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Editors, Biffy & Placebo

Another Great Open Air Festival

Area4 in Germany's West has a great line-up this year and I am happy to report that I just got my tickets in the mail.

Since Southside did not excite me too much this year because of line-up that remained rather slim and timing of bands competing for best time slots I decided to branch out and look elsewhere. In fact Southside's aftermath newsletter offered a sneak peak into Area4 which I liked so I researched some more. 

Besides some neat website features Area4 offers (personal calendar, online ticketing, videos) I was happy to find the possibility to park my car in the RV section for sleepover's as long as I have some sleeping utensils visible there. So I will do as I haven't in many moons and pack a mattress and pillows and take off to that show with all these great acts:

PLACEBO 

BLINK-182 

BILLY TALENT 

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM 

EDITORS 

WIZO

MONSTER MAGNET 

GOGOL BORDELLO 

BELA B y LOS HELMSTEDT 

CALIBAN 

BIFFY CLYRO 

THE SOUNDS 

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB 

DONOTS 

ALL TIME LOW 

COMEBACK KID

PARKWAY DRIVE 

THRICE 

FRANK TURNER 

MINUS THE BEAR 

STATE RADIO

ALAIN JOHANNES 

THE OCEAN 

KYLESA

TWIN ATLANTIC

I will post some pics afterwards again and some reviews of the show (and weather).

Class Reunion

Missed the first and only one

Sad to say that there was only one single school class reunion in so many years last year and I missed it too.

A classmate dug up this photo now that shows three buddies and me in some funny moods. Rene Mann, Thomas Finke and Stefan Schultheiss in below's photo from Leipzig 1981.

Let's hope we will arrange for another one soon. Did you find me yet?

 

Southside 2010

Massive Festival

Can't wait for Southside 2010. I will update the lineup and some background info here. Hoping for some major acts and lesser known as I liked the Silversun Pickup's best last year.

Southside will add details as they emerge so I am checking their web site regularly. 50-60'000 folks expected as in every year and a grand collection of top line acts as always. Tickets are for sale in early 2010 for €99.

The event is on June 18-20, 2010.

UPDATE Feb 2010: Current Lineup:

Archive
Beatsteaks
Bigelf
Boys Noize
Deichkind
Dendemann
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Donots
Dropkick Murphys
Element Of Crime
Enter Shikari
Faithless
Florence and the Machine
Frittenbude
Horse the Band
Hot Water Music
Ignite
Jack Johnson
Jennifer Rostock
K's Choice
Katzenjammer
La Roux
LaBrassBanda
LCD Soundsystem
Madsen
Mando Diao
Massive Attack
Moneybrother
Phoenix
Porcupine Tree
Revolverheld
Shout Out Louds
Skunk Anansie
Stone Temple Pilots
The Gaslight Anthem
The Prodigy
The Strokes
The Temper Trap
The XX
Two Door Cinema Club
White Lies

"First time visitor's guide"

You have heard of the Southside Festival feeling and want to be part of the community?

This guide will help you make the most of the festival experience – and help to avoid possible mistakes. If you are experienced or not, ther is some useful information on the official website.

Welcome!

As soon as you arrive at the festival site you will have to exchange your ticket for the festival wristband. You will need it to get to the camping and festival site. If you travel in a group ask your friends to look after you luggage while you fetch the wristband. At the counter you also get an information booklet. It includes some essential information and a map. And you will get the waste bag and the chip. With the delivery of the filled garbage bags and the chip festival you will receive your 5 euro deposit.


The camping ground

At the entrance of the camping site the stewards are ordered to search your luggage. Please keep in mind that for safety reasons glass bottles aren't allowed. Broken glass has caused many injuries on the camping ground and life is easier since only cans and plastic are accepted. Then it is time to look for a nice place where you can pitch your tent.

When your tent is raised and you enjoy your first can of beer you are already part of the festival life. Take care to relocate your camping ground, try to fix a significant point near your tent and use the emergency routes so that you will find home easily. Especially in the night it is quite difficult to find your tent at once.

Head for the band!

You should enter the festival site in time if you like to hear a certain band. At both entrances you will be searched again for glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans and weapons and you must show your wristband. Now, let’s go!..."

Some photo impressions below...