I forget when I heard it on 6music, but there was a report last month that some festivals in the UK had called it quits this year b/c of the credit crunch and that only the larger festivals had a chance of breaking even this year.
if so, how do you account for the proliferation of these festivals I've never heard of? (forget the biggies - Glasto, Reading/Leeds, V Festival - chances are if I haven't heard of these, you haven't heard of them either!)
Blissfields - Hampshire, 3-5 Jul - looking to be a bunch of folkies
Creamfields - Chester (that's outside of Liverpool), 29-30 Aug - sure to be a rave based on the number of DJs and dance bands already committed
Bestival - Isle of Wight (an island off the south coast ofEngland), 11-13 Sept - this one is going to be a doozy with Elbow headlining
to close their North American tour, Noah and the Whale will grace the Black Cat stage in D.C. on 2 May. Doug Fink, drummer for the Whale and brother of singer/songwriter Charlie, was kind enough to answer some questions I had for him. head on over to Popwreckoning and have a read.
save the planet. seriously.
and look! a music festival in my own backyard. that I can't attend. ::facepalm::
for those of you who are actually going to be in town on Sunday (unlike yours truly, who will be in NOLA for work :P), there is a free - FREE! - Earth Day concert featuring the headliner the Flaming Lips. you can't miss this, folks!
for more info on volunteering and such, read the Popwreckoning news item or visit their site.
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