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Old 04-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #16
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I would drive all that way if Regina Spekor's name was Tori Amos. Actually I'd probably go anyway, but its not worth $500 for her and Coldplay, Elbow ect.
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Glastonbury is $273AU a ticket.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #19
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While that's a fair call, Glasto doesn't require all the international bands to travel a bazillion miles to a different hemisphere.
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Per day? Glasto has a lot better lineups, and that's only because Ax says, they don't have to drag bands from onside of the planet to the other.
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no, for the whole event.

I'm just jaded I guess
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:24 PM   #22
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I don't have anything against the lineup; just saw Sad Punk's post and decided it was a good enough excuse to post this.
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Excellent.

 
The lineup isn't awful, just underwhelming after last years.
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I can't even remember last year's.

OK, just looked it up. Think this year and last year are honestly fairly equal really.
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It's hard to compare against Glastonbury. Maybe ticket pricing versus Leads/Reading or V Festival would better show the difference. And in those cases it would be as Axver said, to do with distance + capacity (Leads/Reading/V are about double) bringing ticket prices down.

Glastonbury is a different beast. The lineup is staggeringly huge - 300 odd acts. The capacity is huge - about 200K all up. And its actually an arts festival, not a music festival, and thus I think a lot of what is set up there is done off the festivals books, arts groups etc do it mostly on their own dime. When I went last year, I was just expecting something similar to Splendour on a much, much, much larger scale, but it's nothing like that. It's a whole other thing. It really is a pop-up city (it even has its own daily newspaper.) The scale of it, and the effort put in, is phenomenal. The music really is just the icing on the cake, or just a part of a much larger thing. You arrive on the Wednesday, and the music doesn't even kick off until the Friday afternoon, but even for the two days in between, you are never short of something to do or see or whatever.

And it's not just a big field, with a few smaller tents, couple of dance tents, some food areas (etc). The construction is ridiculous. The below is just one 'street corner' of a bombed out city constructed at one end of the festival. Across the 'street' from this building was another multi-story apartment block with a London tube carriage rammed through the middle, all part of several 'city blocks' constructed like this. Within each of these buildings is a rabbit warren of bars and clubs. And there were several 'cities' built like this. Another one was Blade Runner-esque, a third was all shells of aircraft and tanks and trains, all turned into clubs and bars and small band venues. And they're open all night. Brilliant.



Point being - Splendour is over priced, definitely. But not as dramatically as it looks versus UK festivals.
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Way to make me really want to go to Glasto now!
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Way to make me really want to go to Glasto now!
This.
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So Jay-Z just landed in Brisbane....

I'm about to bawl my fucking eyes out.

Would have been worth every fucking cent.
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AND NO ONE IS FUCKING STREAMING IT!!
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$528.60 to camp this year.

#lol #kiddingthemselves
Ouch. No, it's really not worth it. One $90 ticket to Lollapalooza could net you a Coldplay performance, and so many great opening acts. $270 for a three-day festival is fairly typical...double that is laughable. Maybe ten years ago when the gap between the dollar and the Aussie dollar was pretty large, but you guys have passed us up now. I realize there's travel expenses, but you're getting hosed here.

Especially since the lineup goes to shit after about the fourth line. I see they didn't sell anywhere near par; what a shock.
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