Beautiful Days 2012

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Teaboy, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Its the tenth anniversary this year which is a pretty decent accomplishment given the difficulty some of the other smaller festivals have had.

    I really enjoyed last year which in part was due to the great weather and as ever the atmosphere, of course Carter helped.

    Who's going this year? Ticket prices have suddenly got a bit sharp mind.
     
  2. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    Haven't been since 2007. Not a huge Levellers fan & 3 out of the 4 times I went were wash outs. But with so many glowing reports the last couple of years it's definitely on the list for 2012.
     
  3. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Certainly intend to, but prob won't be able to make a decision till end of March.
     
  4. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I think the weather makes a massive difference to this festival, there just isnt enough to keep you entertained if you have to shelter for long periods. Last year was probably the best festival weather I've seen in years, nice cool mornings with warm sunny afternoons and only one small shower.
     
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Apart from Thursday night. Weirdest weather ever. Freezing mist and the coldest I have ever been camping, especially at a festival in August :eek: Was lovely rest of the weekend though :)
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And you can pop out for a cream tea!

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    http://www.urban75.org/festivals/beautiful-days-2011-sunday.html
     
  7. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Oh yeah, forgot about Thursday evening. You're right though, one of the coldest nights I've experienced at a festival I think I woke up wearing virtually every item of clothing I'd brought with me. It was great after that though.
     
  8. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Im trying to decide whether I should go this year. I'd only work if i did.

    It would mean sleeping in my camper 6 weekends in a row.
     
  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    BD will very certainly be on our well filled 2012 festlist, as ever :)

    I've even managed to persuade my elder brother to think about BD!!! :eek:

    He really really doesn't do fests, apart from the Cambridge Folk, 10 mins walk from where he lives (he performs there every year with his folkie muso mates)

    Well I went to HIS FORTIETH birthday party in CB a good while back ;), so he can bloody well make the effort to come to a new fest to him, a week ahead of my big 5 Oh BD and BD, this August .....
     
  10. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    He's lovely though, seriously. We'll show him around the site properly, and explain to him what nice cool friendly fests are all about. He doesn't really know.

    Yet! :D ;)
     
  11. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Apparently the first acts will be announced on 1st March, given its the 10th birthday I'm expecting to see some very familiar names, whether thats a good or bad thing is another matter.
     
  12. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    We'll be ordering very soon into March, whatever the lineup. I do want to see some good names though.
     
  13. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    I've heard rumours that the levellers might be playing.
     
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  14. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    That would be a massive coup for this festy. Fingers crossed.
     
  15. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    Headliners just announced and in a move that has literally rocked the music world to it's foundations the Levs are headlining Sunday night.

    Equally shocking are the additions of PIL, NMA, Frank Turner and Jethro Tull to the bill.
     
  16. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Well it is the tenth birthday, so hey why break the tradition of the underwhelming line-up?
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Dreadzone.
    *sobs
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Line up so far:
     
  19. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    You can ignore Dreadzone though should you so wish. Plenty do :p :D

    Personally I think there's some excellent stuff on that list. We'll be booking this weekend, but we would have done anyway, BD's an annual fixture for us now.
     
  20. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    My sources never let me down. :cool:
     
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  21. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Tickets now bought. Blimey, that was a faint-inducing cost :eek: , but we've taken the hit now. I'm sure once we're there we'll mostly have forgotten the ticket price, and we'll have a fantastic time as ever no doubt! :)
     
  22. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    We might be going to this one too now, just waiting on hearing back from some friends. Not been since 2006, has it changed much?
     
  23. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Not vastly ..... one or two of the venues might have moved position since then, but the general vibe is still the same.

    And the reasonably priced Otter Ales from down the road are still all present and correct :D

    Will be good to see you there, hope you make it :)
     
  24. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Wasn't going to, but Ian Anderson has swayed me :eek: :D
     
  25. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Will you dance?
     
  26. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Dance? I'll be doing fucking cartwheels. That's if I get out of the van this year.
     
  27. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    We has tickets :)
     
  28. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I'll need video evidence obv.

    Oh, and if you get the chance can you tell the nobend frontman from Bellowhead that prancing around and gurning like some musical version of Basil Fawlty is neither big nor clever.
     
  29. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Cake?
     
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  30. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

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