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    Posted: 15 August 2013 at 12:42am
Anyone going? ...


I've reached that point in life where a hotel room takes precedence over a tent.. Looking forward to System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Biffy, Skrillex, Lumineers, Don Broco...
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I haven't been since 2003 or 04, the fact they boost the ticket prices up year-in year-out puts me off and I've grown out of the atmosphere of such festivals, as you say I'd never stay in a tent now it would have to be hotel.

How much is the RRP for a weekend ticket this year? I think it was £130 when I last went and a friend remembers its being £90 in 1999. Must be at least £200 by now?
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Originally posted by A Evans A Evans wrote:

I went in 95. Cost me 60 notes!!



Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Carlsberg Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
some blasts from the past there. i went to glasto that year
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What was the line up like paj?
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Originally posted by A Evans A Evans wrote:

What was the line up like paj?
i cannot remember.
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oh yeah. i was smashed watching oasis be average. thats when i stopped liking them.
 
PJ harvey was good. evan dando treated apallingly.
 
belly didn't play, thats an error on someone's part
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Originally posted by Bryn@man Bryn@man wrote:

Anyone going? ...


I've reached that point in life where a hotel room takes precedence over a tent.. Looking forward to System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Biffy, Skrillex, Lumineers, Don Broco...
 
I can see the top of the main stage being errected from my office window Thumbs Up Not looking forward to the commute in on Thursday and Friday! Cry
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Originally posted by m1nd3d m1nd3d wrote:

I haven't been since 2003 or 04, the fact they boost the ticket prices up year-in year-out puts me off and I've grown out of the atmosphere of such festivals, as you say I'd never stay in a tent now it would have to be hotel.

How much is the RRP for a weekend ticket this year? I think it was £130 when I last went and a friend remembers its being £90 in 1999. Must be at least £200 by now?

£197.50 for a weekend ticket ... A bit painful especially with hotel costs on top. Still enjoy the buzz of festival crowds and aimlessly wandering between stages..
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i remember going more or less every year between 2000-2008.
 
a festival that in my opinion is dying a slow death.
 
poor atmosphere (compared to other festivals)
very poor sound quality for such a major event.
 
Main stage bar one or two bands has also become a mediocre stage. once filled with greatness, now filled with second rate rock acts. its sad.
 
then there is the price.
i know everything goes up every year, but back in 2000, my first reading festival, £95 for the entire weekend to see a main stage filled with main stage acts.
by 2008, it was £190 ish, poor line up, poor sound quality.
 since 2002 i think, it has gone on a downward spiral (some would say before).
 
i have ditched the festival and have no desire to return.
 
Hop Farm Festival in 2010 i think, was a whopping £5 (special offer in m&m direct!!)
Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals, Doves, Ladyhawke, Florence and the Machine, Editors, Scratch Perverts, 2manyDJs, 65daysofstatic, The Frattelis etc etc all for just a fiver! a 2 day festival, i think there was roughly 40000 there! completely chilled out, ice cold pints served at a reasonable price (for a festival),  it was such a difference from reading and put reading into persepective for me. they have become a festival who simply dont really care who is there, we will keep on upping the money and cram everyone in. hop farm was very spacious camping, so spacious, that you could swear you were on an actual camp site! we had a camper van with around 5 tents around it was bliss.
a festival that some hooligans have yet to tap into, as the latest reading festivals was filled with people wanting a fight and burning tents more than music lovers, a real shame but hop farm was far from that.
 
i know hop farm has had money issues this year with a few acts yet to have been paid, but i hope it is all solved and the festival kicks on. i was gutted to miss the year after i was there when Death Cab For Cutie and I THINK sigur ros (wouldnt swear to Sigur Ros though!)
 
  
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