ashton court festival, 17-18 july, bristol

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by DaveCinzano, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    thought we'd better get a thread up sharpish, as it's only a few weeks away...

    first off, in a shock-horror-hold-the-front-page style, the suspension bridge will be closed over the weekend :(

    so no munted walking over the gorge, unless we bumrush it on the way back ;)

    anyway, for those that don't know it, ashton court is a 2-day community music festival on the ashton court estate just the other side of the suspension bridge. it used to be free, but is now £5 per day. if you are skint, you can just get in to the site through the woods.

    the accent is on local acts, but there are usually some big name acts too (recent years: spiritualized, portishead, toploader :eek: , um, robert plant, stanton warriors, etc). there's a trading area, kids entertainment, healing/massage, beer, world music, jazz, classical... everything bar a dance stage (because the police are rancid poos :mad: )

    anyway i'm rambling.

    check the website for details.

    let battle commence!
     
  2. sparkling

    sparkling Proper country now

    Oooh oooh yes please. I wanted this thread to start so I could get excited and here it is.

    A big definite yes please from me and a plaintive asking for accomodation, bed, sofa or soft floor to sleep on please. :) :)
     
  3. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Count me in, too. At least, I think so, pending the possibility of having to go away sometime around then.

    *The Dendrons have informed me that I will be there*

    :D

    It's not that much further to walk down through Ashton, under the underpass and up the hill (he says, remembering the last time he did that...).
     
  4. WasGeri

    WasGeri Banned Banned

    Pah! Walking is for wimps...I will be cycling there! :p
     
  5. sparkling

    sparkling Proper country now

    <waves at Iam> Be nice to see you again. :)
     
  6. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    i think i might make a pork pie :)
     
  7. E.J.

    E.J. Away from U75

    I'm certainly quite keen on making an return visit to Bristol (subject to avaliability and finances), even though i haven't been to a music festival in my life so far :oops:

    It would begret to meet some of the Bristle urbanites that i've missed on the last time that i visited.
     
  8. sparkling

    sparkling Proper country now

    I think you should sell it by the slice as a server fund raiser. :)
     
  9. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Starting to sound like a reunion/repeat, isn't it? :D

    And there's the Hedge weekend (if it still is that, I cannae keep up), should be a busy time for me where Urbanites are concerned in the next couple of months.

    :cool:
     
  10. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    "Blackboy Hill"?


    jesus...



    :eek:
     
  11. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    off whiteladies road, yup :)

    there's a long and circular discussion to be had about that... but are you coming?
     
  12. WasGeri

    WasGeri Banned Banned

    Blackboy Hill, BS8

    Thus called because the Blackboy Tavern, formerly known as the Blackamoor's Head, stood at the foot of this hill. Blackamoor was a name popularised at the time of the Crusades when it was used as a description for north African Muslims specifically and many inns were given this name complete with a suitably illustrated sign - a necessary refinement in days when the majority were unable to read or write.
    Charles II was also known as the Black Boy because of his swarthy complexion.

    Another theory is that the name derived from the dead malefactors, preserved with a coating of tar, hanging from the nearby gibbet on the Downs.
     
  13. red3k

    red3k trying to give it up

    Can we have a list of bands that are playing - if you happen to know.
    At least this year there will not be loads of munters by the dance tent coz it's not going to be there. Thank god.
    Jolly loking forward to a good weekend........
     
  14. Skin

    Skin From Bristol

    Im cycling there too

    :)
     
  15. WasGeri

    WasGeri Banned Banned

    Race ya? ;)
     
  16. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    blahdy pedestrianists :p
     
  17. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    go down blackboys and up white ladies?

    hmmm.. kinky.

    and no, no i'm not. doing PROD at my sister's Wedding, innit?
     
  18. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    stick on a telstar compilation, 's'not like anyone would notice the difference :p ;) :D

    <runs away at speed, then remembers... it's dubversion!!! :D >
     
  19. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    you are going to get such a fucking slap when i see you. :mad:



    (anyway, you can talk - you're slowly morphing into Wild Billy Childish and that can't be a good thing..)
     
  20. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Yay! :D

    all of wot the sparkling one said. :)
     
  21. djbombscare

    djbombscare Plays with knives

    Im coming and Im bringin paintball guns !! :D

    two possibly three
     
  22. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Can't be arsed





















    ;)
     
  23. nosferatu1000

    nosferatu1000 New Member

    do believe i'll be popping up for this...if my hazy memory serves me grtho should be there as well, i think i'm giving him a lift....
     
  24. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    i think you mean hoist ;)
     
  25. nosferatu1000

    nosferatu1000 New Member


    wrong, it should be me in the hoist....;)

    to clarify, he asked for me to convey him back to reading on i think the saturday....
     
  26. space-hopper

    space-hopper URBAN SPACE-MAN :D

    nah nore me ;)
    i'm coming really ,just kidding : p
     
  27. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    latest line up news...

    now confirmed:

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  28. fizzerbird

    fizzerbird Always there when I need me...

    Bleedin' el moi luveeeers!

    And I thought the Bay City Rollers had split up! :eek:
     
  29. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    [​IMG]

    sadly i shall be elsewhere . . .

    wiskers

    (but i hope it isnt snowing)
     
  30. liberty

    liberty Secret Smile

    Been to Aston Court for many years cannot wait for this one :)
     

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