Discussion in 'festivals' started by edwinchester, Aug 18, 2016.
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Change of plan. Not exactly "family friendly"
I'm currently urging our Swansea CAMRA pal to persuade her new bloke to come to Bearded.
She'd been intending to get there herself for a while, but she is wrongly assuming that NewBloke 'might not like festivals'
I said to her in the pub yesterday :
'He likes gigs and beer and you! How can he not enjoy a festival with Madness headlining and two Thornbridge beer tents?'
She's having Xmas dinner today with her new feller. He's cooking it -- so hang on to him, eh?
I texted her (from the pub, earlier on ) to COMPEL her to invite him
We've booked our tickets plus 1 van pass now
Only three tix through ... mate's bf has bailed
Saying that, next time I meet them in he pub (they haven't spilt up or anything), I'll do a much better job of working on his festival-interest levels
Seasick Steve confirmed as Saturday headliner. Yusssssssss! <punches air>
Not seen him before. Think I'll be catching that one
I'm very glad about this, he was pretty good the couple of times I've seen him
The band on ahead of Madness on the Sunday, Vintage Trouble, could be pretty good ....
Ah so they have confirmed now? They briefly appeared on the line-up last weekend then mysteriously vanished. Good to see they are now properly on there. Mr Riff will be very pleased!
A lot more excited about this than I am about Seasick Steve, who frankly is a bit of a one trick pony.
Are you not going to knock?
No, we thought we'd come back to Bearded for the 10th anniversary
I really want to go to this, bit skint though and no van so gawd knows how I'll get there.
Didn't do one single festie last year so it's about time for one, I'd say. Payday tomorrow...
'Liked' the festie revival possibility there Stig , not the skintness.....
Don't forget the Thornbridge tent
Festie ultra-old-achool veteran Mr M. Ashford texted us today to say he and van had booked
Volunteer maybe? That's what we did there for a few years when we were broke.
Going to worry about how to get there next month.
National Express and BT seem to have quite the range of transport to the site this year.
Saw those, but at around £40 from London i'm wondering if early train tickets + pushbike might be even cheaper.
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again. There's a whole range of people who I only ever see at festies that i didn't catch up with at all last year.
THE FALL! Bugger me, did not expect that!
Neither did I!
My mate Mark is a massive Fall fan. He'll be along to Bearded anyway, but I'm sure he'll be raving about the chance to see The Fall ... again ...
The whole Bearded lineup is pretty much complete now. So much to see and do!
I know it's the 10th year and all that but it's looking like they've stepped things up a gear.
OK so breaking my own rule of never looking up the line up in advance I had a look... And there's more than three things I'd cross a field to watch and several more I'd checkout if I found myself in the right place at the right time. This is good.
I'm now thinking I might go the whole hog and actually Google some of the others (starting with The Fall because you know, I'm just not that old).
... Of course all plans will no doubt be scuppered by one of the W's having a crisis.
wiskey : (Liking your festival positivity, not any prospect of any crisis. With luck there'll be none ).
was hoping for sleaford mods, but THE FALL!!!! yes!!!! that woodland stage is gonna be heaving, best get in there early methinks.
I'm not going but line up does look great. The Fall have been on top form recently too.
Plus New Model Army & African Head Charge
You've just reminded me of my (almost) top must see. They play so insanely rarely.
I'd loved them for years before, but they were absolutely brilliant at the Big Chill in 2008.
However, I'm far from convinced they've played any UK festival, or even gig, since then.
They're absolutely brilliant
Just received the e-mail newsletter confirming "We have added a new real ale bar by Convoy Cabaret and The Ship and the Woodland will be holding a Real Ale and Cider festival for the entirety of the festival. In addition to the fantastic award-winning ales from Thornbridge, we have 50 ales and ciders on rotation in the Woodland addressing last year’s gripes about the selection not being good enough in the Woodland area."
Not that the choice of decent booze was ever an issue, but the best just got better!
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