Beautiful Days 2018, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August.

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Badgers, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    i was expressing mystification at their success/popularity with festival promoters. If you cant slag off bands on the music forum, then i don't know what this place is coming to.
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  2. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Surely you just need to sit in any English field long enough and they will come to you?
  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    At least it isn't Sheeran
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    kt's their most loyal fan, going to every festival they play at.
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  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    So is anyone else ACTUALLY going?
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  6. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Not me.

    I've been to around 10 or 11 of them down the years, including 9 of the first 10. It got to a stage where we were just doing the same things trying to relive festivals past.

    Good festival though and its not hard to see why it sells out every year.
  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Shame :(
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  8. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Nor me. I've been unlucky enough to have been at least half a dozen, but have sworn never to put myself through it again :D I know that a lot of people love Beautiful Days, but it really isn't my cup of tea :thumbs:
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  9. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    I first saw them in a field (Glastonbury) back in '94 I think (when no one had heard of them) and have seen then many times since. Tbh, I think they were better back then but I still enjoy seeing them. This gig is on my doorstep and at an independent venue that really needs some support, so it would be rude not to (gotta be better than sitting at home!) :D
  10. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    I went to one years ago, maybe the second one possibly, and it was great, great weather, great crowd etc. Dragged some mates to the year after and it was not so good (nothing to do with the festival) but a heavy police presence outside and on the gates, a mate got nicked and it pissed it down. The few years after all seemed to be wet ones too and it was difficult to persuade mates to give it another go (it's a fair treck from where we are)
    Happily I now have Bearded Theory close by now, which is very similar to Beautiful Days, but with more punky ska :thumbs:
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  11. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    No tickets for us yet, but I'm glad the last headliner** isn't announced until Saturday 30th June, which is payday.We'll be booking then :)

    **We've been speculating, but we've had no reliable guesses yet :hmm:
  12. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    The second BD was the first I went to also, but I've been to all of them since. Thankfully, the heavy Police presence has been toned down considerably, in more recent years.

    The poor weather record is definitely a thing, though. There hasn't been a BD when it hasn't rained at all, for bloody ages :mad: :(

    Last year there was very little though :)

    We're Bearded Theory lovers as well -- mr steev -- we'll have to arrange to meet up next time :)
  13. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    They've still got tickets for the one day thingy at The Eden Project. Only one of the Eden Sessions not sold out. Seemingly people aren't enthused by a lineup that includes The Levellers, New Model Army and Dreadzone. Truly baffling.
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  14. Hollis

    Hollis bloody furious

    Richard Thompson Electric Tio - should be good.
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