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Going to see QOTSA at Finsbury park in June - but not doing any other festivals. Although Boomtown and 2000 trees line ups are looking ace and Boomtown in particular is very tempting. Going to travelling to Sicily  for my 30th though and then Canada in September so must save the pennies!

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Looking like my only Fest this year is this... and it’s tomorrow :D

i posted it on another thread too, I’m desperately missing Glastonbury already!

 

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21 hours ago, DareToDibble said:

Yeah I've been looking at Sziget, too. Trying to talk my mates into getting a 5 day ticket.

What are prices like in Budapest? I've never been but heard it can be fairly cheap. Trying to keep spending money as low as I can.

Mostly cheap. The festival is cheap - pints about £3 & cocktails and shorts generous and about £5. Eating out is about the same as here. The food stalls are about the same prices as Glastonbury. Basically, nothing is dearer than here, and lots of stuff is cheaper.

Accommodation is dirt cheap - especially if a group of you are sharing an apartment, and it is really good to get to see Budapest as part of your trip. It's hot so camping can be difficult, but there is plenty of shade tbf.

you can get a city pass that gets you all around the city including the boats, and free entry into the spas and swimming pools. It's well worth it.

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I’m not doing anything exciting due to new baby but if you are a fan of the glade area and west holts area I would suggest BeatHerder, line up out now and looks good. 

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Just on impulse I decided I would attend Shaky Knees. I have already booked The Isle of Wight but hey. I turn 65 this year so I deserve some extra fun right? The festival appeals to my Alt Rock heart and Jack White and the National are headlining. I am staying in a hotel not a tent and just generally punting it up. B)

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We’re doing Latitude for the 2nd time, and Carfest plus loads of other gigs, pretty busy and not sure I’ve left any annual leave for a proper holiday - think I was trying to fill that empty feeling.

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2 hours ago, Bisque said:

No Laos, going to Nicaragua now.

Cool. I find the forum section of Trip Advisor to be  great source of knowledge when going to a new country. You have to watch out for bandits on there who are promoting themselves, or slagging off rivals, but soon get to know which people to trust and who not to trust. It's also a great build up to the holiday itself ie you can learn a lot before going,  which means less time spent on the holiday learning.

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19 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

Cool. I find the forum section of Trip Advisor to be  great source of knowledge when going to a new country. You have to watch out for bandits on there who are promoting themselves, or slagging off rivals, but soon get to know which people to trust and who not to trust. It's also a great build up to the holiday itself ie you can learn a lot before going,  which means less time spent on the holiday learning.

Thank you for this advice! I love doing research on tripadvisor & wikitravel at work (when I should be working). Like coming on here the months before Glasto.

I’m not travelling alone this time too so there’s two of us going to be trawling through websites this werkend. I’ve stated using youtube too for research, so many travel vloggers on there now but hard to find someone who’s voice isn’t ridiculously irratating. 

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My brother's been, if you have any specific queries (and I was in Guatemala / Honduras last year if you have any more general Central American qs)

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9 hours ago, Avalon_Fields said:

Unexpectedly, as my son is working there, our upcoming music festival is in Nablus on the West Bank, Project Hope. I’m doing some photography for them. Should be an amazing experience.

https://www.nablusfestival.org/

 

Oh, that'll be 'out there' alright, in terms of experience. It's a mind blower I'd say.

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17 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

My brother's been, if you have any specific queries (and I was in Guatemala / Honduras last year if you have any more general Central American qs)

Thank you, I will be asking lots of questions!

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I've just booked myself tickets to The National at APE and The Killers in Swansea, both in June. I've got two tickets to each but no-one to go with so far. Wish me luck finding someone to bring along!

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4 hours ago, Display-Name said:

I've just booked myself tickets to The National at APE and The Killers in Swansea, both in June. I've got two tickets to each but no-one to go with so far. Wish me luck finding someone to bring along!

Good luck in finding someone to bring along. 

Well, you did ask. :)

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3 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

Good luck in finding someone to bring along. 

Well, you did ask. :)

I think the user name sounds tempting ;) 

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Going to Wychwood this year (got the tickets cheap, as we "know some people"). Pretty low key affair, but the line up looks quite reasonable  :-) a few names I'm keen to see.

Other than that, heading off to Peru in July to do some trekking in the Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu, and explore Cusco, Lake Titicaca & Lima. Which is quite (well, a lot) exciting TBH. You might see me on the bandstand with my poncho and pan pipes in 2019.........:D

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On 3/10/2018 at 9:06 AM, Avalon_Fields said:

Unexpectedly, as my son is working there, our upcoming music festival is in Nablus on the West Bank, Project Hope. I’m doing some photography for them. Should be an amazing experience.

https://www.nablusfestival.org/

 

That sounds A-MAZING. Report back, eh? x

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7 hours ago, phillyfaddle said:

That sounds A-MAZING. Report back, eh? x

Thank you! Will do. Fly 4 weeks today...

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Giving Primavera a go for the first time. Although wishing I booked Rock Werchter. Line-up looks most appealing to my tastes.

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Sitting in front of the TV on a camping chair, pausing occasionally to piss in a bottle. And queueing for 10 hours to enter or leave my house

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