This Year's Festivals

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Anyone going to any this year? The line-ups for the two biggies (V2001 and Reading) don't look too hot to me, so I'll probably go to the Essential festival in *gasp* Hackney. What's everyone else up to?

DG, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

WOW fesival ontha 26th - crazy world of artur brown playin !

also the love parade sooncome - free cider and plenty muffin

atomik roosta, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

After having seen the snoozefest that is that line for T In The Park, I think the line-up for wierdyfest Le Weekend, in Stirling this weekend, (!!!) actually starts to look inviting!!!

Either that, or I may start my own festival called "Old Fart's Bloody Racket In A Field" or something...

Harumph!!!!

Old Fart!!!!

Old Fart!!!!, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Hmmm, does the Tolpuddle rally count?

Hopefully the land will be in progressive hands by mid-July, which will give me even more reason to enjoy it.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd love to go the San Francisco Pop Fest. Just to go travelling, and stuff like that, and meeting people etc. I'm sort of thinking of going to the Emmaboda festival in Sweden, I think it's in August, and I would travel there by train. If they were having Terrastock in London I'd go, I'll probably only go to the Ealing Jazz festival. oh well. Maybe, I could put on my own festival one year.

james e l, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't understand what you mean. There are still festivals after Camber Sands has passed?

Ally C, Tuesday, 15 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Hello! The fields are beckoning me. What are some good festivals this year? Preferably something fun, not too expensive, decent lineup that will appeal to normal people (as well as music dorks like me), preferably UK or Europe at a stretch and not sold out. I went to Boomtown Fair last year, which, despite being aimed squarely at the Brighton/Bristol dreadlocks and trustfunds brigade, was actually very well executed, varied and a lot of fun. Tickets are into fifth tier now though unfortunately.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:03 (seven years ago) link

i'm looking forward to http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk, a friend of mine was going on and on about green man festival last night and it did sound pretty cool, seem to remember that king loser lot you like are playing

Crackle Box, Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:50 (seven years ago) link

*king creosote

Crackle Box, Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:50 (seven years ago) link

Supernormal line-up is brilliant, but I'm at a wedding that weekend (and too skint to go anyway, really).

emil.y, Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:54 (seven years ago) link

I mean, I was gonna go through and give you some tips re: who to look out for, but the fact is ALMOST EVERYONE is fucking amazing on that list.

emil.y, Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:56 (seven years ago) link

http://sunwaves-fest.ro/

coal, Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:03 (seven years ago) link

https://www.facebook.com/SunwavesFest

coal, Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:04 (seven years ago) link

yup! have you been before?

blurt just added, awesome, missed them earlier this year and yeah agreed, line-up is proper good. loads of friends playing too so it's gonna be a mega fun weekend :)

xxpost

Crackle Box, Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I'd be tempted by Green Man but it seems a bit tame. I've heard of like, two bands on the lineup for Supernormal but it seems good. Not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for sadly. Dammit, if only I was able to go to Bloc.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:17 (seven years ago) link

Never been to Supernormal, think I was only made aware of it last year? And if you have loads of friends playing then I imagine we have at least a few friends in common...

Think the main one I'm howling with despair about missing is Sylvester Anfang II - I've still never seen them, whereas most of the bands who I think are awesome I have at least seen one or two or more times before.

emil.y, Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:35 (seven years ago) link

do not despair! sylvester anfang are playing at the albert or somewhere in august, remember seeing them on the resident listings the other day

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:05 (seven years ago) link

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

emil.y, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:15 (seven years ago) link

It's true!!!!!!!!!! Haven't actually heard them but their name had been stuck in my mind anyway from.... uh somewhere or other

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:34 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

So this seems to be the only apt thread in which I can celebrate the fact that my band are playing Supernormal this year. Whoop!

http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/

emil.y, Thursday, 6 March 2014 15:25 (five years ago) link

I only heard about Supernormal straight after I bought tickets to Boomtown Fair which is a bit of a posho dreadfest but I've a lot of friends going (my mate's band is playing) and to be fair once you get over the initial shock of having to hang out in a field with tie-dye types is actually a lot of fun.
I'm also going to this the following week: https://www.atpfestival.com/events/jabberwocky2014.php which looks great except it's in the fucking Excel centre in the middle of August. Somehow I don't equate seeing Electric Wizard in the sweltering summer heat of a corporate exhibition hall...

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:19 (five years ago) link

I will go to Supernormal next year for sure though.

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:20 (five years ago) link

There is word on the grapevine that this might actually be the last Supernormal, but I've only heard it via rumour mill, no official sources. So it could be bunkum.

emil.y, Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:30 (five years ago) link

Damn. Why though? And if so what alternatives would there be? I think I only first heard about it last year and it's really great that a fest like that exists.

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:31 (five years ago) link

Oh wow, congratulations Emily!! Was actually looking at that yesterday and thinking about going for once, don't think I noticed your lot on the bill before though.

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:35 (five years ago) link

Not sure, as I say I've not heard it through official channels. Festivals do come and go, though, particularly in this climate of niche fests all over the place. There are a few other things I'd consider going to but the music is approached differently. Like, Sin Eater would share a few bands but it concentrates on the 'weird folk' element. Kind of giving up hope on getting on the Indietracks bill, which is a shame as I may end up not going this year if I don't.

And yeah, Jabberwocky looks pretty good, though Boomtown Fair looks like a nightmare.

xp thanks! Come!

emil.y, Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:37 (five years ago) link

really can't say enough good things about Supernormal. thought I was done with things where you camped in a field for a weekend but I had such a good time last year. they sold all their early bird tickets in literally 15 minutes last week, although there might have been 10 of them or something for all I know

most of the stuff I read about Boomtown makes it sound objectively upsetting, as opposed to it not really being my thing

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:45 (five years ago) link

Oh, Dead Rat Orchestra are playing Sin Eater and they're great. I'd love to go to that.

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:47 (five years ago) link

No, Boomtown isn't really an Ilxor-friendly festival I can imagine. Mind you it's okay for a certain type of Glasto vibe you don't really get at Glasto much any more and I like reggae so... Anyway I'll stop defending it, I know it's a bit shoot...

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:50 (five years ago) link

i would like to go to a supernormal/sin eater type of festival. more interested in experimental/leftfield music as opposed to folky stuff. any other suggestions?

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:51 (five years ago) link

Sin Eater should be a festival made up exclusively of bands with SAW pun names

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:51 (five years ago) link

eg. Stock, Hausen & Walkman
Smell & Quim
Minologue

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:52 (five years ago) link

Hahaha. I have driven some friends up the wall by insisting on calling it the Sinitta festival. I haven't actually been myself but it's certainly one I'd consider.

emil.y, Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:53 (five years ago) link

is Sinitta actually a Pun I Had Missed?

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:54 (five years ago) link

seems it's her real name. her parents still not off the hook though

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:55 (five years ago) link

i would like to go to a supernormal/sin eater type of festival. more interested in experimental/leftfield music as opposed to folky stuff. any other suggestions?

― inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:51 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not been myself, but Tusk in Newcastle

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:56 (five years ago) link

DL, if you're into city centre things (which I would call 'weekenders' rather than 'festivals', just to distinguish) then Supersonic in Birmingham might be up yr street? It's another one I've always looked at but never made: http://www.supersonicfestival.com/

Or come to Colour Out of Space next time.

Or travel to Belgium for Kraak.

But I can't think of any other camping/chalet type festivals that meet your criteria at the moment.

emil.y, Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:58 (five years ago) link

oh i'm not fussed about camping necessarily, but these look cool. Thanks E.

inside out trousers (dog latin), Thursday, 6 March 2014 17:12 (five years ago) link

Oh I should go to Supernormal seeing as I live like ten miles away, but I don't do camping, so I've spent the past 3 years being grumpy because I thought it was in a village with no public transport after 5pm and no B&Bs, except it is actually possible to get off the site after dark after all apparently, or so someone only told me last month.

(I just didn't realise that partly because in the first year they didn't list any transport/B&B options on their website but mainly because I am dumm.)

Kind of old lazy for the festival thing now though but maybe it will be fine if I tell myself it's just two all-dayers in a row, in an inconvenient location, with mud and not very good toilets

the ghosts of dead pom-bears (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 6 March 2014 21:05 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

bought a ticket for supernormal, what the hell

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:31 (five years ago) link

Def gonna try Supernormal next year if I can. Anyone going to Jabberwocky in London?

3kDk (dog latin), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:33 (five years ago) link

i don't know what that is!

this one in cambridge looks really good:

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/annual_music_festival

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:37 (five years ago) link

Yeah, the Cambridge thing looks good and Supernormal has some fairly unmissable acts on at it (Sarah Angliss, Sam Underwood, Richard Dawson, Graham Dunning to name but a few). As usual, I have managed to avoid all of them by working too hard.

and she's crying in a stairwell in Devon (aldo), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:46 (five years ago) link

Jabberwocky's an ATP things with a pretty nice line-up. Shame it's at the Excel centre though :-/ http://www.atpfestival.com/events/jabberwocky2014.php

3kDk (dog latin), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:47 (five years ago) link

the ex! <3<3<3

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:54 (five years ago) link

probably a band to see in a smaller venue though

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 4 August 2014 13:55 (five years ago) link

Nick! Yay! I am now playing twice at Supernormal, though you probably won't want to see the first act I'm playing with as, hmm, I'm pretty sure you don't dig his stuff. Everything is clashing horribly badly with everything else, too, though not sure it's something I can get mad about as I want to see a good 90% of the acts, so of course it's going to clash.

That Wysing Arts thing *does* look really great, too.

emil.y, Monday, 4 August 2014 14:16 (five years ago) link

had a few seconds wondering why Nick had a pet name for the Excel Centre there

Supernormal is gonna be a bit rainy by the looks but fuck it I'm just gonna lean into it

for sale: Bebe's boots, never worn (DJ Mencap), Monday, 4 August 2014 14:28 (five years ago) link

haha!

stoked for slum of legs, how yr launch gig go e?

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 4 August 2014 14:35 (five years ago) link

Good! Think we played well, the other bands were great, people came and we actually sold records, so about as good as you could hope for, really. I played so craply at Indietracks, though, think the heat and the pints of wine didn't work together so well - we still went down pretty well, figure that's the joy of a six-piece, everyone else can cover for me, heh.

*must remember you can't take glass bottles onto Supernormal site*

emil.y, Monday, 4 August 2014 14:40 (five years ago) link

Sort of shamed to admit but I actually had a very good time at Boomtown Fair.

3kDk (dog latin), Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:58 (five years ago) link

never had of that one dog latin.
good line up.
may have to check next year as having done camp bestival 3 years in a row, beginning to feel its time for a change.

mark e, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:53 (five years ago) link

Boomtown has its fair share of white dreadlocks, tribal tattoos and electro-swing LARPer-types but it's also one of the most imaginatively executed ways to spend a long weekend. They turn the Matterley Bowl into a literal toon-town you can wander around with built facades hiding areas you can go into with live actors. There's a big onus on fancy dress/dressing fancy which initially put me off, but it's best to just hang up your inhibitions and embrace it. There's funfair rides and it's got the Arcadia spider too which is def worth a watch. Some of the stages are incredible-looking as well - a giant temple in the Lion's Den area, a pirate ship, a wild west area and a huge stage-cum-boombox elsewhere. The music wasn't necessarily up my street - lots of comedy klexmery folky shite fogging up the place, but when it comes to dub and reggae there's enough to fill your boots and I especially enjoyed the Wailers and Easy Stars. It had a reputation for being a very druggy festival but more recently they've clamped down. Weed is tolerated on the whole, but that's it, and they do have a family area now too.

Been twice now and both times I was ready to cringe and have a bad time but as soon as I've gotten there I've found myself overwhelmed at how exciting and vibrant the whole thing is.

3kDk (dog latin), Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:31 (five years ago) link

if the CB line up is crap next year, then this sounds like a definite contender for me and the kids.
ta.

mark e, Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:38 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Fish Police are fucking brilliant. If I could rewind Supernormal I'd have got up and danced rather than just sitting their open-mouthed wobbling my legs a bit.

Basically / I Don't Wanna Be / An mp3 / 3-2-0 kb / ps (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 6 September 2014 18:07 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

So...

If I were to go to a festival in the UK this year, where should I go?

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:44 (five years ago) link

Supernormal is actually happening again, despite rumours of its demise. I think they've rejigged the organisers and it might be a different site (? maybe ?) but it will happen.

emil.y, Friday, 20 February 2015 13:36 (five years ago) link

I am very tempted by Supernormal but not sure if I could convince friends to come. Strange question, but what's the atmosphere/vibe like compared to other (i.e. more mainstream) fests?

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 14:02 (five years ago) link

it's on the same site as last year

it's relatively small and very friendly and my impression is that you can go there and be relatively sedate and/or with kids, or spend most of the weekend getting wrecked, without either group having its enjoyment spoiled by the other

The Crucifixion Of Sean Bean (DJ Mencap), Friday, 20 February 2015 14:34 (five years ago) link

yeah, i just wanna party, i don't wanna hurt nobody etc..

I, (dog latin), Friday, 20 February 2015 14:40 (five years ago) link

Festival number 6 was fantastic last year. The line up was good but it's really all about the Portmeirion setting, not many finer places to lose yourself for a few days. unfortunately this year's first wave of announced acts is pretty uninspiring.

ewar woowar (or something), Friday, 20 February 2015 17:17 (five years ago) link

if i was anywhere close to bradford...

http://oi59.tinypic.com/289e69f.jpg

we reward the hake (NickB), Friday, 27 February 2015 13:58 (five years ago) link

I might be going to that...

emil.y, Friday, 27 February 2015 13:59 (five years ago) link

as a performer?

we reward the hake (NickB), Friday, 27 February 2015 14:02 (five years ago) link

have applied to play at Supernormal. Can't afford any festivals this year :-(

Unheimlich Manouevre (dog latin), Friday, 27 February 2015 14:06 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

wot? no disco zhivago?!

why dont u say something or like just die (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 11:52 (four years ago) link

I went to that one in 2012, it was great.

Keith Moom (Neil S), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 11:52 (four years ago) link

feeling the way this became 'rolling Supernormal with cursory mentions of other less good weekenders' thread

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:15 (four years ago) link

in the interest of spurious notions of balance....

I'm going to this http://lunarfestival.co.uk/ lol 6Music and all that but some interesting acts playing. I'm also probably going to this http://www.festivalnumber6.com/ yes I am middle aged, but a really good DJ line up I think

Keith Moom (Neil S), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:18 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/news/ar-kane-for-supernormal/

*brain explodes*

yeovil knievel (NickB), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 13:47 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I'm playing Supernormal I'm playing Supernormal I'm playing Supernormal

(the thing for Threadfest didn't come off and I'm super bummed esp as my friend went and apparently Circle were amaaaaazing)

emil.y, Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:55 (four years ago) link

w0000000000000000000t! nice work em!

mortal boomkat (NickB), Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:54 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Anybody doing Eaux Claires?

Evan R, Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:28 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Thanks for the Pernod, Nick.

*ouchmyhead*

emil.y, Monday, 10 August 2015 15:14 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

Anyone going to Temples festival in Bristol?

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:11 (three years ago) link

I am.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:53 (three years ago) link

Cool, I'm reporting on it so I'm going to be sweating it out there all through the weekend. gimme a shout if you want to meet up. my email is my username at gmail.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:03 (three years ago) link

Will do. Based on the last couple of years it's worth getting out into the daylight every now and again.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:22 (three years ago) link

yeah it's a shame it's happening in mid-summer. why not the frostier months??

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:35 (three years ago) link

this is happening about 800m from my house, hmmmmm:

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds • The Horrors • Hiatus Kaiyote • Gaz Coombes • Songhoy Blues • Turin Brakes • Natty • Sage Francis & B. Dolan

real orgone kid (NickB), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:47 (three years ago) link

• Gaz Coombes •

A must?

ghosts that don't exist (Neil S), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:50 (three years ago) link

Considering some sort of complaint to the council tbh

real orgone kid (NickB), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:53 (three years ago) link

you don't want to appear as some kind of festival Supergrass though

ghosts that don't exist (Neil S), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:59 (three years ago) link

Give them a rocket from the Coombes

Chicamaw (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:59 (three years ago) link

three years pass...
five months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/0BhbPpI.jpg

this doesn't even look real as there seems to be too many good bands on one bill.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 01:35 (two weeks ago) link

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2020/02/11/cruel-world-morrissey-bauhaus/

so i'm pretty sure that i'm going, how could i not?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 01:36 (two weeks ago) link

I saw that earlier, and assumed at first it was just for a club night where those records would be spun, lol

Mocha Sauce (morrisp), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 04:39 (two weeks ago) link

Festival Lineup With All Old Bands Not Posted in "Worst Ever Festival Line Up" Thread

DT, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 04:58 (two weeks ago) link

that lineup is berserk but I'm hoping DEVO and Blondie picket the stage and don't let Sodchops on

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:16 (two weeks ago) link

"Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel" had me pondering the ex-Bucks Fizz singer fronting a reboot of said band

or something, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:42 (two weeks ago) link

my friends really want me to go and im having conflicting feeling about this. if Morrissey was not the headliner this would be a much easier decision. i'm also not a festive type of person and i saw Bauhaus last November anyways. i have singed up for the per sale code so we will see.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

i got a presale code and just went in to buy tickets, they are $185 each with service fee but not including parking.

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

i know someone who went to a Chargers football game there and they charged him $100 for parking and i can see this being the same...

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:19 (two weeks ago) link

Lol, this is the first I'm hearing that StubHub Center (formerly Home Depot Ctr) is now "Dignity Health Sports Park."

You have seen the heavy groups (morrisp), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:21 (two weeks ago) link

Digntas, more like..

(no idea, really!)

Mark G, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

This apparently sold out in under an hour.

You have seen the heavy groups (morrisp), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:18 (two weeks ago) link

It's a decent lineup, kidding aside

Mark G, Saturday, 15 February 2020 10:00 (two weeks ago) link

Wow, that is a faster sell out than "Just Like Heaven." so of course there will be a second date on Sunday.

Bee OK, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:55 (two weeks ago) link


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