EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Pretty self-explanatory
User avatar
Who Shot Sam?
Posts: 7097
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:05 pm
Location: Somewhere in the distance
Contact:

EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:25 am

Richard Thompson put the lineup together this year...

http://meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk/2010-richard-thompson/
Mother, Moose-Hunter, Maverick

User avatar
Farmed Horses
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:56 am
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Farmed Horses » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:25 pm

Be warned: these Meltdown events sell out super-fast.

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:45 pm

I just bought South Bank Centre membership, so I'll be in the presale! I'd better get bloody good seats though...

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:55 pm

It is 4 days, 8 hours, 4 minutes and 59 seconds until the presale, It is 5 days, 8 hours, 4 minutes and 59 seconds until general public onsale.

User avatar
Farmed Horses
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:56 am
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Farmed Horses » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:41 pm

Jeremy Dylan wrote:I just bought South Bank Centre membership, so I'll be in the presale! I'd better get bloody good seats though...

Tempted to do this. Also, no booking fee for members. Any idea how much that saves?

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:27 pm

No idea, I'm afraid. I'm an Aussie, so I wouldn't have a clue about UK booking fees.

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:54 am

Snagged a ticket in the second row, dead center. And got exactly the same position for Richard Thompson's 1000 Years of Popular Music on the Saturday.

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:38 am

Anyone else get tix?

sheeptotheslaughter
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:40 am

I'm going though a friend bought my ticket for me. So I don't know where I'm sitting.

sulky lad
Posts: 2150
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby sulky lad » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:16 pm

I will be there with Verbal -though once again he'll probably just sit and sulk because I wasn't quick enough to get front row seats like he has for us at Oxford !!

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 12323
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: here at Traitors Gate

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:34 pm

You let me down Sulky Lad!

I think this one will be different to the other solo shows.

Are we up for a meet up?
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

littletriggers
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:44 pm
Location: U.K.

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby littletriggers » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:53 pm

I bought late and will be looking down on you all from third row of Balcony, should be ok for pix though, couldn't believe how quickly it is selling out, although drunk I swear it was not full for last R.F.H. gig was that the Clint visit or has there been another since ?

User avatar
Boy With A Problem
Posts: 2714
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:41 pm
Location: Inside the Pocket of a Clown

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:20 pm

As it turns out I'll be in striking distance of the UK the week previous to this - so with the kind permission of Wife With A Problem - I just bought myself a ticket. Looking forward to meeting up with Verbal and Sulky Lad and maybe So Lacklustre and whoever else can make it!
Everyone just needs to fuckin’ relax. Smoke more weed, the world is ending.

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 12323
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: here at Traitors Gate

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:56 pm

Excellent news BWAP!

There'll probably be a few of us there.
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

sulky lad
Posts: 2150
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby sulky lad » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:02 pm

I'm in the doghouse at work as the week before the Costello jaunt across the UK, the new University hospital in Birmingham opens and I was expected to be gallivanting around the new place losing scientists and apparatus at a rate of knots but instead I'll be at Meltdown !!!

johnfoyle
Posts: 14618
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Location: Dublin , Ireland

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby johnfoyle » Sat May 08, 2010 2:56 pm

Sounds like Elvis' kind of thing!

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/m ... _political

Royal Festival Hall

An Evening of Political Song

Thursday 17 June 2010


Drawing upon a rich history of political song, a special multi-artist bill featuring Neil Hannon, Tom Robinson, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Boris Grebenshikov, Jez Lowe, Emily Smith, Claribel Alegria and more perform a night of songs in the key of revolution and protest.

sheeptotheslaughter
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon May 17, 2010 1:57 am

I know it's probably nothing, but in The Sunday Times Culture magazine yesterday, there were two adverts. One for the forthcoming Elvis tour and one for the Meltdown festival. Neither of them mention the Elvis show. I know I've seen the Meltdown ad with the Elvis date on it.

terryhurley
Posts: 119
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:30 am
Location: Somewhere in England

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby terryhurley » Mon May 17, 2010 5:38 am

I know it's sold out. Maybe that's why...?

User avatar
Jeremy Dylan
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Tue May 18, 2010 4:45 pm

It's still listed on the Meltown website, so I wouldn't have any fears about it going ahead.

User avatar
Boy With A Problem
Posts: 2714
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:41 pm
Location: Inside the Pocket of a Clown

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:09 am

Maybe it's time to start thinking about organizing a meet up before the show. One of the old standby's is the Coal Hole on the Strand. Who's In?

http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_detai ... b_id=49%22
Everyone just needs to fuckin’ relax. Smoke more weed, the world is ending.

User avatar
so lacklustre
Posts: 3180
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:36 pm
Location: half way to bliss

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby so lacklustre » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:17 pm

I is going innit.

Somewhere a bit nearer would be better imo. They have bars at the venue, or The Hole In The Wall pub in Mepham Street is close - but I have never been in it.
signed with love and vicious kisses

User avatar
Top balcony
Posts: 740
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:48 pm
Location: Liverpool

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Top balcony » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:40 pm

Here's a link to the article in last weekend's Observer :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/ma ... n-festival

Which contains this snippet about our man :

Elvis Costello, Royal Festival Hall, 20 June

"One of the great artists of the last 30 years. Fantastic to have him coming along and of course he's a previous curator of Meltdown Festival, which is nice."



Colin Top Balcony

Neil.
Posts: 1445
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:14 am
Location: London

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby Neil. » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:44 pm

Hi Sheeptothe...

You mentioned an ad in the paper for the Elvis tour - I know it's geeky, but what was the imagery used? Pomp & Pout tour? Is this to coincide with the new Best Of? Just curious! Scan, anyone?

Nx

sheeptotheslaughter
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:27 am

Neil. wrote:Hi Sheeptothe...

You mentioned an ad in the paper for the Elvis tour - I know it's geeky, but what was the imagery used? Pomp & Pout tour? Is this to coincide with the new Best Of? Just curious! Scan, anyone?

Nx

The tour photo is the newish photo of Elvis pointing the guitar at the camera.

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 12323
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: here at Traitors Gate

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:47 am

I'm in for a meet up but it will depend upon where and when.

Commitment or what! :lol:
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on


Return to “Elvis Costello General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 97 guests