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


Show original post
the ross kid
the ross kid avatar

27 posts since 15/7/07

20 Aug 2007 14:40
I'm off to reading, early entry camping.

Looking forward to the silent disco anyone lol?
gojira.
gojira. avatar

4624 posts since 3/5/05

20 Aug 2007 14:42
the ross kid wrote: I'm off to reading, early entry camping.

Looking forward to the silent disco anyone lol?

Always is pretty funny !
Just got back from V last night, fucking hate sleeping in a tent but had a right laugh, got a few funny pics up on facebook.
Off to Leeds on Thursday
MoB
MoB avatar

36705 posts since 31/8/04

20 Aug 2007 14:44
ebay, just got a 6 man 2 room tent for 30quid with guaranteed next day delivery Cool
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 14:47
MoB wrote: ebay, just got a 6 man 2 room tent for 30quid with guaranteed next day delivery Cool

Cool

Just off to millets to get me some wellies
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13438 posts since 27/11/03

20 Aug 2007 14:59
doodle_duck_dandy wrote: I'm going sunday to reading just bought 2 tickets.

how much and where from Mr DDD?
andymakesglasses
andymakesglasses avatar

20228 posts since 26/1/06

20 Aug 2007 15:10
MoB wrote: ebay, just got a 6 man 2 room tent for 30quid with guaranteed next day delivery Cool

Jack
Jack avatar

7300 posts since 12/9/06

20 Aug 2007 15:12
Laughing out loud Good to have you back Andy.
MoB
MoB avatar

36705 posts since 31/8/04

20 Aug 2007 15:13
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13438 posts since 27/11/03

20 Aug 2007 15:19
Laughing out loud I can see relf in the tent but who's that dreamboat sitting in front of it? is he from a band?
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 15:51
Jack wrote: Laughing out loud Good to have you back Andy.
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Aug 2007 15:57
gojira. wrote:
the ross kid wrote: I'm off to reading, early entry camping.

Looking forward to the silent disco anyone lol?

Always is pretty funny !
Just got back from V last night, fucking hate sleeping in a tent but had a right laugh, got a few funny pics up on facebook.
Off to Leeds on Thursday
fuck facebook, get up here you fuk. Evil
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 16:01
Anywhere to get the reading lineup times online?
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 16:10
Useful info for people camping,

Dear Reading Festival Goer,

It has been a very difficult month. When we got on site on July 25th, Green Camps ABC and D were waist high in water from the floods, yellow camp FGH and I were over 3’ deep in water, all of brown was over my knees, purple I couldn’t get to and White was just part of the river. We have recovered to a large extent but not fully and a fair amount of the site is still not campable today.

I think it will change and get better but I need to put a plan in today on the basis of it not getting better so this is the update so you can plan with your friends where to camp.

Red Campsite is pretty much OK.
Green A is mostly unusable but not fully.
Green B C and D are not and are unlikely to be.
Green E will be partially unusable as will Green F G & H.
Yellow A B C D & E are all good but F & G are pretty boggy. (I think they will mainly recover)
Brown A B C & D are all patchy but partially useable.
Brown E & F are less likely to be useable as they are still very very wet and I do not anticipate much usage of them.
Brown G H I J & K are mainly useable but have some largish wet patches.
Brown L & M are mainly useable as is most of purple.
White is 90% useable.

To counter these areas of land that we have lost, what was Orange car park has become a campsite. It is in good condition – but it does mean that all of the car parking that was in Orange will now be redirected to white where we have ample car parking space. I would strongly advise to try and use the White campsite if you park there. The signage is being changed as we speak so please please follow the AA signs and they will get you there. That said National Express and British Rail are great options.

The drop off at Orange will remain however so if that was your plan you can still do it but there will be no parking in orange at all.

In respect of the boat operations from white back to the main site on arrival I have improved that considerably and the boat operators are sure they will be able to transport 2500 people per hour. On the Wednesday and Thursday that will be straight over to Brown in order to maintain speed. For show days the boats will go to and from White to Brown but also to and from White to Green so there is less walk to the arena.

At the moment the main arena is in pretty good condition.

In summary it has been a challenge. The summer has been bloody awful but thanks to great support from Reading Borough Council and the Environment Agency who have managed to drop the level of the river adjacent to the site and therefore reduce the level of the water table on site, as well as the amazing efforts of a key number of my site crew (I’m going to put their pictures up on the website so you can thank them and buy them a pint if you see them) We will be able to stage the world’s greatest rock festival despite what climate change and the weather have thrown at us. I always said the festival was more important than the weather!

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Best regards

Melvin Benn
Managing Director Festival Republic – Promoter of Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals.

PS: The weather forecast for the weekend is actually quite good – too late to dry the land but at least we can enjoy some sun.
MoB
MoB avatar

36705 posts since 31/8/04

20 Aug 2007 16:12
http://rapidshare.com/files/50162285/TextLineup.doc
http://rapidshare.com/files/50162286/Readingsitemap.doc
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 16:17

Cool

Sunday = proper shit

Thursday - Frog warm up party Cool
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 16:27

a clearer site map

Serbia
Serbia avatar

4932 posts since 22/3/06

20 Aug 2007 19:16
wheres everyone going post carnival this year?
Sarny
Sarny avatar

2113 posts since 25/5/07

20 Aug 2007 19:23
word, V rocked, Snow Patrol were the best.
Mate
Mate avatar

3685 posts since 15/4/07

20 Aug 2007 19:29
Mob was that tent an auction or a bin?
Homer
Homer avatar

23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Aug 2007 19:36
Auction