Upton On Seven Blues Festival

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  1. davidbaldam

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    Thinking of going to the Upton on Seven Blues Festival July 17 to July 19. Looks like a good line up, camping Friday to Sunday £30.00 per person or £35.00 per person if you book from Thursday, camping in a field with toilets and showers but no EHU. Like I said we are thinking about it, anyone else?

    http://uptonbluesfestival.org.uk/
    Hope the link works, if not then google it. :)
     
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    Doh!
     
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    We were there, with Suggy & Rosie, last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed on the MCC rally field, which was a bit cheaper (I think it was £50 from Thursday lunchtime until Monday morning).

    We were thinking of going again but the MCC aren't running a rally this year because the field owner has apparently been increasing the charge year on year and they have decided enough is enough. Circumstances mean that we aren't in a position to book this year, just in case we can't get there (the other advantage of the MCC was that there wasn't a supplement for non-booked camping).
     
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    Possibly-Carolyn had new knee last Tues,we're waiting a couple of weeks to see how recovery goes.
     
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    We are no longer thinking of going, we are going, just booked from the Thursday, really looking forward to the week end. :)
     
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    We would have considered it but it clashes with the Hartlepool Monkey Hangers Rally which, as I am organising it, means I can't get out of it :)
     
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    We are thinking about attending, still undecided though.
    Brisey & Pamelaaar.
     
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    We have booked and will be there. It really is a great atmosphere both on site and in the town and we would not miss it for the world. We will be flying the Funster flag this year so pop over for a glass or three if you are passing....

    The Tinca's
     
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    Great, we'll bring the Prosecco. :)
     
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    Prosecco....mmmm....that will go down very nicely, look forward to it. Heres hoping that Brisey and Pamelaaaaar decide to come as well as it would be nice to see them again after a brief encounter in Beni.
    We do hope that awful UKBill chap stays away though as we do not want to be led astray again......................:rolleyes:

    The Tinca's
     
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    Friends of mine are playing a couple of sessions. They are a duet (sometimes with a drummer) called "Blueshound" and they are really good if you get a chance to see them. They do a real mixture of stuff, not just Delta Blues, and Marcus (the big tall guy) is the best guitarist I have ever seen. I think they are on at the Anchor. Hopefully we will get down if we are still in the UK.
     
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    Quite fancy this. Saw the bit about dogs but I wonder has anyone here taken one before?
     
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    Same here, decision made, tickets purchased, looking forward to the Festival. See you all there.
    Brisey & Pamelaaar.
     
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    We are going Friday till Sunday. Not been to the Blues Festival before but been to Upton Jazz a few times. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Yes we took Max last year(y) plenty of other dogs there just keep em leashed.
    Will be there again this year hope to bump into some of you folks there
     
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    Looking forward to seeing everyone there! :cheers:
     
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    was there last year and it was a blast wat i remember of it have also already booked 2 tickets for thursday onward camping but cant now make it will be in portugal
     
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    who else is going to the festival
    when you are there just up from the supermarket is a social club (free entry during the fes)there you will find great bands and cheap prices for ya booze if not take a few tins and bottles and just park ya derrières at any seat outside any bar :):whistle:
     
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    One thing we noticed last year was that the drinks prices stayed as normal rather than being expensive as at many events. That included the temporary bars as well as the pubs & club.
     
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    the bar on the river was a bit expensive Graham but like you say its still a reasonable price to pay for the festival i was down near the front toilets and showers and it was great i could here the street bands from there with no problem
     
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