General Discussion: festivals (welcome to another 6 months of Croatia chat)


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TCB
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3660 posts since 5/7/11

16 Feb 2016 16:23
Very tempting. might have to give that a crack this year
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

16 Feb 2016 21:38
Anyone who went to Dekmantel last year recommend somewhere close by to stay? Dont want to camp. Theres potentially about 7 or 8 of us going but i cant find much suitable. Hotel or apartments.
lothian
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406 posts since 2/11/12

16 Feb 2016 21:48
Airbnb is your best bet
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

17 Feb 2016 16:04
Yeah Afew airbnb places ive looked at say no groups. Difficult to work out where abouts to stay dont fancy a trek back to far after the day festivals over.
Mancunia
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618 posts since 29/10/12

17 Feb 2016 16:11
Stayed in an apartment off airbnb last year. It wasn't too bad getting back even though we had to get a bus then tram through the city centre to the other side of the city.

That way you go through the city centre everyday and youre more inclined to just chilled there for one or two beforehand.
Mancunia
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618 posts since 29/10/12

17 Feb 2016 16:11
TCB wrote: What's the deal with Dekmantel? Never been, saw a few sets on Boiler Room

Would recommend 100%
blackham
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1697 posts since 17/7/13

17 Feb 2016 16:22
I camped two years a go and it was really decent. About a 20min walk back to the camp site, which is situated on like a mini-island surrounded by a moat in the middle of a forest. Big supermarket only 15 mins walk away too, really decent crowd. All the on-site cabins are on the same site as the camping so there's usually some decent after parties going on, plus the bar closes at ~2am compared to the festival that closes at 12. Only those that have camping wristbands can come onto the little island so it gets a good vibe to it.

Don't know whether i'd want to get onto public transfer after a big session. When we went some people had to queue for ~2hours to catch a bus back to the centre of Amsterdam. I'd do 3days post dek in an airbnb in dam.
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

17 Feb 2016 16:27
Can confirm everything blackham said, either get one of those on-site cabins which are reasonably cheap or stay in a tent which was pretty fun last year imo. Public transport back is shit/long and airbnb is too expensive.
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

17 Feb 2016 16:35
blackham wrote: I camped two years a go and it was really decent. About a 20min walk back to the camp site, which is situated on like a mini-island surrounded by a moat in the middle of a forest. Big supermarket only 15 mins walk away too, really decent crowd. All the on-site cabins are on the same site as the camping so there's usually some decent after parties going on, plus the bar closes at ~2am compared to the festival that closes at 12. Only those that have camping wristbands can come onto the little island so it gets a good vibe to it.

Don't know whether i'd want to get onto public transfer after a big session. When we went some people had to queue for ~2hours to catch a bus back to the centre of Amsterdam. I'd do 3days post dek in an airbnb in dam.
Sounds mad decent, and thanks for the decent tips.
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

17 Feb 2016 16:46
Cheers for the advice. Did you guys do the night events as well or just stick to the day?
Looking at a couple airport hotels they look within taxi ride of the site. Anyone going for a second time this year?
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

posted 17 Feb 2016 16:55, edited 17 Feb 2016 16:55
Tony wrote: Cheers for the advice. Did you guys do the night events as well or just stick to the day?
Looking at a couple airport hotels they look within taxi ride of the site. Anyone going for a second time this year?

Night events are too far away from the festival site (45-60 minutes + waiting times on bus which can go up to multiple hours) and weren't that good last year tbh, probably because the location was less than ideal. Could be interesting depending on the venue. Going for third time this year.
blackham
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1697 posts since 17/7/13

17 Feb 2016 17:04
Saw Joy O etc at trouw, was so good. Also saw Move D in some hotel penthouse place, but it was fucking shit; was like a sweatbox, had to leave after like 30 mins. Would want to see whether they're gonna hold any of the after parties in De School, the new place that's the predecessor of trouw. That's the only real one i'd go to.

Plus, as toin said, the travel situation to get there was a bit shit.
TCB
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3660 posts since 5/7/11

17 Feb 2016 20:34
What time does it kick off and go on to during for the day parts?
Sholto
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481 posts since 25/12/12

17 Feb 2016 21:13
just bought my dekmantel tickets, didn't go last year but it was sublime the year before. Thought the line up wasn't the best last year, but they have nailed it his time. Sex Tags crew Cool

Did they manage to sort the transport issue from the festival to the night parties? Was absolutely fucked before. If you are going to be commuting to and from the festival I would recommend cycling, its a great ride down in the day, and a messy one when the festival ends

The last time I went I lived there, so didn't need to sort accommodation. Looking at airbnb this year, blackham's mention of camping is tempting though, imagine its a great vibe there. My experience of camping is mostly from bate scatty festivals so wouldn't typically look at it..
Sholto
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481 posts since 25/12/12

17 Feb 2016 21:17
blackham wrote: SAlso saw Move D in some hotel penthouse place, but it was fucking shit

agree, this was the place opposite trouw. Diabolical venue
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

18 Feb 2016 11:55
^Canvas, the venue of the Volkshotel
DuffMan
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14255 posts since 21/2/07

29 Mar 2016 10:28
So glad I didn't get Glasto tickets this year. Going back to number 6 I think, what is everyone doing?

This looks pretty cool, run by the guys who put on Unknown.

http://www.otokobonjan.com/
TCB
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3660 posts since 5/7/11

29 Mar 2016 11:25
^Headliners are shit but Glastonbury is always good as long as it's not a complete washout.
illwill
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3539 posts since 17/5/04

7 Apr 2016 09:56
Glastonbury mandem need to pay their ticket balances by midnight. Don't forget.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

7 Apr 2016 10:05
Yeah line up is so shit zo gonna have to rely on late night activities