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1Music Festivals Empty Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:38 pm

Sluffy

Sluffy
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I've never really been interested in such things before but I do know they are a massive thing for the young ones in recent years and the reason I mention it is that my daughter at long last has got tickets to go to this years Glastonbury, something she's been trying to do for about the last 10 years or so now.

Apparently it is a bit poor for headline acts this year - 80 year old Paul McCartney??? - but it's just going and experiencing the whole thing that she is so looking forward too.

I imagine it will be a nightmare getting there and back with the train strike adding hugely to it - but I doubt it will put anyone off from going.

Any of you hippies/head bangers/whatever you ares, want to tell your festival tales or is it what goes on at the festival, stays at the festival?


2Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:52 pm

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Genius.

3Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:36 pm

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Going to my first ever festival in Leeds in August.  I’m sure I’ll be the one of the oldest people there, but something I wanted to experience. 
Booked a “luxury” tent so it’ll be a bit more enjoyable!

4Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:28 pm

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Cropredy has been my only regular festival. Last one was 2017.

5Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:12 pm

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Festies get harder as you get older but if you take your home comforts - in my case the camper van - and don't get too out of it they can be brilliant. Last one I went to was Equinox on the Lincolnshire Wolds last year - no headline bands and only a few thousand there but still a great few days camping, listening to some great music from non-mainstream genres and catching up and partying with family and friends. Plenty of old hippies and punks knocking about - saw one guy literally rocking his zimmer frame Smile but mainly young folk looking for something different.
Last mainstream festie I went to was Latitude a few years back - which was OK - a very middle class affair with ballet, classical music, a bit of world music in the WOMAD style, pink sheep, comedy - a sort of scaled down Glasto with not quite the same level of commerciality - though not for the want of trying. Wasn't impressed with the modern indie bands like Chvrches TBH but that's probably because I'm a grumpy old f***** who's seen it/heard it before.

In general I reckon festivals are good for the soul and I hope I have the energy to do a few more yet.

6Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:43 pm

Sluffy

Sluffy
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My daughter has been to loads of festivals, there's a big one in Reading apparently that she's been to a few times, went to one on the Isle of Wight a few years back and one she seemed to like to go to over Winchester way and plenty in and around London and the south east.

She's been wanting to go to Glastonbury for years and yet again missed out on tickets but manage to get two from returns (or something like that?).

I think it cost something like £300 per ticket and it lasts 5 days, which seems reasonable at £60 per day for presumably live music all day long, although saying that I'm sure she says a lot of the stuff is done by DJ's???

Hope after the long wait for her it lives up to her expectations and she has a good time - which I'm sure she will. She's going with a friend and they are meeting up with a third friend who got tickets separately so she's in company she knows and no doubt will look out for each other whilst they are there.

Hope the traffic jams won't be too bad for them all!

7Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:20 am

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I went to Reading festival in 1993 to see New Order but not been to one since, i prefer my little basement gigs these days.

8Music Festivals Empty Re: Music Festivals Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:29 am

Hip Priest

Hip Priest
Andy Walker
Andy Walker

My one and only festival appearance was Bickershawe 1972 to watch The Grateful Dead. Almost drowned in the rain,mud, misery and cold and departed just as The Dead took to the stage last on Day 3 of the most miserable weekend of my life. Couldn't take any more. I confine myself to the BBC tent during Glasto these days.

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