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I was at North Sea Jazz over the weekend. Great venue in a great city, over 200 acts, top notch food and drink, acres of gorgeous Dutch girls and, best of all, no neds for hundreds of miles.

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It’s certainly a festival I’ve considered, how easy is travel?
Would definitely recommend getting down to it if you can. I got a train from Edinburgh to Warrington then picked up from there by a mate who was going past. They run regular shuttles to and from Cheltenham Spa station on the Thursday and Sunday and introduced coaches from London as well this year so if you can get to either of them it's a breeze. Driving down from Fife you're looking at about six hours which would be a pain on the Sunday.

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I think that’s absolutely shite that there’s no highlights of Ashcroft who was clearly one of the better artists of the entire weekend. Disappointed about that.

Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

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1 hour ago, jamamafegan said:


Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

****, aye horrible. One on one on grass is great stuff. Extra act for the lads. 

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11 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

I think that’s absolutely shite that there’s no highlights of Ashcroft who was clearly one of the better artists of the entire weekend. Disappointed about that.

Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

Ashcroft doesn't let anyone film him. Screens are even blanked.

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Ashcroft doesn't let anyone film him. Screens are even blanked.
Well, that's a load of pish. I can see myself in the IOW highlights for Bittersweet Symphony.

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13 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

I think that’s absolutely shite that there’s no highlights of Ashcroft who was clearly one of the better artists of the entire weekend. Disappointed about that.

Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

The baldy Manc w**k was the issue by marketing TITP to appeal to the neds, was perfectly fine for years before that shite started, TRNSMT is the logical extension of it.

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The baldy Manc w**k was the issue by marketing TITP to appeal to the neds, was perfectly fine for years before that shite started, TRNSMT is the logical extension of it.


1. Ashcroft’s not bald

2. Ashcroft is more likely to appeal to an older generation of fans rather than the young neds - as confirmed by my missus who went to TRNSMT for the sole reason of seeing Ashcroft and said there was more older fans there.

So you’re wrong.

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13 minutes ago, jamamafegan said:

 


1. Ashcroft’s not bald

2. Ashcroft is more likely to appeal to an older generation of fans rather than the young neds - as confirmed by my missus who went to TRNSMT for the sole reason of seeing Ashcroft and said there was more older fans there.

So you’re wrong.

 

jamama, with regards to point 1 I was referring to Geoff Ellis whos is the owner of DF Concerts who were the perfectly good custodians of TITP before he got greedy & sold out to Live Nation (aka Ticketmaster, StubHub etc) which meant that he had to get his financial cut as well as them which resulted in the death spiral of that Festival.

With regards to point 2, I was happily singing along to Richard Ashcroft alongside a lot of younger fans of his at the Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington,

I realise that you have misinterpreted what I posted & we share the same musical tastes, my post had nothing to do with Richard Ashcroft who, frankly would have been the only reason I would have even contemplated turning up at TRNSMT, the last time I cried was singing along to The Drugs don't Work at The Neighbourhood Weekender, he was fucking brilliant that night.

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jamama, with regards to point 1 I was referring to Geoff Ellis whos is the owner of DF Concerts who were the perfectly good custodians of TITP before he got greedy & sold out to Live Nation (aka Ticketmaster, StubHub etc) which meant that he had to get his financial cut as well as them which resulted in the death spiral of that Festival.
With regards to point 2, I was happily singing along to Richard Ashcroft alongside a lot of younger fans of his at the Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington,
I realise that you have misinterpreted what I posted & we share the same musical tastes, my post had nothing to do with Richard Ashcroft who, frankly would have been the only reason I would have even contemplated turning up at TRNSMT, the last time I cried was singing along to The Drugs don't Work at The Neighbourhood Weekender, he was fucking brilliant that night.


Aw man, sorry :lol: I definitely got the wrong end of the stick.

Also agree with you on Ellis being a greedy fool

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It’s pretty obvious that genuine #boxoffice acts are thin on the ground at the moment, but Ellis has once again foolishly chased the money by committing to a three day event stacked with dung or local interest dross like Gerry Cinammon. It’s not a camping festival so unlike most of their competitors there’s no reason why they couldn’t run a two or even one day event with a (relatively) stronger lineup in lean years like this one, then expand again if they can book the acts to justify it.

 

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On 16/07/2019 at 17:11, virginton said:

It’s pretty obvious that genuine #boxoffice acts are thin on the ground at the moment, but Ellis has once again foolishly chased the money by committing to a three day event stacked with dung or local interest dross like Gerry Cinammon. It’s not a camping festival so unlike most of their competitors there’s no reason why they couldn’t run a two or even one day event with a (relatively) stronger lineup in lean years like this one, then expand again if they can book the acts to justify it.

 

They make their money selling shite lager and cider for 6 quid a pint. So they will obviously do as many days as possible. 

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I didn't and most folk around me didn't either. Highlights didn't show many folk doing it either. Of all the things to have a go at, you seem to have gone for the one thing that didn't happen. 



They certainly did during Lewis Capaldi

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