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Glastonbury 2017

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Riff, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Thanks so much for those kind words Gerry1time :oops:
    Will you get a bit more time off this year? We need to meet up/have pints for a bit longer than we've managed at recent fests ...

    alsoknownas : Info crew is a really nice job which we're very lucky to have. Our team leaders at the Green Info point** are very kind and friendly, as well as highly knowledgeable and professional. We answer peoples' questions collaboratively as a shift team, helping each other out when we need to which is often. It's often very intense work while we're on shift, but we get a fair bit of time off too. Ahead of the festival opening, we walk around all over site for a couple of days to get ourselves familar with locations of new things, because so many of our questions are of the 'How do I find venue or stall X?' variety. Plus some more complicated ones at times ...

    **Just below the crossroads between the old railway line and the main uphill drag. We've been at that Info point for the last three years and hope to be back there again (who knows?). Not to be confused with the Green Futures Field's own information tent in the field above, We have a good relationship with them and we both refer some questioners to each other sometimes, same also with Festival Welfare nearby, because now and again someone with a question is really someone needing more help than just information ...
     
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  2. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Thanks William of Walworth . I imagine you need a pretty encyclopedic knowledge of the festie to do the job (of which I have, perhaps, a chapter), but is the role, in your opinion, something that someone could work towards doing?
     
  3. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Nepotism will serve you well.
     
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  4. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Well, I was going to ask about the 'culture' around the role, cos I do know that some things are run as a kind of 'closed shop'. Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities to get to know people during, and especially in the run-up to, the festival.
     
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  5. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Yep, work on it this year, pick up the leads next year
     
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  6. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley colourless green ideas sleep furiously

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    A band called "On a Friday".

    Here they are a hot tip too see for this years Glastonbury.
     
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  7. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Fuck radiohead off and see something new and interesting.
     
  8. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    i think thats what their sound engineer did at Coachella over the weekend.
     
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  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I quite want to see Radiohead again, but as they appear generally reluctant to do their old style numbers from the nineties, I'll most likely bugger off to see a more interesting band in some smaller tent.

    That's the easy way forward kids :D :)
     
  10. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    No-one from our families ever go there ;) :D :p :oops:
     
  11. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Not my fault you have sub par relatives :D
     
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  12. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    The best thing about radiohead is the scala & kolacny brothers version of Creep imo
     
  13. Spod

    Spod Well-Known Member

    It is a thing of beauty. As is their cover of U2 - with or without you.

     
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  14. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer


    Missed this post previously. To answer that last question. I have severe doubts, because it's become really tough to get on our crew in recent festivals especially, and we're a relatively small crew too.

    But never absolutely say never altogether -- let's have a pint/chat onsite :)
     
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  15. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Yes, I had figured that might be the case. I'm really thinking about it long term, as a sort of semi-retirement plan, if that makes any sense :D. Would love to catch up :thumbs:.
     
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  16. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Just got an email from National Express, offering a chance to win two tickets to Glastonbury, but you have to be already registered with the festival to enter.

    Link here
     
  17. Riff

    Riff B@nned from eGofestivals

  18. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    My usual gig got confirmed today, so I'll see you all again on the farm in June
     
  19. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer


    I hope anyone who tried had The Luck earlier.

    Also, the general ticket re-release will be at 9 am on Sunday 23rd April -- this very weekend. Good luck to all with that one, also :)
     
  20. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    :) :cool: :)

    Hope our friend(s) -- especially in that other area -- also do well ;) :)
     
  21. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

  22. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

  23. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

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  24. disco_dave_2000

    disco_dave_2000 la la lapland

    woo hoo - managed to get a ticket (well my missus did) in the re-sale - just had to let that out :)
     
  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Glad to see that Glastonbury are hiring the Creme de la creme of security guards.
     

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  26. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Worth an email to office@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

    They've had problems with dodgy security in the past, but crew chit chat suggests that the festival does try to stop it. Can't see a post like that going down well at the farm.
     
  27. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    sim667 -- Thanks for that --

    It's bang out of order -- I hope the Festival gets to hear about it and take action :mad: :hmm:
     
  28. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

  29. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I know ? :( .....
    Trying to ignore that. Have seen better Avalon line-ups all round before this year's.
    But there'll probably be more and better acts at the Cafe perhaps .... and elsewhere in the area. Hope so!
     
  30. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I usually have a few exciting things to see at Avalon, but that is not a very inspiring line-up to be honest.

    eta: having said that, I often stumble upon stuff I'm not previously aware of there and in Avalon cafe, etc.
     
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