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Festival Referendum

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On 21 Jul 2013 at 11:31pm Festival Referendum wrote:
To All local Residents.
Lets give our humble opinions to Lewes District Council, regards a future Lewes Music Festival.
Yes answer in Favour.
OR
No not in Favour.
THANKYOU.
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On 21 Jul 2013 at 11:33pm Johnny p wrote:
Best weekend ever in Lewes! 100% in favour!
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On 21 Jul 2013 at 11:33pm Local wrote:
YES
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 4:43am Horseman7 wrote:
Yes.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 6:43am Jason wrote:
I never went this weekend as Mumford and son are not my type of music and could not justify paying 75 to see The Vaccines however if this was to be a future thing I would say yes all the time.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 7:25am Roly Mo wrote:
Oh yes!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 7:27am Lee C wrote:
Absolutely great time. 100% do it again.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:02am Holy Moly wrote:
Yes!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:09am Webbo wrote:
Yes
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:12am Jeff Silburn wrote:

I worked there all weekend but it was great. Mumford's wanted local participation and that's the way it should be.
YES lets do it again.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:14am Pete wrote:
Oh yes....but I wouldn't pay 75 to see them, or anyone else for that matter !
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:36am Hungover wrote:
The good old nameless Lewes forum voting system, or pinch of salt, as it should be known, but for what it's worth. YES
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:40am Pedestrian wrote:
The whole festival site was great, really fantastic atmosphere. I say YES but I do wonder if everyone would be happy if it were a different kind of band playing, with a different fan base.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:53am Ding dong wrote:
What, like a death metal band? :p)
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 9:33am Al wrote:
No
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 9:42am Border Control wrote:
We agree with Pedestrian. The blands and their following were very middle class and had a mostly young preppy following. Wouldn't want Rock Concert affair. Folkesy that's Lewes !
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 11:13am PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
yes, subject to more staff on hand on the opening evening and possibly later train service to reduce traffic.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 12:04pm Belladonna wrote:
Definitely yes. And I can see it working with a variety of bands , not just Folkesy stuff. What's important is to get even more local participation. And the lack of branding (apart from GOTR) was important. Two lessons to be learned - 1. ticketing / door policy on first night/ entrance and exit points, 2. Provision of water poiints around the venue, not just miles from the stage.
A great Lewes event and brilliant for the town
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 12:24pm Jeremy wrote:
100% YES. Brilliant weekend. A great catalyst event with lots of other activities in the Town.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 12:58pm KB wrote:
How many of you live on Priory Street, though?
Love Supreme was also very well behaved over at Glynde this month. So festivals with self-respecting demographics ought to be the only things under consideration. Lewes still has a sense of self-respect about it, and that can be a fragile thing, but a valuable thing, to maintain. Where a festival necessarily interacts with the town, i.e. not just on a field miles out, we ought to consider the impact.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 1:08pm stevied wrote:
Didn't go this time (not my sort of music) but great to see the town alive for once - so a big YES from me!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 2:03pm Cllr Donna Edmunds wrote:
I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the whole thing went off, and really enjoyed the atmosphere around town.
As a version 1.0 it was definitely a success with room for improvement. So a yes from me.
Not sure how the cricketers would feel about their pitch being taken over every year though...
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 2:34pm Kevsy wrote:
Yes, yes, yes
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 3:21pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
Yes, definitely. Would be good to have cheap tickets for kids at the next one.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 3:23pm Brussel sprout wrote:
YES.

Lewes did it really well.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 5:13pm Fairmeadow wrote:
So a thumbs up to Lewes DC for promoting this one then?
Makes a change from the stick they usually (and often deservedly) get.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 5:55pm Townie wrote:
Never went, probably won't go but great to see everyone enjoying themselves.
A resounding YES from me.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 5:55pm cyclist wrote:
Definately yes, went and really enjoyed it (even though I don't really like the Music of Mumford and Sons. Vampire weekend were brilliant
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 6:04pm urghh wrote:
Possibly, so long as it isn't just another folky middle-class affair that only the privileged can enjoy. If its just another Mumford type band charging 75 next time then no! Give me metal bands and something a bit different then hell YES!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 6:07pm jackme off wrote:
Yes but can we have bands with some "balls" like Slipnot The Prodigy or a bit of Rammstein??
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 6:17pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think I'd be minded to support it if a similar event was to be held again.
It seems like everyone had a good time, there was no trouble by the sound of it, and I'm a bit disappointed I wasn't here to join in the fun now.
Wouldn't have paid 75 to see the Mumfords though!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 6:26pm Independent Thinker wrote:
Definite Yes, huge success all round. Congrats where they're due. Including those who pushed for the in and out policy, which made a real difference for a lot of people. I'm not a big Mumford's fan, but I really enjoyed their performance. And Deap Vally, The Mystery Jets and The Vaccines show it wasn't all folksy music.
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 7:02pm Albatross... wrote:
Given the Mumfords closing number perhaps Fleetwood Mac would be a good fit for next year? ;-)
Oh and Yes Please!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 7:16pm lewes resident wrote:
how about some culture and have an open air classical music festival
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:06pm Old Malling wrote:
Yes from me!
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On 22 Jul 2013 at 8:46pm A Saunders wrote:
1000% YES. it was the best thing ever! and so worth 75 to see Mumford.(you would probably pay that to see just them alone without all the other great bands that were included) lets just hope that now its all over they don't become strangers to the town.
 
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On 23 Jul 2013 at 12:42am plumberinlewes wrote:
Not normally a concert go'er; but it was fantastic! Not only that, but the weather seems to be co-operating to re-set the cricket pitches.
Now, if we could only get the current contractors to increase grass cutting height; we could have playable summer pitches. But they would rather cut it to 5 millimetres so it turns brown and dies all summer ( so they don't need a recut.) Well done our local garden Ce___r!!
And why do they charge for the Tennis courts? Surely it must cost more to charge for the tennis courts then just let people play on them:
sorry, on a rant - will start a new thread.


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