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Music festivals 2013

Wed May 22, 2013 11:54 pm

Im sure i asked this in the past and not many on the fecc go to them, but do any of you guys go to music festivals ? could be anything from rock/metal,country,pop,rockabilly.im off to the download festival next month its my 6th rock/metal festival.been to others in the past but loving download.

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Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 2:59 am

I don't think I'll be attending any festivals this year, although the coverage is usually excellent, so it's easy to keep up with almost every major event. I know a couple of people who are going to Download this year, although, we're spoiled for choice with regards to festivals and quality line-ups. Last year's Radio One Hackney Weekend was particularly outstanding, so that will be difficult to top. I only wish I had been there in person, especially with Jay-Z headlining.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 7:53 am

greystoke wrote:I don't think I'll be attending any festivals this year, although the coverage is usually excellent, so it's easy to keep up with almost every major event. I know a couple of people who are going to Download this year, although, we're spoiled for choice with regards to festivals and quality line-ups. Last year's Radio One Hackney Weekend was particularly outstanding, so that will be difficult to top. I only wish I had been there in person, especially with Jay-Z headlining.


I have never done the Hackney Weekend although they do have some good line-ups.used to do t in the park when i was younger but not enough bands i like these days.the country music festival started back in london this year for the first time in many years and i enjoyed that very much a good change of pace from the download festival.i have always wanted to do WACKEN it looks awesome hopefully i will get the chance before i get to old.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 3:58 pm

Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 7:40 pm

greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 8:13 pm

rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


I saw Rod at the SECC a couple of years ago. Although, I've never been much of a fan, it was a fine concert.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Thu May 23, 2013 8:40 pm

greystoke wrote:
rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


I saw Rod at the SECC a couple of years ago. Although, I've never been much of a fan, it was a fine concert.


Seen him play at parkhead in the 90s, kinda like him but not enough to pay £70 plus booking fee at the hydro !!!
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Re: Music festivals 2013

Fri May 24, 2013 12:00 am

I'll be going to Pukkelpop, Belgium. Very nice festival with a friendly atmosphere. This year I'm especially looking forward to Neil Young. But there are always new bands to discover too.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Fri May 24, 2013 12:37 am

rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


Aye. The Hydro looks good. Apparently it will have the best acoustics of any venue in the UK and will be in the top 5 most visited entertainment venues in the world(in the 5 along with the o2 and MSG).

Fleetwood Mac playing in October could be worth a visit too.
Saw Knopfler at the Secc last week...excellent as usual :smt020

Re: Music festivals 2013

Fri May 24, 2013 7:45 am

Pink&Black wrote:I'll be going to Pukkelpop, Belgium. Very nice festival with a friendly atmosphere. This year I'm especially looking forward to Neil Young. But there are always new bands to discover too.


8) its always great to discover new bands,apart from youtube festival are the best place to do that !!!

Re: Music festivals 2013

Fri May 24, 2013 7:50 am

daylon wrote:
rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


Aye. The Hydro looks good. Apparently it will have the best acoustics of any venue in the UK and will be in the top 5 most visited entertainment venues in the world(in the 5 along with the o2 and MSG).

Fleetwood Mac playing in October could be worth a visit too.
Saw Knopfler at the Secc last week...excellent as usual :smt020


That would be so cool for the hydro to be in the 5 most visited entertainment venues in the world ! my mate was at the Knopfler gig he said the same as you excellent as usual !!!

Re: Music festivals 2013

Fri May 24, 2013 9:21 am

I'm waiting on Jimi Hendrix !!!!!!!!

Re: Music festivals 2013

Sat May 25, 2013 10:23 pm

Been watching Radio One's Big Weekend -- Ellie Goulding was very good, and Robbie Williams and Dizzie Rascal make for an awesome combination. Their single, Goin' Crazy, is a real gem. The video is a blast, but it was great to see them perform it live.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Sat May 25, 2013 10:48 pm

greystoke wrote:Been watching Radio One's Big Weekend -- Ellie Goulding was very good, and Robbie Williams and Dizzie Rascal make for an awesome combination. Their single, Goin' Crazy, is a real gem. The video is a blast, but it was great to see them perform it live.



Must be honest and say not a fan of Robbie Williams or Dizzie Rascal so i will give that a miss, Ellie Goulding is very good.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 pm

It seems that everywhere there is a nice bit of green field or park available, they have to go and ruin it by holding a music festival, usually with a reasonably well known name headlining and the rest filled up with 2 bit X Factor losers or bands from the 80's who had their day and have now reformed!
Either that or you may get some decent acts on the bill (Rolling Stones etc) but then you have to put up with some useless rapper (Jay-Z) on the same bill.
My days of standing in a muddy field in the rain, whilst queueing for a stinking toilet are over.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 1:44 am

rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


I see Rod's now doing 4 concerts a the Hydro.
I'm not doing any festivals this year but got a couple of concerts coming up shortly,Steve Earle on thursday and Bruce at Hampden in June.

norrie

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 4:00 am

I would quite like to see Rod again, although I don't think it will be at the Hydro this year. I'm hoping Willie Nelson returns sometime soon. And I would like to see Andre Rieu, who is at the Hydro in December. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are touring together over the summer, so I'm hoping to see one of their shows. I'm still a bit disappointed that I missed Jay-Z and Kanye West when they toured last year.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 2:48 pm

norrie wrote:
rocknroller wrote:
greystoke wrote:Festivals aside, it will be great when the Hydro is open. It's pegged to be one of the U.K.'s premiere arenas and is quite an impressive sight. I'm eager to see who will open the building and really keen to get to a few concerts there.


Yeah im looking forward to it to, it looks amazingand something the city of glasgow can be proud of.i think rod Stewart is to open it.i have tickets for nickelback,alterbridge/shinedown/hailstorm so can't wait for that.


I see Rod's now doing 4 concerts a the Hydro.
I'm not doing any festivals this year but got a couple of concerts coming up shortly,Stve Earle on thursday and Brucee at Hampden in June.

norrie


Good for you both Stve Earle & springsteen gigs will be awesome !!!

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 3:03 pm

Look out for a new documentary called Springsteen and I. I think it's on limited release this week.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 pm

I just went to this festival and it was AWESOME!! www.rocklahoma.com

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 5:33 pm

greystoke wrote:Look out for a new documentary called Springsteen and I. I think it's on limited release this week.



I see its on at cinaworld cheers mate.

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 5:36 pm

JEFF d wrote:I just went to this festival and it was AWESOME!! http://www.rocklahoma.com

JEFF d
EP fan


WOW cool line-up ! A few of those bands are playing download too.How was the weather ? Guns n' roses ? Hailstorm ?

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 6:20 pm

The weather was beautiful all weekend mid 80s cool breeze! Halestorm was fantastic, I even got to do a quick meet and greet w. them! I loved Guns n' Roses!! I thought Axl sounded great!
Here is Guns setlist:
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/guns-n-ro ... 9b5af.html

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Music festivals 2013

Wed May 29, 2013 6:37 pm

JEFF d wrote:The weather was beautiful all weekend mid 80s cool breeze! Halestorm was fantastic, I even got to do a quick meet and greet w. them! I loved Guns n' Roses!! I thought Axl sounded great!
Here is Guns setlist:
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/guns-n-ro ... 9b5af.html

JEFF d
EP fan



You guys are lucky good weather really helps make a festival,we don't always get that here.yeah i thought you would like hailstorm they are amazing and thats cool gettin to meet them too.i have one of R Js drumsticks.im glad guns were good, i seen them in glasgow last year and Axl was on top form.cheers for the setlist it looks great.