Okay so here it is, the definitive guide to Takedown Festival 2012, packed full of useful information! And hopefully we can answer every and any question you might have.
Where to buy tickets:
Travelling to Takedown:
Takedown is taking place on Sunday 18th March at Southampton University SU -Highfield Campus, University Road (off of Burgess Road), Southampton, SO17 1BJ.
There are 2 small public pay and display car parks near the entrance to the Highfield site and there is street parking available all around within short walking distance.
Bus routes to the Uni from Southampton City Centre:
Buses run regularly (every 15-20 minutes) from Southampton train station and West Quay up to the uni all day on Sundays. More information can be found by clicking HERE
Where to Stay:
Hotels are a plentiful commodity in Southampton. Here are the links to some of them and prices at the time we checked.
http:// www.highfieldhotelsouthampton.c o.uk/ £59 inc breakfast (2 people)
http://www2.travelodge.co.uk/ £32.50 family room (3 people)
http://www.premierinn.co/ £39 saver (2 people)
http://ibishotel.com/ southampton £42 (2 people)
http://www.hiexpress.com/ £47 family room
http://www.starhotel.co.uk/ £35 (2 people) / £65 (4 people)
Or visit www.laterooms.com
The full lineup and stage times can be found by visiting the official Facebook event page HERE
Please email email@example.com if you would like information about having a stall at Takedown.
An accreditation application form plus the latest event poster and press release can be downloaded from HERE. Completed forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 11th March at the latest.
Can we leave the site and return?
Yes, the event is wristbanded so you will be able to come and go as you please.
Are the stages big enough to accommodate everyone?
The capacity for each stage is different and once filled to maximum each will be run on a ‘one out, one in’ system. We cannot guaranteed access to every performance so make sure you get to stages in plenty of time to watch the bands you want to see. There are 4 stages with a good variety of bands to go and watch!
How far apart are the stages?
The main stage and the Big Deal Clothing stage, are located within the SU building. The Guitar Central and Southampton Music stages are located within short walking distance across a small courtyard.
Are there places to eat and drink on site?
Yes, the uni has several cafe areas and bars that will be open all day. You will need proof of ID to purchase alcohol.
What will be there for me to spend my well earned moolah on?
We have a lovely market area that will be jammed full of clothing company stalls and band merchandising. Big Deal Clothing will be setting up shop right next to the Big Deal Stage (located in the Staggs Head Bar in the SU)
Can I bring my camera to the event?
Small digital cameras are fine, although we wouldn’t recommend bringing expensive equipment in case it gets broken. DSLR’s and cameras with removable lenses will not be allowed into the site without a press/photo pass.
Any other enquiries? Email email@example.com
We have coach and ticket packages from Weymouth and Plymouth. Visit the official @takedown_2012 Facebook page for more info: www.takedownfestival.co.uk
No excuses. :)
Having one of those awesome kind of days. Lots of positive things happening in all aspects of my work. Got some shoots coming up that I’m very excited about including Vanna tomorrow in London. I haven’t seen them in AGES. #stoked!
I’m quite probably going to bang on about it for the next month until it happens but you really should check out the line up and come to Takedown Festival in Southampton in March. Personally there aren’t many other bands that could have been added to this to make it more perfect. £22.50 for 30+ bands is NOTHING. That will buy you 6 pints of lager, 4.5 Maccy D meals, 2 trips to the cinema to see a 3D film (1 if you buy popcorn and shizz) or 3 albums off itunes (nearly).
I’ve got my choices of bands to watch sorted….bloody difficult let me tell you but I think I now have it sussed (as long as the times don’t change).
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