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Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:03:17
Right, now id the time for everyone to reveal which festivals they are going to.

I am going to the green man festival, as I can't be arsed with Reading this year, there is no Glasto. but I still want to sit in a field and get mashed for three days.



http://www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk/


So who's going where?

Gramercy Riffs
16-03-2006, 16:07:03
I'm going to Green Man too!

It looks wicked.

King_Ghidra
16-03-2006, 16:10:10
Venue looks awesome, i must admit.

I guess you and nikhil can smear shit over each other's faces and dance beneath the moon together.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:11:01
Really?! This gets better and better!!

Just found out the crazy medieval-progressive folk freaks that are "Circulus" are playing. This is going to rock.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:11:50
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Venue looks awesome, i must admit.

I guess you and nikhil can smear shit over each other's faces and dance beneath the moon together.

It'd be nice to relax and do something different at the festival.

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:15:43
It does look great. We're supposed to be doing a Screwball over that weekend but could just say fuckit, do screwball in the week and come along as well.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:16:20
DO IT! I just found out that the mighty Woosh is on board.

Gramercy Riffs
16-03-2006, 16:21:21
yeah, we should get a group going. Think Austin was keen to.

Like Nills said, it would be good to do something different, better crowd.

Kitsuki
16-03-2006, 16:23:54
Would normally go to Glastonbury, so looking to go elsewhere...

Been to Reading and Leeds in the past, and although the music is very to my taste, the atmosphere can get pretty crap - people pushing over portaloos / burning tents etc - which isnt my idea of fun.

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:24:26
ok. Going to decide next week.

Gramercy Riffs
16-03-2006, 16:29:55
Originally posted by Kitsuki

Been to Reading and Leeds in the past, and although the music is very to my taste, the atmosphere can get pretty crap - people pushing over portaloos / burning tents etc - which isnt my idea of fun.

Exactly. Maybe I'm just getting old but the thought of another year of pissed up 13 year old Green Day fans using the festival as some kind of weekend without the parents doesn't inspire me.

Kitsuki
16-03-2006, 16:34:20
Well, at the grand old age of 21/22 I can't stand the thought of it either. Glastonbury is normally the way to go - I love wandering around it - its just so chilled and detached from normal life.

Debaser
16-03-2006, 16:36:01
I'm slowly coming round to the idea of this Green Man thing. Anything with this logo can't be bad:

http://www.simbioticstore.com/greenman/webpics/gm_logo_trans.gif

Plus the location is nice.

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:36:37
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
Exactly. Maybe I'm just getting old but the thought of another year of pissed up 13 year old Green Day fans using the festival as some kind of weekend without the parents doesn't inspire me.

Exactly, I want to go somewhere where I can act like a 30 year old's weekend away from the parents...

Gramercy Riffs
16-03-2006, 16:37:37
Does anyone have tickets yet?

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:37:57
Fuck it, I might just book a ticket tomorrow if you lot are all going. Mr Riffs, I'll talk to you about it in the pub in around 90 mins. :D

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:41:44
Apparently Rich from LSB went and said it was the best festival ever, and they normally go to Glasters and have been to Reading etc.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:43:41
I bought a ticket today, as did Amy, as did (I think) Matt.

This could turn out to be wicked, just a shame it's so far in the future!

Debaser
16-03-2006, 16:44:43
http://www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk/pics/home3.jpg

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:45:50
Ah, Circulus. The singer / flute player is a real fox!

Kitsuki
16-03-2006, 16:51:25
Haha, cool, are those guys any good?

Funko
16-03-2006, 16:55:39
Nills loves them...

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 16:57:24
Well, they are a bit like a rich meal. Delicious at first but you feel sick of them after not too long.

Like a cross between Clanard and Led Zeplin.

Kitsuki
16-03-2006, 16:58:33
Haha, awesome and crap at the same time - amazing.

Funko
16-03-2006, 17:02:07
The ordering of that post makes it sound like

Clannad - awesome
Led Zeppelin - crap

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 17:16:24
Well, it would if the clanard and zeplin cross didn't occur simultaneously!

Kitsuki
16-03-2006, 17:20:19
Haha, I think I need to dl some of their music tonight.

Funko
16-03-2006, 17:23:47
http://www.circulus.org/

Debaser
16-03-2006, 17:36:03
They are shite.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 18:00:21
They are much better live. Gareth (LSB) said they were his new favourite band after we saw them (by mistake I hasten to add). read into that what you will :D

Eklektikos
16-03-2006, 18:11:49
I have a sneaking suspicion that some of them played with Cathedral when the latter were touring their most recent album, so I'd imagine that they're hardly your average poncy folk outfit.

Whether you'd consider that association a good thing or not is another matter altogether, of course.

Nills Lagerbaak
16-03-2006, 18:16:15
First time I saw them (yes there was more than one) they played with Witchcraft who were su-fucking -perb. they are signed to Rise above records hence the metal / doom connection, and they do have big riffs!

King_Ghidra
17-03-2006, 09:37:12
Originally posted by Eklektikos
I have a sneaking suspicion that some of them played with Cathedral

great cheddar

Mr. Bas
17-03-2006, 10:04:43
I'm thinking about going to Sziget (Hungary) this year, some friends of mine went there last year and had a blast... I'm quite sure I'll be at Waldrock again this year, a metal festival quite close to where I live. Lowlands is also an option, depending very much on if the programme is any good.

Nills Lagerbaak
17-03-2006, 10:07:04
Where in Hungary is Sziget? Those Hugarians sure know how to party...

Mr. Bas
17-03-2006, 10:18:54
In or very near Budapest. It's apparently a huge, fairly cheap one-week festival, so it's definitely an option.

Nills Lagerbaak
17-03-2006, 10:34:11
Ah, yes I rmember reading about it. Sounds cool.

Scabrous Birdseed
22-03-2006, 20:13:08
It's on an island just south of central Budapest. Great place for a festival though I've always managed to miss it myself when I've been there.

I'm depressed to say no festivals for me this year. This weekend it's Umeň Open right here in my home town (Sweden's biggest indoor festival) but I blew all my cash on the Barcelona trip last week and I'm kinda spent too so I'll take it easy instead.

Suggested Glastonbury replacement is, as usual, Roskilde (http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/index.php?code=1) in Denmark which is meant to have a similar vibe. Not been there myself since 2001 though.

Nills Lagerbaak
22-03-2006, 20:32:06
Ah yeas, always wanted to go there...

Gramercy Riffs
04-04-2006, 13:49:29
I have my ticket for Green Man now

Walrus Feeder
04-04-2006, 18:20:25
Line up been announced for Reading/Leeds this year. All the weekend tickets have sold out. Not a bad line up all things considered. It's about time Pearl Jam played Reading and even a few of the bands lower down the bill will be bigger later in the year. Saw Wolfmother late last year and they're good live. Quite Sabbath/Zeppelin in style ...but from Australia. http://www.readingfestival.com/displayPage_reading.asp?PageID=445

Funko
05-04-2006, 07:59:46
Reading sold out in an hour.

Unbelievable. It's only a few years ago when you could wander into HMV in late july and get a ticket.

King_Ghidra
05-04-2006, 08:50:47
shell and i have weekend tickets, that's mainly down to shell telling me to be there on the pc at 7.15. It was hectic but at about 8 i got through.

i think the lack of glasto has been a significant factor this year, though as i understand it all festivals are more popular these days

Funko
05-04-2006, 08:57:27
Yeah, I know...

Still thinking about Green Man. The clash with Reading Fringe fest is the main thing holding me back.

Debaser
05-04-2006, 09:48:31
Go to the Green Man Mikey, 'cos despite your best efforts the Fringe thing will be rubbish. With The Palestinians and the mighty Muf gone this town's music scene is just one big cliquey circle jerk of self promoting bullshit. It's eaten itself. Come smoke weed with the freaky hippies.

Funko
05-04-2006, 09:49:58
Well the Saturday could feature a Screwball Cabaret which would obviously be awesome.

Nills Lagerbaak
07-04-2006, 12:06:18
Originally posted by Debaser
Go to the Green Man Mikey, 'cos despite your best efforts the Fringe thing will be rubbish. With The Palestinians and the mighty Muf gone this town's music scene is just one big cliquey circle jerk of self promoting bullshit. It's eaten itself. Come smoke weed with the freaky hippies.

Amen and halleluja, brother!

Debaser
21-04-2006, 11:01:08
Just booked my ticket! Woo! I hope the weather's nice for it.

Nills Lagerbaak
21-04-2006, 11:25:25
Yay! Wik wik wicked and all that....

Apparantly hallucinogens are plentyful at the Greenman (like Reading in the good ol'days)

I'm hoping the weather is nice too....that reminds me I must purchase a new tent. I left my tent at Reading last year because it became....how to say....unfit for human occupation.