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BBC's The Biggest Weekend 2018

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13 minutes ago, DiscothequeDave said:

That's not the biggest weekend is it?

biggest publicity, tho.

I've just declined to do news on it, to give the time instead to other things which don't have built-in blanket publicity.

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As always, not a bad set of turns for £20 tickets.

 

Atmosphere wise though, these events are like being on a bus during the school run

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14 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

biggest publicity, tho.

I've just declined to do news on it, to give the time instead to other things which don't have built-in blanket publicity.

I find it weird that Festival Republic/Melvin Benn was in the press talking about this Scone Palace thing a few months back if it was gonna be a BBC Music thing. Do they always work like that?

He did say the type of music would be "middle of the road and classical", which sounded bizarre until today. :lol:

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13 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Why couldn't Radio 3 book a classical music act I've heard of? Was Mozart not available?

UK exclusive at Download unfortunately.

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16 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Why couldn't Radio 3 book a classical music act I've heard of? Was Mozart not available?

Can't have Bach and Beck on the same bill i suppose 

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I’m glad the Perth line up isn’t my cup of tea as I really couldn’t be bothered doing that then LCD Soundsytem in Glasgow on the Sunday. 

The line up so far does seem a bit underwhelming considering the hype and concept. 

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How have people not heard of Nigel Kennedy? I think his star may have faded in recent years but he was huge, probably still is in classical music circles. 

Anyhoo, for those who weren't listening to Radio 2 this morning, Perth & Coventry are one day Radio 2 and one day Radio 3 each. Noel playing Perth only on the Saturday (a little pissed off that it clashes with the Champions League final), Coventry have Billy Ocean headlining above Snow Patrol :D

£18.00 a ticket plus £4.50 booking fee.

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Besides, all the hep cats will be at Bearded Theory that weekend.

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19 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

Noel playing Perth only on the Saturday (a little pissed off that it clashes with the Champions League final).

Noel will be pissed off too if Man City reach the final.

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21 minutes ago, WFD said:

Noel will be pissed off too if Man City reach the final.

 

He 100% would pull out of playing if they did :lol:

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Surely Ed has to open the stage and play for a headline time as he is playing the Etihad in the evening? So are we due the Saturday headliner?

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8 minutes ago, Jericode said:

Any chance Manics rock up at the Swansea show? Missing their tour sadly so would love then to make an appearance.

the Swansea events are Radio 1's, so no 

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5 minutes ago, Jericode said:

Ahh, different stations are doing each one are they? Missed that, thanks.

yep. Belfast is 6 Music, Perth (day one) is Radio 3, Perth (day two) is Radio 2, Swansea is Radio 1, Coventry (day one) is Radio 2 and Coventry (day two) is Radio 3. Disappointed there's no Radio 4 day tbh.

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1 hour ago, Zac Quinn said:

The one time one of these things comes to the Midlands and the big names are Billy Ocean, a violinist and Snow Patrol. Fuck sake.

You can't have Slade every year you know

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2 hours ago, Zac Quinn said:

Disappointed there's no Radio 4 day tbh.

Theme tunes to In Town, News Quiz and The Archers. All bangers.

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1 minute ago, Gnomicide said:

Theme tunes to In Town, News Quiz and The Archers. All bangers.

Complete with a comedy sketch where John Humphrys drools over Nigel Farage whilst claiming to be a neutral journalist. Perfect.

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