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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Danroush » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:42 am

The one year I went to download they posted the times nearly 2 months in advance (2013), so unless they drastically vary from year to year it seems to be a bloodstock specific thing.

They did manage about 2 weeks in advance in 2016 after strong calls to release them earlier including a good handful of direct requests to do so from the Rocksoc feedback list, but have drifted back to the usual last minute now for some reason.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby robin8585 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:40 pm

I seem to remember last year times appeared on the app much earlier than we're used to, but they didn't announce via any other medium until the week of. But given that they've stated a date this time around I'm not holding my breath for that again.

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby kurrupo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:48 pm

Danroush wrote:Just wanted to pop in here to thank the OP for the time they put into the clashfinder this year! Always helps when this festival is notoriously late with the timings!


CharlesDexterWard wrote:Agreed, cheers OP :yes:


No problem guys! I agree that it is pretty annoying that they release the times so late. I hate discovering new bands that I really want to see, only to discover at the last minute that they're clashing. That's why I thought keeping up to date with the Clashfinder this year would help me, and others, avoid that scenario. Hopefully it's pretty accurate and the organisers don't suddenly decide to change the running order at the last minute :lol:

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Ghost » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:29 pm

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:26 pm

robin8585 wrote:I seem to remember last year times appeared on the app much earlier than we're used to, but they didn't announce via any other medium until the week of. But given that they've stated a date this time around I'm not holding my breath for that again.


They've definitely been on the app earlier than announced in the past. For anyone not yet on the app here's the current app status:

Bands are listed with all times TBC
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby zombieman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:55 pm

This is part of the reason why I think I've decided this years Bloodstock will probably be my last. That and the complete shambles of getting into the festival has gradually made most of my mates drift away already. Looking at more of the smaller festivals and also foreign ones again.

It's a shame but I think they have lost all the "by the fans for the fans" and its now a cash cow for the few.

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Bizza » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm

zombieman wrote:This is part of the reason why I think I've decided this years Bloodstock will probably be my last. That and the complete shambles of getting into the festival has gradually made most of my mates drift away already. Looking at more of the smaller festivals and also foreign ones again.

It's a shame but I think they have lost all the "by the fans for the fans" and its now a cash cow for the few.


Understandable, reckon I'll be doing the same if I have to spend 4 hours in the entrance queue again.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby metaldinosaur » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 pm

The queue was really awful. I really hope they have a better system this year.

Imagine if it was raining! It would indeed put me off returning.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Danroush » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:47 pm

Just for reference, the "By the fans for the fans" was never meant to be "we run the festival how you guys want," it was a statement that they themselves were fans, i.e. it's independently run as opposed to some giant company who doesn't care about the music calling the shots.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Ghost » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:00 pm

I don't ever turn up until the Friday so I've never been in the queue. I do think they should be cut some flack for last year though because they had heightened security so they needed to search everything. Probably just following police guidelines. It was in the wake of the Graspop issue last year.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:43 am

metaldinosaur wrote:The queue was really awful. I really hope they have a better system this year.

Imagine if it was raining! It would indeed put me off returning.

It will be pretty dreadful if the sun is blazing down on us and the temperature is 30C. :(

Ghost wrote: It was in the wake of the Graspop issue last year.

What happened at Graspop? I thought the heightened security was in the wake of the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Ghost » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:01 am

Sorry it was rock am ring that got evacuated not graspop . I remember Vicky at the time being asked by people about whether they'd be more security because of it.
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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:29 am

Oh that rings a bell. Was the whole festival cancelled?

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby robin8585 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:38 am

Black Wizard wrote:Oh that rings a bell. Was the whole festival cancelled?


Got cancelled part way through the second day. It was because of bad weather though (someone got struck by lightning) rather than a security issue.

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Re: 2018 Clashfinder

Postby i0th » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:53 am

Rock Am Ring was evacuated on the Friday because of a terrorist threat but resumed on Saturday.
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