Festivals 2015

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Festivals 2015

Post by AdvertBreak » 15 Apr 2015, 10:11

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Here's my opinion
The good:
Patti Smith
Suede
Chemical Brothers (highlight!)
Belle & Sebastian
Super Furry Animals
FFS
Moody Blues
Courtney Barnett
Foo Fighters (well, I'm a bit 'meh' but still)
Motorhead
The Waterboys (seem them 3 times)
The Fall
Run the Jewels
Hot Chip
Flying Lotus
Spiritualized
The Mothership
The Pop Group

Everything else I don't care for or don't know

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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by Miki » 15 Apr 2015, 21:39

Father John Misty and Sharon Van Etten :)
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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by Sean » 15 Apr 2015, 21:40

End of the Road has the best line up this year IMO, followed by Green Man. Which is just as well as they're the best two festivals on these shores. :mrgreen:
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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by He's So High » 15 Apr 2015, 21:55

Yeah, End of the Road has a good one this year.

Personally I'm going to Primavera Sound in Barcelona. First time, and I have to say I'm extremely excited.

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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by Miki » 16 Apr 2015, 13:39

Waaaaay too many festivals. And they absorb far too much of live music, these days. No one tours any more! - well, they do, but not as much and as often. Festivals offer a quick and cheaper way for artists to play the live circuit: ready made audiences, less logistic nightmares, turn up, play, collect your cheque at the exit.
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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by AdvertBreak » 16 Apr 2015, 18:58

I'm only a fan of them on TV. I don't want to to go to Glastonbury or whatever myself. Couldn't manage it physically (I hate walking), I hate bill clashes, but I do like (much!) smaller festivals, little local ones and the sort. Beautiful Days in Devon is one I normally go to (since the death of a beloved local one) although I'm not going this year and didn't last year.

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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by 101reykjavik » 16 Apr 2015, 19:57

Miki wrote:Waaaaay too many festivals. And they absorb far too much of live music, these days. No one tours any more! - well, they do, but not as much and as often. Festivals offer a quick and cheaper way for artists to play the live circuit: ready made audiences, less logistic nightmares, turn up, play, collect your cheque at the exit.
Exactly this. What began all those years ago as an alternative scene experience has become an ever more bloated list of festivals clogging up over half the year. Eliminate at least a good half of all festivals and we might get tours again.
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Re: Festivals 2015

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 19 Apr 2015, 07:12

Interesting points. I suppose festivals generate lots of corporate money.

Much preferred the town hall gigs :)
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