1. avatar the wee whisperer
    I see on Nakatomi Towers and Cutaways myspace that they are playing gigs in the Odyssey during the Tall Ships Festival. Does anyone know anymore about this? Who else is playing? Is it free?
  2. avatar RaveDisco
    Laverys are setting up a bar outside the front of the Odyssey, similar to the one they set up at the xmas market at the city hall. This time there will be a stage and those bands will be playing there. Some of the other bands confirmed at the moment are Silhouette, John D'arcy, The Farriers, Uber Glitterati, A Plastic Rose. It will be free. Theres also another stage being set up I think possibly on the other side of the river by the city council. Don't know which bands are on the bill for that one but I'm pretty sure John Shelly & the Creatures are playing.
  3. avatar MartyY
    Jackson Cage are playing at Clarendon Dock on the Saturday (15th).
  4. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    I'm actually really looking forward to these tall bastards arriving!

    Are these evening gigs?
  5. avatar Elms
    The running order looked like this th last time I seen it, not sure if there's been any changes though :

    Thursday

    5.50 - 6.20 - Nakatomi Towers

    6.40 - 7.10 - Silhouette

    7.40 - 8.10 - Olympic Lifts

    8.30 - 9.00 - Cutaways



    Friday

    5.50 - 6.20 - The Farriers

    6.40 - 7.10 - Queer Giraffes

    7.40 - 8.10 - Benedict LA

    8.30 - 9.00 - John D'arcy



    Saturday

    4.10 - 4.40 - Uber Glitterati

    5.00 - 5.30 - Silhouette

    5.50 - 6.20 - Queer Giraffes

    6.40 - 7.10 Nakatomi Towers

    7.40 - 8.10 The Farriers

    8.30 - 9.00 Benedict LA



    [i:319d7a4d3e]Sunday - **This day has Been cancelled**
    1.50 - 2.20 Benedict LA
    2.40 - 3.10 Cutaways
    3.30 - 4.00 A Plastic Rose[/i:319d7a4d3e]

    EDIT : This is the line up for the Lavery's marquee that be outside the front of the Odyssey, not sure what the line up is for for Clarendon docks stage

    EDIT 2 : Apparently the Sunday line up in Lavery's marquee is no longer happening but the other days are.
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  6. avatar Lightonthehillside
    Are Jane Bradfords, Katie And The Carnival, Bap Kennedy playing at this event?
  7. avatar Devilspain
    john shelly and the creatures are playing clarendon docks 7pm on thursday night!!
  8. avatar TheNightMonkey
    [quote:662d9a58ea="Someone"]I'm actually really looking forward to these tall bastards arriving! [/quote:662d9a58ea]

    I was at the same thing last year when the tallships were docked in Bergen in Norway. It was class! Beer tents, live music til late and all the ones off the boat out on the rip. Certainly looking forward to it being here.
  9. avatar comprachio
    [url=http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/dutch-tall-ship-crew-attacked-with-golf-clubs-in-ballycastle-14449820.html]Good to see that the tall ships were given a traditional north coast welcome![/url]
  10. avatar Elms
    Apparently the Sunday line up in Lavery's marquee is no longer happening but the other days are.
  11. avatar fletch_belfast
    [quote:2d51d84a85="Elms"]Apparently the Sunday line up in Lavery's marquee is no longer happening but the other days are.[/quote:2d51d84a85]

    So basically the Laverys tent at the Odyssey is the place to be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from around 4pm for booze and bands? (providing u aren't tempted by the UK's strongest man at Albert Quay at 4pm on Sat)

    Sounds good to me. Free into the Lavs tent I imagine?
  12. avatar RaveDisco
    Thats right, it'll be free in. Its a real shame about Sunday but unfortunately our budget just couldn't cover it in the end. There may be one more slight tweak to the lineup, I'll know by this evening and post a final lineup then.
  13. avatar fletch_belfast
    Super.

    1) Will there be toilets of your own inside the tent, or must we venture outside into the horrible daylight to use some badly maintained porta-bog, should the council have actually had the foresight to provide any?

    2) What size of a tent are we talking about?

    3) Drinks promos?


    Thanks.
  14. avatar T Entertainment
    I'm just off the deck of the Atlantis (where we're doing an OB from tomorrow)...and even this cynical hateful bastard has to admit that it's all jolly impressive.
    The News Channel (formely News 24) will be covering it every hour in the morning.
  15. avatar RaveDisco
    There will be enough toilets provided throughout the event site for everyone, the council have certainly provided enough. There is also a funfair, continental market & a tent that looks like its based around that BBC science show 'Bang goes the theory' not sure whats going on there (haven't seen the show) but its meant to be interactive.
    The Laverys marquee if you include the seated outdoor area will hold roughly 600 people. The ships are starting to arive and the whole place is looking great.

    The lineup for tomorrow's Laverys gig is as follows -

    5.50 - 6.20 - Nakatomi Towers

    6.40 - 7.10 - Silhouette

    7.40 - 8.10 - Olympic Lifts

    8.30 - 9.00 - Cutaways

    Lineups have been changing so much that to be honest its easier to post them day by day.
  16. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    [quote:b9280eaeb3]The News Channel (formely News 24) will be covering it every hour in the morning.
    [/quote:b9280eaeb3]

    NEWS TICKER [i:b9280eaeb3]...."The News Channel source reveals the Tall Ships are "Still there"....."Peter Andre & Katiblahblahblah"....."[/i:b9280eaeb3]


    I was actually really hoping to get down tomorrow or friday for the Hugo OB but no joy alas..
  17. avatar KingNeon
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8199387.stm

    Translink in "biting off more than they can chew" non-shock

    I work at the Harbour Estate and its gridlock on the Airport Road at the moment
  18. avatar tenrabbits
    I think this image accurately sums up the average Translink experience - for me personally it's getting the bus from BT5 into town down a bloody main route.. average wait at 8:30 in the morning (i.e. peak time) is about 20 minutes.

    [img:5bc125f410]http://capinaremos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/fuuuuuu.jpg[/img:5bc125f410]
  19. avatar T Entertainment
    Hilariously, the entire transport infrastructure has been brought to its knees already.
    Come on, Northern Ireland, come on! :041:
  20. avatar NumberBlack
    I was down at it earlier today. The place was packed, 1000's of people no doubt. Not surprised the roads are jammed.
  21. avatar comprachio
    Its good to see that translink maintained their standards despite being busier... they were just as late, just as rude and just as overpriced as ever.
  22. avatar TheNightMonkey
    [quote:d717f800db="Someone"] The place was packed, 1000's of people no doubt. [/quote:d717f800db]

    1000's yes, but not 'half a million' as U105 claimed earlier on. Did anyone hear their news bullitans? The wee lady was getting just a bit over excited!
  23. avatar KingNeon
    The 26 and 26A service from Ikea to the City Centre which goes up the Airport Road has been cancelled, but not the service bringing you from the City Centre, so basically Translink can get me to work but can't get me home, unless I take a bus from Sainsburys which takes me and extra twenty minutes up the back of beyond :angry:
  24. avatar RaveDisco
    Todays lineup @ The Laverys Marquee

    5.50 - 6.20pm - The Farriers

    6.40 - 7.10 - Queer Giraffes

    7.40 - 8.10 - John D'arcy

    8.30 - 9pm - Benedict LA

    Last night was wild good craic, today should be a lot of fun too but by the look of things a decent jacket and an umbrella might not go amiss...
  25. avatar T Entertainment
    Arise against the imperialist trombomes!




    éirígí to challenge Royal Marines presence at Belfast Tall Ships Challenge-
    today

    éirígí general secretary Breandan Mac Cionnaith has condemned the inclusion of
    the British Navy's Royal Marines in the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge
    festivities today. Mac Cionnnaith also confirmed that éirígí activists will
    be on the ground to challenge the presence of the Royal Marines in Belfast
    @2pm.

    Mac Cionnaith said,

    'It is disgraceful that a great occasion, such as the Tall Ships Challenge, has
    been politicised with the inclusion of a British military unit in the
    accompanying festivities. It seems that no event is safe from those who want to
    'normalise' the British occupation of the Six Counties.

    'The Royal Marines have only just arrived back to Britain following another
    murderous tour of Afghanistan. They, along with the rest of the occupying
    forces in Afghanistan directly murdered at least 2,000 civilians last year,
    according to United Nations. The track record of the Royal Marines in Ireland
    has also been appalling. As a unit they have been responsible for the injuring
    and murdering of many Irish citizens.'

    "Any attempt to portray this band as being in some way separate from the British
    war machine is pointless. Indeed the British Navy website proudly boasts that
    members of this marine band are "hot from operational duties in Afghanistan".

    'éirígí believes that this potentially great event has been ruined by the
    presence of Britain war machine. The fact that is has recieved financial
    support and political backing from Belfast city council only adds insult to
    injury. SDLP and Sinn Féin members were asleep at the wheel when they allowed
    the inclusion of the Royal Marines in the Tall Ships event to go ahead
    unopposed.'

    'éirígí activists will be on the ground today at the Tall Ships event to
    make sure that the presence of the Royal Marines does not go unchallenged.'
  26. avatar comprachio
    I did a politics masters with Mac Cionnaith years ago when he was just a member of SF. He was a good debater and very astute. Don't agree with his politics though.
  27. avatar churchwarden
    [quote:a52c6ba36c]Arise against the imperialist trombomes![/quote:a52c6ba36c]

    I demand that a local band release an e.p. with this title, complete with Roger Dean illustrated gatefold sleeve
  28. avatar T Entertainment
    I demand that that band is Rikmandu. With guest stripping from Ruari O' Bradaigh.
  29. avatar Portadown News Editor
    No sign of this promised protest today - perhaps Eirigi turned up but two blokes from Eventsec told them they had to use "the other entrance."
  30. avatar marshmalla
    Katie and the Carnival are playing Clarendon Docks stage at 10am on Sunday morning - till 12 noon. So if anyone is still up from sat night rock round... also singing with Queer Giraffes tonight at 5.30pm at Laverys stage... bucked.
  31. avatar RaveDisco
    Todays lineup in full -

    4.10 - 4.40 - Uber Glitterati

    5.00 - 5.30 - Silhouette

    5.50 - 6.20 - Queer Giraffes

    6.40 - 7.10 Nakatomi Towers

    7.40 - 8.10 Benedict LA

    8.30 - 9.00 Farriers