Glastonbury

Redemption

Bastards on the Road
C2C is big, held at the O2, with ticket prices to match! and brings the US artists over for a big weekend party. Over 1 weekend they rotate between London, Glasgow and Dublin with smaller events in Amsterdam and Germany the week before.

Long Road is a far smaller event, I think 10k total attended over the weekend in 2019 which was probably the same 5k each day with a few just 1 dayers. It is much more of a family feel about it across the event and the campsite. It only started in 2018 so may struggle to survive.

Tennessee Fields festival (renamed from Dixie Fields) also looks like its gone again this year and thats another small one, maybe smaller than LR.

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Yes, I was more thinking of Long Road type festivals.

C2C isn't really a festival in that sense - and there are a few similar where is just a big gig with pop-up stages.
 

forestzoe

Jack Burkitt
Yes, I was more thinking of Long Road type festivals.

C2C isn't really a festival in that sense - and there are a few similar where is just a big gig with pop-up stages.
Yes C2C has grown huge this last few years, more of a weekend party than a festival agreed.

Long Road really was a great weekend, very chilled out with almost as many kids and dogs as adults and a really relaxed feel.

The danger for these festivals, and indeed C2C also, is that the US artists will want to recoup cash when they can tour again which possibly means that the UK events won't be able to book them as they'll be too busy doing the US events on catch up.

This in turn will devalue the UK events making it harder to break even and thus survive, particularly for the smaller ones like Long Road. They had booked Ashley McBryde for 2020 which was a huge act for them, and I fear that they won't be able to even match the 2019 line up with many UK artists appearing instead. Thats no bad thing on itself as there is a growing Country scene over here, but people are less inclined to shell out for artists they can see anyway over here rather than US headliners that may only tour here every couple or 3 years.

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Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Phoebe Bridgers just rocking a BC Rich Warlock tonight. Love to see it.

Will annoy the fuck out of the guitar purists out there again.
 
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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Phoebe Bridgers just rocking a BC Rich Warlock tonight. Love to see it.

Will annoy the fuck out of the guitar purists out there again.
BC Rich make some decent instruments for a niche market, and they do it well.

It is more about the visual appeal than the „Toan“.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Fucking love this funky Digital Witness.

Going to see St. Vincent on Wednesday, can't wait.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Wurlitzer 200A on stage. Mental that they were scrap instruments before Alex Turner got one
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Wasn't sure whether to watch tonight but glad I did. Can't wait for Wednesday now

What colour should I get?

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Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Tbf, the cost of music is a joke. It needs to be that price, cus it's the only way some of the lesser known acts can survive. As usual, the issue is passed to the consumer.
 
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