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Title: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on December 08, 2014, 12:07:14 PM
Major news, just announced:


We are happy to announce that PromoWest Productions is now the official owner of Bunbury Music Festival!

Bunbury is now scheduled for June 5-7, 2015 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati. Future ticketing will be handled via Ticketmaster and all previously purchased tickets through ShowClix WILL be honored at the main festival gate. Additional pricing details can be found at www.bunburyfestival.com

This year’s lineup will be announced in February, so stay tuned for the latest buzz!



Isn't Promowest the owner of Lyfestyle Pavilion in Columbus?

I wonder why they moved the date up into June... I think this is the weekend just before Bonnaroo
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on December 08, 2014, 12:12:13 PM
More details... Kinda surprised that they are moving Buckle Up to Blue Ash (and skipping 2015). Sounds to me they are scaling back Bunbury to something smaller than what it was (and that local bands will have a tougher time to get on the schedule)...


The Bunbury Music Festival and Buckle Up Music Festival have some big news for us today! PromoWest Productions have announced that they purchased both festivals. Bill Donabedian, the founder of both festivals will continue to oversee operations. The announcement comes with a few changes of note to our readers:

1) Bunbury Music Festival's 2015 dates will now be June 5-7, 2015
The festival will remain on Cincinnati's beautiful riverfront at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. Tickets for the new dates are available on Ticketmaster.com. For those that purchased tickets via the former ticketing provider (showclix), your tickets will be honored at the gate. Should the new dates (moved from July 10-12) not work for your schedule you may receive a refund at the point of purchase.

2) 4 Stages in 2015
For the past three years the Bunbury Music Festival very ambitiously programmed six stages of music over three days/nights. While this created a great opportunity for young musicians and plenty of room to move around, the festival seemed to lack intimacy at times. PromoWest, known for their creative design of intimate concert venues in Columbus and Pittsburgh, have modified the festival layout to provide fans with a more intimate concert experience. The festival will now have two main stages and two side stages for better viewing and easier logistical flow for festival goers. 

3) Buckle Up Music Festival on hold until 2016
Last year we saw the debut of the Buckle Up Music Festival featuring The Band Perry, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, and Alabama. The festival drew close to 60,000 attendees and by all accounts was a glowing success. However, due to the timing of the purchase and construction of the new festival location (see below), it just wasn't feasible to bring back in 2015. "Country music is on fire right now and we are looking froward to booking the hottest performers", said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. Refunds for any tickets purchased for the 2015 festival will be refunded at their point of purchase.

4) Buckle Up Music Festival will now take place in Blue Ash
The festival will be relocated from Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove to the brand new Summit Park in Blue Ash, OH for 2016.  The 130 acre park is under construction right now and plans to draw over 750,000 visitors each year.  
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Juan Uribe is LORD on December 08, 2014, 02:24:46 PM
"PromoWest, known for their creative design of intimate concert venues in Columbus and Pittsburgh"

ahahhahaa no
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on December 09, 2014, 08:32:01 AM
Prediction # 1:  Ticket prices to both Bunbury and Buckle will skyrocket, and not just due to Ticketmaster fee add-ons.

Prediction #2:  Booking will suffer when it comes to the variety of acts for both festivals.  Although I didn't think the 2014 Bunbury lineup was all that, to be honest.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on December 09, 2014, 09:37:01 AM
As to your Predictions, I think it will depend on what direction they decide to go with the festival. If they are going to try and make this a Forecastle-clone, with A list headliners, then yes, prices will go up significantly. If on the other hand, it remains a festival of (at best) B list headliners, then hopefully not. Frankly, I'd rather they keep it a B list festival with lesser-known bands and correlating smaller crowds, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on December 09, 2014, 11:26:30 AM
And the rich get richer, eh?  I'm guessing Donebedian skipped away from that deal with a briefcase full of Benjamins.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on December 09, 2014, 01:03:48 PM
As to your Predictions, I think it will depend on what direction they decide to go with the festival. If they are going to try and make this a Forecastle-clone, with A list headliners, then yes, prices will go up significantly. If on the other hand, it remains a festival of (at best) B list headliners, then hopefully not. Frankly, I'd rather they keep it a B list festival with lesser-known bands and correlating smaller crowds, but that's just me.



Then I should clarify Prediction #1--ticket prices will go way up whichever direction is taken.  Hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: kamera26 on January 13, 2015, 03:47:27 PM
Hearing the lineup will be released 1/30. 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 17, 2015, 03:35:24 PM
To my knowledge, the lineup hasn't been released yet.  But www.pollstar.com lists Reverend Horton Heat on June 6.  Interesting.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 17, 2015, 06:21:43 PM
Yeah, the Rev gave that up a while ago. The rest have 9 more days.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 17, 2015, 11:28:50 PM
the full line-up will be release on the 26th, as Taylor indicated.

I'm not too hopeful to be honest. My biggest fun with Bunbury has been the "undercard" bands, not the headliners. Knowing that the new owners of the festival have already announced there will be fewer stages and fewer bands... that's not good.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 18, 2015, 01:13:54 AM
Tell you the truth Euro, I hardly ever went to the Ampitheatre or Lawn stages so it doesn't bother me none, but I can see how the locals may be disappointed . . . like maybe even Leggy.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: kamera26 on February 18, 2015, 11:15:56 AM
I'm pretty encouraged based on the clues/rumors so far. Avett Brothers, Father John Misty, Shakey Graves, Beach House, etc. 

http://www.reddit.com/r/bunburyfestival
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 18, 2015, 12:19:02 PM
I'm pretty encouraged based on the clues/rumors so far... Father John Misty

Now him I'd like to see. Maybe I should purchase a copy of his latest CD first so I can wave it at him and say "See?  I'm not trying to make you tour all year!"
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 18, 2015, 03:02:19 PM
Today's hint is probably Royal Blood, which would be good.

I'm iffy on this year so far. Are they trying to give bands that would've played buckle up a shot too?

*sits firmly on the wait and see before purchasing a ticket bench*
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 18, 2015, 10:59:29 PM
Tell you the truth Euro, I hardly ever went to the Ampitheatre or Lawn stages so it doesn't bother me none, but I can see how the locals may be disappointed . . . like maybe even Leggy.
I hear ya TayFo, but I'm not talking local acts. What I was/am most interested in was discovering acts like Meg Myers, Little Daylight, Haerts; Dead Sara; Kishi Bashi; Caspian; Bad Suns and the like. Will those kinds of bands still be around in the "new style" Bunbury?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 19, 2015, 02:00:24 AM
Tell you the truth Euro, I hardly ever went to the Ampitheatre or Lawn stages so it doesn't bother me none, but I can see how the locals may be disappointed . . . like maybe even Leggy.
I hear ya TayFo, but I'm not talking local acts. What I was/am most interested in was discovering acts like Meg Myers, Little Daylight, Haerts; Dead Sara; Kishi Bashi; Caspian; Bad Suns and the like. Will those kinds of bands still be around in the "new style" Bunbury?
That's a great question. Meg Myers was the "winner" of last year's Bunbury in my book. I just saw Little Daylight last week and have been with Kishi since he opened a show for 200 people. The unknowns (not unlike MPMF) are some of my favorites. That said, none of them were on the lowest ranking stages . . . so I think there is still a lot of room for the national up and comers.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 19, 2015, 09:33:34 AM
Agreed 100%: Meg Myers was THE SURPRISE of Bunbury 2014.

Meanwhile, a full year after her second EP, still no debut album out from her. What in the world is taking so long?

By the way, she is playing in Columbus on March 28 at the CD102.5 gig. I'd be there in a heartbeat but I'll be out of town...
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 19, 2015, 01:50:50 PM
Agreed 100%: Meg Myers was THE SURPRISE of Bunbury 2014.

Meanwhile, a full year after her second EP, still no debut album out from her. What in the world is taking so long?

By the way, she is playing in Columbus on March 28 at the CD102.5 gig. I'd be there in a heartbeat but I'll be out of town...
I've kinda wondered that too. Seems she's due a debut. A couple of us tried to get CD102.5 tickets with no luck. Now they're on ebay for $60+. Fuckers.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 19, 2015, 02:03:46 PM
Newest hints imply Royal Blood & Temples have been added to the line up.

Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 19, 2015, 05:30:29 PM
TEMPLES? Seriously? Holy cow, that would make my day. and then some. Make it a week  ;D

Edit:

It IS Temples! YESSSSSSSSSS. I am beyond excited. If you are into Temples, the clue given by Bunbury was all too obvious. Plus look at their upcoming touring schedule:

June 4: Detroit
June 5: GAPING HOLE
June 6: Cleveland

:::Does the happy dance::: la la la la la

I saw Temples most recently just 3 months ago in Antwerp, Belgium (by happenstance they played while I was there for a family visit). Fantastic show, OMG.

See you there on Friday June 5th
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 19, 2015, 09:07:27 PM
Temples rocked it in Louisville in October. Really nice guys. They signed this geeky guy's cd.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 19, 2015, 10:48:11 PM
Temples rocked it in Louisville in October. Really nice guys. They signed this geeky guy's cd.
TayFo, I didn't know you were a Temples fan!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 20, 2015, 04:20:23 PM
Today's hint was Manchester Orchestra.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 20, 2015, 11:26:17 PM
Today's hint was Manchester Orchestra.
that's awesome. Love those guys
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 23, 2015, 11:38:55 AM
They're doubling up the hints today, this morning's hint implied Matt & Kim have been added. Haven't seen the second hint yet.

Someone on reddit or FB said "It's better than Forecastle!" I am reserving judgement.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 23, 2015, 03:47:03 PM
They're doubling up the hints today, this morning's hint implied Matt & Kim have been added. Haven't seen the second hint yet.
Well I'm doubling up on excitement. Believe it or not, I've never seen Matt & Kim.

PS: BLEACHERS!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 23, 2015, 10:45:22 PM
I've seen Matt & Kim a number of times over the years. Can't recall or hum a single tune from them but they are ALWAYS good for an entertaining set.

PS Just checked: last time I saw them was at the Corona festival in Mexico City a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 24, 2015, 10:47:38 AM
Walk the Moon is probably it for this morning's hint. The hint said that both of today's are "spacey".
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 24, 2015, 01:40:07 PM
Walk the Moon is probably it for this morning's hint. The hint said that both of today's are "spacey".
probably? You can take it to the bank. That was the easiest/most obvious hint yet.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 25, 2015, 05:40:40 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11013325_10206154587771795_1456412300301122763_n.jpg?oh=bb2785dd4fe681dfc27d98dfeb8a0792&oe=558C372E&__gda__=1431090251_60f84aec4e83f97e6b379abdebe37d3d)
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 25, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
a pretty damn fine line-up for the $100 I paid (last July) in my humble opinion...

Tame Impala, Temples, WTM, Black Keys, Decemberists, Matt & Kim, Father John Misty, Secret Sisters, wow, nice!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 26, 2015, 11:50:06 AM
TBH, Temples was pretty damn easy too ;)

I'm not overwhelmed. The headliners are good and there are some gems in the lineup, but it's not worth it for me. I don't get the people on reddit saying it's better than Forecastle's line up -- it's not.

Would rather save my money and go to Sasquatch in May.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 26, 2015, 12:42:28 PM
Old Crow Medicine Show?  What's next, The Flaming Lips at Buckle?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on February 26, 2015, 12:48:14 PM
For me, this lineup blows Forecastle away. There is no one on the Forecastle lineup that I would be super excited about seeing. There are some acts I would like to see (First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth, and the Cold War kids stand out), but nothing I HAVE to see. On the other hand, Bunbury has 4 acts I would gladly pay to see (Atmosphere, Matt and Kim, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, and Father John Misty) plus a few more acts I really want to see (Rev. Horton Heat, Walk the Moon and the Avett Brothers). This has probably been the best lineup for Bunbury yet for me.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on February 26, 2015, 01:04:44 PM
For me, this lineup blows Forecastle away. There is no one on the Forecastle lineup that I would be super excited about seeing. There are some acts I would like to see, but nothing I HAVE to see.
I feel exactly the same way.

Now my biggest fear is that somehow certain of my must-see acts will be programmed at the exact same moment. When is the daily set schedule released?

TayFo, do you have anything on the new layout of the various stages? I guess they are simply doing away with the stages that were furthest east (where mostly local bans were playing)?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 26, 2015, 02:20:43 PM
We'll agree to disagree then :) Forecastle has more bands that I want to see. I might pony up for a one day pass for the day the Black Keys headline and hope Royal Blood plays that day too, but not a weekend pass.

As for Old Crow, I stand by my theory that they didn't want to leave some potential buckle up acts out of coming here just because it's an off year for the festival.
 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on February 26, 2015, 11:59:22 PM
There are a bunch of bands on here I don't care for . . . a little crunchy for Bunbury. Old Crow, Avett Bros, Rev Peyton, Devil Makes 3, Secret Sisters, Shakey Graves, Kacey Musraves. Hell, even Catfish & the Bottle men should be included in the too crunchy list, but they actually sound pretty cool. I've loved The Rev Horton Heat for decades, but even he still seems weird on this list. (if no conflicts i'll still see him)

There might be something to not alienating the alt country crowd, but this leaves Bunbury with the identity crisis it almost got over last year. Unfortunately (perhaps of the late management switch) they seem to be trying to cater to everyone and pleasing no one . . . a sort of hodge podge grabbag of acts.

That doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing. That makes less conflicts (i hope) for me. I'm not picky. Let me see Black Keys, Decemberists, Tame Impala, 21 Pilots, Walk The Moon, Matt & Kim, Lindsey Sterling, Bleachers, Royal Blood, Jessica Hernandez, Temples and I'll be happy.

Layout: The Cincinnatus Stage is gone. Be it a DJ stand or Acoustic stage people didn't care and kept walking. I think they'll keep the Amphitheater stage at the far eastern end. Although it a little far, it's still cool and opens up room for more vendors. Perhaps they could put acts most likely to draw from Sawyer Stage and back to the Amp Stage to keep that area filled. I hope they stop using Sawyer stage as 3rd stage and more as a Laydback Stage. Maybe put all the crunchy over there. Of course you have to keep the River Stage, but use it as the 3rd stage rockers. Rev Heat would look good down there. Anyone bigger would be too crowded. Finally I hope they keep the Main Stage were it was last year.

Lastly, anybody wanna go to a Murder By Death cave show in Louisville on June 5th? They HAD to move all the dates around? Anyway, that's my baggage.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on February 27, 2015, 12:17:56 AM
I am praying that Matt and Kim will be on the river stage. Put them on Saturday night right before the headliner and they would absolutely tear that place down.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on March 03, 2015, 11:03:01 PM
A bunch of local bands added to the bill, including Wussy.

I asked my daughter why Leggy is not on there, and she told me she missed the deadline. Really? C'mon girl! How can you miss an opportunity like that!  :( :o
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on March 19, 2015, 09:50:27 AM
Interesting interview with Scott Stienecker, President of PromoWest (which acquired Bunbury last Fall), in yesterday's Pollstar:


http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=817108


So if it gets to be super-crowded this year, they'll consider moving it next year to a larger space. God, I sure hope not to the Blue Ash Summit Park (where they're moving Buckle Up Fest next year). And I say this as a 20+ year resident of Blue Ash...
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on March 19, 2015, 03:07:52 PM
If anyone's interested in who's (most likely) playing what days:

FRIDAY
The Black Keys
Tame Impala
Temples
Walk The Moon
Father John Misty
Twenty One Pilots
Bleachers
Catfish and the Bottlemen


SATURDAY
The Avett Bros.
The Decemberists
Royal Blood
Mini Mansions
Reverend Horton Heat
Old Crow Medicine Show


SUNDAY
Snoop Dogg
Lil Dicky
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 19, 2015, 04:19:25 PM
I thought Snoop Dogg had changed his name to Snoop Lion?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on March 19, 2015, 10:50:37 PM
I thought Snoop Dogg had changed his name to Snoop Lion?
That lasted for about, what, 3 months?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on March 31, 2015, 10:06:45 PM
If you haven't heard:

Friday, June 5:
The Black Keys
Tame Impala
Walk The Moon
Matt & Kim
Bleachers
Temples
Father John Misty
Royal Blood
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Mikky Ekko
Machineheart
Mini Mansions
Wussy
Kid Runner
Go Analog
Multimagic
Indigo Wild
Markham

Saturday, June 6:
The Avett Brothers
The Decemberists
Old Crow Medicine Show
Lindsey Stirling
Kacey Musgraves
The Devil Makes Three
Reverend Horton Heat
Jamestown Revival
The Secret Sisters
Genevieve
Graceful Closure
Motherfolk
Old Hundred
Bummers
Austin Plaine
Daniel In Stereo
Playing To Vapors
Zach Longoria Project

Sunday, June 7:
Snoop Dogg
Twenty One Pilots
Brand New
Atmosphere
Manchester Orchestra
Shakey Graves
The Front Bottoms
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Lil Dicky
Buggs Tha Rocka
Lonesome As Gold
500 Miles To Memphis
Pluto Revolts

So 10 bands I'd see on Friday and only 4 or 5 on Saturday or Sunday.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 01, 2015, 08:34:18 AM
I'm buying my Friday pass today.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on April 01, 2015, 03:25:41 PM
If you haven't heard:

Friday, June 5:
The Black Keys
Tame Impala
Walk The Moon
Matt & Kim
Bleachers
Temples
Father John Misty
Royal Blood
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Mikky Ekko
Machineheart
Mini Mansions
Wussy
Kid Runner
Go Analog
Multimagic
Indigo Wild
Markham

Saturday, June 6:
The Avett Brothers
The Decemberists
Old Crow Medicine Show
Lindsey Stirling
Kacey Musgraves
The Devil Makes Three
Reverend Horton Heat
Jamestown Revival
The Secret Sisters
Genevieve
Graceful Closure
Motherfolk
Old Hundred
Bummers
Austin Plaine
Daniel In Stereo
Playing To Vapors
Zach Longoria Project

Sunday, June 7:
Snoop Dogg
Twenty One Pilots
Brand New
Atmosphere
Manchester Orchestra
Shakey Graves
The Front Bottoms
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Lil Dicky
Buggs Tha Rocka
Lonesome As Gold
500 Miles To Memphis
Pluto Revolts

So 10 bands I'd see on Friday and only 4 or 5 on Saturday or Sunday.
Yea, the schedule is HEAVILY stacked in favor of Friday.

I'm going to be really disappointed/upset if, say, Temples and Tame Impala play at the same time.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on April 03, 2015, 01:08:25 AM
They claiming two main stages . . . I assume the Far West Stage and P&G Pavilion. It would only be logical that there would be one main stage and one side stage going at the same time. So, cut the daily lineup in half (top to bottom) and you should be able to see all of that half.

Example (the following should all be able to be seen on Friday without conflict):
The Black Keys
Tame Impala
Walk The Moon
Matt & Kim
Bleachers
Temples
Father John Misty
Royal Blood
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 08, 2015, 03:27:09 PM
Daily set times apparently have been announced (not sure how long this has been up already):

http://www.bunburyfestival.com/schedule-2015

Friday is finger-lickin' awesome. Best of all: no conflict between Temples-WTM-Tame Impala  8)

 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on May 08, 2015, 11:26:28 PM
Since this morning. I was hoping there would be no conflicts but sorry Catfish and Royal Blood. Saturday is going to be an early night and Sunday has a lot of free time, but all in all we should have fun.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 08, 2015, 11:31:41 PM
Friday is going to be epic, the rest of the weekend, not so much
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on May 08, 2015, 11:35:48 PM
I don't know why Brand New isn't pushed back a 1/2 hour to follow Atmosphere. Otherwise nobody is playing for a 1/2 hour except a DJ set. Sunday times make no sense. We'll bring a frisbee.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 08, 2015, 11:42:33 PM
I'm disappointed that WTM and Royal Blood are scheduled against each other...

Hey can I play Frisbee with you on Sunday?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on May 09, 2015, 08:20:06 AM
I wonder if they are going to be adding some more acts towards the end of the day. It is just really odd scheduling as the later you go there are sometimes gaps. There is also a lot less acts on Sunday. Sunday only has 12 acts as compared to 18 on the other days.


Having the final 2 acts by themselves just means it is going to be way too crowded, which has been an issue in years past. I was hoping for more acts later int he day, not less. At least it mean Sunday will be an early ending for me since Atmosphere is the last thing I ma interested in.

I'm also curious as to where the fourth stage is going to be. Yeatman's cove is obviously the main stage. The river stage is the one at the bottom of serpentine wall. I'm guessing the Sawyer Point stage is the large at the center of Sawyer Point. But where exactly is the Pavilion stage? IS that the amphitheater stage on the far end of Sawyer Point? I like that stage but one of the downsides was that it was so far from everything else not a lot of people went to it. And take away the other stage in that area and I don't see making the walk down there much at all. But I can't see anywhere else they could put a decent sized stage.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 09, 2015, 09:53:11 AM
I concur about the odd scheduling.  A bigger outfit might now own the festival but bigger isn't always better.

Not really that enthused about this fest, truth to tell.  If I were going to attend, the one day I would go would be Saturday--good headliners and maybe some interesting acts earlier in the day.  I have tentative plans to go to Columbus that day to see an old buddy and take in a show with him there.  The problem is my teenage daughter is hell bent on seeing Twenty One Pilots.  I had her leaning against going on the promise I would take her to see another one of her faves this summer.  But a group of her friends is going and they've invited her to join them.  She has a chronic medical condition I don't care to go into here, and I don't think she will react well if it's blazing hot or raining.  I've also explained that it won't be like seeing We The Kings at a club--it will be a massive crowd and she might be far from the stage.  Of course, my wife thinks I should tag along to make sure she's OK, while I think the honor should go to her.  Good fucking God, decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 09, 2015, 10:33:31 AM
The unopposed scheduling of the headliner acts is something that happens frequently at other festivals as well. Bonnaroo immediately comes to mind.

I agree that there should be more acts booked but don't count on additional bookings on Sunday. This is the schedule and this is it.

The River Stage seems like it will be criminally underused this year.

Drjohn, I saw Twenty One Pilots when they played Bunbury 2 years ago (I think), and already then there was a large crowd, even though they played a late afternoon time slot (and they were an immediate crowd favorite). People have been yelling on the Bunbury facebook page to bring them back, and here they are. I can assure you that there will be a MASSIVE crowd for this. Same story with Walk the Moon (Another crowd favorite from 2 years ago that people have been yelling about to bring them back.)

To me, it seems Friday is going to be epic. The rests of the weekend not so much. I'm happy that the festival is here, but things look still very much upin the air what direction this is going to take in the future.

Looking at the Bunbury website, all 3 day passes and VIP passes are sold out, but somehow you can still buy one day passes for all three days. That doesn't make sense to me but whatever.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on May 09, 2015, 12:23:26 PM
FYI: The 4th stage is going to be by the Big Mac bridge according to the Bunbury app.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 11, 2015, 08:58:00 AM
I'm disappointed that WTM and Royal Blood are scheduled against each other...

Hey can I play Frisbee with you on Sunday?

Royal Blood's set is shorter, I am starting there and will work my way over to WTM. But admittedly, I want to see Royal Blood more--WTM is here so often that it's not as big of  a draw for me.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 21, 2015, 03:12:20 PM
With 3 day passes sold out, they are now selling prominently on Stubhub and other reseller sites. Prices on Stubhub star at $235 (plus fees) and go as high as $700, yes, for ONE three-day pass...

(I paid $100 for mine on the last day of last year's fest.)
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on May 21, 2015, 04:15:34 PM
(I paid $100 for mine on the last day of last year's fest.)
ditto and I doubt they'll be doing it again, but if they do I'm in.

Here's my schedule. I regret missing Catfish & the Bottlemen and Royal Blood . . . unless I get a clone. I'd check out Snoop if I didn't have the kid with me.

6-05 The Black Keys / Tame Impala / Walk The Moon / Matt & Kim / Bleachers / Temples / Kid Runner / Multimagic / Machineheart – Bunbury*
6-06 Rev. Horton Heat / The Decemberists / Lindsey Sterling / Genevieve / Bummers / Daniel In Stereo / Playing To Vapors – Bunbury*
6-07 Twenty-One Pilots / Atmosphere / Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas / The Front Bottoms - Bunbury*
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 22, 2015, 11:06:47 AM

Here's my schedule.

6-05 The Black Keys / Tame Impala / Walk The Moon / Matt & Kim / Bleachers / Temples / Kid Runner / Multimagic / Machineheart – Bunbury*
We're pretty much on a parallel course apparently.

Friday: Black Keys/Tame Impala/WTM although I'll prob sneak out mid-set to catch 15-20 min. of Royal Blood)/Matt & Kim/Bleachers (30 min.)/Mini Mansions (30 min.)/Catfish & the Bottlemen (15 min.)/Temples/Father John Misty (30 min.)

Still working on Saturday and Sunday.

And the Bunbury website STILL doesn't have a 2015 festival map....
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on May 22, 2015, 04:06:29 PM
And the Bunbury website STILL doesn't have a 2015 festival map....
There's one on their app, but I don't know how accurate it is if they haven't put in on the website.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 22, 2015, 06:51:26 PM
I wasn't planning on it and really don't want to do it but I'll be at Bunbury on Sunday.  I'll make the best of it.  See you there.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 23, 2015, 12:13:47 AM
I wasn't planning on it and really don't want to do it but I'll be at Bunbury on Sunday.  I'll make the best of it.  See you there.
Please explain what attracts you to attend Sunday, which from what I can tell is the weakest of the 3 day festival?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 23, 2015, 07:39:35 AM
"Attracts" doesn't apply here.  Please see my post on page 4 of this thread for a full explanation.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on May 23, 2015, 10:11:17 AM
Got it.

It's really appalling to see how few bands are scheduled to play on Sunday. I mean, there is NO-ONE playing between 7:45 (when Brand New finishes) and 8:15 pm (when Twenty One Pilots begin)!!!!! How is this possible???? For fuck's sake, if it's a matter of money for the organizers, Leggy will play a 30 min. set for free, just to get the exposure, you know what I mean?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 23, 2015, 12:46:53 PM

 Leggy will play a 30 min. set for free, just to get the exposure, you know what I mean?

Contact the promoter, maybe it's not too late!  ;)
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 01, 2015, 01:09:57 PM
This is coming up in 4 days, if you can believe it.

Festival map has finally been posted on their website:

http://www.bunburyfestival.com/festival-info/map

Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on June 01, 2015, 02:36:55 PM
THAT is where the Sawyer Point stage is? Really? So earlier in the day they have acts going on the Pavilion stage and the Sawyer Point stage at the same time. From their map, they are going to be directly competing as it seems like they are both in the open grass area of Sawyer Point. The Sawyer Point stage is going to be playing directly into the side of the Pavilion stage crowd.

The more I learn about this years show, the more I worry. The lineup of bands seems better, but the way it is being run seems to be a complete cluster fuck. Between the stage placement, the map not being on the site until now, the app that constantly crashes, the weird scheduling gaps, etc I am worried this is going to go terribly.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 01, 2015, 03:31:50 PM
There aren't any directly competing bands, but there is an inability to draw a timeline graph.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 01, 2015, 03:53:05 PM
So earlier in the day they have acts going on the Pavilion stage and the Sawyer Point stage at the same time.
Rest easy, my friend. I rechecked the schedule and there is in fact not a single minute of overlap between these two stages.

Meanwhile, I've got my plan of attack for all 3 days:

Friday:
4 Father John Misty
4:30 Temples
5:30 Catfish & the Bottlemen
5:45 Mini Mansions
6:15 Bleachers
6:45 Matt & Kim
7:30 Walk the Moon (sneaking out at some point for 15-20 min. for a taste of Royal Blood)
8:45 Tame Impala
9:45 The Black Keys

Saturday:
3:30 Bummers (or Old Hundred--haven't decided yet)
4 Genevieve
4:30 The Devil Makes Three
4:50 The Secret Sisters
5:30 Lindsey Stirling
6:15 The Decemberists
6:45 Jamestown Revivial
7:15 Reverend Horton Heat
7:45 Kacey Musgraves
8:30 Old Crow Medicine Show

Sunday
4:15 Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
4:45 Manchester Orchestra
5:30 Shakey Graves
6 Atmosphere
6:30 Brand New
7:45 NO BAND IS PLAYING--inexcusable on part of the organizers  :o
8:15 Twenty One Pilots

I will say this: it's not going to take much for me to skip out on Sunday. First drop of rain and I'm a goner. Friday will be epic. Saturday will be solid.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on June 01, 2015, 06:16:52 PM
You guys are right. They just can't draw a straight line apparently and make it look like the bands overlap. That is good at least. Onj the downside, the sound check for each stage will still interfear.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 01, 2015, 10:47:20 PM
You guys are right. They just can't draw a straight line apparently and make it look like the bands overlap. That is good at least. Onj the downside, the sound check for each stage will still interfere.
It's won't be a problem for the River and Yeatman's stages, but you might be right for the Sawyer Point stages. They (the old they) figured that out when they tried to put the Acoustic stage near the Amphitheater stage.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 02, 2015, 11:40:50 AM
So who is going on Friday and what time are you getting there?

Do we want to meet up somewhere?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 02, 2015, 12:15:24 PM
Here's my Friday. Happy to meet up anytime with you folks!

2:30 Machineheart - River
3:00 Multimagic - Yeatman
3:30 Kid Runner - Sawyer
4:00 Go Analog - Pavilion
4:30 Temples - Sawyer
5:45 Bleachers - Yeatman
6:45 Matt & Kim - Sawyer
7:30 Walk The Moon - Yeatman
8:45 Tame Impala - Sawyer
9:45 Black Keys - Yeatman
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 02, 2015, 03:58:09 PM
I'm planning on getting there for Wussy at 2 and hope to catch a bit of Machineheart, after that the next thing on my schedule is Temples. So I'm sure I'll find you somewhere. :)
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 04, 2015, 10:12:51 AM
1 DAY TO GO!


And just in time, the skies are turning blue, the sun will be out, and the weather is warming up nicely. Just like I ordered it  :P
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 04, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
I'm so excited! It's going to be lovely tomorrow, I can't wait!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: trixi on June 04, 2015, 10:18:42 PM
I'll be there---working a beer booth from 12-4 and then get to stay to see some of the bands.  Let's meet up!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 05, 2015, 10:20:59 AM
YES! We shall find each other.  :disco:
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: kamera26 on June 05, 2015, 04:43:29 PM
So, I'm not going till tomorrow but it appears this festival is amazingly taking steps backwards with the line issue and having only two water stations.  Not sure how that happens when it's your 4th year, regardless of the fact Promowest took over.  You would think Bill Donabedian would've stepped in and said, "um, guys...probably shouldn't try to have one entrance for thousands of people." 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 05, 2015, 11:04:10 PM
I will have many more comments later, but let's just say that of a lot people I knew going to this, I ran into exactly ONE. Massive, MASSIVE crowds today, unlike anything ever seen before, and I've gone to all the Bunbury festivals to date.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 06, 2015, 12:40:13 AM
I will have many more comments later, but let's just say that of a lot people I knew going to this, I ran into exactly ONE. Massive, MASSIVE crowds today, unlike anything ever seen before, and I've gone to all the Bunbury festivals to date.
Agree 100% . . . oh and the water stations are for plastic sucking suckers . . . use the metal drinking fountains.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 06, 2015, 08:20:44 AM
I will have many more comments later, but let's just say that of a lot people I knew going to this, I ran into exactly ONE. Massive, MASSIVE crowds today, unlike anything ever seen before, and I've gone to all the Bunbury festivals to date.

One entrance--massive crowds.  My daughter heard stories about huge lines to get in with very long waits.  I'm not looking forward to tomorrow.  This will very likely be my first and very last Bunbury
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 06, 2015, 09:39:47 AM
It was crowded yesterday and moved back and forth like a wave pool, but if you got in lines where the wave wasn't you were golden.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: pourmesometea on June 06, 2015, 11:02:08 AM
   Oversold, mismanaged,poor planning, no parking,heavy rain, this will be my last Bunbury. If it hadn't been for a truly great set from the Black Keys, it would have been a total loss.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 06, 2015, 01:23:50 PM
One entrance--massive crowds.  My daughter heard stories about huge lines to get in with very long waits.  I'm not looking forward to tomorrow.  This will very likely be my first and very last Bunbury
I just read that they have added two more entrances, one at Public Landing and one at Butler Street. Also, they are now allowing outside water up to 1 liter per person as long as the bottle is sealed (same policy as the Reds it seems).

Nevertheless, this ain't going to change the massive crowd issues inside Sawyer Point. Drjohn, if your daughter's sole goal is to catch Twenty One Pilots, here is my strong recommendation: stake out a spot near the VIP area (on the right hand side when you look at the stage), there is a small area with some steps, and that will allow you to actually SEE the band. I'd suggest you get there one hour before they play, find your spot and hold your ground. Otherwise you'll simply be standing in a sea of people and watching the video screens.

As you can imagine, there has been an avalanche of negative comments on Bunbury's facebook. Bunbury actually had the audacity to write that they weren't expecting 20,000 showing up "all at once". Wow, just wow.

I stood in line for a full hour (got there at 3, made it in at 4). For a while it looked like I might've actually missed Temples (who were scheduled at 4:30), so when I got in, it was a huge relief.

The Sawyer Point stage (where Temples, Matt & Kim, and Tame Impala played) was MILES better for visibility than the main stage (where WTM and others played), eve if you were far back. How can the organizers not realize this?

Anyway, I am already now predicting that they will move the festival next year to Summit Park in Blue Ash (where they've already relocated Buckle Up Festival for next year). Summit Park is f*cking HUGE. I live in Blue Ash and have gone there for the July 4 free shows. It is a PAIN, even for me living close by.

EDIT: Drjohn, looking at the schedule, I just now realize that Twenty One Pilots is playing at the Sawyer Point stage. You should count your blessings, as it is MUCH BETTER than the main stage.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 06, 2015, 01:39:35 PM
Thanks for the insights and suggestions, euro--much appreciated  :)

You're probably correct about moving it to Summit Park.  I seem to recall someone else somewhere in the vast social media world suggesting that PromoWest might made the festival area smaller and more of a hassle on purpose so as to have an excuse to move it to Blue Ash.  "Well, it looks like the riverfront can't handle our festival, we'll have to move it to Summit Park".  I'm usually skeptical of conspiracy theories but this one might be true.  Of course, PromoWest doesn't really need an excuse to move the festival.  But Bunbury has become a tradition and so identified with the riverfront that maybe they feel a need to blunt criticism of a move.

Hope to see you there tomorrow, if that's even possible with the 19,998 other persons milling around.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: trixi on June 06, 2015, 09:20:00 PM
According to a Promowest person who was stationed at our beer station on Fri, there were 7000 fewer tix sold for Sunday than for Fri or Sat, so unless they had some large increase in sales, I would think Sunday will be noticeably less crowded. 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 06, 2015, 10:48:06 PM
Things were noticeably better today. Adding 2 more entrance gates helped a lot, for one. I walked in at the Public Landing entrance at 3 pm and there was no line, none. Still a big crowd today, but I don't think quite as super-packed as yesterday.

I think we can really rest a little easier now, honestly.

It would be a shame if they moved this to Summit Park next year. Sitting at the River Stage watching the Secret Sisters, with the Ohio river in the background with all of the boats makes this such a great experience. Even both main stages have the bridges in plain view, which adds to the flavor. Compared to that, Summit Park has no personality, NONE.

Another observation: I was stuck by the tons of people in attendance wearing gear from Cleveland and Columbus. This festival obviously attracts LOTS of out of towners. what a great thing for our city.

And then this: again today, like yesterday, I had a dude in a "WOXY: the future of rock and roll" T-shirt (not the same guy) right next to me. I had to bite my tongue, frankly, about saying something to that guy as my thought is "WOXY, sorry, is the past". It's been 5 years since WOXY was on the air. I have a number of WOXY T-shirts but I can't wear them anymore. WOXY's "future" concept is way in the past now, seriously. I loved WOXY as much as the next guy and it was great while we had WOXY, but let's move on already.

Of the many people I know that are attending the festival, I have run into only one guy, and not once, not twice, but trice. What are the chances? (And as it happens, he's an executive of a company that is a client of mine). Tayfo, Pourmesometea, etc. sorry to have missed ya! (so far)

I will comment later on the musical merits of the festival.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 07, 2015, 10:52:27 PM
well, I finally ran into Pourmesometea and Tayfo today. The latter with the 6 yr. old kid, and wearing a WOXY shirt, ha!

I only stayed a couple of hours today. Not a lot of bands playing, even less that I really cared about.

Drjohn, I hope you and your daughter enjoyed Twenty One Pilots. Seemed like every other person there today was wearing one of their T-shirts.

Still gathering my thoughts for the overall experience this year at Bunbury (to be posted later).
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 07, 2015, 11:12:33 PM
I know what you mean about the TOP t-shirts.  Maybe it was just because the layout for their stage was better, and more people were able to see them, but the TOP crowd made Willie Nelson's at last year's Buckle look small by comparison--and Willie's crowd was anything but tiny.

Twenty-One Pilots aren't really my cup of tea but they are talented.  My daughter certainly enjoyed them.  She even met some of their relatives who were there for the show.

I'll have more comments later on the bands I saw.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2015, 09:40:37 AM
I was there just for Friday. I got there as Wussy was finishing up, but didn't get in the gate until after 3. The line easily tripled while I was waiting and there was ONE Bunbury volunteer/staff member trying to organize the line.

I really enjoyed:

Mikky Ekko
Father John Misty
Temples
Royal Blood
Walk the Moon
Tame Impala

I was over the crowds, the set up was stupid--the pavilion stage and the sawyer point stage so close together doesn't make any sense, but the view was so much better than yeatman cove.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 09:59:11 AM
Well, the Enquirer didn't even bother posting a review of the music on any of the three days. Nice work, Enquirer!

It does have an overall wrap-up article:

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/06/07/bunbury-shows-cincinnati-growing/28660959/

The most interesting tidbit from the article is this:

As to the biggest possible change - the location - both Luther and Donabedian said the festival was perfect for Sawyer Point, but no promises could be made yet.

"It's idyllic with the river and the breeze and the view of the city," Donabedian said. "But it is a very challenging venue. I hope we can stay ... the energy created down here was just amazing."
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I couldn't agree more. Would be a terrible (but alas, likely) move to Summit Park.

Highlights of the festival for me:

Friday: Temples (best set of the festival, period), Mini Mansions, WTM, Tame Impala

Saturday: The Secret Sisters, The Decemberists (2nd best set of the festival), Kacey Musgraves

Sunday: Shakey Graves

Lowlight of the festival: Lindsey Stirling. WTF was that? Something straight out of Trans Siberia Orchestra?!? And Manchester Orchestra, a band which at one point (years ago) I liked quite a bit, was determined to be the loudest band of the festival, droning on and on while forgetting to actually bring any decent songs. Couldn't take more than 15 min. of it.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 10:07:51 AM

the set up was stupid--the pavilion stage and the sawyer point stage so close together doesn't make any sense.
I was actually surprised how well that worked and I am very much in favor of keeping the Sawyer Point stage as it was this year. Pretty much anywhere one was standing you had a decent view. And the Pavilion stage being so close never bothered me, in fact it was pretty nice that the bands would come on within a minute or two of each other, going back and forth between each other.

Also, the River Stage was criminally underused. Easily the "prettiest" view of any of the stages with the Ohio and all of the boats in the background. There were exactly three bands that played there each day, for a total playing time of about 2 hours. TWO HOURS. For shame.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on June 08, 2015, 10:18:49 AM
Now that I have survived the weekend, I guess I will give my thoughts on it.

I think this was probably the best year for bands. The influence of PromoWest and CD102.5 were definitely felt in bringing in bands that are bigger but would never get played on Cincinnati radio. I thought it was interesting the way they split the days up somewhat with Friday being your typical "indie rock" day, Saturday being more Americana heavy and Sunday and being for hip hop heavy. It probably helped people who were on the fence about spending the money to see the headliner to know the day was somewhat built around that style so they may like more of the bands that day. Matt and Kim was easily the highlight of the weekend for me (as anyone who has ever seen them would expect they would be). The 2 Reverends (Horton Heat and Peyton's Big Damn Band) were both incredible. I checked out Lindsey Sterling and while she is definitely talented, I just didn't get it. She is an incredible violin player and dancer, but it just seemed to wander and never gel into a really awesome performance. She seems perfectly suited for video, but after 2 songs, I was ready for something else.

I think by now, everyone knows what a clusterfuck Friday was. Saturday and Sunday were better, but I think that was more to circumstances than to anything PromoWest did. Of course the lines to get in were shorter to get in because there were less people attending and 2 day pass holders already went through the process. Water stations still had lines but they were better (again because there were less people). Every water station and fountain had a line at least 5 to 10 people deep every time I went by (and often the main water station in the center would be 25 or more people). I never remember that happening in the past. And I am sorry, but running out of bottled water is just ridiculous. The volunteers also didn't seem to have a clue what was going on. I had to go to the ticket trailer to get my ticket (apparently if you bought it last year you had to do this). I luckily heard someone yelling this, but they apparently weren't doing that earlier as BobRox waited in the entire line to then be told he had to go exchange his ticket. When he exchanged his ticket, they told him he had to wait in the line again. When I exchanged my ticket, I was told I could just go to the front of the line and tell them I had a Showclix ticket (not that any of the volunteers every asked me anything when I just walked to the front of the line).

While overall the bands were better, the stage setup with the 4 stages was terrible. The have announced that they are keeping just 4 stages next year, which really makes me question whether I will go back. With the same amount of people as last year, but 2 less stages, things were just way too crowded for me. The River stage was by far the best thing in past years (Grouplove on that stage at dusk is still by far the best thing I have ever seen at Bunbury) but this year, it was both underutilized (they didn't have anyone on it after 5-6 PM) and also terrible to get to. Because of the fewer stages, every show on the River stage was packed to where you couldn't get close to it if you showed up after the band started. I am a guy who likes to be close to the stage, but with just 4 stages and that many people, it becomes impossible for pretty much every band.

They did a terrible job of timing the acts, which also contributed to the crowdedness. Most of the acts finished and started at the same time. This leads to huge surges of people going from stage to stage at the same time, which just creates a total logjam. In past years, everything was staggered so bands were starting/stopping every 15 minutes which helped thin out the herd. Then add in that the last 2 bands of the day were totally unopposed and it just led to HUGE crowds going from one stage to the other between them. I understand having the headliner unopposed, but there should be multiple choices up until then (and even overlapping somewhat with the headliner which is what they did in past years). This just help keep things separated and moving. Yes, your 2 favorite acts may be playing at the same time, but that is life.

The craft beer village was kind of a waste. Moerlein was the only Cincinnati beer, which was disappointing. They need to switch the food to where the craft beer village is. It is a bigger area so as the lines form for the food, there is more room to keep traffic flowing. It is also between the stage setups to it will work out better. The craft beer never had any noticeable lines, so they can do pretty much anywhere.

One thing that REALLY stood out to me on Sunday was the difference in the hip hop acts they booked. I caught a little bit of Lil Dicky. This was almost a bad stereotype of what old white people think rap is like. Everything I heard was about fucking bitches and telling everyone to "go crazy" over and over again. I could barely understand half of what he was saying because he was just running around and yelling about going crazy". There wasn't any discernible song structure I would tell from the 15 minutes or so I stayed. Then Atmosphere came on stage and was the exact opposite (in full disclosure, I love Atmosphere). Sure, he was doing the stereotypical "put your hands in the air" but there was content to his songs. There were lyrics you could hear, with actual meaning to them. You could tell the difference between songs and even verses and choruses. The songs were about more than fucking bitches and getting crazy. It was just amazing to see the contrast between the 2.

Overall, it wasn't a bad experience, but it was a big let down.  In the past, Bunbury has been run extremely well. It was not without it's issues, but overall, they worked on getting them fixed (moving the stage to the other end helped in that regard) and it was a great weekend. This felt like they bought something that was running well and then made changes that broke it. I'm really not sure whether I will be going back next year. If they have a lineup of incredible underneath bands, I could see myself doing it, but I wouldn't buy a 3 day pass for it right now like I did last year.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on June 08, 2015, 10:25:26 AM
One thing I wanted to add was about the attendance numbers. They claimed Friday was so bad because of the "huge, unexpected crowd". They claim they sold out at 20,000 tickets on Friday. First, if you are going to sell that many ticket, you should damn well be prepared for that many people. It shouldn't be a surprise because you are selling the tickets. Second, they said the attendance for the weekend was around 60,000 (which I believe is in the range of the previous year). So if you sold out with 20,000 tickets on Friday, how do you get to 60,000 for the weekend without selling out the other 2 days? There is some funny math going on with their attendance numbers.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2015, 11:01:07 AM
I loved the Sawyer Point and Pavilion stages, the way they had it scheduled just seemed weird. The River stage was phenomenal but under used.

One thing I wanted to add was about the attendance numbers. They claimed Friday was so bad because of the "huge, unexpected crowd". They claim they sold out at 20,000 tickets on Friday. First, if you are going to sell that many ticket, you should damn well be prepared for that many people. It shouldn't be a surprise because you are selling the tickets. Second, they said the attendance for the weekend was around 60,000 (which I believe is in the range of the previous year). So if you sold out with 20,000 tickets on Friday, how do you get to 60,000 for the weekend without selling out the other 2 days? There is some funny math going on with their attendance numbers.

I agree completely. You can't tell me they didn't have any idea of the numbers prior to Friday so they could have some sort of plan in place. It was ridiculous.

It was my first and probably only bunbury--the line up will have to be epic to draw me back in.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 11:02:25 AM
I wouldn't buy a 3 day pass for it right now like I did last year.
Not that you could, even if you wanted to. Seems like the "good old days" when you could buy next year's 3 day pass for just $100 are gone forever, and I fully expect that there will be no discounted tickets for early buyers.

In fact, it seems to me that Bunbury's overall "good old days" are never coming back. Only now do we realize how nice it was in previous years to stroll from one stage to the next and explore new bands in an intimate setting (hello, Meg Myers!). There is nothing intimate about Bunbury anymore, and now it's beome just another Forecastle, possibly minus the multiple performing act choices. For me Sunday was basically a complete waste, heavy as it was on the hip-hop/rap acts, and there being only 15 artists scheduled for the entire day.

They absolutely need to expand the number of food stations and the beer stations, i.e. at least double them. Also, the number of craft beer choices at the Craft Beer Village or whatever it was called were simply underwhelming (maybe 10 craft beer manufacturers in total?), and the absence of more local beers was in particular noticeable (how can you not have Rhinegeist or Mad Tree at a Cincinnati festival?).

All the bitching aside, it was also noticeable how many Cleveland and Columbus Tshirts and jerseys could be seen, meaning a sizeable portion of the attendees came from out of town, and those people were probably saying "man, I wish we could have a festival like this in Cleveland (or whatever city they come from). So in the end, I'd rather have Bunbury, warts and all, here in Cincinnati (preferably staying at Sawyer Point), rather than Columbus or Cleveland.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2015, 11:22:04 AM
That's true Euro, Trixie and I met a couple girls from Cleveland on Friday.

I heard someone say that some of the food vendors are also up at LC Pavilion, so they might have just been brought in because they already have a relationship with PromoWest--maybe that will change next year?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2015, 12:12:34 PM
http://www.fox19.com/story/29261121/preps-already-on-for-next-year-as-bunbury-2015-comes-to-a-close (http://www.fox19.com/story/29261121/preps-already-on-for-next-year-as-bunbury-2015-comes-to-a-close)

Looks like there will possibly be early bird 3 day passes, but not until later this year.

Again, no real reviews of the music and they barely touched on the problems from Friday.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 01:58:54 PM
Couldn't help but notice this interesting article in today's Bilboard about this weekend's Governors Ball in New York, where some of the same acts (Tame Impala, the Black Keys, etc.) played that were at Bunbury.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/music-festivals/6590585/governors-ball-2015-rock-edm-dj-crowds

Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 08, 2015, 02:02:12 PM
So if you sold out with 20,000 tickets on Friday, how do you get to 60,000 for the weekend without selling out the other 2 days? There is some funny math going on with their attendance numbers.

Same way the MPMF attendance grew exponentially during it's Donebedian years.  Promotion through creative math.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: lutz on June 08, 2015, 07:02:04 PM
And then this: again today, like yesterday, I had a dude in a "WOXY: the future of rock and roll" T-shirt (not the same guy) right next to me. I had to bite my tongue, frankly, about saying something to that guy as my thought is "WOXY, sorry, is the past". It's been 5 years since WOXY was on the air. I have a number of WOXY T-shirts but I can't wear them anymore. WOXY's "future" concept is way in the past now, seriously. I loved WOXY as much as the next guy and it was great while we had WOXY, but let's move on already.
Spoken like a true misanthrope!
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 08, 2015, 09:45:11 PM
The non-headlining bands I saw yesterday were a mixed bag.  Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band were a lot of fun.  The Reverend said they'll be at the Taft the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Barring a lot of other obligations, I'll be there.  I didn't see all of Shakey Graves' set but what I heard was quite interesting.  I need to check out more of this guy's music.

Manchester Orchestra were all right, though they could have varied the alterno drone a bit.  But the day's biggest disappointment to me was the boring tripe put out by Brand New.  They might as well have been a bland '70s arena rock outfit.  Blah.

The Enquirer's wrap-up article was poor.  The Inkwire never was a good paper and it's getting progressively worse.  Donabedian repeated the absurd line about 20,000 showing up all at once on Friday.  Right, blame your lack of preparation and/or penny pinching on costs on the crowd.

I doubt that I'll ever attend Bunbury again.  A lot of the negative changes are going to be permanent and I have no desire to further line Promowest's pockets.  I admit to not liking big festivals in general--too crowded, too many rude assholes in the crowd.  The one big exception is MidPoint--really like how it's run, how you can either purchases passes or pay to see acts a la carte.  Hopefully they never make a lot of boneheaded changes in an effort to make it "better". 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 08, 2015, 10:33:10 PM
And then this: again today, like yesterday, I had a dude in a "WOXY: the future of rock and roll" T-shirt (not the same guy) right next to me. I had to bite my tongue, frankly, about saying something to that guy as my thought is "WOXY, sorry, is the past". It's been 5 years since WOXY was on the air. I have a number of WOXY T-shirts but I can't wear them anymore. WOXY's "future" concept is way in the past now, seriously. I loved WOXY as much as the next guy and it was great while we had WOXY, but let's move on already.
Spoken like a true misanthrope!
Might as well burn your Ramones t-shirts too.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: trixi on June 08, 2015, 10:36:16 PM
I worked a beer booth from 12-4, so I was able to avoid the lines that everyone else got stuck in.  Our booth had good sight lines to Yeatman's stage and as there was such a delay with people getting in and many of the earlier arrivers seemingly of the non-drinking age, I got to see much of Wussy.  After my shift was over, I caught some of Father John Misty before I headed over to grab some food and see Temples (which is where Cuddly found me--and spotted Tayfo off in the distance).  I continued to go back and forth between the 2 stages and enjoyed most of the bands I saw.  Other than the mass movements after each show ended, I didn't find that it was as crowded as I had feared it would be and was thus pleasantly surprised as I tend to get super irritated very fast with people.  There were definitely people from all over...struck up short conversations with people from Michigan and a father/son from Lima while I was serving up the beer.   A promowest person at our booth I thought had said there were close to 30K tix sold for Fri, but I may have misunderstood or he may have misspoken. There definitely could be some re-arranging of food/drink booths to help the flow of people. 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 08, 2015, 10:55:13 PM
Awww . . . sorry I missed you, Trixi.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 11:13:17 PM
And then this: again today, like yesterday, I had a dude in a "WOXY: the future of rock and roll" T-shirt (not the same guy) right next to me. I had to bite my tongue, frankly, about saying something to that guy as my thought is "WOXY, sorry, is the past". It's been 5 years since WOXY was on the air. I have a number of WOXY T-shirts but I can't wear them anymore. WOXY's "future" concept is way in the past now, seriously. I loved WOXY as much as the next guy and it was great while we had WOXY, but let's move on already.
Spoken like a true misanthrope!
urr... I am not a misanthrope. If the WOXY T-shirt said anything other than the "future" (say, "WOXY Best 100 of 2008", or something like it, as I saw some other guy, and I have that T-shirt too), I'd be all in, as I love(d) WOXY. But when the "future" died 5 years ago, there is something supremely ironic about it that I just have a hard time seeing (let alone wearing) a T-shirt claiming the "Future of Rock and Roll". WOXY was awesome, but there is nothing "future" about it (anymore).
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 08, 2015, 11:34:00 PM
I doubt that I'll ever attend Bunbury again.  A lot of the negative changes are going to be permanent and I have no desire to further line Promowest's pockets.  I admit to not liking big festivals in general--too crowded, too many rude assholes in the crowd.  The one big exception is MidPoint--really like how it's run, how you can either purchases passes or pay to see acts a la carte.  Hopefully they never make a lot of boneheaded changes in an effort to make it "better".
couple of comments:

1. I guess it all depends on what the definition of a "big festival" is. If you think Bunbury is big, lordie, I wonder what you'd think of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza. I stopped attending those because those are truly "big" festivals (50,000 each day, maybe more), and that's just way too much for me now. I 've thought of Bunbury as a nice "little" festival. Still do in a way.

2. I'm pretty sure I'll be back at Bunbury next year. I mean, it gave me the opportunity to see Temples and Tame Impala (neither of whom had been to Cincy before) on the SAME DAY. That was pretty awesome right then and there.

3. Warts and all, I feel pretty good this festival takes place in our hometown. Would you rather have it happening in Columbus or Cleveland?

4. Like you, I outright LOVE MidPoint. I've attended it for years. Already looking forward to that come September (and not just because my daughter's band Leggy will play it).
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 09, 2015, 09:16:25 AM
Let's not get all Clintonesque about definitions.  Bonnaroo and the others are extremely huge but Bunbury is still big.  The Cincinnati Blues Fest is a good example of a smaller festival.  And where did I say I wanted Bunbury to go to Columbus or Cleveland (though Promowest might be planning that--2016 in Blue Ash, 2017 in Columbus could be in the cards)?  I was stating my own intentions and preferences.  I prefer to see shows at clubs or small theaters.  I prefer not to be treated like I'm part of a herd of cattle.  As for MPMF, September can't come fast enough for me. 
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 09, 2015, 11:56:07 AM
Bunbury and MPMF are two different animals. For a outdoor festival, I like Bunbury but doubt I'd like any of the crazy big ones. I like to see the stage every so often. The Bunbury plus is the bands are pretty close to one another and it's easy to get food and drink while watching the band. The MidPoint plus is a the vastness and diversity of bands in a more intimate environment. Different strokes, baby, but I'm glad we have them both.

On an aside, I hear a private school mother talking about Bunbury at a playground. "I looked at the schedule and never heard of any of the bands" as if nobody was good was playing. Yeah, I think that one is on you little Miss ear to the ground.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: kamera26 on June 11, 2015, 03:09:05 PM
Sounds like the people mentioning it getting moved to Summit Park are onto something.  Bill Donabedian has said a few interesting things on Twitter.

‏@mstuart142 @bdonabedian @bunburyfestival Thanks for bringing this to us. #keepbunburyontheriver

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‏@bdonabedian @mstuart142 wish the top brass at the city and parks department felt the same way.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 11, 2015, 05:27:35 PM
It is going to be an impressive park, but still I prefer it on the river where the suburbanites have to come to us.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 11, 2015, 07:42:54 PM
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‏@bdonabedian @mstuart142 wish the top brass at the city and parks department felt the same way.
That makes it sound like Donabedian is blaming to city, but I have to say I'm skeptical of that implication.

Do you really think that Cincinnati wants to lose an event like this to Blue Ash? Not in a million years. This is EXACTLY what Cincinnati wants: an event in downtown, which attracts both numerous out-of-towners (who fill up downtown hotels) AND numerous suburbanites.

If the festival moves to Blue Ash, which hotels do you think the out-of-towners will be booking?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 16, 2015, 11:13:16 AM
If anybody needs an indication of how much money this festival generates, let me share this tidbit of information...

I was in discussion with someone who knows/supplies one of the food trucks that serviced Bunbury. In just three days, serving $6 sandwiches, this truck generated over $17,000 worth of business.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 16, 2015, 11:39:11 AM
Holy smokes!  That's big revenue. 

Poor bastard's food costs and the labor involved probably make the profit less than what you or I would like to imagine, however.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Zafer Kaya on June 16, 2015, 01:34:46 PM
I caught a little bit of Lil Dicky. This was almost a bad stereotype of what old white people think rap is like. Everything I heard was about fucking bitches and telling everyone to "go crazy" over and over again. I could barely understand half of what he was saying because he was just running around and yelling about going crazy".

But isn't that the joke?  I mean granted it's a horribly unfunny joke.  But I would imagine there was intended to be some irony there.

I don't know, man.  I just don't even get music nowadays.  I cannot think of anything more miserable and lame than being amongst a throng of thousands at an outdoor music festival to watch Father John Fucking Misty. 

Not that I dislike Father John Misty, Matt & Kim, Avett Brothers, or whatever (actually I do dislike Matt & Kim), but THAT's a music festival nowadays?  That sounds more like the lineup I'd put together for a Crafts Expo or Farmer's Market.  I mean, not that I'm Mr. Hardcore or anything but I would like to feel like I'm at a ROCK show instead of the State Fair.

Does anybody rock anymore?
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 16, 2015, 02:54:10 PM
As a fan of the Avett Brothers a big damn festival is the last place on earth I want to see them.  I can't even stand amphitheater shows anymore due to the douchebaggery of the other attendees I can't imagine multiplying the attendance AND having to stand a half mile away.

Actually, I don't really want to see the Avett Bros. anywhere anymore until their popularity wanes and I can see them at SGH or The Vogue again like the old days.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: foolsgold on June 16, 2015, 03:05:43 PM
I cannot think of anything more miserable and lame than being amongst a throng of thousands at an outdoor music festival to watch Father John Fucking Misty. 

Not being much of a FJM fan, I would have thought this too, but I was genuinely surprised that dude has charisma and stage presence to spare.  Kind of a mix between Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave, and a bit of Mick Jagger, every bit captivating to watch.  As such, the music was expanded from the kind of syrupy recordings to something with more balls. 

Does anybody rock anymore?

That's largely why I've enjoyed going to Psych Fest.  There have been so many bands I've seen there with crazy energy and music that makes me want to punch something (see: Kadavar, Bo Ningen, Thee Oh Sees, White Hills).  For every lame band like Pure X or Quilt, there are 5 other bands who started a band because they want to cram their music down your throat and out your reproductive organs.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 16, 2015, 04:22:01 PM
Holy smokes!  That's big revenue. 

Poor bastard's food costs and the labor involved probably make the profit less than what you or I would like to imagine, however.
Perhaps true, but even if only in cashflow terms, invaluable income for less than 72 hours trading.
(Quick research... Average 32% food costs, 29% salary costs, lower overheads than a retail unit, maybe a license from Bunbury... still pretty impressive IMHO. I woulda been pushed to turn that over in a week selling CD's 'back in the day' at a far lower profit margin)
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 16, 2015, 06:00:41 PM
I was in discussion with someone who knows/supplies one of the food trucks that serviced Bunbury. In just three days, serving $6 sandwiches, this truck generated over $17,000 worth of business.
I couldn't help but do the math:

that's 2,833 sandwiches in 3 days, or 944 sandwiches a day, or (assuming 10 hours of sales per day) 99.4 sandwiches an hour, or 3 sandwiches every 2 minutes.

Any which way you look at it, that's a LOT of sandwiches.

I imagine that they either pay a flat fee (say, $1,000 or $1,500) to Bunbury for the privilege of having a captive audience of 20,000 that is starving for food, or a royalty basis of some sort (say 5 or 10% of sales).
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: trixi on June 16, 2015, 10:27:26 PM
The food truck across from our beer booth on Fri ran out of food at some point in time (probably in the 6-7 pm time frame).  They put a "restocking" sign on their window, and were back in business probably within an hour and a half.  They made fresh cut fries along with some sandwiches and by the time WTM was finished, they had yet another long line.  I could just imagine them leaving there on Fri night and hitting up all the stores in town for more potatoes to supply the rest of the weekend.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 16, 2015, 11:01:59 PM
The food truck across from our beer booth on Fri ran out of food at some point in time (probably in the 6-7 pm time frame).  They put a "restocking" sign on their window, and were back in business probably within an hour and a half.  They made fresh cut fries along with some sandwiches and by the time WTM was finished, they had yet another long line.  I could just imagine them leaving there on Fri night and hitting up all the stores in town for more potatoes to supply the rest of the weekend.
If Bunbury is going to accommodate 20,000 attendees properly, they REALLY need to expand both the food and beer stations, as in, DOUBLE them, seriously.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 17, 2015, 08:17:47 AM

I imagine that they either pay a flat fee (say, $1,000 or $1,500) to Bunbury for the privilege of having a captive audience of 20,000 that is starving for food, or a royalty basis of some sort (say 5 or 10% of sales).

I'd be willing to bet that you are underestimating by at least half, if not more.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Zafer Kaya on June 17, 2015, 04:59:33 PM
There's no way the organizers would risk leaving that much money on the table.  You're the one paying Black Keys and getting the space and the permits, etc.  Why should some vendor who all they have to do is drive their truck up into the slot you provided for them get an insane profit margin  on the back of your hard work?

Unless they're complete fools, which I suppose is possible. 

But anyway yeah, there's a reason why Live Nation is buying Musical Festivals, and not Food trucks.  The vendors need music festivals way more than the music festival needs vendors.

My guess is they just take a cut of the revenue, and not a small one.  Like 15 or 20%.  The established vendors will have a lower profit margin than usual but will probably make up for it via volume.  And probably some vendors will make no money at all but just do it for the PR.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 17, 2015, 10:16:55 PM
They hide information like that online.  :P

Quote
Booth Types, Sizes and Fees
Yeatman’s Cove

Main Stage
Hosts the main stage where headliners perform. Sales begin at 1 p.m. each day and
close at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday:

Advocacy/Business Promotion Booth or Food Cart
(10’ x 10’): $1,250.00
Merch Booth (10’ x 10’): $1,500.00
Mobile Food Truck: $2,000.00
Food Booth (10’ x 20’):$2,250.00
Food Booth (20’ x 20’): $3,250.00

Yeatman’s Cove –River Stage
Hosts the scenic river stage. Sales begin at 1 p.m. each day and close at 11:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday:

Advocacy/Business Promotion Booth or Food Cart(10’ x 10’): $1,000.00
Merch Booth (10’ x 10’): $1,250.00
Mobile Food Truck: $1,750.00
Food Booth (10’ x 20’: $2,000.00
Food Booth (20’ x 20’): $3,000.00

Sawyer Point
Hosts two stages and the Craft Beer Village. Sales begin at 1 p.m. each day
and close at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Music ends
approximately an hour earlier and vendors have the option of closing at that time:

Advocacy/Business Promotion Booth or Food Cart (10’ x 10’): $1,000.00
Merch Booth (10’ x 10’): $1,250.00
Mobile Food Truck**: $1,750.00
Food Booth (10’ x 20’: $2,000.00
Food Booth (20’ x 20’): $3,000.00
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on June 17, 2015, 10:34:42 PM
Nice work, P.I. TayFo

Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 18, 2015, 07:12:20 AM
I'd say the food truck still made a profit.
Food costs $5400.
Salary costs $2k max.
License $2k
Running costs: Let's be generous and say $1200
Wasteage/Disposables: $1000

$5k or so profit before taxes is still pretty damned good for 3 days work IMHO
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 18, 2015, 08:39:15 AM
$5k or so profit before taxes is still pretty damned good for 3 days work IMHO

Indeed it is.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on June 18, 2015, 11:53:25 AM
Most of the food tents and food trucks have been there every year. If they were getting screwed, I don't think they'd be coming back.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on September 01, 2015, 12:35:05 PM
I'm not ready for a new thread yet so:

June 3,4 & 5, 2016
Still at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove
$153.80 after all the fees
My ticket is secured. Haven't missed a day yet.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: dirk on September 01, 2015, 03:00:36 PM
I think I am going to hold off until they announce the lineup. After some of the debacles last year and the reduction to just 4 stages, I am not sure what to expect. Last year was a real mixed bag with some really awesome acts but some real stinkers as well. If they can give me 3 or 4 really solid acts I'll be in.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: euro60 on September 01, 2015, 11:05:50 PM
I'm not ready for a new thread yet so:

June 3,4 & 5, 2016
Still at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove
$153.80 after all the fees
My ticket is secured. Haven't missed a day yet.
wow... I missed the announcement that this is up already for purchase.

Seeing that I paid $100 the last couple of years, this will be a 53% increase... Taylor, you and I were talking about this the other day, we thought it'd be in the $135-140 range, at least for the early buyers (line-up unknown).

But glad to hear it'll still be on the riverfront, where it truly belongs. (Being at the Taste of Blue Ash at Summit Park this past weekend for Third Eye Blind, that place has zero personality. None. And that's coming from a Blue Ash resident.)

ETA:

Just looked at the Bunbury website. "A very limited number of Early Bee GA passes" now available, and that's $153. I wonder what regular prices will be like, yikes. Sure, I'll cough up the money as I really want to go to this, but I'm pretty unhappy about the price increase.
Title: Re: Bunbury 2015
Post by: TayFo on September 02, 2015, 12:13:18 PM
I completely understand waiting for a lineup announcement. I end up going to Columbus a few times a year (like this Friday) and usually for Promowest gigs. They pretty much run Columbus and a venue in Pittsburgh. The do a great job up there and I trust they will do a good job on Bunbury. If anything I'd hope they would take over booking at Bogart's as well.