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.
[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.
[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]
[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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
éirígí to challenge Royal Marines presence at Belfast Tall Ships Challenge-
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
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
'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.'
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.