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« on: September 02, 2014, 09:52:24 PM »

Summers End 2014 – Change of weekend venue and acoustic stage

www.summersend.co.uk

Chepstow School is new  venue for Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September

We are pleased to announce that we will be switching venues for the Saturday and Sunday of Summer’s End 2014, which will now be held at Chepstow School, Welsh Street, Chepstow. This is due primarily to the needs of our catering team, who will need the use of a larger kitchen than is available at The Palmer Centre.  The Friday night (26th )will still take place at The Palmer Centre as previously announced.

However, the new venue has a large foyer area, meaning we can – for the first time – run a second stage for acoustic acts during the two long breaks, so we will be showcasing more music than ever before. We will shortly be announcing the line-up of the first ever Summer’s End acoustic stage.
With the added benefit of a larger main stage and auditorium, easy access to the stage area and ample parking, the school provides an excellent base for the festival. The venue was not available for the Friday, which would have helped logistically, but splitting the festival over two venues will allow us to gain first- hand experience of running shows in each to help us choose next year!

For those that want to get out and about during the breaks, the school is less than ten minutes walk from Chepstow town centre and, on the Saturday, you may even see one or two Summer’s End performers lurking on street corners and entertaining the citizens of Chepstow as we get involved with Chepstow Town Festival.

Tickets

We have decided not to issue printed tickets at all this year.  On arrival at the Festival please present your paypal receipt and your wristband will be issued.  If you no longer have your paypal receipt or would like to pay by another method, please contact stephen@summersend.co.uk .  Door times are 6.30pm on Friday, 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday.  Stage times will be issued in a couple of weeks.

The Festival Ferry

We will be organising the traditional ‘festival ferry’ shuttle service to and from the venue and Parkend (Whitemead and village) with the potential to pick up along the A48 (Aylburton, Alvington, the National Diving Centre etc). Demand will dictate the cost and size of vehicle required, so please email stephen@summersend.co.uk  ASAP if you are interested, stating how many places you want.  We’ll then email you back with details in a week or so with details and cost.

Hero gift 2013 – that long-awaited Calendar

We are very aware that due to circumstances beyond our control, we missed the deadline to produce the Summer’s End calendars that we promised to our 2013 heroes. These will be produced for 2015, with additional copies being made for purchase.

Hero Gift 2014

Lambsie is finalising details of this right now and we will announce it in a few days.  Heroes will receive it automatically, but everyone else will be offered the opportunity to obtain it as part of an “upgrade” offer.

Tickets and line up

With the main part of the line up now complete, Hero (£110), sponsor (£90) and standard weekend (£75) tickets for the festival remain available from www.summersend.co.uk
Day prices are: Friday £20. Saturday or Sunday £35. Saturday and Sunday combined £62.50

The line up
Friday 26th September – doors 6.30pm

Touchstone (UK)
Lifesigns (UK)
Kingbathmat (UK)

Saturday 27th September – doors 12 noon

New Trolls (Italy)
United Progressive Fraternity (Australia / UK)
DeeExpus (UK)
Frequency Drift (Germany)
Argos (Germany)

Sunday 28th September – doors 12 noon

Curved Air (UK)
Magenta (UK)
Tin Spirits (UK)
Verbal Delirium (Greece)
Colourflow (UK)

Summers End has a new facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Summers-End-Progressive-Rock-Festival/356884391002666
Plus the old group at: www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=98170444873
www.twitter.com/summersendfest
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/summersendfestival/

www.summersend.co.uk
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 08:31:10 PM »

I am sooo pleased the venue changed.

Thank you Stephen & Huw for another wonderful weekend. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 09:18:40 PM »

It was a lot of fun, despite the blood-sucking Chepstow wildlife taking rather a fancy to me on Sunday. Whatever it was bit me on each ankle (through my socks!) and three times on my right elbow. Now really itchy!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 09:06:56 AM »

Another excellent weekend.
Yes, the Friday venue was a bit compact, but it made for an interesting evening.
The school venue for Saturday/Sunday was very good. Plenty of space, the acoustic stage seemed to work well, and a good sound.
Congratulations to Stephen & Huw - your efforts were very appreciated.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 01:50:22 PM »

I had a fabulous time :-) The school is an excellent venue!

I was lucky enough on Friday to be standing in the sliver of breeze coming from the open door...

Met some new people and chatted to many many friends :-)
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 11:54:57 AM »

Another great weekend. I even made good time getting home on Monday. I have a reasonable pile of CDs to listen to and only 1200 photos to sort through.

If anyone knows a version of Concerto Grosso by New Trolls that actually sounds like what they played then I'd be interested. This one doesn't really hit it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 08:56:20 AM »

If anyone knows a version of Concerto Grosso by New Trolls that actually sounds like what they played then I'd be interested. This one doesn't really hit it.

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That was probably the starting point, but 1971 (when I think that album came out) was a little while ago. There is a Trilogy Live album of Concerto Grosso from 1997, which seems to include most of the original work, plus parts 2 & 3, but I haven't found samples anywhere to check how it sounds:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Concerto-Grosso-Trilogy-Live-1DVD/dp/B00DXZPXTM/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1412240143&sr=1-4&keywords=new+trolls+concerto+grosso

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 09:00:38 AM »

Good to catch up on the Sunday. Magenta were magnificent, shame it was such a flying visit this time. If it's in the same venue next year then I think we'll definitely do at least Saturday and Sunday.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 10:13:35 AM »

Friday was a bad day for me. I was running late and forgot my "gig" bag with all the important things in. When I arrived there was no room for me to set up so I decided to go to the pub with Jerry and get bladdered instead. Heard Lifesigns through the door and saw some of Touchstone's set. Waaaaaaaay too stuffy for me in that tiny room. Thank goodness it moved!
The school was an excellent venue but I felt sorry for the proggers traipsing up the hill to get there. Not easy if you don't have a car.
As usual, I have come away with more than I went with and am in very serious discussions with the management of New Trolls about future collaborations. Exciting times!
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 11:48:00 AM »

The school was an excellent venue but I felt sorry for the proggers traipsing up the hill to get there. Not easy if you don't have a car.
Pah! I remember overtaking quite a few as I strode up that hill on the Sunday.

Good luck with your New Trolls discussions.
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 04:42:29 PM »

Yea...good luck with that Wink
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 03:52:23 PM »

Yea...good luck with that Wink
What's that supposed to mean!!
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