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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:59

I'm waiting for someone else to admit they were at the Phoenix Festival that year of the riot, but until then did anyone else have the pleasure of Slough in 1991 and 1992?

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I had an ace time at these two. What?

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Post by Silver Girl » Thu Aug 04, 2011 14:21

Jonathan and Eko! Of course.
I went to the Phoenix the first year. I found a pamphlet for it a short while ago.The lineup was amazing!
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Post by everard » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:20

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britpop day at the last heineken music festival -- pulp, sleeper, menswear, marion, salad, powder, bluetones ... kind of fun, actually.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:36

That really rings a bell. Did they do them all ove the country? Or maybe I went to that one in Leeds...

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:37

Ah! Here's my answer. They did one in Nottingham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heineken_Music_Festival

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Post by darvé » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:40

a layer of chips wrote:That really rings a bell. Did they do them all ove the country? Or maybe I went to that one in Leeds...
It was just in Leeds i think, i had a ticket for it, but for some reason long forgotten i couldn't go. I really wanted to see Salad as well. It acquired the nickname Britstock if i remember correctly, which is a bit tragic looking back on it now.

That 1991 Slough festival looked ACE, and for £6.50 too.
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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:42

The Slough Festivals were ace (despite Jesus Jones and U-U-U-Utah Saints), apart from the fact they were in Slough.

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Post by darvé » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:56

I think i saw U-U-U-Utah Saints once at, not exactly a festival, but an old summer equivalent - The Radio one roadshow. On the same bill as PWEI and East 17, now theres a line up you can only dream of these days.
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Re: Dead festivals

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:57

Whee's that Indietracks requests thread?..

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by carney » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:58

I went to the whole of that Heineken thing in Leeds, just after I finished my GCSEs. I remember Pulp and Gorky's being pretty amazing. Salad and Skunk Anansie were less so.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 04, 2011 17:00

I saw Salad at Hull Adelphi and that singer woman's hair touched my face. This might've been because I was stood about half a yard from her when they were playing because I had a massive crush on her. I can't even remember her name now. Men are such bastards.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 17:33

Marijne van der Vlugt, if memory serves.

I did like Drink The Elixir and Dimished Clothes in particular, I must say.

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by TheSuburbanite » Thu Aug 04, 2011 21:01

Barcelona's Summercase is dead - In 2007 Belle and Sebastian and Hidden Cameras played.

I went to the 2008 (and last edition)

I saw Pete and the Pirates and Los Campesinos

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 04, 2011 22:29

davo wrote:I think i saw U-U-U-Utah Saints once at, not exactly a festival, but an old summer equivalent - The Radio one roadshow. On the same bill as PWEI and East 17, now theres a line up you can only dream of these days.
Ha! I can't think of them without mentally putting the U-U-U in front either! I saw them at this festival in 1993, which became a Dead Festival before the first one was even over. The thing was supposed to be sundown to sunup, but there were crazy fights on the stage where House of Pain played. The police shut the festival down and booted everyone out onto the streets of Miami, which was interesting because I'd say 98% of the crowd was off their faces on acid and/or ecstasy. Utah Saints had someone (perhaps their own Bez?) on stage who, trying to keep the peace, just kept shouting "Dance music is for everyone!" It tied for "line most likely to be quoted 18 years later by my friends" with one from a a girl tugging on her friend to leave saying, "Come on! You can rave in the car!" It's still the standard line when trying to convince people it's time to leave somewhere.

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 01:16

everard wrote:Image
britpop day at the last heineken music festival -- pulp, sleeper, menswear, marion, salad, powder, bluetones ... kind of fun, actually.
Ha! I went that too, on my own after my mate pulled out. I was in a bit of a sulk because of it, had a load of beer and buggered off after Salad.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Aug 05, 2011 05:47

squirrelboutique wrote:
davo wrote:I think i saw U-U-U-Utah Saints once at, not exactly a festival, but an old summer equivalent - The Radio one roadshow. On the same bill as PWEI and East 17, now theres a line up you can only dream of these days.
Ha! I can't think of them without mentally putting the U-U-U in front either! I saw them at this festival in 1993, which became a Dead Festival before the first one was even over. The thing was supposed to be sundown to sunup, but there were crazy fights on the stage where House of Pain played. The police shut the festival down and booted everyone out onto the streets of Miami, which was interesting because I'd say 98% of the crowd was off their faces on acid and/or ecstasy. Utah Saints had someone (perhaps their own Bez?) on stage who, trying to keep the peace, just kept shouting "Dance music is for everyone!" It tied for "line most likely to be quoted 18 years later by my friends" with one from a a girl tugging on her friend to leave saying, "Come on! You can rave in the car!" It's still the standard line when trying to convince people it's time to leave somewhere.

Aw, the 90's!
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Re: Dead festivals

Post by TheSuburbanite » Fri Aug 05, 2011 08:33

Darth Vather!

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Aug 05, 2011 14:22

Word on the street is that Truck Festival has gone bust.

I went in 2002 and saw Chris TT and Tom Paulin. I dont remember what year I saw Vic Twenty (2003, I think) but they were MEGA. Ticket's Quintupled in price in just a few years, cops appeard on site, restrictions on what stalls could sell, security checked EVERYONE's bags the last time I went (2005).

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by julieocean » Fri Aug 05, 2011 16:32

We went to this a few years back. It appears to have been organised by a group of local teenagers with the backing of the council and it was actually rather good.

http://www.waveneyvalleyblog.com/2008/0 ... -2008.html

We went along because John's dad lives a few miles away and I was a bit obsessed with the Research at the time. Tickets were a tenner. I think we might have been the only people who'd paid to get in because everyone else seemed to be on the organising committee or in a band!

Scraps were ace. Does anyone know anything about them? Myspace is worse than useless these days.

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Re: Dead festivals

Post by mkgleeds » Fri Aug 05, 2011 22:51

TheSuburbanite wrote:Barcelona's Summercase is dead - In 2007 Belle and Sebastian and Hidden Cameras played.

I went to the 2008 (and last edition)

I saw Pete and the Pirates and Los Campesinos
I think i went to every Summercase - mainly due to the great location.

Los Campsinos were absolutely fabulous that year.

I also remember the likes of Brakes, Shout out Louds, Sigur Ros and oddly OMD all being wonderful.

Alcohol may have been involved

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