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Not sure where else to put this, but for any of the Londoners on here, got sent links for cheap tickets to all the gigs at Crystal Palace bowl in August/September last night. Supergrass and Sleaford dates are now £20; Dizzee Rascal is £25. If anyone wants a link, please DM and I'll fire it across. Ta! 

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8 minutes ago, Pinrut said:

Buddahfield Festival ended a week ago yesterday. It was a few miles from me up on The Blackdown Hills. 

Seems that it turned into a super spreader event. 

 

What have cases been like since?

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2 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

What have cases been like since?

Masses of positive tests among the festival goers after their return home.

I didn't attend the event.

Some rather interesting views and comments on the Buddhafield Community Noticeboard on FB  🙄

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17 minutes ago, Pinrut said:

Masses of positive tests among the festival goers after their return home.

I didn't attend the event.

Some rather interesting views and comments on the Buddhafield Community Noticeboard on FB  🙄

Hopefully it doesn’t spread to the community and the people involved have had at least 1 dose of the vaccine!

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18 minutes ago, Pinrut said:

Masses of positive tests among the festival goers after their return home.

I didn't attend the event.

Some rather interesting views and comments on the Buddhafield Community Noticeboard on FB  🙄

Were there any mitigations in place like testing/vax checking on entry? 

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1 hour ago, Chapple12345 said:

Were there any mitigations in place like testing/vax checking on entry? 

No idea, I wasn't there but if there was proof of vaccination required for entry I suspect that everyone would have been turned away.......

Edit, From the FB page...

 

I wasn't at Buddafield. Caught covid from someone who was there. Just read the covid conscious page on the website and understand that even these lax rules were not adhered to. I love Buddafield but seriously the festival owes a duty of care to volunteers and guests. Irresponsible. Shameful. The faqs made me wonder if I was reading a page from 2019.

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One thing that came out of Latitude is that with covid any festivals we go to you're sort of playing "festival lottery" as i put it on what bands will actually play. 

Fontaines, Arlo Parks, Alfie Templeman and Billie Marten were all on our must see list (had we stayed!) and all pulled out. Mixed bag of replacements - Sleaford mods replaced Fontaines, and I'm not a fan of them, Sports Team replaced Alfie Templeman which would've been a win for me, Self Esteem replaced Billie Marten and I'm not a fan there. Arlo no replacement but I would've got to see Working Mens Club so it would've taken care of a clash. 

It's good that it's all about the return of the experience this summer - I personally wouldn't get too attached to the idea of any particular artist this year with them all testing every couple of days. At least the numbers are going down so hopefully that calms down as time goes on

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4 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

One thing that came out of Latitude is that with covid any festivals we go to you're sort of playing "festival lottery" as i put it on what bands will actually play. 

Fontaines, Arlo Parks, Alfie Templeman and Billie Marten were all on our must see list (had we stayed!) and all pulled out. Mixed bag of replacements - Sleaford mods replaced Fontaines, and I'm not a fan of them, Sports Team replaced Alfie Templeman which would've been a win for me, Self Esteem replaced Billie Marten and I'm not a fan there. Arlo no replacement but I would've got to see Working Mens Club so it would've taken care of a clash. 

It's good that it's all about the return of the experience this summer - I personally wouldn't get too attached to the idea of any particular artist this year with them all testing every couple of days. At least the numbers are going down so hopefully that calms down as time goes on

Oh interesting, yeah I guess that's going to be the other side of it. Pullouts and cancellations with almost no notice.

 

Nightmare from an organisers perspective, hopefully some switched on agents are pitching a rapid cover service!

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7 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

One thing that came out of Latitude is that with covid any festivals we go to you're sort of playing "festival lottery" as i put it on what bands will actually play. 

Fontaines, Arlo Parks, Alfie Templeman and Billie Marten were all on our must see list (had we stayed!) and all pulled out. Mixed bag of replacements - Sleaford mods replaced Fontaines, and I'm not a fan of them, Sports Team replaced Alfie Templeman which would've been a win for me, Self Esteem replaced Billie Marten and I'm not a fan there. Arlo no replacement but I would've got to see Working Mens Club so it would've taken care of a clash. 

It's good that it's all about the return of the experience this summer - I personally wouldn't get too attached to the idea of any particular artist this year with them all testing every couple of days. At least the numbers are going down so hopefully that calms down as time goes on

In all honesty I'm shocked they managed to get away with reactively few cancellations, I thought it was going to end up being an almost complete rescheduling after Thursday when there were 3 acts who went out in quick succession. I agree though as cases are now falling  quite quickly so it hopefully means far fewer acts are affected 

 

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1 minute ago, Leyrulion said:

Oh interesting, yeah I guess that's going to be the other side of it. Pullouts and cancellations with almost no notice.

 

Nightmare from an organisers perspective, hopefully some switched on agents are pitching a rapid cover service!

Bar Arlo Parks, Latitude had replaced all the acts within 2 hours of them cancelling so I imagine they'll have a roster of backups for that very reason 

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4 minutes ago, Chapple12345 said:

Bar Arlo Parks, Latitude had replaced all the acts within 2 hours of them cancelling so I imagine they'll have a roster of backups for that very reason 

Yeah I was impressed with that. Not sure smaller festivals will have that sort of reach though so hoping it just stops becoming a problem. 

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On 7/25/2021 at 11:42 AM, Radiochicken said:

I know their reliability is questioned, but it can’t be beyond the biggest brains in the land to find a way to make reporting a lateral flow test less easy to fake.

I went out on Saturday night just gone. It was literally like a normal night out before covid. And I'd 100% do that again than bother taking a LFT before hand.

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8 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Got tickets for Greenman this morning. Was all very impromptu and last minute, just thought I'd try, then suddenly got through and asked the family if they fancied going...and they were all like wtf...err..ok then...so we're going.

Awesome, have a great time mate! Hopefully the weather is nice too. 

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23 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Got tickets for Greenman this morning. Was all very impromptu and last minute, just thought I'd try, then suddenly got through and asked the family if they fancied going...and they were all like wtf...err..ok then...so we're going.

Got tickets this morning with my girlfriend as well, her first camping festival so looking forward to it

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

Got tickets for Greenman this morning. Was all very impromptu and last minute, just thought I'd try, then suddenly got through and asked the family if they fancied going...and they were all like wtf...err..ok then...so we're going.

Have a great time! I bloody love Green Man.

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

Got tickets for Greenman this morning. Was all very impromptu and last minute, just thought I'd try, then suddenly got through and asked the family if they fancied going...and they were all like wtf...err..ok then...so we're going.

You need to find something to fill the hours without the shit thread, I suppose.

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

Got tickets for Greenman this morning. Was all very impromptu and last minute, just thought I'd try, then suddenly got through and asked the family if they fancied going...and they were all like wtf...err..ok then...so we're going.

Amazing stuff! I highly recommend seeing Stephen Fretwell 

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

indeed, thought I'd better try one of these festival things everyone keeps banging on about.

I mean, the very idea that there were any people who regularly posted in that thread but didn't even have any actual interest in festivals or music! Who could possibly be that sad?!

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On 7/26/2021 at 2:06 PM, Chapple12345 said:

In all honesty I'm shocked they managed to get away with reactively few cancellations

Yeah agree with this l. I felt we were really lucky that none of the headliners had to cancel. 

Wanted to see Arlo Parks, but she would have clashed with Rudimental and they turned out to be one of my favourite sets of the festival. I see Arlo is touring and so will try and catch her later in the year.

 

2 hours ago, Zoo Music Girl said:

I bloody love Green Man.

Me to. Always a good selection of acts and they have a beer festival going on as well - genius 

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