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It's been a great festival so far. 

Missed superorganism on Friday which I was pretty gutted about but Hookworms and Chromeo were nice finds. Young Father's were as solid as ever. And LCD and yeah yeah yeahs were both 10/10. I expected that of LCD but YYYs blew me away. Despacio was bloody ace as well, take a bow James Murphy. 

Sunday was not quite as good as itt didn't have quite the stand out performances of Friday but Django Django, flying lotus and beck were all enjoyable and well, Bjork is one for the bucket list. 

Can't wait for Nick Cave now! 

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It was a good festival. Went Friday and Sunday. Compared to previous Field Days there I thought It was mellower, fewer people talking through sets (except Bjork) and great sound. 

Down side was the quite limited lineup with whole stages devoted to people just playing records. Nothing of note on until Superorganism and Hookworms and the Young Fathers (who overlapped) then nothing for a few hours. Same Sunday nothing till Django Django and nothing after until Father John and lots of running about after due to short gaps between him, Beck and Bjork. 

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Incredible day yesterday!

Thought Bjork was incredible. Arisen my senses, Losss and Sue Me sounded great. Saint in particular was amazing in terms of the new songs - the flutes with the glitter flying across the stage was so beautiful. 

Did not expect to hear Isobel or Human Behaviour which was amazing! Could have done with a couple of songs from Homogenic and/or Vespertine but oh well! 

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6 minutes ago, frontsidecab said:

What is the distance like between the North and East Stages?

Not far.  5 minutes if your quick, 10 minutes normal pace I would say.

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3 hours ago, dentalplan said:

The second weekend acts are bigger than the first, which goes with them not being packaged together for a weekend ticket. They're also more rockier. So I'd say the likes of Arcade Fire whenever they're back would be APE Presents, and The Strokes too but that's not a prediction just an example.

Ahh I didn't realise they were billed as separate events. That makes more sense then.

I wonder if they'll be able to put such a good lineup together with Glastonbury on. 

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Really looking forward to the Nick Cave show after reading all the positive comments.

How long did it take people to get out after the show finished? We've got a mad dash across London to Euston to get the last train back to.the.Midlands and desperately don't want to leave till the band end! 

Also got a spare ticket for Nick Cave for sale if anyone is interested - looking for around £50.

Nice one.

 

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3 hours ago, Mash011 said:

APE headliners play almost entirely in darkness tbf as it's still early in the year. Even Lorde was finishing in near darkness on Saturday. That alone is a major advantage this fest has over other London ones. 

 

Edit wait I misread that. Ignore this post. They'd headline anyway, did at citadel a couple years ago. But I only think they'll be back at Vicky Park so soon if they've got the big band show together again. 

It sold poorly though; two-for-ones and competitions galore. I can’t see any real argument that they’re bigger than TWOD, Beck, Lorde nowadays.

I’m gonna start working on an OG prediction for when the thread starts this time next week.

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Great festival, came over from Ireland for it and was impressed with the set up, organisation, the sound and the crowd, lineup was a belter as well and Friday had so many clashes. Missed one or two acts I'd like to see but compromises have to be made in groups! Thought Phoenix were the highlight for me, LCD were great too but I was too drunk and have a hazier memory than I should. Weather made it even better but unfortunately it made it too hot to enjoy Despacio, felt like a sauna in there on Saturday afternoon. 

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1 hour ago, Dirtybackbeat said:

Really looking forward to the Nick Cave show after reading all the positive comments.

How long did it take people to get out after the show finished? We've got a mad dash across London to Euston to get the last train back to.the.Midlands and desperately don't want to leave till the band end! 

Also got a spare ticket for Nick Cave for sale if anyone is interested - looking for around £50.

Nice one.

 

We left the site at 22:55 and were at St Pancras in time to catch the 23:36 departure to Bedford. That was with quick walking and sucking in our stomachs to cram into rammed tube carriages though, if you prefer to avoid harrowing experiences I'd allow yourselves up to an hour. The act of physically walking off the site won't be an issue though if that's what you mean, the exits are perfectly sensibly sized.

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Do we reckon they'll stick with the same format next year? (APE+APE Presents) Seems to me pretty liable to change since this was the first year of it. 

1 hour ago, DR OK said:

Guessing something like Gorillaz, Vampire Weekend and Foals

Foals did last year's Citadel so it'd be odd for them to return. Be surprised if Gorillaz were still going, too, they're not the kind of act that tours for that long are they? 

Trying to think of more dancey headliners that could do it. Maybe we could see a Deadmau5 day or something like that? Disclosure? 

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15 minutes ago, Mash011 said:

Do we reckon they'll stick with the same format next year? (APE+APE Presents) Seems to me pretty liable to change since this was the first year of it. 

Foals did last year's Citadel so it'd be odd for them to return. Be surprised if Gorillaz were still going, too, they're not the kind of act that tours for that long are they? 

Trying to think of more dancey headliners that could do it. Maybe we could see a Deadmau5 day or something like that? Disclosure? 

New gorillaz album is out end of June. 

Hoping they don't go down the dance or rap route as there are plenty of festivals out there for those audiences. Would love if it becomes the go to alternative festival

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16 minutes ago, DR OK said:

New gorillaz album is out end of June. 

Hoping they don't go down the dance or rap route as there are plenty of festivals out there for those audiences. Would love if it becomes the go to alternative festival

Well the main festival was pretty clearly booked with a dnace/indie crossover appeal in mind. Hard to think of acts that fit nicely into that box. Tbh thinking about it more Disclosure feel like they'd fit very comfortably into it. 

And I'm not sure this gorillaz album will be a big enough thing to be toured much. Might be more like The Fall with it coming so soon after. We'll see. 

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12 minutes ago, Mash011 said:

Well the main festival was pretty clearly booked with a dnace/indie crossover appeal in mind. Hard to think of acts that fit nicely into that box. Tbh thinking about it more Disclosure feel like they'd fit very comfortably into it. 

Yeah. Not deadmau5 tho.

Further down the bill they could have FKA twigs, Metronomy, Hot Chip, Caribou, Jon Hopkins, Jungle, etc.

edit: Chvrches, defo James Blake

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Vampire Weekend is a good shout for a headliner. Tame Impala? Maybe too soon with Citadel this year

Could see Beach House and Mac Demarco fitting in nicely. Would love Sigur Ros and Sufjan Stevens also

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Echo everything being said in here. Had a top day on Sunday.

Snuck in 500ml of rum which had me in a bit of a state by the time Bjork got on. Thought her whole show was superb though - emphasis on the word 'show'. I wouldn't call it a gig.

Everyone else I saw (Sylvan Esso/Django Django/Yaeji/Flying Lotus/Beck) were brilliant too. The sound was flawless as has been said, thought the stage designs were excellent too.

Confident I'll be back next year, probably for the full weekend. 11 hours megabus travel on the one day isn't ideal.

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How difficult was it to get away from the event? I’m assuming Mile End tube station was rammed, is it worth walking an extra few minutes to another station? My last train is at 23:45 at Paddington so I’m not expecting to catch the end of the headliner but how would people recommend leaving?

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14 hours ago, dentalplan said:

Yeah. Not deadmau5 tho.

Further down the bill they could have FKA twigs, Metronomy, Hot Chip, Caribou, Jon Hopkins, Jungle, etc.

edit: Chvrches, defo James Blake

Chvrches could’ve been a great headliner for this if they hadn’t totally fucked it with this album campaign. Perfect fit for a North Stage headliner now.

Caribou into James Blake into Frank Ocean/Bon Iver on the main stage soundsystem would be a gorgeous night out, let’s have that please.

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1 hour ago, BeddingatReading said:

How difficult was it to get away from the event? I’m assuming Mile End tube station was rammed, is it worth walking an extra few minutes to another station? My last train is at 23:45 at Paddington so I’m not expecting to catch the end of the headliner but how would people recommend leaving?

 

we did Bethnal Green to and from every day, 15 min walk from Victoria Park but RAMMED after the gigs (Mile End prob worse) - managed to squeeze on though!

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19 hours ago, dentalplan said:

It sold poorly though; two-for-ones and competitions galore. I can’t see any real argument that they’re bigger than TWOD, Beck, Lorde nowadays.

I’m gonna start working on an OG prediction for when the thread starts this time next week.

Are you referring to Sigur Ros?  I'm not sure how much of a pull Beck is now. "Colors" seemed to come and go, literally years ago, without much fanfare.

Thanks everyone for all the positve reports and info on here - am really looking forward to next Saturday and Sunday.

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4 hours ago, ConorC said:

Snuck in 500ml of rum which had me in a bit of a state by the time Bjork got on. Thought her whole show was superb though - emphasis on the word 'show'. I wouldn't call it a gig..

Glad you hada  good time.  Megabus shift sounds tough!  Can I ask what your Rum Tactics were?  Am i going to get away with a capri sun pouch down my shorts?

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