castlefield. Lots of people from Newton Heath and surrounding inner city Manchester areas. The types that have absolutely no interest in the music.

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Has anybody got much experience of any electronic festivals overseas? Looking to try and fit one in next year.

Dimensions is moving which is a real shame, only attended that specific location for Outlook festival but have always maintained its the best layout for a festival i've been too. 

Kala and Love International seems to be the most intriguing for me right now, especially considering i've never visited Albania before which is where the former is situated.

Any help whatsoever would be hugely appreciated :) 

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3 hours ago, TheFullShaboo said:

Has anybody got much experience of any electronic festivals overseas? Looking to try and fit one in next year.

Dimensions is moving which is a real shame, only attended that specific location for Outlook festival but have always maintained its the best layout for a festival i've been too. 

Kala and Love International seems to be the most intriguing for me right now, especially considering i've never visited Albania before which is where the former is situated.

Any help whatsoever would be hugely appreciated :) 

I have done awakenings and nature one.

Awakenings in amsterdam is good if you are into techno, but it is just an arena with tents and stages. The tents are like the steel yard (if you have been to that). It is well organised. They do well on production and it is a "who's who" of techno.

Some mates swear by Loveland in Holland. It clashes with Boomtown and I have not been. They are trying to convince me for next year.

One issue I have with dutch festivals is, the outdoor stages are great - but you get the full experience for about an hour (when it goes dark). Music is off at 11.

Nature One (I went 11 years ago) - it is very full on. The campsites are as much of a rave as the festival. People bring stages let alone soundsystems.

I would recommend a trip to Gashouder in Amsterdam.

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On 8/29/2019 at 1:39 PM, Mouseboy11 said:

Yeah I'm not sure what the deal is with the venue, they haven't had too many publicised problems that I'm aware of. Certainly not to the same degree as places like Lakota and Blue Mountain have recently. I remember one of the guys that manages it putting a picture of a big warehouse space up on Facebook, maybe they're thinking of moving anyway?

Still not much particularly interesting in the additional dates if I'm honest, really poor year personally when you compare it to Printworks and WHP.

Lots of redevelopment happening, or at least being planned, all around that area. I suspect that there's a fear that the development may lead to noise reductions being issued, or the site may just be bought outright. I wouldn't bet on Motion being there in 5 years time, maybe less. 

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3 hours ago, FuzzyDunlop said:

I have done awakenings and nature one.

Awakenings in amsterdam is good if you are into techno, but it is just an arena with tents and stages. The tents are like the steel yard (if you have been to that). It is well organised. They do well on production and it is a "who's who" of techno.

Some mates swear by Loveland in Holland. It clashes with Boomtown and I have not been. They are trying to convince me for next year.

One issue I have with dutch festivals is, the outdoor stages are great - but you get the full experience for about an hour (when it goes dark). Music is off at 11.

Nature One (I went 11 years ago) - it is very full on. The campsites are as much of a rave as the festival. People bring stages let alone soundsystems.

I would recommend a trip to Gashouder in Amsterdam.

Cheers for the detailed response!

Ideally i'm looking for one in a slightly warmer, more picturesque setting (thinking the balkans) with less emphasis on large main stages, and more of a focus on a smaller intimate vibe....

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1 hour ago, Matt87 said:

Lots of redevelopment happening, or at least being planned, all around that area. I suspect that there's a fear that the development may lead to noise reductions being issued, or the site may just be bought outright. I wouldn't bet on Motion being there in 5 years time, maybe less. 

Can totally see that happening. 

Shame as it's a great club in a decent location.

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Heading to Amsterdam for ZeeZout as some mates have insisted. 

Looking forward to seeing Hunee again. Wanted to check what people here thought, will either finish with Mall Grab or Or:La. Think my mates are thinking Mall Grab, but have seen a few videos of Or:La and she can really throw a good one. 

Where would you go?

Might check out De School after. See if my mates can hack it. They're not the biggest ravers I know.

21 hours ago, TheFullShaboo said:

Cheers for the detailed response!

Ideally i'm looking for one in a slightly warmer, more picturesque setting (thinking the balkans) with less emphasis on large main stages, and more of a focus on a smaller intimate vibe....

Off the top of my head Kala Festival and Dekmantel Selectors (the Croatia one, not the Amsterdam one) might be up your way.

 

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7 hours ago, Acid Loafers said:

Heading to Amsterdam for ZeeZout as some mates have insisted. 

Looking forward to seeing Hunee again. Wanted to check what people here thought, will either finish with Mall Grab or Or:La. Think my mates are thinking Mall Grab, but have seen a few videos of Or:La and she can really throw a good one. 

Where would you go?

Might check out De School after. See if my mates can hack it. They're not the biggest ravers I know.

Off the top of my head Kala Festival and Dekmantel Selectors (the Croatia one, not the Amsterdam one) might be up your way.

 

Or:la pisses all over Mall Grab for me isn’t even a choice! Of course other opinions are available.

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Finally finished off my summer now with the greatest festival I have ever gone to - anyone wanting a bit more of a smaller party please check out Field Maneuvers!

Without a doubt the best party I have ever gone to, dare I say it better than Glasto...

The friendliest happiest crowd, a real weird festival family feel where you all become best mates by the end of it because it's so small and the best soundsystems I've heard at a festival. Really recreates the club experience but at a festival.

Standout sets were Shanti Celeste, Peach, Local Group, Mark Archers b2b Gout's jungle set, Luke Slater, Aidy West, OK Williams and Alex Downey.

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On ‎9‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 6:38 AM, TheFullShaboo said:

Has anybody got much experience of any electronic festivals overseas? Looking to try and fit one in next year.

Dimensions is moving which is a real shame, only attended that specific location for Outlook festival but have always maintained its the best layout for a festival i've been too. 

Kala and Love International seems to be the most intriguing for me right now, especially considering i've never visited Albania before which is where the former is situated.

Any help whatsoever would be hugely appreciated :) 

Myself and about 25 pals went to Love International in 2018 as our Glastonbury alternative and we had a great time.

Nice location, great weather, pretty chilled daytimes and fun afternoon/evenings at the festival with option to carry on until morning at the club Barbarellas.
We didn't stay on the festival site in the sort of "cabin" type accommodation. Instead stayed a 5 min walk away in apartments we rented off of Airbnb.

Give me a shout if you want any more info :) 

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On 9/3/2019 at 1:24 PM, TheFullShaboo said:

Cheers for the detailed response!

Ideally i'm looking for one in a slightly warmer, more picturesque setting (thinking the balkans) with less emphasis on large main stages, and more of a focus on a smaller intimate vibe....

Ever considered Boom in Portugal?

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2 hours ago, gherring8 said:

Myself and about 25 pals went to Love International in 2018 as our Glastonbury alternative and we had a great time.

Nice location, great weather, pretty chilled daytimes and fun afternoon/evenings at the festival with option to carry on until morning at the club Barbarellas.
We didn't stay on the festival site in the sort of "cabin" type accommodation. Instead stayed a 5 min walk away in apartments we rented off of Airbnb.

Give me a shout if you want any more info :) 

The setting looks absolutely perfect, exactly the type of thing I’m looking for! 

Still yet to upgrade from camping at a festival to Airbnb etc, but considering this is a week long festival I’m sure I can make the jump! 

One thing - how accessible was it to get your hands on the type of things that make carrying on partying until the Morning a guaranteed eventuality? Only asking as a few years back I attended outlook festival in Croatia and although I didn’t find it hard, there was a serious sense of paranoia around the festival which dampened sprits a little bit!

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30 minutes ago, Sweet_pea said:

Ever considered Boom in Portugal?

Just checked it out. Seems the setting and the vibe would be just my thing, only problem would be the music, which i'm assuming is predominantly Psytrance? 

That lake though.... :O 

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1 hour ago, TheFullShaboo said:

Just checked it out. Seems the setting and the vibe would be just my thing, only problem would be the music, which i'm assuming is predominantly Psytrance? 

That lake though.... :O 

Yes, psytrance. Me being a bit of a drum&bass girl, I did struggle a little but I found plenty to dance to. And sitting on the beach by that lake with a mojito in hand was just perfect!

 

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Thought it might be worth asking in here: anyone got any idea if it's at all possible to resell tickets for the Warehouse Project? Got one for the Hacienda night but now it seems like I probably can't go, but all I've got in my Ticketmaster account is some QR code

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 9:29 PM, Gilgamesh69 said:

Thought it might be worth asking in here: anyone got any idea if it's at all possible to resell tickets for the Warehouse Project? Got one for the Hacienda night but now it seems like I probably can't go, but all I've got in my Ticketmaster account is some QR code

I've definitely sold tickets in the past, although can't remember how I've done it.

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That Jon Hopkins tour looks great doesn't it. Will be nice to have a mixture of bangers and the more ambient, melodic work.

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I thought about buying tickets for Dublin but I’ve seen him live last 3 years on the trot and I think I’ve had my fill until there’s a new album.

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1 hour ago, Madyaker said:

I thought about buying tickets for Dublin but I’ve seen him live last 3 years on the trot and I think I’ve had my fill until there’s a new album.

Aye but this tour looks different tbh

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Not sure if anyones heard any rumours in regards to where Outlook and Dimensions festival are moving to? Ive heard Portugal from my mates but nothing more than that. Real shame as i don't think anything will come close to the setup and location they had in Pula. 

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On ‎9‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 1:21 PM, TheFullShaboo said:

The setting looks absolutely perfect, exactly the type of thing I’m looking for! 

Still yet to upgrade from camping at a festival to Airbnb etc, but considering this is a week long festival I’m sure I can make the jump! 

One thing - how accessible was it to get your hands on the type of things that make carrying on partying until the Morning a guaranteed eventuality? Only asking as a few years back I attended outlook festival in Croatia and although I didn’t find it hard, there was a serious sense of paranoia around the festival which dampened sprits a little bit!

We found it was ok. It seems like a lot of people go year on year so have a continuous link up which they will happily share details of.
Security were a bit moody looking going in and out of the festival, but none of us were roughed up or anything like that. Heard rumours that a couple of people were but never saw any evidence of it.

I think as long as you weren't too loud or lairy they just don't care. Same as most places really.

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Never seen Hopkins, think I'll make an effort to do that Royal Albert Hall show. Think it'll be different and spectacular and looking forward see the melodic/orchestral side of his. 

Standing or seated though? Only been once and was sitting pretty high up, but loved it regardless.

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