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As festival season is slowly creeping up on us, I thought I'd do my usual and tout my TITP tickets to the bidder mug with the most cash.  Thereafter I'll go online, book flights and take in a festival with better weather, women and beer.

 

Have done the obvious ones so far:

 

Benicassim (nr Valencia) - http://fiberfib.com/en/line-up/line-up-2008/

 

Roskilde (nr Copenhagen) - http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/2008/frontpage/

 

Summercase (Barcelona/Madrid) - http://www.summercase.com/indexen.html

 

But prefer to keep on, keeping on and try something new, rather than hitting the same one every year.  Anyone been to any weird and wonderful others they'd recommend?

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As festival season is slowly creeping up on us, I thought I'd do my usual and tout my TITP tickets to the bidder mug with the most cash.  Thereafter I'll go online, book flights and take in a festival with better weather, women and beer.

 

Have done the obvious ones so far:

 

Benicassim (nr Valencia) - http://fiberfib.com/en/line-up/line-up-2008/

 

Roskilde (nr Copenhagen) - http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/2008/frontpage/

 

Summercase (Barcelona/Madrid) - http://www.summercase.com/indexen.html

 

But prefer to keep on, keeping on and try something new, rather than hitting the same one every year.  Anyone been to any weird and wonderful others they'd recommend?

 

Sonar.

 

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I've always fancied Benicassim, supposed to be very good.

 

This year I'm going to:

 

Rockness - http://www.rockness.co.uk/

(great fun in a stunning location)

 

Kendall Calling - http://www.kendalcalling.com/

(a bargain)

 

Connect - http://www.connectmusicfestival.com/

(line-up needs to improve as its not a patch on last year which was the best line-up ever seen for a Scottish festival)

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I've done Sziget in Budapest for 3 out of the last 4 years.

 

http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

 

It's on an island in the middle of the Danube in August. It's usually roasty toasty, has a wide variety of acts, cheaps as chips and has the best festival food I've ever sampled by far. Plus you have the added factor of having Budapest to play with as well.

 

This year I'm off to Balaton Sound on Lake Balaton for 5 days in July. Staying in Siofok which is meant to be very lively.

 

http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound

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As for weird and wonderful, I went to the Wickerman Festival a couple of years back in Kircudbrightshire. Very 'alternative', if you will. Certainly a bit rough around the edges. The highlight was getting to see the great Arthur Broon whose voice is still very impressive considering his age.

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Summercase (Barcelona/Madrid) - http://www.summercase.com/indexen.html

 

I'm giving this one some serious thought....

 

It's a straight choice between beer, sun & rock & roll in Spain or pie, bovril and the Dons at Balmoor Stadium.  Tough choice.

 

I'd also considered the Exit festival in Serbia as I'm hoping to go down to Croatia for a holiday anyway, but the line-up's not for me.

 

http://www.exitfest.org/

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That summer case looks pretty good, may speak to a few mates about it next year as most are away on holidays soon.

 

2manydjs

Biffy Clyro

Blondie

Los Campesinos! 

CSS

Foals

Interpol

Kings Of Leon

Long Blondes

Maxïmo Park

Mogwai performing Mogwai Young Team (never listened to them but seem to be good)

Mystery Jets

Pete & The Pirates

Primal Scream

Raveonettes

Sex Pistols

Sons & Daughters

Verve

We Are Scientists

 

Basically all the bands i'd go and see if i was going over.

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Going to Rockness in a couple of weeks. Will hopefully be a good one. Bit too many dance acts for my liking which is why I have avoided it so far. As long as a couple of mates want to see the same bands as me then let the good times commence. I need a tent.

 

Its normally an excellent weekend, with a nice atmosphere.

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Going to Rockness in a couple of weeks. Will hopefully be a good one. Bit too many dance acts for my liking which is why I have avoided it so far. As long as a couple of mates want to see the same bands as me then let the good times commence. I need a tent.

Tesco Direct.

 

Me and my pals are getting a £60 6 man tent for Download.  :headbanger:

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I've got one of these Quechea 2 Seconds tents.

 

http://seconds.quechua.com/index.php5?lg=EN

 

Erect in 2 seconds, the chicks love it!  :thumbsup:

 

First festival of the year only 10 days away!  Rockness!

 

Got myself a tent from Asda for £7.93. God help me if it rains!!

 

Thinking that hundreds of folk will have the same one too. losttent.com.

 

Can't wait for it though....bring it on!  ;D

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No need for a tent for me for Rock Ness.

 

K - do you normally drive there? Has anyone ever got the bus? Does it really take 45 minutes like it says on the website? I'd be quicker walking...

 

The bus from Inverness will take about half an hour, as the traffic is pretty busy.  Its a frequent shuttle bus, but you'll probably need tickets up front.

I'm camping this year for a change so taking the car.

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