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#1 Duncan

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:56 PM

So far, considering Primavera, but this seems more to do with it's timing, what with it being around the Jubilee, oh, and The Cure are playing - http://www.primaverasound.com/, but also possibly Sonar http://www.sonar.es/, but that doesn't seem to be chock full of great artists, (or at least, ones I've heard of - maybe 8 tops), but they're both in Barcelona, which has to be good, right?

what about youse lot? Any takers for this one?

http://louderthanwar...o-lakefest-2012
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#2 Ben

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

I've got Sonar booked, was pleased by the recent lineup announcement - lots of good stuff for me. If you love dance music you'll have a ball guaranteed, and loads of the acts haven't been announced yet.

Primavera looks good as ever, although I've heard from people last year that it was getting a little too big. Don't know if the capacity has changed with the Porto event happening as well.
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#3 Calashnikov

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

I've been wanting to go to Sonar for something like 10 years. Was finally gonna get my arse in gear and book it this year, but the weekend it falls on clashes with the final weekend (and de-stall) of my graduation degree show at art school. It's fucking doomed. Just not meant to be.
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#4 Paleo Alto

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

Might be going to Tomorrowland. Lineup is shite but it looks amusing and I will probably wear a Green Man costume at least one of the days. At least Carl Cox and Dave Clarke are dependable. Guetta, Calvin Harris and someone else shit I can't remember though, boke.
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#5 Calashnikov

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

Got arrested and fined €300 at last year's Exit Festival in Serbia. Fuck going there ever again. Pity, though. It was a decent festival.
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#6 Paleo Alto

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I've been to Exit twice, it's class. Second time was ruined by girlfriend insisting on coming despite not liking dance music. Also got shown where to buy heroin which I would imagine is useful to a degree.
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#7 Calashnikov

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

Carl Craig and Paul Kalkbrenner were worth the admission alone. Biggest fuck up was that Carl clashed with Alexander Robotnick :( Managed to hear two songs of Robotnick's set and then I had to go.
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#8 Hello Goaty ♥

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

Well, i did have tickets for the Ramsbottom festival in September... but my mates talked me into going to Serbia fro the Prodigy Warriors DAnce Festival!

I also have tickets for the potentially hideous Stone Roses show at Heaton Park.

Otherwise I usually go to Beautiful Days or Solfest.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

I've got Sonar booked, was pleased by the recent lineup announcement - lots of good stuff for me. If you love dance music you'll have a ball guaranteed, and loads of the acts haven't been announced yet.

oooh, is that right? I mean, don't get me wrong, what i've seen so far is good enough - basically, it would be good enough if modeselektor just played the whole day - but if you say there's more good stuff on the way... :D
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#10 Duncan

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

PS, i was only joking with the last link - I don't think that even my 16 year old self would have wanted to go to something with that lineup. Fucking Toploader and chesney hawkes?
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:13 AM

I'm going Primavera Barca and Porto. Barca £90 ticket and 5 nights room for £100 in Poble Sec near centre. Then going to take train to madrid for a couple days sightseeing then train/fly go to porto where ticket was only 60 quid. Fucking brilliant.

I'm in barca right now and it's just a wonderful city.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:50 AM

Trying to rope mates into coming to Electric Elephant. Raving on a boat in the Adriatic? Yes please.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

Can anyone recommend a good festival in the UK? I've been to Bestival and Glastonbury before, I'd like to go to Secret Garden Party, but I am going to be in Ibiza then.
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#14 Ben

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

What kind of music? Bloc is looking pretty cool.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

I know it's not really seen as cool, but I think I'm heading off with 3 friends to V Festival again this summer.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

Glade, if Bash pulls his finger out of his arse and decides if he want's to go with me :)
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#17 Art Vandelay

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

Nozstock for life.
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#18 The Hierophant

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Mostly Jazz festival should be ace this year. Gilles Peterson is hosting the Friday and Craig Charles the Saturday (same as last year). Mr Scruff, Odyssey and Fred Welsey is playing on the Sunday!

http://mostlyjazz.co.uk/
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#19 Captain LeChuck

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Ordinarily, my brother and I would be all over Sonisphere this year for Metallica doing their black album. But my brother has a one year-old son and is ultra-skint. Sadly, I can't afford to pay for both of us. :( Next year, however, I'll be making sure we hit one of the two main metal festivals.
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#20 Captain LeChuck

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

I just saw the Download line-up!! :omg: I really want to go. :(
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#21 The Hierophant

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

I want to go to Bestival but I think the children are too small. :(
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

I'd love to go to Gilles Peterson's Worldwide festival in France. How i'll pull it off is another matter though.
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#23 The Hierophant

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

I'd love to go to Gilles Peterson's Worldwide festival in France. How i'll pull it off is another matter though.


Come to Mostly Jazz in Birmingham. He's one of the 'curators'.
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#24 Art Vandelay

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

I think I'm going to make an effort to get there to see the JBs. Shame it's not the south of France though.
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#25 Duncan

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

flights booked; sonar it is!

(un)surprising how expensive these things are so quickly though, but hey, MUST STOP THINKING ABOUT THE MONEY for a second - music!!!
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#26 K.P.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

I was looking at Wilderness: http://wildernessfestival.com/ has anyone been?

I love the line up at Bloc, but ideally I want to get out of London, do a bit of camping/outdoorsie stuff.
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#27 Zomby

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

Change of plan from Glade by the looks of it, think I'll be going to Boom festival in Portugal.. it looks so chilled out! Has anyone been before?
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

I think I'm going to make an effort to get there to see the JBs. Shame it's not the south of France though.


Let me know if you do go. I'll be there all weekend with the family but I'm sure I can make time to have a pint of purity with a fellow 'murkker if you fancy it.
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#29 Art Vandelay

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

Will do!
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

I'm probably doing Bestival (GREG WILSON 4 LIFE) and Glade; I was tempted by Bloc, but it's in central London this year, and I don't think I can hack a multi-day festival in the city. If I go home to bed, I just won't bother with the next day - you need the half-sleep of a tent to keep the momentum going.
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