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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:Hello wave

I hope you're all eagerly awaiting news about PLAY 2006, well so are we! We're having troube finding a venue that meets our requirements, primarilly

a) Is cheap enough to keep ticket price down
b) Is in (or roughly in) the Midlands
c) Isn't just an empty field

Sounds simple you may say, but alas not so far. If anyone knows of any decent venues can you let us know here? Did you go to a little festival last Summer in a nice quiet tucked away place in the countryside somewhere perhaps? Did it have anything like running water etc?

If you can think of anywhere please post whatever details you have, or send a pm to me instead if you fancy smile

Thanks! hug


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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slack rating - 9.5
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Posted:waiting very eagerly...

would it be cheaper to get a field and hire loo's etc? or does that provide more hassle/cost than it's worth? umm


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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

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Location: infront of you, United Kingdom

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Posted:how big do you want this place to be?
for searching purposes.


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Chickpea
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:or find a fairly basic campsite in the middle of nowehere i.e.montford bridge or wem and offer to buy them out in pitches for a weekend,if they're only charging a couple of quid a pitch per night and you promise a couple of hundred folks they might do a decent deal.ticket prices hopefully wouldnt be too high either then,
both those sites are remote but have loos and water, might be worth a look.
B x


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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

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Total posts: 933
Posted:did some searching

list of scout sites/farms - http://www.lrpevents.co.uk/sites.html


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Written by: Boo_Bunny

how big do you want this place to be?
for searching purposes.



It needs to be able to camp over 300 people with space for a marquee and workshops (think 300 people all spinning in a field ubblove )

We might not need a marquee if the site has buildings, but they need to be big enough for juggling 5+ balls/clubs/staffs in - so quite high

That list looks very good indeed, even if some of the links don't work. Thanks! hug


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

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Posted:what! My backyard isn't good enough?!?!

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:Thanks guys! And it'll need to fit 500 peeps max, not 300! Sym you should know better rolleyes wink

No Meg, sorry, if your back yard is anything like your kitchen it won't pass the H&S inspection wink Also, it isn't in the Midlands ya Stottie Brained Lassie! spank


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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:humm seem to remember somthing comming up in the manchester thred i will look it up it seemed promasing at the time ant the owners seemd quite acomodating i think

give me a bit to go look it up will post back soon


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Written by: Dunc

And it'll need to fit 500 peeps max, not 300! Sym you should know better rolleyes wink




redface er, yeah yeah, i know... ubbangel


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

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Posted:it's mid scotland thou!

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:dunc - make sure you post this request for help on the uk_jugglers list (yahoo groups).

lots of convention organisors on that group smile


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

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Posted:Dublin is quite nice ubbangel

Love is the law.

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Posted:Written by: Dunc

Thanks guys! And it'll need to fit 500 peeps max, not 300! Sym you should know better rolleyes wink




Unless the VWs and Hippies parted ways.


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Yes, let's go.
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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:We already have parted ways, it'll be just people who play in 2006 smile

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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Posted:*waits eagerly*

Dunc are you still planning to hold it over the redundant glastonbury weekend? just coz I know some people have to book their holidays from work well in advance and as I'm starting a new job I can state if I have previously booked holiday.

I had great fun last time and wouldn't want to miss the next. biggrin


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:If I miss this one aswell, I might actually break down and cry.

smile


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:Could you not ask Michael if we could use his land..... I mean its not as if he has anything on that weekend this year ubblol

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

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Posted:yeah yeah yeah, wouldnt miss it for the world, last year was ace.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:We actually considered approaching Mr Eavis seeing as I'm aparently his secret love child rolleyes but we haven't.

Yes it will still be on the last weekend in June while Glasto is on it's Fallow Year smile


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:By last weekend of june i take it you inculde thursday my birthday, oh dunc never knew you cared wink

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Miranda (mewcat)
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
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Posted:I can't come! frown I'll be in Australia weavesmiley. I had so much fun this year - II wish I could make it. I hope it's even more of a success than 2005 and that everyone has a great time hug peace

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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

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Posted:Awesome vid guys, had such a blast last year

Arrrghhhh

Though looks like the gods are against me coming next year as my mums 50 th b'day celebrations are planned for that weekend . . . even though her b'day is in may rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbbishhhhh


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Posted:I know some lovely spots over here.....wil have to settle for hassling one of the many Perth spinners going over to go instead

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Posted:matty, what is your mum on about?!! Tell her to celebrate on her birthday!
or bring her to play! there's no way you're missing out!!


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

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Posted:Written by: Mynci

I had great fun last time and wouldn't want to miss the next. biggrin



you were at play????


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
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Total posts: 7263
Posted:Too right! Matty, convince her PLAY is the best place she could celebrate, we'd even buy her a cake biggrin

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:Agreed matt, and your first thing we see on the teaser trailer, your the ambassador for play now, everyone will expect you there

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

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Posted:I think you will find that that is mr strugland . . . .

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:no way, i heard he was clowned up too but i swear thats you

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Posted:nopes that is Strugnell alright biggrin

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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