Discussion in 'festivals' started by editor, Nov 26, 2017.
This looks unbelievably grim.
Camp B is for families and kids though, so about right.
I had to look up Clean Bandit. Beyond bland.
Not sure why families = bland washed up shit music
PWEI and Orbital are good. Well, they were, anyway.
nice to know Shed 7 are still getting work
I think I might go postal if I had to go this festival. It makes the Big Chill seem banging.
If you think you will not like the music, perhaps you ought not to go?
I did think this thread was about pollution at a beach festival
I meant the line up fits the crowd not that your dismissive snobbery is correct Don't go Ed, simple.
There's Billy Bunter taking it Old Skooool on the ones and twos. What more do you want?
I'm not sure how the Cuban Brother's are family friendly? Every time I've seen them the main guy swore his face off and talked about his chequered past.
Likewise Jesus Jones.
We go to a fair few festivals, and sometimes take the kids. But this line-up is appalling by any standard.
My 11 year old daughter would love it. There’s some ok acts in there among the shite.
I’d rather go to a festival when my daughter is way older and listens to decent music, I.e. my music.
We've taken BB1 to festivals and she's now got great taste in music for a 13 year old. It is a bit loud though...
Exactly. This notion that because a festival is aimed at families it should be filled with utter cack is a strange one.
Yet no one has said that Ed. Stop looking for ways to justify your own musical snobbery.
The line up is a mix or older and younger popular/commercial artists. Perfect for families that like that kind of thing, hence families being the main attendees of CB and the very audience that it is marketed at.
The fact that you refer to the older acts as 'washed up pop sludge' is what is going on here. You don't like the line up. Okay. Don't go. Simple.
Yes. Families who like that kind of thing. Not families per se, which appeared to be your original point.
Whilst you make some good points Rutita1 its hard to escape the fact that Rick Astley appears to be headlining.
They do seem to be covering a big age range of parents with the line-up though. Good toilets at this festival apparently.
Don't get me wrong...I won't be going...not least because I don't have any kids
My overall point is that the line up reflects those it is marketed at...an age range from parents to kids. In the festival circuit CB is known for being aimed at families and being very commercial.
I could spend the rest of my evening posting threads about upcoming festivals because I think the line ups are shit and coming up with cutting descriptions...I won't though.
That's exactly the point I've been reacting to. Criticising a bill as monumentally bland as that is hardly 'musical snobbery.'
But it is snobbery Ed. Other people have posted that there are some acts they like of whatever. 'monumentally bland' isn't a universal opinion/experience just because you feel that way. There are loads of festivals that have line ups that leave me stone cold because just like you there is music that I like and that which I don't.
Looks about right for a family-oriented festival - some excellent kids' stuff and a smattering of good acts like Orbital, PWEI, Undertones, Skatalites etc.
And if you need to miss all the headliners or even leave a day or two early because one kid has got an ear infection or whatever, you're not going to give a shit or feel like you're missing out on anything.
So is a perfect family orientated festival one has acts that are so shit you don't mind missing them if some calamity befalls your child?
And good toilets.
You get to contribute to the Stereo MCs pension fund and throw fireworks at Rick Astley's crotch. WTF is not to like?
Of all the festivals, I've visited Beautiful Days has the best toilets. That said, so did Boomtown last year.
The Stereo MCs played Beautiful Days a few years back and all was going well until the singer inexplicably threw a monster strop and started ranting away at a totally baffled crowd. Mind you, that was probably the highlight of the set.
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