THAT FUCKING TANK inevitably secures T. The name alone would have even if we weren’t familiar with them. As people crane their necks on the edge of the tent to take a look at the name of the weekend, inside heads nod and feet shuffle as ‘Tank provide the hypno-sludge rhythms of their instrumental noise-rock offerings. www.thatfuckingtank.co.uk
UNDERESTIMATING facilities required for thousands of people at a festival could have its consequences. And indeed it seems the powers that be perhaps made a slight blunder as toilets and showers became a bit of a problem at various points of the camp. But to their credit, the organizers upped the cleaning shifts, brought in extra facilities and did everything they could to er, relieve (sorry) the situation. Lessons learned for next year i'm sure.
V is both for VICTORIOUS and VALUE. Victorious for the festival and the many people behind it, as due to hard work and determination it can be looked back upon as a success and hopefully build on its strong foundations for next year. Selling out all its tickets, the future looks good for Beacons in the saturated festival market that sees some fall at the first. Last years no doubt gut-wrenching decision to have to cancel with hours to go due to flooding is now a distant memory, and all this praise is nothing but deserved for the event. And value for money? Well with early bird tickets at as little as £60 and a deposit scheme in place it certainly is. Even tickets bought at the full £84.50, for three days of festival fun and camping, it’s got to be an absolute bargain.