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#1781 G-Man

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:54 PM

That is very tempting. I have never seen them but have always wanted to...


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#1782 Matt R.

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 10:31 PM

That is very tempting. I have never seen them but have always wanted to...


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#1783 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:25 AM

Woodstock 50 is done.

No surprise there.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

Seems like it's been a bad year for festivals.  

Locally Atomique gets the blame for the cancellation of RTS and Rifflandia but it seems the problem is bigger than that.  Performer fatigue? Festival saturation? Weak dollar for Canadian festivals? 


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#1785 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

I can't help but think people are starting to get turned off by the way festivals are operated now. You pay through the nose for tickets, you're ushered in to a fenced zone with no exits permitted, you're bombarded by advertising and promotional materials, you're charged heavily for basic food, water and of course drinks, and with more and more frequency big acts are cancelling their shows while ticket holders are not offered any compensation.

 

The costs to put on these events also keeps rising and the potential for post-event mess/destruction has made some landowners who used to play along a little weary.

 

That's just my 02 cents.


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#1786 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

a big ontario one was cancelled and the promoter lost $10M before even putting on their first year.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

a big ontario one was cancelled and the promoter lost $10M before even putting on their first year.

 

Quite often it isn't the promoter but the early ticket buyers that get burned.

 

Artists can't make meaningful money from 'album' sales anymore so they have to rely on touring and merch sales to pay the bills. Most bands can't fill a venue on their own so they rely on festivals which have become saturated. 


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#1788 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

here’s the Ontario one:


Creditors are owed a combined total of $16.5 million, almost 100 times more money than MF Live Inc. has left in the bank.
Organizers anticipated the four-day event would sell 40,000 tickets, but records show around 10,000 tickets were actually sold.
The trustee says it plans to look into the payments made to the agents of performers like Aerosmith, Nickelback, and Kid Rock, all of whom were paid in full, but never stepped foot on stage. "We do intend on having the discussions wi



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

here’s the Ontario one:


Creditors are owed a combined total of $16.5 million, almost 100 times more money than MF Live Inc. has left in the bank.
Organizers anticipated the four-day event would sell 40,000 tickets, but records show around 10,000 tickets were actually sold.
The trustee says it plans to look into the payments made to the agents of performers like Aerosmith, Nickelback, and Kid Rock, all of whom were paid in full, but never stepped foot on stage. "We do intend on having the discussions wi



https://barrie.ctvne...ished-1.4530334

Aerosmith alone got $4 million for nothing. kid rock $750k





The creditor with the lion's share of debt in the wake of the failed festival is ticket-vendor site, Eventbrite Inc. The online company is on the hook for $5 million after repaying ticketholders.

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#1790 Matt R.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

Hopped over to see Bon Iver perform at the Pacific Coliseum. Fantastic performance, 23 song setlist, including some great older tracks, and killer production value. The last couple of shows I’ve seen there, the sound quality has been stellar, much better than what I remember it being.

Apparently there were still tickets available, but i sure didn’t see many empty seats. Packed!

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hopped over to see Bon Iver perform at the Pacific Coliseum. Fantastic performance, 23 song setlist, including some great older tracks, and killer production value. The last couple of shows I’ve seen there, the sound quality has been stellar, much better than what I remember it being.

Apparently there were still tickets available, but i sure didn’t see many empty seats. Packed!

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#1792 Matt R.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

re:Stacks and Holocene were brilliant, glad he did them. Next up, Alice in Chains and Dallas Green in Seattle!

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