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UK festivals

Post by Sivvy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 am

Really pleased by the number of UK festivals FT is playing this year (and all the best festivals too). Having made it through an unprecedented 8-month FT gig drought recently, it now looks like I’ll be seeing Frank and the Souls pretty much every weekend this summer (and the Hörde too at 2000 Trees). Hurrah!

Cropredy in particular makes me chuckle. I don’t know if anyone here is also on the Fairport forums, but people over there are getting very exercised over his headline slot. Obviously huge amounts of excitement (quite right too) but a couple of posters worrying that Pottymouth Turner will offend their delicate ears with all his effing and jeffing. And that his fans will overwhelm the Oxfordshire fields and knock people off their chairs with all our “rowdy drunken dancing”. Cripes. Who knew we had such a reputation?

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Re: UK festivals

Post by Watergirl » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:32 am

Interesting! Thanks for sharing this info.

I am going to Cropredy for the first time and envisage it as a festival for white beer-bellied men. There's a whopping two female acts on the entire line up. They are obviously unconcerned about gender balance there.
Frank + the Waterboys + Martin Simpson + Richard Thompson made this a no-brainer for me.

The second-last time Frank played Cambridge there was a lot of grumbling about the swearing, and when he headlined with the Sleeping Souls he swore a lot less. I understand that Cropredy is a one stage festival, so the regulars will either have to undergo it or go back to their tents!

Chuffed about the Glastonbury announcement as well. Doesn't even clash with the Cure. All is well.
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