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19th April 2012, 02:03 PM #1
Festivals 2012 - Where are you off to?
We have tickets to Kendal Calling this year. We usually do the Wickerman Festival in Scotland but due to their late announcement of acts decided to try somewhere else, so Kendal Calling, a mere 40 mins up the road won. And it is also over 3 nights (Fri-Sat-Sun)
Whilst not a 'major' festival it still has (in no particular order):
Dizzee Rascal (I think it will be my turn to look after the kids in the tent that night)
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Feeder (Always wanted to see them)
To Kill a King
So which ones are you all off too this year (if any)?
19th April 2012, 02:08 PM #2
I do work for a company that provides catering at such events. I'll be off to
1. Isle of Wight
2. F1 at Silverstone
4 Cambridge Folk
5. Fairports Cropedy Convention
6. V Festival (chelmsford)
8. Hard Rock Calling (hyde park)
9. Wireless Festival
10 Possibly Madonna at Hyde park
Plus a few others!
19th April 2012, 02:13 PM #3
Gold Coast Fest for me. First festival so looking forward to it immensely!!
19th April 2012, 02:14 PM #4
19th April 2012, 02:17 PM #5
I head to the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham over the August Bank Holiday (Greenbelt Festival - Where arts, faith and justice collide)
Have had Kendal Calling recommended to me, and there's a few others I wouldn't mind doing at some point ..
19th April 2012, 02:17 PM #6
Just V Festival in Stafford for me this year at this point, did quite fancy kendal calling but they'd sold out of Campervan tickets by the time I got round to looking at tickets.
If you need to do a bit of picking and choosing on your acts, then I can't recommend Maximo Park highly enough. One of my favourite bands, I think I've seen them live 14/15 times and each time they've been amazing (we won't mention Paul Smith's solo career though......).
19th April 2012, 02:23 PM #7
Normally do Sunrise festival but they have moved the date this year to the summer solstice as Glastonbury is not on this year. Normally Sunrise is during the June half-term but as its dates moved I cant go.
19th April 2012, 02:57 PM #8
I'm off to the Camden Crawl in a few weeks, although it's not really a festival per se, it sounds fun, loads of bands and you can go home to your own bed each night! (We live just up the road)
After that it is Field Day on 2nd June and Lovebox for a day on 15th (going mostly because of Crystal Castles & Magnetic Man), and then Latitude in July, which seemed to be the closest thing I could find to Glastonbury - that blew my mind last year and raised the bar on what I expect from a festival
20th April 2012, 12:25 AM #9
Sounds like we've all got some good summer festivals to go to I'm going to Benicasim and I'm driving there (taking a shortcut from portsmouth to santander by ferry), I'm really giddy for it!
20th April 2012, 01:02 AM #10
Kendal Calling for me. Dos_box you won't be disappointed.
Nice and small so small queues for food, toilets, beer, etc.
Camp site within walking distance of the stages, as in you can actually walk over to see a band you want to see then walk back after.
You can actually see the bands. Main stage has a hill so even if you are at the back you have a good view, plus laid down chilling on the hill in the sun is great.
Most of the few chavs stay in the dance tent but tbh theres no trouble anyway.
Everything is relatively cheap.
You can pop off site without any trouble and go get a well earned Sunday dinner at the pubs in Shap/Penriff.
Not enough people to churn the ground up.
Can't go wrong.
Only problem was last year they were quite picky about how much beer you were bringing in, good in a way but they didn't really take into account the fact you can drink a fair bit of beer in 4 days and nights.
If you haven't already I'd recommend getting the Thursday ticket as you avoid the big queues for getting in on the Friday and get prime camping spots.
Last edited by j17sparky; 20th April 2012 at 01:04 AM.
2nd July 2012, 05:04 PM #11
Just to ressurect this thread, we also have tickets to this one: Festival Number 6 - Festival Number 6
Festival Number 6 at Portmeirion in Wales
And a whole raft of other great acts including Clock Opera (who I've wanted to see for ages), Field Music, Richard Hawley and British Sea Power. All in an amazing venue. Can't wait until September for that one!
2nd July 2012, 05:10 PM #12
2nd July 2012, 05:11 PM #13
My list has changed - due to the new job and being too busy i'm now doing
2. Cambridge Folk
3. Fairports Cropedy Convention
4. V Festival (chelmsford)
6. Tattoo Festival
My Mates are going to be @ Kendal calling working in the Big white food trailer selling Veggie Food!
Quite glad i didn't go IOW in the end!!
Last edited by glennda; 2nd July 2012 at 05:13 PM.
2nd July 2012, 05:34 PM #14
There are a few bands @ Kendall Calling I wouldn't mind seeing, and plus I've got family there so I'd have somewhere to stay. Green Man was also mentioned to me which also looks good, but alas, I have no one to go with and I'm replacing our domain controllers and re-imaging the whole site this summer. :-(
4th July 2012, 10:29 PM #15
Next weekend I'm off to K:Fest .. a House Party Festival set in some lovely rural surrounds .. Great laugh, intimate numbers, special invite only .. (that's not to be confused with the touring death metal music festival though! lol)
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