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Yeah they mostly seem to be after drugs (sniffer dogs) and weapons (scanner). Anything else concealed well should be fine

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3 hours ago, fantomas said:

Worth checking Twickets too, managed to get a couple for tomorrow for 45 each (including the fee).

I grabbed two for 50/each thanks though, Im so excited to go tomorrow - had my eyes on this since October and work has finally allowed me time off!!

 

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4 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Superorganism, Young Fathers, Glass Animals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

not a single set has disappointed so far

Wow that sounds epic omg 

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it  could have been really bad, but it was ace tonight, not  a single gripe at all, my only issue was that I wish I had taken a load of pills and just sat in Despacio all night because that place was insane! Sound was great at all of the stages, really good please to hang out! 

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My word, Phoenix are an excellent live band. They're like if TDCC had a more refined quality about them. The crowd was also brilliant, especially for a London day festival.

Additionally, LCD were great. All the members are such fantastic performer. Sure they played some curveballs in their set and missed out some of the more famous songs but it didn't matter. I was too in awe to care. It was also amazing that there were very few people attempting to bloody film the whole thing and the crowd were just living in the moment. Delightful!

And that is just a snippet from my brilliant first day.

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Fantastic day and a really great launch for this festival. Standards seemed to be very high across the board and none of the bands disappointed. Drinks prices are decent too if you go to the right bars, main stage ones had pints of strongbow for 5.20 as I think did North stage. 

One point of confusion - when are bands playing tomorrow? The board inside the arena has a different set of times to those on the app. 

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Excellent day. Great atmosphere and people. Some top acts - LCD and Young Fathers the highlights.

Similar layout to Field Day and some of the food areas + Jagerhouse looked to have been borrowed from BST Hyde Park.

North Stage struggled for sound. Seemed really low for Hookworms, and judging by their Twitter they thought so too.

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Few thoughts on yesterday.

Not sure I’ve been to a festival with better sound quality. It was incredible. As a result, there wasn’t a bad performance all day.

Perhaps I’m not as ballsy as some, but I’m not sure how you’d get any alcohol in through the airport-style security. Might just be me, but it looked pretty difficult.

Only two gripes really. The Firestone stage has a carousel situated right in front  which ensures that anyone going from the East stage towards the west of the site has to cut straight across the crowd watching. Pretty much ruins the viewing experience.

The queues at the bars were frankly rediculous. They all have contactless payment but I was there for what seemed like an eternity at times without moving a jot. Also, I couldn’t find any of the bars serving Redchurch or Truman beers. I am back next weekend for The National so will look again.

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Thought it was absolutely brilliant. Every band nailed it, sound quality was great. Loads of bars and toilets too. Very impressed 

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Sound was excellent, crowd were excellent, Karen o and James Murphy were excellent. The only downside was I got a bit too trashed and missed Phoenix, but everything else was great. Excited to go again today!

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42 minutes ago, Huckleberry Finn said:

Few thoughts on yesterday.

Not sure I’ve been to a festival with better sound quality. It was incredible. As a result, there wasn’t a bad performance all day.

Perhaps I’m not as ballsy as some, but I’m not sure how you’d get any alcohol in through the airport-style security. Might just be me, but it looked pretty difficult.

Only two gripes really. The Firestone stage has a carousel situated right in front  which ensures that anyone going from the East stage towards the west of the site has to cut straight across the crowd watching. Pretty much ruins the viewing experience.

The queues at the bars were frankly rediculous. They all have contactless payment but I was there for what seemed like an eternity at times without moving a jot. Also, I couldn’t find any of the bars serving Redchurch or Truman beers. I am back next weekend for The National so will look again.

The big bar in stretch tent closest to Jim Beam area has the best spread 

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7 hours ago, Mash011 said:

Fantastic day and a really great launch for this festival. Standards seemed to be very high across the board and none of the bands disappointed. Drinks prices are decent too if you go to the right bars, main stage ones had pints of strongbow for 5.20 as I think did North stage. 

One point of confusion - when are bands playing tomorrow? The board inside the arena has a different set of times to those on the app. 

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West arena are loads different to the app, god knows which is right

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8 minutes ago, adequate8 said:

West arena are loads different to the app, god knows which is right

Bit of a joke. Probably the poster was printed a while back so is the wrong one?

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10 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Really struggling to choose who to see today before BadBadNotGood

Just go into Despacio for a while. It’s right next to the west arena too.

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Been to so many london day festivals field day citadel Hyde park annoyed by too low volumes

By main stage this was loud and clear!

Top day,  great line up

Met Felix from maccabees in the lcd crowd.

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Is the ground ok for trainers? Heading down from Manchester for the Bjork day tomorrow, dont wanna get there and realise i cant move.

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Thoroughly impressed. Great sound, good atmosphere for a London festival (maybe helped by not being sold out), decent beers on tap. The bar near the north stage had very short queues.

Phoenix and LCD incredible. Wanted to spend all day in Despacio, amazing in there.

Looking forward to round 2 today!

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32 minutes ago, ConorC said:

Is the ground ok for trainers? Heading down from Manchester for the Bjork day tomorrow, dont wanna get there and realise i cant move.

Ground is absolutely fine, some rain due tonight and throughout tomorrow, but will be fine with trainers that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. 

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23 minutes ago, Matt - Ed Banger Records said:

Ground is absolutely fine, some rain due tonight and throughout tomorrow, but will be fine with trainers that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. 

Sweet.

Even more buzzing about tomorrow now reading the good reviews on here!

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4 hours ago, Huckleberry Finn said:

Few thoughts on yesterday.

Not sure I’ve been to a festival with better sound quality. It was incredible. As a result, there wasn’t a bad performance all day.

Perhaps I’m not as ballsy as some, but I’m not sure how you’d get any alcohol in through the airport-style security. Might just be me, but it looked pretty difficult.

Only two gripes really. The Firestone stage has a carousel situated right in front  which ensures that anyone going from the East stage towards the west of the site has to cut straight across the crowd watching. Pretty much ruins the viewing experience.

The queues at the bars were frankly rediculous. They all have contactless payment but I was there for what seemed like an eternity at times without moving a jot. Also, I couldn’t find any of the bars serving Redchurch or Truman beers. I am back next weekend for The National so will look again.

That’s interesting because I thought he queues were excellent all day! Didn’t queue for more than 5 minutes and I went to the bar about 6 times. Seemed to be really well managed to me!

The whole day was brilliant. The lack of communication and info before the event made me a bit wary and I didn’t have the highest expectations,  other than knowing LCD would be ace, but it really impressed me. Would definitely go again next year even if the lineup wasn’t as strong.

YYY’s and LCD back to back was better than I thought possible. I’ll remmeber that forever.

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