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« on: January 14, 2014, 09:29:11 PM »

Does anyone know who is at Towersey this year and when they will announce their acts? Trying to make a decision?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 09:47:47 PM »

No! They keep going on about it's their 50th but NO sniff of any acts. Shrewsbury will be sold out soon!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 10:53:55 PM »

Ditto Cambridge 50th - PR poor, don't think they realise they are in a market place environment!
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 09:04:18 AM »

In the case of Cambridge it may be because they are sold out every year, pretty much irrespective of what the line-up - evidence last year. Still frustrating, even though I've bought my ticket.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 09:57:56 PM »

Did eventually sell-out the week before however still think that it's a bit presumptuous and to be frank the line-up last year was pants!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 07:03:27 AM »

Let me know the next time it doesn't sell out.  With a 60% turn out I might consider it myself.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 09:19:13 AM »

Re Cambridge, I've asked asked several times on FB and Twitter when the line up will be announced but have had no reply

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 11:10:21 AM »

An odd phenomena occuring with festivals this year from my own personal perspective. They all seem to be incorporating at least one day when there is nothing that interests me.

Cropredy - Thursday & Friday look good. Saturday not so much.
Wickham - Thursday - Saturday terrific. Sunday I shall be making an early exit.
Moseley - Saturday & Sunday look promising. Friday I am ambivalent.

This is both bad and good news as not attending for entire durations will save me a couple of days leave from work, which I seem to be in short supply of this year.  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 01:20:59 PM »


An odd phenomena occuring with festivals this year from my own personal perspective. They all seem to be incorporating at least one day when there is nothing that interests me.

Cropredy - Thursday & Friday look good. Saturday not so much.
Wickham - Thursday - Saturday terrific. Sunday I shall be making an early exit.
Moseley - Saturday & Sunday look promising. Friday I am ambivalent.

This is both bad and good news as not attending for entire durations will save me a couple of days leave from work, which I seem to be in short supply of this year.  Undecided
I quite enjoy a day where I'm not keen on any of the bands. Sometimes you get a nice musical surprise, plus it gives you chance to wander about. One year at Cropredy we spent most of the admittedly sunny afternoon sat outside the van, reading and drinking and just generally chilling. The music and general Cropedy sounds were still there in the background but it was just a lovely relaxing day.  Tiara
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 01:22:51 PM »

A day spent pottering along the canal and around the village at Cropredy is a joy.  A day wandering around Moseley?  Hmmmmm.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 01:31:44 PM »


A day spent pottering along the canal and around the village at Cropredy is a joy.  A day wandering around Moseley?  Hmmmmm.


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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 01:40:28 PM »


A day spent pottering along the canal and around the village at Cropredy is a joy.  A day wandering around Moseley?  Hmmmmm.


Moseley's alright!  It has some nice pubs and a few hippie shops.  I can take you on a guided tour of flats and houses I've lived in!   Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 02:01:49 PM »



A day spent pottering along the canal and around the village at Cropredy is a joy.  A day wandering around Moseley?  Hmmmmm.


Moseley's alright!  It has some nice pubs and a few hippie shops.  I can take you on a guided tour of flats and houses I've lived in!   Cheesy

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Wa-haay! Who needs the National Trust with an offer like that on the table!  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 03:11:27 PM »


An odd phenomena occuring with festivals this year from my own personal perspective. They all seem to be incorporating at least one day when there is nothing that interests me.

Cropredy - Thursday & Friday look good. Saturday not so much.
Wickham - Thursday - Saturday terrific. Sunday I shall be making an early exit.
Moseley - Saturday & Sunday look promising. Friday I am ambivalent.

This is both bad and good news as not attending for entire durations will save me a couple of days leave from work, which I seem to be in short supply of this year.  Undecided


For me it's the Friday at Cropredy that doesn't do much for me - apart from the Aussie Pink Floyd at the end of the day.  But that's probably because I don't know most of the bands, and I'm sure some will grab me, even if others leave me snoozing in the sunshine (I was going to write 'leave me cold', but I hope it'll be a warm sunny day!)
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 03:23:30 PM »

To me, 'the Thursday - and Fri morning - in the village' (when the festival was just second half Fri and all day Sat) was what made Cropredy different (and better than the rest)...
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 03:46:32 PM »

I haven't made it to the village at all during the last couple of Cropredy's that I attended. I agree that I used to find it a very special part of the weekend and would often spend Saturday afternoon sitting somewhere up the canal, reading. But the pressure to find your place on the field now seems to make those simple pleasures so much more difficult.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »


To me, 'the Thursday - and Fri morning - in the village' (when the festival was just second half Fri and all day Sat) was what made Cropredy different (and better than the rest)...

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 06:03:34 PM »



To me, 'the Thursday - and Fri morning - in the village' (when the festival was just second half Fri and all day Sat) was what made Cropredy different (and better than the rest)...

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it's still better than the rest  Tiara and I like it spread over 3 days - you can pack more in!
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 07:53:05 PM »



it's still better than the rest


But it isn't imho. I am however willing to concede that it may be me that has changed more than the festival. Sad
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 08:29:21 PM »



it's still better than the rest  Tiara and I like it spread over 3 days - you can pack more in!


I think you should try more festivals to be honest Wink
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