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Spent the day today with someone (who shall remain anonymous) who is as always involved with an aspect of the build of the festival, In this year's contract it states that nothing festival related (ie spoilers) should be posted on Social media before the event. So no spoilers.

Despite my involvement I've  so far, never had to sign a contract as such and neither have they.

Interesting.

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1 minute ago, Sawdusty Surfer said:

Spent the day today with someone (who shall remain anonymous) who is as always involved with an aspect of the build of the festival, In this year's contract it states that nothing festival related (ie spoilers) should be posted on Social media before the event. So no spoilers.

Despite my involvement I've, so far, never had to sign a contract as such. 

Interesting.

and what is the issue. I have had court orders that tell me to do the same. Suck it in mate,

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Good to hear. Sounds like they don't want photos of the changes to leak out and spoil the suprise. 

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7 minutes ago, Rufus Gwertigan said:

and what is the issue. I have had court orders that tell me to do the same. Suck it in mate,

I'm not entirely sure what you are saying/suggesting here, but I'm not in the least bit concerned about the gagging clause :D

I do occasionally spill small portions of the beans on here. Should I desist? Not worried from a legal point of view....so far.

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2 minutes ago, Sawdusty Surfer said:

I'm not entirely sure what you are saying/suggesting here, but I'm not in the least bit concerned about the gagging clause :D

Sorry if I have misinterpreted your post. but it seemed like you were criticising the NG clause.

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Just now, Rufus Gwertigan said:

Sorry if I have misinterpreted your post. but it seemed like you were criticising the NG clause.

Hell no, sorry if I was being ambiguous. If GFL decide to clamp down on leaks and spoilers I totally understand. 

In the last few weeks I've been responsible for making public a couple of fairly fat nuggets about this year's festival, but hey, at least I dropped the info on here and not anywhere else :)

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They probably don't want the new areas revealed part way through the build (although the webcam will show alot!). Boomtown tried to keep their new stages hidden last year but they leaked on social media. 

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Aren't there some easy ways around this ... if someone else posts on social media for example a friend ... they won't know the source so there could be no potential consequences ?

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That's been pretty standard at quite a few festivals for a while now. Boomtown have had a similar restriction for years.. Surprised it took that long at Glastonbury.

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Interesting  

I already know things you lot don’t know and now I know they don’t want you lot to know what I know, I now know what I need to do with what I know. 

You know?

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I for one would prefer not to see or hear spoilers for the new areas like the pier, Block 9, Arcadia, etc. If anyone is gonna post info on the new areas I'd appreciate advance warning or a creating a separate thread. I think there are some nice surprises lined up this year, personally I'd like to keep it that way. Only for another 69 days... 

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I'm quite happy with a bit of a blackout tbh. Speculation and build up is great, but imagine if you'd wandered into the site and come face to face with a bloody pier as a complete surprise!

The sort of thing that almost comes close to replicating the amazement you felt the first time you saw the site would be glorious.

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I remember when i worked in 2017 for Greenpeace on the build, they gave us a glasto workers guide and it did ask in there not to post any build photos. Unfortunately I only saw this two days before the festival and had been posting photos on here from the beginning of June!

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With any luck this also discourages the plummy gets from Worthy FM from posting “look at this shitty puddle” type content in the week leading up.

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So no one is allow to spill the beans about the Madame X dress rehearsal / sound check or something?

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36 minutes ago, Woffy said:

So no one is allow to spill the beans about the Madame X dress rehearsal / sound check or something?

What you do in the privacy of your own home is entirely up to you

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27 minutes ago, Quark said:

What you do in the privacy of your own home is entirely up to you

If the counselling has finally got you to this point then I’ll consider lifting the restraining order. 

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2 hours ago, Sawdusty Surfer said:

 

I do occasionally spill small portions of the beans on here. Should I desist? 

Hell no! But my DMs are always open, just in case. :D

 

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1 minute ago, Gnomicide said:

Hell no! But my DMs are always open, just in case. :D

 

So you want Dusty to pour baked beans into your boots?

This place get weirder.

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Good, don't want all the surprises spoilt. New Arcadia, pier, woods theatre, sound fantastic, be happy to see them in the flesh rather than have some pics leak before we get there. Hopefully more to come, cant wait.

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10 hours ago, Sawdusty Surfer said:

Spent the day today with someone (who shall remain anonymous) who is as always involved with an aspect of the build of the festival, In this year's contract it states that nothing festival related (ie spoilers) should be posted on Social media before the event. So no spoilers.

Despite my involvement I've  so far, never had to sign a contract as such and neither have they.

Interesting.

All seems a bit draconian and erring towards the fascistic for any festival to take such a stance, let alone the previously perceived liberal stance of Glastonbury. Why adopt such a position - it's a festival, not the Cold War?

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