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4 minutes ago, Ryan1984 said:

So, from yesterday’s announcement it looks like the next few festivals (that haven’t cancelled) are on? I’m booked for the Liam day at Reading - think that has a good chance of going ahead…

Probably, though I'd expect them to use vaccine passports.

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On 7/11/2021 at 11:33 AM, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

How many eFestivalers are going to Latitude? 

I'm going.  Working for our local radio station during the day, interviewing bands, and then I'll get the late afternoons and nights to myself to meet up with our group, which is much smaller than normal.

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On 7/11/2021 at 11:33 AM, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

How many eFestivalers are going to Latitude? 

Me too. Quite a lot of us judging from the Latitude section on here.

I've been once before. I'm assuming/hoping the crowd will be more up for a party than the usual blanket brigade - it's a festival that's actually happening, and they've booked the Chemical Brothers! But I guess a lot of people there will be rollovers from last year, and this is a place where the family camping section is as big if not bigger than the standard section.

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Would be all over Latitude, but going back to Bristol for first time in nine months this weekend, then got Farmfest the weekend after, so should prob have one weekend at home in between! Also, not a huge fan of arena festivals.

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54 minutes ago, Homer said:

Would be all over Latitude, but going back to Bristol for first time in nine months this weekend, then got Farmfest the weekend after, so should prob have one weekend at home in between! Also, not a huge fan of arena festivals.

I've been to and enjoyed four Latitudes, but it is amazing how much of a pain in the arse I found arena festivals after being spoiled by the freedom of Glastonbury, Boomtown etc.

Ben

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7 hours ago, Brave Sir Robin said:

Me too. Quite a lot of us judging from the Latitude section on here.

I've been once before. I'm assuming/hoping the crowd will be more up for a party than the usual blanket brigade - it's a festival that's actually happening, and they've booked the Chemical Brothers! But I guess a lot of people there will be rollovers from last year, and this is a place where the family camping section is as big if not bigger than the standard section.

Tickets still available. I reckon there will be quite a different clientele to normal, the ‘Islington family weekend away’ mob may well be a little cautious? I did 2018 & 19 with Oxfam and will do so again, even though I said I wouldn’t be going back. It’s a nice festival but it feels a bit flat, very little passion, certainly when compared to the independents (GM, BD, Big G, BT etc) and the beer choice is shite. I hope it is a great experience this year, it will certainly be different 😊.

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7 hours ago, bennyhana22 said:

I've been to and enjoyed four Latitudes, but it is amazing how much of a pain in the arse I found arena festivals after being spoiled by the freedom of Glastonbury, Boomtown etc.

Ben

Which other festivals don't separate the arena and camping, out of interest?

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10 hours ago, Diamond24 said:

Which other festivals don't separate the arena and camping, out of interest?

As Ben mentioned, Boomtown doesn't and would be the largest after Glastonbury. Shambala doesn't either.

At some events the distinction isn't all that important - Bearded Theory does have a separate Arena and Campsite, but as there's no real checkpoint or other obstacle between the two it's not something you really notice. Just walk in freely, showing your wristband to the stewards stood on the side of the path. Similar applies at EOTR.

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Lost Village has shown signs of life to sell some boutique camping! No other statement of intent or anything, just taking some more cash. 

Sorry, I’m way too cynical these days! 

 

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BoomVillage (miniature Boomtown) just cancelled without giving a reason why? It’s not for another month and things are getting better.

If I was cynical I’d say it was because they were struggling to sell tickets? Anyone got a more official line on that 

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3 minutes ago, Old_Johno said:

BoomVillage (miniature Boomtown) just cancelled without giving a reason why? It’s not for another month and things are getting better.

If I was cynical I’d say it was because they were struggling to sell tickets? Anyone got a more official line on that 

They give the reason in the third paragraph.

The core decision is due to the escalating cases of COVID-19 across the country, and the risks that widespread illness and self-isolation could have on our crew and contractors, which would result in us not having enough people to build and deliver the show to the high public safety standards we uphold.

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