Friday, 17 July 2009

2 weeks to go...and BBC Radio 2 new text club being launch soon

Yes folk, just 2 weeks to go til The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Excited? We certainly are!

Our good friends at BBC Radio 2 will shortly be launching a special Cambridge Folk Festival Text Club which will be used across the weekend. If you have a ticket for the Festival we would suggest that you sign up (details to follow soon)...as you may miss out on some rather exciting announcements if you don't!

Oooooh, mysterious!!! More info soon.

11 comments:

Alice said...

Yes I'm excited... however there seems to be no info on what time acts start etc. This is our first folky in Cambridge so we're not too sure...

david said...

Alice - there never is detailed times is until you get (buy) the programme on site. Only the stage start and finish times in the About / Areas section of the website

liz said...

I'm there for my first time too... cant wait, really excited and NEVER been to a music festival before - closest I have come was seeing beautiful south in Westonbirt forest for an evening! borrowed a tent and off to buy sleeping bags at the weekend....:-) any advice on being a newbie?

Dawn said...

Twitterers at the Cambridge Folk Festival might like to note that there seems to be a hashtag for the event which has bubbled its way to the surface, and it's:

#cff09

...so if you're tweeting from the festival, do add that to the end, so others can read your thoughts.

Do pass this news on to your friends who'll be there!

Chris said...

Perhaps the owner of this blog might put up a separate post with the Twitter hashtag?

The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival said...

Please note the Festival isn't on Twitter yet, so don't forget to keep commenting on the blog too!

pabro1964 said...

Thanks for the heads up on twitter, I was going to have a go at remote tweeting this year.
Liz and Alice, You'll love it!!. make sure you get your nice back pocket sized program when you get your wristband, then once you've got your tent up go to t'internet cafe and have one of their lovely coffees and cakes and plan your weekend.

liz said...

Thank you pabro - sounds good to me - and do people on the camp sites talk to neighbours, share a drink with a nearby tent...or am I expecting too much friendlyness? and is it worth staying until the monday and going with the masses or packing up Sunday night.... and what happens on the thursday does it get manic at 10 in the morning when the gates open...Got my kag in a bag... got the sleeping bags saturday, a little light.. a box of wine and some plastic cups.. going to buy food on the site rather than taking a stove etc... whats best to do for a veggie like me?

pabro1964 said...

Hi Liz, Oh definately stay till Monday, sometimes the best moments are the survivors bits at the end on the stages,we had THE best party when Bellowhead finished the festival one year, plus you can go back to your tent and sit with a glass of wine watch folk queuing for the bus to the car parks and coldhams common, , you don't have to rush to get going on the Monday, I think you have to be packed up by noon and you can usually still get a cuppa and something to eat. There is lots of food to choose from , really good Veggie food too , if it is the same people running the internet cafe , go there for breakfast , it's really good .There is Tescos about a mile away if you want to get your own food as it can be a bit pricey on site , as all festivals are.
Thursday is a bit of a scrum early, not too bad though ,I have always gone about one or two ish , you can still get a good pitch, It's nice under the trees , extra protection if it rains too . Yeah talk to your neighbours , I've met some really nice folk over the years , it's really chilled and very family friendly too. Word of advice too, the Ducks on the pond are partial to croissants :).

Pack your wellies, it can get a bit soggy if it rains alot, it won't this year of course :)
I can't wait , 5 days to go!!

I hope you enjoy it and it's first of many .

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The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival said...

Just to let you all know - we're now on Twitter! Please follow us - coopcamfolkfest.

And don't forget to use the hashtag #CFF09 when tweeting about the Festival!

The blog will still be the main way you can interact with us during the Festival, though, so don't forget to keep logging on to get backstage gossip and our take on all the goings on, plus loads of pictures.

Tweet to you soon!

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