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Mumford & Sons in Lewes

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On 5 Feb 2013 at 8:50pm happy wrote:
Munford & sons coming to Lewes July 19th 20th we are on the map people!
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 8:52pm innerstrings wrote:
Dear god no!
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 8:59pm Expat Two wrote:
That's it - Lewes is officially uncool.
I read in a music magazine somewhere about these jokers, apparently they love not only their fans, but also the queen and the government.
I'd forgive them just one of those if they were any good.
Was Billy Childish really the last good gig in Lewes? Tom Hinkley at the Snowdrop was a surprisingly good, albeit low key, night
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 9:12pm Townie wrote:
Who ?
 
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 9:32pm Expat Two wrote:
Sorry, Tom Hingley. One of my old school friend was nicknamed Hinkley - I will forever conflate the two names.
 
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 9:55pm Carpets fitter wrote:
When was that, Expat Two? Was he with The Lovers? I'd have been there, for sure
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 10:07pm expat two wrote:
Oh that would have been, maybe, 10 years ago? Solo acoustic, but played loads of Inspirals hits.
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 10:18pm Garethlewes wrote:
Expat Two, do you get all your opinions from magazines as their music is very much lewes. I think it will go well and hopefully I can get a ticket for it.
 
 
On 5 Feb 2013 at 10:48pm H wrote:
When and where?????
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 11:00pm Carpets fitter wrote:
Cheers Expat Two.
That's a mildly worrying statement Gareth - claiming that some three year old band sums up this town. In what way, pray?
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 11:20pm bumhug wrote:
£75 a ticket!
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 11:43pm Castle Gate wrote:
Many millions of records by Mumford & Sons have been sold, totalling a huge amount of money. Whether or not the music of this band, and their label-mates, matches one's own taste, perhaps the fans paying £75 per ticket (plus camping) will spend elsewhere in our town also? Incidentally, knowing a little about the safe organisation of major events, and how little money actually reaches the band even at other events in our town, I'd say the ticket price, for a five-band professional event over two days, is fair. Right, then: who's got some extra informal couch space to rent, that weekend?
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 12:37am expat two wrote:
Gareth - a Google search throws up 6.5.02.
The rocketing of ticket prices does n??t really worry me that much ?? God knows I??ve taken enough flights to Auckland to see my favourite bands, which winds up adding another $200 - $300 on top of the $100+ ticket price. I??ll easily chew through a grand if the wife wants to go too.
Nobody??s forces us at gunpoint to go, but to put it into perspective, I??ve got a Jesus & Mary Chain ticket at home for their gig at the Pavilion in the ??80??s; two pounds fifty. That was probably less than the price for 2 pints then.
Are you an old feller Castle Gate?: "many millions of records.. have been sold." No they haven't, they're CDs and nobody buys even CDs anymore, they download tracks at a pound a pop. Get with it grandad!
All that aside, if Mumford & sons played on my patio, I'd shut the curtains and turn the tv up. I knew they were awful long before I heard them.
Why don't any of 'the kids' want to smash the system anymore for Christsakes, I want youth subcultures to frighten my fuddy duddy sensibilities, not bore me to death with gentle singalong folk music?
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 12:48am Shinobi wrote:
Whilst I look forward to the weekend, I do think the website is sadly misinformed!
Check out the page for travel guidance:
"There is plenty of parking in Lewes centre and you can use the car park locator to pre plan."
Should be a giggle!

Check it out here »
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 12:52am Shinobi wrote:
Also, am curious if we get a ticket discount a là Glastonbury residents, or Whitehawk Residents to their football matches?
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 9:48am Clibs wrote:
Don't forget this is a week after rock in the bog people. Don't waste your pennies on these! The Cliffe event is much better. Plenty of parking and free camping.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 10:35am happy wrote:
And five more bands!
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 1:16pm B&B landlady wrote:
I wondered why I've suddenly got a waiting list for rooms that weekend...!
 
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 2:44pm Annoyed of Malling wrote:
It will sink in the mud again...I hope
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 2:59pm Clibs wrote:
Rock in the bog will be back.. Bigger and better than ever before. Mumfords and sons little show will be nothing compared to this and at under half the price. Annoyed of Malling, it's only 1 weekend in a whole year, And won't be like the illegal all night rave that we had over here last year. We adhere to all regulation regarding noise etc.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 3:02pm Annoyed of Malling wrote:
You are right...
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 3:05pm Musix wrote:
Sorry, I'm a Cliffe member, but really looking forward to a band I've actually heard of.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 3:18pm old rocker wrote:
Why do you know who is playing at RITB this year? Please tell us! You much be in the know!!
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 5:31pm Alexander Lemming wrote:
Can you fit 20,000 people on the Convent Field? Cos that's how many tickets are going to be sold, according to the Argus website!
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 7:38pm Hello Trevor wrote:
Mumford and Sons music 'is very Lewes' is it? Really? Really! That concerns me greatly!
I'm with expat two on this one... "If Mumford & sons played on my patio, I'd shut the curtains and turn the tv up!"
Brilliant!
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 9:39pm Earplugs wrote:
Thankfully I live far enough away so I won't be able to hear them.
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 8:37am Tree Fu Tom wrote:
I'm not a fan of their music, but they're playing Lewes!!! I can't stand Tina Turner Elton John (yes, i know there is no comparison) but if they played Lewes I would go. We haven't had a well known band play here since the 60's so this is a once in a lifetime chance!
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 9:47am Rafeeka Mouse wrote:
Personally I think Mumford and Sons are getting a lot of undue flack here! They're a good band that I happen to like. I agree that they're not revolutionary, musically or lyrically and they're not what I would describe as a life changing band, but are we really going to be that stuffy and rigid about everything we listen to? Its somewhat antithetical to the here expressed desires for something that prods at the status quo to prescribe how one should do it. They're not One Direction for chrissakes!
Incidentally, those who have expressed worry about whats being advertised about the town and its provisions, this is from the festival website:
No vehicles will be allowed onto the campsite at Priory Fields, there is limited parking in town, but we??re encouraging those camping to come by train as the train station is a 10min walk from the campsite.
Overall, I feel this is a positive thing for the town. Who knows, the response its provoking might just shake up some of the stuffed shirts in Lewes, when one really didn't expect such!
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 10:40am Prices wrote:

£75 ? .....ouch
I saw Led Zep for £7 in 1979 and that included camping. I've still got the programme (90p)
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 12:44pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Great news for Lewes. Should be a fine gig with great support bands. Lets have more of these initiatives.
BTW. Using an inflation calculator the Led Zep concert would be about £30 in today's money.
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 6:40pm Correct me if I'm wrong wrote:
20,000 people heading in to lewes for the weekend and people are moaning? Are these the. Same people moaning that the high street shops are closed and boarded up? What is wrong with with people in this town? Even if only 5000 of those head in to town and purchase goods from our high street shops it's a good thing surely!
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 7:39pm gatecrasher man! wrote:
so who's up for gatecrashing?! make a big posse and hit it from every angle! we've been here long enough to know how to get in, it shouldn't be tough! £75 quid you're having a laugh! i had my end of priory drink on that field and now they expect us to pay?! no chance, we won't be druv!
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On 8 Feb 2013 at 6:10pm Andyjanec wrote:
I'm not a local, just found this thread via Twitter, as am attending aforementioned event. You mention that parking 'should be fun', I don't doubt this, given that you are a small town, however some of us have no choice but to drive, due the distance we are travelling. Any advice on where to go? Anyone got a parking space they want to rent for the weekend?
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On 8 Feb 2013 at 6:11pm OhYeahThat'llGoDownWell wrote:
gate crashing is just a bad idea, it will cause loads of unnecessary trouble if you want to go so much just pay
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On 8 Feb 2013 at 6:12pm OhYeahThat'llGoDownWell wrote:
gate crashing is just a bad idea, it will cause loads of unnecessary trouble if you want to go so much just pay
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On 8 Feb 2013 at 10:20pm boggles wrote:
Andyjanec, and others, travel by train! The station is only 5/10 minutes from the site!


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