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48 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

Oucharoony!

Be interesting to see what impact this has on next year. I remember reading they had signed a five year deal with Tower Hamlets for the use of the Park so I'd guess they still have to do two weekends. Do they go after bigger names that will sell out or scale back, booking smaller, cheaper names with less of a financial hit?

My guess would be a mixture of both. One big name each weekend then two smaller gigs.

I really don't think there's much reason to invest thought into what they'll do year-on-year with this. They'll already be talking to a few names for next year's event. It's a big company with a lot of money and as much as we here like drama, I don't think there'll be much change until the end of the deal. Maybe the change will come from how fans react to this now it's been a pretty miserable experience this year and what competitors can do to capitalise but LN don't really seem to be doing a lot better with their London events (Wireless excluded).

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They’ve tried to build the weekends around a big Saturday name but failed. The Champions League tomorrow has hammered them this weekend.

If they had priced the weaker events better (say £40) they would have done better overall.

This years line up is much weaker than last year and better headliners is the lesson I think they will learn.

PS Squid are much better than Idles

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2 hours ago, chemica said:

Anyone got one extra for Bon Iver? Can buy beer as a thank you. 

ape ones haven't been sent yet, i'll send you mine though if i win them

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I’ve got 2 for Mumford and 2 for Bon Iver on my DICE app - if anyone knows how I can share them for others happy to offer out.

I honestly can’t believe how APE survives next - no one will risk buying tickets will they?! I’ve “won” free ones for every day but Stokes. 

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So I managed to walk near enough to the front for bring me the horizon, but as a casual fan jesus christ what a show- so much fun!! Brilliant setlist, the crowd around me were lovely, no dickheads which is rare in London, and I just had a  blast! For all the negativity around the sales etc I really didnt expect to have such a good time but I bloody loved it!! 

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13 minutes ago, DarthSaul said:

So I managed to walk near enough to the front for bring me the horizon, but as a casual fan jesus christ what a show- so much fun!! Brilliant setlist, the crowd around me were lovely, no dickheads which is rare in London, and I just had a  blast! For all the negativity around the sales etc I really didnt expect to have such a good time but I bloody loved it!! 

this is exactly how it was. don’t let the pessimists sway your opinion. it was absolutely absolutely phenomenal. BMTH were unbelievable and the crowd were great

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Who else went yesterday?

Managed to see IDLES, SWS, WSS, Architects and BMTH, thought they were all great.

Architects the highlight for me, thought they were incredible and enjoyed IDLES v much, friend that came with me doesnt like their music but definitely found them entertaining. - another highlight has to be WSS bringing Oli out for silence speaks.

Couldn't have asked for better weather really, nice atmosphere all day and was pleasantly surprised by how well BMTH performed imo (only because I've seen them before and wasnt sure how they'd handle headlining, but they smashed it)

Would 100% go again next year if theres a day I like as much, just feel for those that went on The Strokes day, as I didnt notice any issues with sound. Brilliant day to kick off the festival season for me

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Had a cracking day yesterday. Really well organised, much better experience than Slam Dunk. 

The guy who I spoke to showed me the areas they closed yesterday as they only had just over half the capacity. 

Loved Idles and RTJ. Sound for Architects was poor where I was stood for first half but after moving was much better. Great band. 

I wasn't bothered about BMTH but ended up staying for 90 mins as was much better than I thought it would be. 

Will be back next year. 

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A really good day yesterday. No complaints with the sound, Idles and RTJ brought it (small crowds tho), and the crowd were loving BMTH. I thought the selection of food was well above the usual standard for these kinda day festivals too. 

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Amazing day yesterday. IDLES nailed it. Actually really surprised with how good nothing but thieves were. 

BMTH were great was worried it wasn’t gunna be a good atmosphere but was proved wrong! They may not have brought a sold out crowd but they put on a headliner performance!

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Good organisation and easy to get served for food/drink which is ideal so would attend APE again. Managed to watch Idles who were great, sleeping with sirens, while she sleeps, architects before bring me. While she sleeps we’re very good and architects seemed decent but I don’t know their stuff. Bring Me The Horizon, what a show and what a performance. Seen them quite a few times and I’m a big fan but it’s got to be the best time I’ve seen them, such a good setlist and the band were loving it too which is always great to see. Absolutely incredible. 

EDIT: Full price payer here.

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Found my way into the Jagerhouse for the first time ever yesterday. Saw Talkshow and Squid in there who were both excellent. 

Elsewhere I saw the last 25 minutes of Idles, Nothing but Thieves and Run The Jewels all of whom were decent enough. Didn’t hang around for BMTH but pleased those that did enjoyed them.

Overall I enjoyed the day and despite some bizarre early issues at the gate yesterday  I do think APE is a very well run festival. They understand that they will sell more beer if they can manage the Qs. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

Clearly there’s a balance between Headliner expenditure and ticket pricing and sales. They probably got that balance wrong this year. I think the headliners will probably be slightly “bigger” next year. 

 

 

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