Upton Blues Festival

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  1. SUGGY

    SUGGY Funster Life Member

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    Anyone going to the Blues Festival on July 18 to 20th , ?
    camping is £28 pp from 1pm Friday until 11 am Monday ,
    Camp site is just over the river from the town , has showers and toilets ,
    Blues festival entry is free all weekend ,
    Graham
     
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    Looks interesting but we'll be at the Sandy meet.
     
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    Looks good. Must pencil in for next year.
     
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    Hi i hope it's better attended than the jazz festival we went to at Upton last week
    We camped in a field opposite the Marina besides us there was a tent and 2 caravns thats all.
     
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    i reckon the jazz 1 was quiet due to the price the blues 1 is different just pay for the camping
     
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    Severn Valley section of the MCC are holding a rally @ £12 per night dates are 18th - 21st July 2014 (y)
     
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    Yes sorry everyone got wrong weekend , it is the 18 / 21st July ,

    Thanks for the MCC infoTony but alas i am not a member :( but usefull to others im sure ,

    Judging by last years photos it was well attended , but who knows ,

    i think it is the same weekend as the bring and buy but as it is full , maybe some Funsters would like to go to the festival if they have nothing planned Instead ? .

    We are going to the Sandy meet then across to the Cotswolds for a few days then to the festival .

    Maybe see you there :cooler: .
     
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    Thanks for the date update. We are also going to be touring the Cotswolds after Sandy (and we are in the MCC) so Upton is a possibility.
     
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    Welland steam fair starts a few days later (Thursday) and is just a few miles down the road.. Great weekend and it's their 50th anniversary so should be even bigger.. Mcc have a rally there, no need to book just turn up.....

    GJH... You can arrive and then join at any Mcc rally...
     
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    That should have said. "Suggy". not GJH.... Must try harder.. lol
     
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    I've just been looking on the MCC web site and noticed that Steve, thanks. Could be another one for us :)
     
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    Think we would maybe give it a go, will decide when we get back after this weekend.
    Not a member of the MCC, but can’t see the point of joining for this meet, £30 + £5 joining fee, then £12 a night versus festival price of £28 all in, am I missing something ?
    EDIT just reread the bit about going to the steam rally too, doh !
     
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    Festival price (£30 if you pay on the gate) is per person, not per unit, so that equalises it a bit.
     
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    The MCC used to have a farmers field nearby and it was a lot cheaper for the Upton festival.. I think they now use another location and prices have risen.. We will be at the bring and buy that weekend..
    The Steam fair is the best one, great weekend with lots going on. Stay Thursday till Monday and the MCC section alone gets 100+ vans.... £38 for the whole weekend plus a small rally fee 50p / £1..
    http://severnvalleygroup.co.uk/index.php/rally-diary/29
    http://www.wellandsteamrally.co.uk/
     
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    Hi Steve , thanks for the info , :Smile:
    i have phoned MCC and have arranged to join at Upton with a view of going to the steam rally as well , :cooler:

    The MCC is in the same large camping area as everyone else but have their own area . arrivals after 2 pm they said ,
     
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    Graham..... Yes thats right... At Welland as you enter from the road their area is usually over on the left and quiet flat compared to further up the hill... Fresh water is close but the Elsan dump is usually a walk away... Cant wait !!! I love Welland, especially at night with all the lights on the steam fair... Hope they have the waltzers on this year... :)
     
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    A post code or address might be helpful is upton a town ???
     
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    Yes.... Upton upon Severn , Worcestershire..
    Look on a map... Old School...
    Find Worcester, go down a bit, then in a bit towards Wales... :wink::rofl:


    I cant do sat nav co-ords from here.....
     
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    Google maps Here shows both Welland and Upton
     
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    Welland Steam fair is fantastic weekend something for everyone and this year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary so it's going to be fantastic
     
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