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Dan...
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:56:21 AM
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thoughts?

i'm fairly happy with it.

The poster formerly known as Dan
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:25:34 AM
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Safe.
Recession.
Target Market.
Economics.
Familiarity.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
drwildare
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:47:36 AM
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Great to See Donovan Leitch in Announcement No 2. CSNY are another plus I have not seen either since my age was in the single digits in the late 60's early 70's


The Dr is in the House
eileenk9
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:56:24 AM

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drwildare wrote:
Great to See Donovan Leitch in Announcement No 2. CSNY are another plus I have not seen either since my age was in the single digits in the late 60's early 70's


The Dr is in the House



Crosby Stills and Nash. No Young. :(

dtucker
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:22:09 PM
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apart from my plea elsewhere to get Jeff Mangum, I really don't need to have anyone else added to the BF performers list. This will do me fine. My biggest worry now is clashes, so I'm really hoping that a lot of acts will play twice to make sure I don't have to miss anyone.
timcook123
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:05:14 PM

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Donovan will be awesome
Crosby, Stills and Nash = great but lets see if we can get Young to come and play with them

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
waffles
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:49:40 PM
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will be great to see john hiatt again-loved his set last time.

just finished watching CSN 3 dvd set-so many great songs.

the specials were an all time favorite of mine.

and donovan.

and fabalous thunderbirds
SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TOO!!!! THANKS BLUESFEST.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
drwildare
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:12:59 PM
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Now we have John Hiatt confirmed lets get Vince Gill and Smoking Joe (Bonamassa) out then perhaps their can be a walk on with the three doing Tenessee Plates

The Dr is in the House
littlewillie
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:32:41 PM
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I 'm excited.
It'll be great to see Alabama3, Lucinda,and John Hiatt again and can't wait to see the Specials and Rosie Ledet.
As Mr Tucker says I don't really need any more performers, just let these guys play 2 or 3 times and I would be happy!
Excellent work Bluesfest!
steveakers
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:27:15 PM
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I'm with dtucker in that my biggest worry with the lineup will be clashes. Last years lineup was hard to beat, it's a personal thing but for me bluesfest have done it with the first round. Today's announcement is just the icing on the cake. Roll on Easter.
comanche
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:25:08 PM
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timcook123 wrote:
Donovan will be awesome
Crosby, Stills and Nash = great but lets see if we can get Young to come and play with them


Forget Young. Get David Gilmour so that CSN can be the backup singers!
richo
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:38:16 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Safe.
Recession.
Target Market.
Economics.
Familiarity.


Yep... that about sums it up.

This staggered headliners business is interesting. I guess it makes sense to trickle them over a period of time and let each big name do its own selling. Just means that we unfortunately don't get the explosion of talent that the first announcements used to be.

If we're getting Neil Young at any point at a Bluesfest in the future, let's not have him wasted with CSNY or Buffalo Springfield. Pure raw Neil Young -- solo, band (a la 2009) or Crazy Horse please.
glenboss
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:44:29 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Safe.
Recession.
Target Market.
Economics.
Familiarity.

Sorry LoneRanger, but those 5 labels are far too negative. I'm just started to get excited that I'm going to have another 5 brilliant days so we need to replace those 5 labels with
Fun
Far out
Can't wait
Something new, something old,
Bluesfest, here we come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:50:36 PM
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A clinical assessment does not necessarily indicate negativity,Glenboss.
There are many other festivals in Australia,with a material number catering to the younger audience,featuring newer bands.
Bluesfest is a business.
We are in difficult economic times when you have 1000 people applying for 40 jobs at a supermarket.
The numbers through the gate at Bluesfest 2011 was an interesting picture of how to get a sell out audience to Bluesfest.
Once established,why change a winning recipe.
Stick with the same target market.
Bring in established acts who are familiar,as the base to your festival.
Top it up with a few unknowns.
Mix up the genres.
You get it wrong and you are a broke festival promoter.




"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
timcook123
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:38:10 AM

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richo wrote:
TheLoneRanger wrote:
Safe.
Recession.
Target Market.
Economics.
Familiarity.


Yep... that about sums it up.

This staggered headliners business is interesting. I guess it makes sense to trickle them over a period of time and let each big name do its own selling. Just means that we unfortunately don't get the explosion of talent that the first announcements used to be.

If we're getting Neil Young at any point at a Bluesfest in the future, let's not have him wasted with CSNY or Buffalo Springfield. Pure raw Neil Young -- solo, band (a la 2009) or Crazy Horse please.


Crazy Horse!!

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
Jaylee1
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:53:46 AM
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Being a woman of a certain age, I can honestly say that after 15-odd years of BluesFests, this line up has me the most excited (and I thought 2011 was a stellar array). You have certainly appealed to my demographic!

Thank you Mr Noble - after my fit of pique regarding Day 6 last year, I am now a very happy camper!

(given the demographic targeted, we will definitely need chair-specific areas)

JT
waffles
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:06:30 AM
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yes lone ranger,bluesfest has picked its demographic and set to please it!
there are many festivals-in australia and overseas,going broke because they all aim at the same market and punters can only afford so much.
i predict bluesfest will add more younger orintated acts for the next announcements.
right now-theyre pleasing my demographic.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
eileenk9
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:15:41 AM

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timcook123 wrote:
Donovan will be awesome
Crosby, Stills and Nash = great but lets see if we can get Young to come and play with them


I doubt if that will ever happen. Anyway I'd prefer "Uncle Neil" solo. :)
ScottM
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:07:41 AM
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waffles wrote:
yes lone ranger,bluesfest has picked its demographic and set to please it!
there are many festivals-in australia and overseas,going broke because they all aim at the same market and punters can only afford so much.
i predict bluesfest will add more younger orintated acts for the next announcements.
right now-theyre pleasing my demographic.


I think......the "older" demographic are more likely to include price amongst their considerations. So, they are better targets for the early bird price. I think the announcements thus far have been loaded to appeal to that crowd to give them the chance to commit early. I expect a 3rd announcement near Christmas with a couple of names that will hook the youth crowd, who somehow continue to find a way to pay full price for a lot of these big ticket events.

The upshot is, the "core" audience feels satisfied, and the young 'uns can sit tight and pay it no mind till something bright and shiny shows up on an artist announcement and grabs their attention. Because let's face it, the kids spend some serious dough at this festival, so there'll be something in it for them too.

I'd say at this point last year, I was perhaps more excited by what I saw on the lineup, but the depth and consistency of quality this year is very impressive to me. So each have their benefits.
Marie5
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:17:05 AM
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after doing a bit of homework, i think

Rosie Ledet
Alabama 3 (really 10 and not from usa but uk)

might be the finds of the festival

great lineup and something for everyone. thanks bluesfest team - done well again.

paddle faster I hear banjo music .......................
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