Discussion in 'festivals' started by Mumbles274, Nov 1, 2017.
My daughter has just got a ticket.. She's well excited
I’ve got mine, really not happy about the cost of the campervan tickets, so that’s making me question whether I actually want to go now.
Got a ticket for my son, tried for earlybirds but there were so many options so I've no idea what I ended up with. He'll be chuffed he's going though.
Ticket bagged on the night of release No chance of getting an earlybird though
I won't be going (not next year, anyway -- other commitments) but here's your handy links for following news, updates, line-up announcements, etc., nearer the time
Dates : Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018
That's what you need to open a festival thread properly
Gorillaz announced as first headliner
Anyone know what the ticket payment schedule usually works out? I only paid a deposit.... when do I have to pay next?
Received an email update for crew from Boomtown, seems things arent so rosy on the logistical/licensing/financial side of things. Whilst they are in no way suggesting Boomtown 2018 will not be going ahead (it will be), its clear last year fucked them a bit in terms of the build in terrible weather and the long queues to get in, which not only pissed off a lot of people, but annoyed the authorities. Ironically, if the authorities hadnt insisted on the search procedures, it wouldnt have been a problem.
I reckon had there been another death last year, which thankfully there wasnt, there would be no Boomtown this year. And whilst ive ignored these rumours up until now, i now wouldnt be shocked if this is the last one in its current location, Matterly Bowl.
I'd be surprised too, no idea how the farmer manages to put quite so many events on on his farmland.
Quite a few mini venues have gone this year, So Fun Tek, Sewage Works, Asbo Disco and the Raveyard.
Yet the psy forests remain...... there's so much injustice in the world
Going for a license for 80,000 much to the annoyance of locals. Not been for a couple of years but cant see how that many people on that site will be pleasant
Ah yes the irony of safe drug testing facilities being provided yet sniffer dogs checking every single person on the way in.
Music festival granted extra day
more time to search everyone at the gates basically
More time to spread the arrivals over. Not a Facepalm idea at all. It's worked well for Creamfields.
Ahhhh... i remember seeing the cocky little shits D.M.T. crawl out of brizzle and into the U.K. tek.... I also remember rinsing their genny cos they were lightweights who packed up early LOL.... who would have though they would go on to destroy the UK TEK by selling out and then organise a `festival` <ed: removed>
now now Ralph!!
Runs a successful venture........ "sell outs"
Yes, thanks for your opinion. Amazingly, tens of thousands of people manage to have a fantastic time there every year., including me.
Sorry if they're not all hardcore and pure like you.
Have you a news source for this claim because - as I'm sure you understand - such accusations can be extremely damaging to the festival. If you are unable to support these accusations, I shall have to remove your posts otherwise we could be open to legal retribution.
And it does read like you're slagging off people who go to the festival.
Do you have any idea what it's like to have to put on a festival? Especially one like boomtown? It's not a case of geting a load of mates, a rig and a van and finding a empty warehouse. They need to liaise with the council, police, noise monitors, locals, licensing agencies and a load more interested agencies that all have their demands.
Do you really think that they want to have all that shit to deal with? If they want to put on a LEGAL (NOT underground) event they need to talk to the people that will decide whether or not it gets put on.
I think you need to sit and educate yourself about what the difference is between a festival and and a squat party I think you're a little confused.
And what exactly makes you think that a stall holder is above the law??? It's a LEGAL event, if you get caught with drugs you will get busted. FFS.
There. removed . And I wasnt having a go at the punters. Anyone can see that.
Bumping the boomtown thread cos it's about to open and I live round the corner. Only going on Sunday but itching to hear the the set times/days so I know what is in store.
On the above comments about "willingness to bend to authority". There is a lot of tension with the local residents. Anyways, upshot is we get free tickets! Yay!
whats the beef with the residents saying at the moment? besides the obvious traffic etc.
Always thought Boomtown done their best to appease the locals, to such an extent they have almost ruined their own festival by keeping within the stupid noise limits.
Noise and traffic are the main complaints. It's pretty loud at my house usually. Not that I mind, though
There's a new company been set up by one of the chaps who runs balter and some others that have come up with a design of baffling panel which are in use this year at boomtown, this should mean they can run the rigs louder at boomtown and there should be less spill for the local residents.
In all fairness, its about time Boomtown moved from Matterly Bowl, the restrictions in place by the council there are so absurd, you effectively are made to feel like a criminal on entry simply for going to a festival.
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