Torrential hail on Friday afternoon didn't stop us setting-up the beer tent, ticket tent and organising a hundred details for the weekend.
The evening started well and got better and better. Haiku Salut were probably my favourite and they inspired some of my favourite visuals of the night, if I do say so myself... BB Blackdog strutted through to the end of the bill and I was lucky to be standing next to their drummer, no really, and can say that he was an inspiration in both timing and percussive brilliance.
Saturday has been wonderful. The sun has blessed us amongst all the rain and floods we hear about elsewhere in the country and we're thinking of you.
The afternoon set is half way through and I am writing this to the fine tones of Gina Dootson - if you're not here you missed something really fine.
If you're on the fence about coming down for this evening or tomorrow for Steve Tilston then get off it!
See you here. More ice Trevor.
The marquee is up and the stage is set for some Exile musical excellence.
We had a damp but successful day of setting-up yesterday, the beer tent and cooler are in place, space has been cleared for extra parking and it's looking really good.
More follows tomorrow ...
We've recently had a great site visit to remind ourselves just how lovely the Exile site is (thank you Trevor) and it's looking really wonderful and green and lush after all the November like weather we've been experiencing this summer... In case you missed it last year here is a photo reminder.Special fine weather has been ordered especially for the end of June.QR CodesWe are going to be using QR Codes on the festival site for information and fun this year. There is a page on the Exile site for more information on these intriguing barcode style images that are popping up all over the place.Take a look and download a QR Reader to your phone now if you need to. There will be QRs for the running order and local weather sites plus lots more, at least.
Full instructions over here.
For instance, here is a QR Code for the Google Maps webpage of the Exile Ferstival.
It will need saving and printing out to use, as QR Codes are a way of bringing the web into the real world.
That's all for the moment. We're looking forward to seeing you all in ten days or so.
We can now confirm that the dates for
The 2012 Exile Music Fest are
June 29th, 30th and July 1st.
We also have news of a number of confirmed acts already lined up with more details to come as soon as:
Confirmed Acts So Far
The Bluebird Paradise
The Biggles Wartime Band
Shades of Radiance
Put it in your diary
Exile Music Fest
June 29, 30 & July 1st