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The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 09:41
by Tintin
We bought tickets for Deershed last night :D

It will be DP's first festival (& the girls'). It will probably be our first trip away with our new tent (unlikely we'll go anywhere before then, although I'm sure we will pitch it in the garden a few times).

It's the same weekend as the finish of the TdF, so we'll miss the last mountain stages on the Friday and Sat, as well as the Champs Élysées. A bit gutted about that :( Wondering whether to set the planner for the stages and try to avoid the results?!

Who's going where this year?

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 13:13
by issi
We've got tickets for Green Man! It's my first festival and I'm a bit apprehensive about entertaining the boys and keeping things clean but I'll try to chill out! We love, love, love Stornoway (and I may have told Brian this when I went to see them for my hen do :oops: :oops: :oops: ) and can't wait to see them again!

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 13:20
by KatGoldLIN
I'll be at the Just So Festival with the whole crew (+ 2 of my other online friends with 3 kids each - it will be pandaemonium!)

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 13:32
by cloudcuckoo
Against my better judgement, we are going to CarFest. I am thinking of trying persuade DH that we should go to Cambridge too...

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 14:02
by ToothFairy
We're going to Camp Bestival :D

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 16:12
by Tintin
k4tg0ld wrote:I'll be at the Just So Festival with the whole crew (+ 2 of my other online friends with 3 kids each - it will be pandaemonium!)

I was so so close to going to Just So this year, and I know a few people who are going. But it was just looking too expensive in the end. I don't think DP would enjoy it much, but one of my close mummy-friends is very keen too so we may go together next year without the menfolk!

Can't wait to hear all about it KG!

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 15 Jul 2013, 13:01
by cloudcuckoo
Just looking into planning our festival trip, and find it is one where you park in a car park and then lug everything to the campsite. :( Last time we did that (Beautiful Days with TF!) it nearly broke us. It definitely broke the tent bag.

So, I've put in a request to borrow a lighter, smaller tent from my folks, and am looking into hiring a wagon to cart the kids around in. Has anyone else done this? I reckon we could buy one for the same price as hiring one for 3 days, but then we would have to get it in the car. Ideas?

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:11
by RedRum
Bestivaaaaal. Yay :D

Were considering SGP but can't afford to do both.

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:12
by RedRum
cloudcuckoo wrote:Just looking into planning our festival trip, and find it is one where you park in a car park and then lug everything to the campsite. :( Last time we did that (Beautiful Days with TF!) it nearly broke us. It definitely broke the tent bag.

So, I've put in a request to borrow a lighter, smaller tent from my folks, and am looking into hiring a wagon to cart the kids around in. Has anyone else done this? I reckon we could buy one for the same price as hiring one for 3 days, but then we would have to get it in the car. Ideas?


CC I saw loads of people at Glasto pushing wheelbarrows or pulling carts filled with bags/tents/kids.

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 25 Jul 2013, 09:24
by RedRum
Guess who's got free tickets to camp bestival courtesy of a friend who is mates with Rob Da Bank. Go on, guess. :D

Re: The Festivals 2013 thread

PostPosted: 25 Jul 2013, 11:04
by ToothFairy
OMG :D We can meet up :D