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All Points East Festival 2021


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Yeah it felt busy enough. Definitely not like the park has the capacity for that many more before it started getting uncomfortable. It’s impossible to know how many were there on freebies etc, but we were towards the back for Jorja Smith and still surrounded by people for the first half of her set.

Also most of the acts on both the Firestone and PlayNext stages, and also the early afternoon acts on the Main Stages like Enny, seemed to have healthy crowds, which was really good to see! 

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I went yesterday and picked little simz as the one act I wanted to see the whole set, and was then happy to just see parts of other sets due to the overlaps in scheduling. Second time seeing Jamie xx and second time feeling indifferent about it, no great staging or lighting and a lot of the music just merges into one.

Overall really enjoyed the day, also Red Stripe at £5.80 for a 440ml can was painful but less painful than drinking carlsberg all day like other fests 

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When we went in yesterday at 2pm there was no queue, on approach to the gate they checked our COVID pass, then scanned our tickets but didn’t ask us for ID. Then had coats/bags searched and had to walk through a metal detector then past dogs (had three mates come in at the same time who were carrying and they didn’t get detected by the dogs). I took in a pouch of rum which was easy enough to do, then only had to buy cans of coke and ask for cups with ice at the bars. 

 

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Bit disappointed by Jamie XX, knew it wasn’t going to be In Colour but still a bit flat for me apart from Weird Fishes. 

decent day though and definitely busier than the last two festivals (or the days I went anyway) but no super long queues.

also disappointed that Romy’s new thing is also just becoming a DJ too. Was looking forward to hearing Lifetime properly but left for Little Simz which was probably a blessing in disguise. 
 

Hope they ditch the VIP area next year or at least make it a bit smaller, never saw more than 100 people in there so can’t even have made the festival any money

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14 minutes ago, Glenn Coco said:

The COVID checks has to be one of the most useless things out there. I’m guessing it’s the same as other events that require vaccination/negative tests?

They just quickly look at the COVID pass for 2 seconds before moving on.. Something you can easily fake.

Yep - I've had a few now: Latitude, Hampton Court (Bastille), New Day Festival and Idles in Kingston last week and not once has anyone scanned my barcode or compared it with ID. Even less useful than a LFT that relies on you being honest about the result (or that you even did it). Boardmasters can bang on all they like about all the testing etc they undertook but it's clear that none of them is taking it seriously enough to stop asymptomatic people getting in. 

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2 minutes ago, Mackem said:

Yep - I've had a few now: Latitude, Hampton Court (Bastille), New Day Festival and Idles in Kingston last week and not once has anyone scanned my barcode or compared it with ID. Even less useful than a LFT that relies on you being honest about the result (or that you even did it). Boardmasters can bang on all they like about all the testing etc they undertook but it's clear that none of them is taking it seriously enough to stop asymptomatic people getting in. 

I believe there isn't a system on the other end for them to scan the barcode yet - I assume this is being developed ahead of it being vaccine only end of September. They checked my negative test against my ID at Leeds but didn't at others 

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7 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

I believe there isn't a system on the other end for them to scan the barcode yet - I assume this is being developed ahead of it being vaccine only end of September. They checked my negative test against my ID at Leeds but didn't at others 

What about foreign airports? Are they scanning or just reading? I’ve not travelled abroad (apart from Wales!) since 2019

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28 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Got it completely wrong on likelihood of free tickets for this year and sorry for being an argumentative dick about it.

To be fair it is something they have done a lot for some pretty big names (Bon iver I remember and BMTH). 
 

It seems an established festival now tho and it’s sold well despite imo some smaller bookings than previous years.

 

I wonder if it will stay in august or move back to May in the future 

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