Got to agree live in tickets went super fast. Maybe, a few people who did tents in the last few years decided never again! Perhap, also the holiday tickets in the last two years has made a differance. Even the early saver tickets went super-fast this year.
Cor..peridot looks like you got in just in time. I hope all the regulars on this board managed to get their live in vehical tickets. I'm doing the holiday ticket once again. Best way of relaxing I can think of. Last year, I spent an afternoon just sitting in the sun by the river watching butterflies. After four days of chilling - i was super ready for the festival by friday. Someone somewhere mentioned there's a bit of a buzz already about GM - I got to agree.
There's a bit of a buzz locally too. Lots of students are applying for stewarding etc, and the festival seems to have got on the radar of the welsh cultural 'establishment'. Lots more people are talking about going, whereas in previous years i've been considered a bit eccentric for going. I think it's partly the 'folk-pop' thing with the Mumfords- banjos now seem strangely popular, at least the six string tuned like a guitar and electrified ones are..(ooops, prejudice showing there). Be interesting to see how this impacts on things like the cinema and literature tents, and the science bits, which Mrs cyfarthfa rates highly, and which makes the whole festival far more interesting.
Good to see the old familiar names on here! Agree with cyfarthfa - could be part of the Mumford phenomenon, they did draw the largest crowd last year as far as I could see. We were sitting right at the top of the hill and you couldn't see a single patch of green (or mud) between there and the stage. At least there won't be any 'disappointed with the line-up' type threads on here! I tried to generate some interest in this site on the official forum last year with little success. no-one listens to me, I just go banging on about Jonathan Richman . . . and this year Darren Hayman for Green Man! Love and peace all!
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yeah, I thought TMOE was outstanding- the one he did with Megafaun was one of my highlights of last year. What's the opposite of a 'mosh pit'? Down the front at TMOE was a mass of mid 20s women bouncing and squeeling. anti-mosh? a 'tip-shom' maybe? On the other hand, my daughter thought the mumfords were fantastic. I caught their last tune, and wasn't that impressed. Are they a London band? I know little about them, but thought I could detect a fairly deeply reworked London - Irish feel. But no fiddle.I do like a fiddle. It lifts the whole sound I think.