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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Hello everyone and welcome to PLAY FESTIVAL 2007!!



Please forgive me for the lack of info, I have no computer to use and it'll be a few weeks more until I'm able to update it more often. I'll come back and put more up as and when I can.



Hopefully most of this info you'll have gotten from our newsletter, if not sign up to it on the website now! www.playfestival.co.uk



We had a wonderful 5 days last year and can only say that 2007 will be even better!



Thanks to everyone who came last year and who gave us feedback on what they thought of the festival, we've taken all comments on board and hope we can make the festival one that you'll enjoy even more than the last.



The dates for this years festival will be Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th July and we will be at the same venue, Fordhall Farm in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The tickets will be 35 in advance and 40 on the door, that will include most workshops, 4 nights camping, the shows and other entertainments during the festival



We have lots planned for this years festival, more areas to play in with the emphasis on getting everyone involved, we will have a proper go at the world record after last years attempt didn't go so well (although it does look awesome on video!!!) and of course the usual abundance of workshops to keep you all busy in the day.

We'll have two stages this year, the main stage/tent and and nice little caberet tent, a solar powered cinema, a PROPER bar & food tent and a few more folks selling the stuff you want to buy (even if you don't realise it yet! heheh)



New for this year will be the PLAY HOP Amateur Performance of the year. It's a little competition we've come up with that can be entered by anyone for any type of performance. No more than 4 minutes long with a cash prize for the winner and the chance to feature on the next PLAY DVD. As you might guess from the title the event is sponsored by HomeofPoi.com (who have proudly given us the prizes for our games over the last two years). More details will follow soon...



The DVD of last years festival will be out at some point, probably exactly at the time we plan it to come out wink Focusing more on spreading knowledge to learn the arts than the last DVD and we're sure it'll knock your socks off!



If you want to contact us about anything please email us at one of the following addresses:



info@playfestival.co.uk



comments@playfestival.co.uk



volunteers@playfestival.co.uk



traders@playfestival.co.uk



If anyone wants specific footage from last years festival please wait until after the DVD is out, Strugz & co are busy enough editing the full thing to start making cuts for people! Thanks smile



As my internet access is sporadic at best till my pc is up and running, I might not be able to reply to email straight away, if you want to talk to me about anything call me on 07814 018091 and if you don't get an answer LEAVE A VOICEMAIL!



Keep checking the website for the latest information and we'll send out newsletters as often as we can.





hugs & smiles



Dunc hug


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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:*Makes note to pack his tights*

Especially for you Rob... wink

http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=all&page=1


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:eek

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

eat my face before i eat yours
Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted: Written by: garthy


Also whats' the music gonna be DJ Wise?

Psy-trance and Ska?

Oh suprise.. rolleyes

Maybe some Cat Empire and Infected Mushroom? Wooo! Never heard that much at all...

Could we have a rock / Metal music night / couple of hours..

I know many people would love this biggrin

And have a ban on All Cat Empire and Infected Mushroom? tongue



i'm up for a ban on psy trance. lets have a whole night of progressive happy hardcore freestyle mash up bosh another banging one out meht. will pack white gloves now, ohh excited ubblol


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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:ubblolubblol for just everything.....
I'm sooooo excited biggrin 17 more sleeps Woot!


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted: Written by: garthy


 Written by: mech


 Written by: garthy


 Written by: _Stix_


I just bought my self an extra awning for my tent.. rain nor shine will bother me.. ... but where can I plug in my hair straightners..?



I've power in my van for straightners..

Just come into my van anytime... biggrin wink



no no no dont!

once you go into garthy van, you are doomed!

its like a woman trap, it even made garthy dress like a woman wink

(hug's for the most smilie guy i know, and one of the best smile)



Shhhh....

You're Wrecking my pre-play preperations.... tongue



*sigh* HOW MANY TIMES do I have to say NO, NO, NOooooooooo ? Hippies are *so* ten years ago..

ubblol
Might just *use* you for your power point tho.. (fnarf) wink


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted: Written by: duballstar


*Makes note to pack his tights*

http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=all&page=1



please -- coz I'm not giving you mine again.. I have shudders everytime I look at that photo.. I hope I didn't look as *sexy* as you when I wore them ubbrollsmile


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Are people still having to pay the 150 I was quoted to trade on the site or are they now allowed to trade out of the back of their cars/tents/vans for free?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:talk to duncan

Step (el-nombrie)

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted: Written by: Mr_widd


 Written by: garthy


Also whats' the music gonna be DJ Wise?

Psy-trance and Ska?

Oh suprise.. rolleyes

Maybe some Cat Empire and Infected Mushroom? Wooo! Never heard that much at all...

Could we have a rock / Metal music night / couple of hours..

I know many people would love this biggrin

And have a ban on All Cat Empire and Infected Mushroom? tongue



i'm up for a ban on psy trance. lets have a whole night of progressive happy hardcore freestyle mash up bosh another banging one out meht. will pack white gloves now, ohh excited ubblol



What exactly is 'progressive' happy hardcore? umm

Can I play some heavy dub reggae please? And some ska punk? I'm up for metal, breaks and world music too.

I wouldn't mind a ban on psytrance - although I don't recall hearing anything that I'd describe as good psytrance last year and would be happy to bring some along to show you - but I think banning the Cat Empire would be a bit like banning Strawberries in the summertime...

sunny


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:can we ban strawberries in the summertime please...
wink


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:eek Only if we ban pimms and having fun too... tongue

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

eat my face before i eat yours
Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted: Written by: duballstar



What exactly is 'progressive' happy hardcore? umm





Saw it on a flyer, infact it was progressive freeform hardcore, but thats basicly the same as happy hardcore, its all the same noise.

I wouldn't mind a eairly 90's style disco with some old house from that time. bit of 2 unlimited and that kind of coool stuff. sure some good dancing will be seen then. rolleyes


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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:Can we have 5 days of non-stop Cat Empire please? biggrin

A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:Ear plugs for those that don't like the music provided?

Personally I'm not up for a 'whole night' of anything.. is there going to be quiet time at night?


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:the music policy will not be as it was last year

this was the biggest complaint, and has or at least should have been changed from last year


Step (el-nombrie)

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RaveRepresent
RaveRepresent

addict

Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 567
Posted:Darn it... I hate living in the USA... Every event is held too far away from me frown

Sorry guys... Won't catch you at play this year.. Maybe next...


"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:what was the music policy last year then?

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted: Written by: Gleneroo

so uhm, does anyone know whats with this solar-powered cinema? does that mean a projector i can hook up to and do my kinky photoshows in there whenever or...??



Yep ubbrollsmile


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:We're working out the fine details about the music...

Try as I might, i'm not sure I can manage a complete ban on Psy Trance, apparently some drug-addled mindless hippies think it's music and get upset if they can't stomp about in a field wink

Also, will try to limit styles - i.e. no more than an hour of breaks/psy/rock at a time - keeps things more interesting and more bearable for those who think psy-trance is little more than repetitive aural vomitting.

Sunny days are surely meant for ska, reggae, and liquid drum and bass? And breaks... lots of breaks biggrin


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted: Written by: _Stix_


Ear plugs for those that don't like the music provided?

Personally I'm not up for a 'whole night' of anything.. is there going to be quiet time at night?



If you want to have a night of undistrurbed sleepiness please use the Quiet Caming feild adjactent to the main feild. It is very quiet in there.

The whole layout and music tone has changed this year, we hve three seperate areas for bands, dj's and acoustic playing. I'm sure you'll find some nice area's to chill out while you're there.

Oh as for psytrance, it will be greatly reduced this year. We will be far more eclectic especially now we have more places to be eclectic in smile If I may say so myself in a pre-smug predictory "I know what's coming" kind of way, you're all gonna love it ubbrollsmile


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted: Written by: UnderControlOrFailure


Rainbow Dragon? umm

Oh dear Erik.. I did so like "Erik's poi toys" as a name, but as you frequent here not, my cries are in vain.

shrug



Ah - should clarify this smile It's Mike selling them, who used to sell Es-p-Ts, but he's now trading under his own name (Same poi I believe)


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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted: Written by: Dunc


 Written by: Gleneroo

so uhm, does anyone know whats with this solar-powered cinema? does that mean a projector i can hook up to and do my kinky photoshows in there whenever or...??



Yep ubbrollsmile



And Mii Wii?


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:mmmm my ticket had beter be there by the time i get home. its been a week now and its still not here....ggggrrr.

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:tickets are not being posted out, you need to take you order id number and proof of who you are with you.

sorry if this ends up being a repeated post, some one may get there before me hug


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted:while we're on about music requesting, i call for loads of drum n bass / breakbeat biggrin

and i also vote we should only allow Creative Commons licensed and/or my-friend-made-this music i.e. free from the music industry's evil clutches. You know they (music industry / RIAA) are coming down H-A-R-D (especially in UK) on everyone who publicly plays music for an audience without first signing some contract, paying up a chunk of proceeds and acquiring a permit, thus are they attacking (fining/sueing) even the littlest little venues for playing tracks (spinning vinyl) for an audience... so to stay safe, protest and to inform the world that beautiful music of all genres exists outside of the commercial realm so people start supporting these labels. smile i've got a huge collection of CC music, though i don't know what's really good yet as i haven't listened to a whole lot of it... but would be cool if everyone brought along a bit of really nice music that doesn't belong (at some point) to the major record labels...

and btw most of even the smallest record labels are owned at the top by the "Big Four" which rules the world. There's a tool somewhere to find out which labels belong to who, but i can't find it atm. Tons more info here tho: www.downhillbattle.org


fotography: glenneroo.net
filmography: glenneroo.org

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:But of course we're recording all tracks played for PRS royalties... wink

Fine ethics though - In theory I support you 100%
But practicality wins this one smile

The only thing (in my limited experience) when the PRS (and the other one which I've temporarily forgotten...) is live bands performing covers and music used for professional performances. And even in this respect they're immensely slack.


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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:never fear on the music front.

simian and I are doing a 2 hour breakbeat/mashup set, complete with oversized glasses and torches selotaped to the frames.

We really dont like Psytrance, or Country and Western, or Crappy Hardcore, so none of that will be played.


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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted:sweeeeeeeeet! i love you already! biggrin er, both of you. at the same time even. ubbloco and i'm not even a girl. or gay. yet. eek

fotography: glenneroo.net
filmography: glenneroo.org

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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Duball*
http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=all&page=1
.....Thanks you SOOOOooo much - thats another one to go in my collection.
I have Renegade idea's already - come and find me when you get to site!!!
MMMMmmmmmmm ubblol


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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:To Mech, Durbs, Dunc - I dont intend to be 'trading' whilst at PLAY - im there to do my shows, some workshops and generally enjoy. If someone wants to buy some stuff off me great, but im not going to be putting my stuff out - so please dont worry!!

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