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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Thank you! Any idea how long is the presale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    That's what the media has been reporting all week. Super pissed, even.
    Actually, joking aside, if memory serves then next year's freakshow was supposed to be on a different date and include mainly Japanese artists so they were not supposed to coincide anyway.

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    This is going to be interesting. The event is amazing to me. I visualize the similarities of the place , the music, and the vibe present when I used to watch string quartets perform in mansions by candlelight. The gathering of people and the music ..all create a vibe..It's very worthwhile

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    The Watts? I know the musicians but I have never heard about this group. Do they have any recordings?
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    Its a bit of a strange choice to start the festival on thursday. I will probably be going on friday and saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Given the much easier accessibilty of the festival's sites, I assume it'll be much safer to buy them ahead of time and not at the door like I've done almost everytime at Carmaux.

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    I also take it that the choice of Lyon (instead of St Etienne, Toulouse or Clermont Ferrand, which are big cities somewhat closer to Carmaux) is because there is a nucleus of RIO-heads in that area (the ones that organized the Bourgoin-Jallieu concerts)
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    Venue sits 600 apparently so I doubt they'll sell out. Wife asked me yesterday if I've bought my ticket already
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Venue sits 600 apparently so I doubt they'll sell out. Wife asked me yesterday if I've bought my ticket already
    She wants you to clear out of the house for the week end that bad??

    I'll say that the drastic change of date and the proximity of a big international city (Lyon is n°2 or 3 in France) may change things a great (or medium-range) deal...

    A lot of people might say: "let's give it a chance, since we don't have to go through or around all of the Massif Central anymore".
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    Man, the fall date wasn't great for me but May is even worse. Someday, RIO, SOMEDAY...

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    José Molina, who has been running the Abattoirs venue for nearly 15 years, is a longtime associate of Michel Besset - he's also from Carmaux, and he and Michel used to manage Présent together, organise concerts etc. I've been to Les Abattoirs many times - Magma played there several times, as did Gong, Présent (with Koenji Hyakkei), the "Once Upon A Time In Belgium" project, Zao, a Canterbury Scene festival with John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman doing "Kew.Rhone" and a Canterbury All-Stars band with Hopper, Miller, Malherbe etc., and many others. A natural home for the festival now that Carmaux has run its course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    That's what the media has been reporting all week. Super pissed, even.
    I don't get how Charly hasn't been in contact with the RIO guys at all and was somehow crossing his fingers that there would be a RIO Festival in Carmaux as usual in September, when it's been reported weeks ago that Rocktime had gone belly up. I was surprised to read Charly's FB post making that assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    I don't get how Charly hasn't been in contact with the RIO guys at all and was somehow crossing his fingers that there would be a RIO Festival in Carmaux as usual in September, when it's been reported weeks ago that Rocktime had gone belly up. I was surprised to read Charly's FB post making that assumption.
    Ah, I was not aware of any message from Charly, not having FB.
    Also didnt know Rocktime went belly up, sometimes ignorance is a bliss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    I don't get how Charly hasn't been in contact with the RIO guys at all and was somehow crossing his fingers that there would be a RIO Festival in Carmaux as usual in September, when it's been reported weeks ago that Rocktime had gone belly up. I was surprised to read Charly's FB post making that assumption.
    Ahem...<cough, cough>...

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    Just to mention that the festival takes place in two different towns. Thursday 9th in Lyon and Friday 10th / saturday 11th in Bourgoin Jallieu . The towns are in the same region. It's about a 30 minute train ride from Lyon main station
    to Bourgoin Jallieu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    Just to mention that the festival takes place in two different towns. Thursday 9th in Lyon and Friday 10th / saturday 11th in Bourgoin Jallieu . The towns are in the same region. It's about a 30 minute train ride from Lyon main station
    to Bourgoin Jallieu.
    And as far as I understand from the google translate english in the tickets page, there will be a shuttle from the hotel to the venue (there is also an email address of the organizers to inform them where you are staying...)
    Seems a bit strange, are they going to pick 600 people from who knows how many different hotels?

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    ▲The shuttle concerns only friday and Saturday in Bourgoin Jallieu from your hotel to the venue which is a bit on the ourside of the town center. Last time I went there I had a hotel quite close with a twenty minute foot walk

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    ▲The shuttle concerns only friday and Saturday in Bourgoin Jallieu from your hotel to the venue which is a bit on the ourside of the town center. Last time I went there I had a hotel quite close with a twenty minute foot walk
    Bottom line - where should I book a hotel? in Lyon? in Bourgoin Jallieu?

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    There are hotels not too far away. There will likely be shuttles, and anyway you will find a kind soul to drive you back each night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    There are hotels not too far away. There will likely be shuttles, and anyway you will find a kind soul to drive you back each night.
    I still did not understand where should I book

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    I still did not understand where should I book
    best to book one night in Lyon and two in Bourgoin Jallieu :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    I still did not understand where should I book
    Well, these are different cities. Book a hotel near where the concerts are taking place - in Lyon the first night, in Bourgoin-Jallieu the next two. Enter the venues' address in a hotel booking website and you'll find the ones closest to the venues.
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    Tickets bought, hotels booked, Berlioz in Lyon & Kyriad in Bourgoin-Jallieu
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    Quote Originally Posted by oilersfan View Post
    Man, the fall date wasn't great for me but May is even worse. Someday, RIO, SOMEDAY...
    April & May will be very crowded from festivals (all three I plan to go are concentrated in these 5 weeks (if not less >> Prog Resiste Convention, Les Intoprelles and RIO Fest)... So I might have to make a choice and skip one... But luckily April& May are the txo months where there are more holes than cheese in terms of holidays: I already know RIO fest will take place on the Robert Schuman day (this is the EC national day), than there is France's Liberation day)... Given that the Christian Assumption feast is around that day as well...

    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    José Molina, who has been running the Abattoirs venue for nearly 15 years, is a longtime associate of Michel Besset - he's also from Carmaux, and he and Michel used to manage Présent together, organise concerts etc. I've been to Les Abattoirs many times - Magma played there several times, as did Gong, Présent (with Koenji Hyakkei), the "Once Upon A Time In Belgium" project, Zao, a Canterbury Scene festival with John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman doing "Kew.Rhone" and a Canterbury All-Stars band with Hopper, Miller, Malherbe etc., and many others. A natural home for the festival now that Carmaux has run its course.
    Yeah, I've wanted to go to a few concerts in that RIO hotbed, but for a single evenings concert, coming down from Brussels or A'dam was simply impossible
    It's a pity that AZ's 44 1/2 concert was never played there - though I suspect that most of the usual Bourgoin suspects were present at Carmaux.
    My guess is that the Toubifri Orchestra concert in Carmaux was also their doing, since they were from the Lyon area

    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Ah, I was not aware of any message from Charly, not having FB.
    Also didnt know Rocktime went belly up, sometimes ignorance is a bliss...
    I had absolutely no idea of this, partly (or mainly) because I follow no-one on any associal network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    ▲The shuttle concerns only friday and Saturday in Bourgoin Jallieu from your hotel to the venue which is a bit on the ourside of the town center. Last time I went there I had a hotel quite close with a twenty minute foot walk
    Just to mention that the festival takes place in two different towns. Thursday 9th in Lyon and Friday 10th / saturday 11th in Bourgoin Jallieu . The towns are in the same region. It's about a 30 minute train ride from Lyon main station to Bourgoin Jallieu.
    Hopefully, next time (I have no doubt there will be a next time), they'll book everything in the same venue.

    I am considering renting a car out once in Lyon, and TBH, also keeping the same room there for all three days, not too far away from the city centre.


    Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad
    Tickets bought, hotels booked, Berlioz in Lyon & Kyriad in Bourgoin-Jallieu
    Berlioz hotel, right across the Lyon Perrache train station sounds perfect
    I could even skip renting a car
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    Ok, flight booked, hotels booked, (Kyriad in Lyon and Mister Bed in the other), now all is left are the festival tickets but that would wait for next month...
    See you there!

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