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1 minute ago, jump said:

I don't agree with that logic, I wouldn't take them not announcing something as a sign that they will announce something big. Most fests which have been very slow to announce things are normally the ones that will be cancelled, I remember Sonisphere use to have a big build up of they are going to announce big headliners only to end up announcing it's not going ahead again. However I'm not saying this is the case with APE.

I was ignoring that idea about being slow and ending up cancelling as like you I don't think that will happen to APE, well this year at least. We have discussed before that they seem to be able to absorb the free tickets etc and so must be keen to make a success of this and be well funded. But at some point it will need to be profitable and that means selling tickets.

As one of the early festivals they don't have as long for tickets to be on sale as others. So unless they have some decent names/line ups then why would anyone buy APE tickets over alternative events if they have  lineups that suit you better. It should not be long before everyone else announces their lineups. As a relative expensive festival, I can see it might struggle with smaller headliners and minimum pay days before the festival weekends.

There has to be a logical reason not to annouce the other headliners even if it is not the reason I suggested. It did occure to me that maybe the headliners are not that big of a draw and so they are working on the undercard. Adding Iggy to Kwarftwerk was enough to make me buy a ticket but not sure I would have with just Kwarftwerk even though I do like them.

 

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43 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Definitely next Tuesday then!

Week after I reckon. Next week is 6music festival announcement.

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5 hours ago, zahidf said:

Week after I reckon. Next week is 6music festival announcement.

It is also the week before payday - I suspect we will see a number of festival announcements rolling in. 

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22 minutes ago, Chef said:

It is also the week before payday - I suspect we will see a number of festival announcements rolling in. 

Yeah, I don't see  why both can't announce on the same week. Sure they're both in London, but in different months, plus one is in a park and the other is in various venues.

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Does anyone know why APE knocked the 3 Day Festival Weekend tickets and the APE presents single tickets on the head and went with 6 single tickets?

Maybe I guess the 3 day ticket did not work out for them? Maybe single tickets are more lucrative?

I just thought that maybe selling a weekend pass or even full festival pass but at a slightly discounted rate over singles would help shift tickets and get people in to see acts that might not naturally be their first choice. It would at least give you an incentive to go and see some one new, say if you planed to go to 2 gigs and a weekend pass only cost X amount more but not as expensive as 3 day tickets then it might be a no brainer and you attend 3 days.

Just a thought, but I am sure that the marketing/strategy teams have modeled all the various scenarios on ticket sales.

 

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3 minutes ago, Dales said:

Does anyone know why APE knocked the 3 Day Festival Weekend tickets and the APE presents single tickets on the head and went with 6 single tickets?

Maybe I guess the 3 day ticket did not work out for them? Maybe single tickets are more lucrative?

I just thought that maybe selling a weekend pass or even full festival pass but at a slightly discounted rate over singles would help shift tickets and get people in to see acts that might not naturally be their first choice. It would at least give you an incentive to go and see some one new, say if you planed to go to 2 gigs and a weekend pass only cost X amount more but not as expensive as 3 day tickets then it might be a no brainer and you attend 3 days.

Just a thought, but I am sure that the marketing/strategy teams have modeled all the various scenarios on ticket sales.

 

I'm pretty sure that if you book tickets for different days at the same time, you get a discounted rate. If anything it's better this way as it's easier to mix and match the days you want to attend

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17 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

I'm pretty sure that if you book tickets for different days at the same time, you get a discounted rate. If anything it's better this way as it's easier to mix and match the days you want to attend

Thanks for that, if only they would release all the days so you can build your package.

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32 minutes ago, xxialac said:

I can see Moby doing one of the days 

I am not sure if he will show his face for a while. I had tickets for a book event last year at EartH (Hackney) He was supposed to sign copies and play an acoustic set. It got cancelled when the s*** hit the fan when he made claims about himself and Natalie Portman in said book. He might be keeping a low profile for a while. I think when he returns, it might be more a low key gigs and not a big event like APE with punters who might give him a hard time.

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Just now, Dales said:

I am not sure if he will show his face for a while. I had tickets for a book event last year at EartH (Hackney) He was supposed to sign copies and play an acoustic set. It got cancelled when the s*** hit the fan when he made claims about himself and Natalie Portman in said book. He might be keeping a low profile for a while. I think when he returns, it might be more a low key gigs and not a big event like APE with punters who might give him a hard time.

Surely the inverse is true, which is it would be easier to hide on a big stage than somewhere intimate (where he could be easily heckled).

He plays, the media don't report anything unusual and all the dodgy behaviour is normalised.

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3 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Surely the inverse is true, which is it would be easier to hide on a big stage than somewhere intimate (where he could be easily heckled).

He plays, the media don't report anything unusual and all the dodgy behaviour is normalised.

Do you know has he played any shows after the Portman fuss?

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1 minute ago, Dales said:

Do you know has he played any shows after the Portman fuss?

I don't know but I think he hasn't. Would definitely want to wait for the storm to subside.

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Yeah, I feel like Moby should really be consigned to the 90s together with Internet cafes and magic eye posters.

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7 hours ago, xxialac said:

I can see Moby doing one of the days 

Didn't even know he was still touring in all fairness. Though I get the feeling that, as said above, the stuff about Portman in his book has had the effect of hitting pause on his career.

5 hours ago, xxialac said:

Yeah, I feel like Moby should really be consigned to the 90s together with Internet cafes and magic eye posters.

I've seen internet cafes still around. Bit surprised in all truth.

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Just watching/listening to Sharon Van Etten's Glastonbury performance from last year on BBC on demand. I can't say I have ever noticed her before. I had seen the name but never knew what she sounded like. The performance is in a tent, not sure how good she would sound outdoors in the day but oh my god, she is so good. I instantly thought, she is some one who would go down well on almost any APE day.

Just thought I would share.

Hopefully, she will play APE some time.

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1 hour ago, Dales said:

Just watching/listening to Sharon Van Etten's Glastonbury performance from last year on BBC on demand. I can't say I have ever noticed her before. I had seen the name but never knew what she sounded like. The performance is in a tent, not sure how good she would sound outdoors in the day but oh my god, she is so good. I instantly thought, she is some one who would go down well on almost any APE day.

Just thought I would share.

Hopefully, she will play APE some time.

Saw her outdoors last year and can confirm it went down very well indeed 

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1 hour ago, Dales said:

Just watching/listening to Sharon Van Etten's Glastonbury performance from last year on BBC on demand. I can't say I have ever noticed her before. I had seen the name but never knew what she sounded like. The performance is in a tent, not sure how good she would sound outdoors in the day but oh my god, she is so good. I instantly thought, she is some one who would go down well on almost any APE day.

Just thought I would share.

Hopefully, she will play APE some time.

I was there in the JPT and it was an incredible performance. I’m pleased to see how well her album did in so many end of year lists too. Would love to see her in a slot at APE 

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Anyone think that Lana playing Primavera increases her chances of turning up at APE? She now has a few festivals early June. So she is in Europe at the right time. It's not that hard to think that she could be in the UK a week or two before the mainland shows.

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