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Snapcase
04-04-2002, 20:27:25
Compared to last year, the festival lineups announced (or rumoured) so far are... worrysome. My old fav Roskilde, usually early in announcement, has presented some ten major acts, only two of which (Kent and Spiritualized) I'm even remotely interested in seing. The Leeds/reading and Glastonbury rumour mills have yet to throw up anythingh interesting either, except the possiblity of a Pistols revival at Leeds/Reading. Hmmm.

Roskilde:
+ Four days, cheap, nice atmosphere
- Travel costs, uninspired lineup, no way really of getting my English friends there

Glastonbury:
+ Large (approx. 1.5 times the size of Roskilde), Famous, Fits in well at the end of term
- Clashes with Roskilde, Expensive (£100!), uncertain lineup

Leeds:
+ I could possibly convince Iain to go (J.E.W./Sum 41/Offspring)
- Would require me to travel back to England in the middle of the summer, uncertain lineup

Other european festival:
+ See europe!
- I don't think I have anyone to travel with, none of my friends like Festivals

Funkodrom
04-04-2002, 21:17:36
http://www.essentialfestival.com

Of course there's also the Ozfest. :D

Snapcase
04-04-2002, 21:23:46
That one looks somewhat tempting. Dirtbombs, mmm... "Scratch", MMMM! May, Doubtful. And it's in Bristol.

One more bad thing about Glastonbury: It's on World Cup Finals weekend, and they're not going to show the game! Bastards. Roskilde will, I'm sure.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2002, 21:29:24
Do Glastonbury. It's brilliant, even if you don't see a single band. No other festival can claim that.

Foetus
04-04-2002, 22:07:36
I was thinking of going to Essential (on the Sunday)

*End Is Forever*
05-04-2002, 01:22:49
...am definitely looking at Leeds...

*End Is Forever*
05-04-2002, 01:31:05
http://www.efestivals.co.uk/lineups/lineups.pl?FestID=201

Interesting...

Now if most of those bands show, I really ought to be there. Offspring, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Sex Pistols, Weezer, Alkaline Trio, Face To Face, Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Sum-41 and the Hives would make for a great weekend! :beer:

Funkodrom
05-04-2002, 10:49:30
Originally posted by Foetus
I was thinking of going to Essential (on the Sunday)

Me too.

Sean
05-04-2002, 16:46:44
Aw crap, I missed GYBE! at ATP.

Funkodrom
05-04-2002, 16:50:22
Godspeed You Black Emperor? I've never heard them before.

Foetus
18-04-2002, 22:29:04
Well, I'm off down to Bristol for the Indie/Rock day. Tickets came yesterday.

Snapcase
19-04-2002, 08:35:25
Oh well. I've gone for Roskilde again. For several reasons, not least the fact that I don't want to lug a huge suitcase to Glastonbury, I'd rahter go there via my home in Sweden. Plus it's actually cheaper to get to... Cheaper tickets... More days... Nearly the same size... Practically the same spirit... and they'll be showing the world cup finals, Which Glastonbury won't.

Funkodrom
19-04-2002, 09:30:38
A huge suitcase? You tart. You need the clothes your wearing and some drugs.

Snapcase
19-04-2002, 11:38:26
Exactly. So the options would be: (a) Go to Glastonbury w/o suitcase (£30?), Go back to york for a day to get stuff I need in Sweden (£30?), go back down south to catch the plane (£20 + £50 for the flight) or (b) Bring suitcase to Glastonbury (£50 train + £50 flight). Or, as it stands now, (c) Travel to sweden with suitcase (£20 + £50), leave it there/pick up tent, use cheap (£20) standby flights to go to Malmö, take train to Roskilde (£8), go home using same method (£28). Or something.

Funkodrom
19-04-2002, 11:39:31
Ah. OK I see your problem now.