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Blues Fest 2019 - is this happening?

  • 05-05-2019 9:14am
    Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ hkjohn

    TX for last year's John Fogerty gig went on sale in March, we're now into May with no news of anything. Anyone know if there'll be a series of gigs this year or have any ideas as to who might be coming or they'd love to see...

    My loves to see would include Boz Scaggs and Robert Cray


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,533 ✭✭✭ Ricosruffneck

    May not be,

    last year had pretty poor sales. I hope it'll be back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ hkjohn

    I was at the Fogerty/SMB show in Dublin and it looked pretty full. Would imagined the Vam M/Percy P show would have been the same. Doing a third night with Counting Cs and Alison K seemed to be pushing it a bit though. Not sure how sales for all three gigs would have gone down in London and Glasgow

    Maybe they should take a step back, book some "smaller" acts and host the gigs in more intimate venues like Vicar S, The Academy, the Olympia or Whelans.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,060 ✭✭✭✭ The Nal

    They had to give away loads of tickets for Van/Plant didnt they? For free like

  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ hkjohn

    They certainly didn't seem to give them away to people who'd gone on other nights and in previous years - not this particular gig-goer, anyway.

    It's beginning to sound as though they got greedy (expanding from two nights to three) and over-stretched themselves. Alison Krause make great music but she's hardly what I'd call blues. Nor is she the sort of artist I'd care to see in a venue as big as the 3 Arena. All of which is not to criticise the 3 Arena which is a splendid place when compared to enormodomes like London's O2.

    Also, how many Irish music fans who've seen fat old Van the Man phoning in his greatest hits at festivals for the nth time going to fork out to see him repeating the feat.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,533 ✭✭✭ Ricosruffneck

    Seeing Van and Robert plant for free was pretty amazing. Robert plant especially.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭ Wooderson

    That Fogerty gig was a sh1tshow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ s8n

    I made all the bookings. It wont be happening this year

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ delbertgrady

    Wooderson wrote: »
    That Fogerty gig was a sh1tshow.

    I didn't think it was terrible (other than the runt of the family litter outstaying his welcome), but Fogerty clearly forgot the old showbiz maxim; "Don't work with children or animals... and never go on after the Steve Miller Band."