U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

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U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby No Ney Never » Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm

Ok maybe not, but why don't we host any giggs at the Turf? There's good money to be made out of these events. Who would you like to see on stage there?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Middle-agedClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 pm

Chico

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ClaretTony » Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Ok maybe not, but why don't we host any giggs at the Turf? There's good money to be made out of these events. Who would you like to see on stage there?


Remember being told some years ago (Andrew Watson I think) that it’s not possible on our ground.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Tricky Trevor » Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm

Once the Paul Fletcher Stand supposedly convertible to a stage, for gigs?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Cheshireclaret » Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:Once the Paul Fletcher Stand supposedly convertible to a stage, for gigs?


Yes, from memory it had roller shutter doors on the front so you could bring them down and the idea was we’d host boxing fights and all sorts at The Turf!

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Quickenthetempo » Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Too near to residents maybe?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby No Ney Never » Fri May 17, 2019 8:49 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Remember being told some years ago (Andrew Watson I think) that it’s not possible on our ground.

Any idea why not?
Surely it can't be a safety certification issue if we're a venue able to host football with its crowds.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 pm

Think it was access issues, and i doubt the filling in of the corners has done owt to change that

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ClaretTony » Fri May 17, 2019 8:54 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Any idea why not?
Surely it can't be a safety certification issue if we're a venue able to host football with its crowds.


Access for equipment is part of it. Didn’t get a full explanation but if it Watson would have been over 16 years ago.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby tim_noone » Fri May 17, 2019 8:55 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Think it was access issues, and i doubt the filling in of the corners has done owt to change that

Yet they can access Glastonbury etc..?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Access for equipment is part of it. Didn’t get a full explanation but if it Watson would have been over 16 years ago.


aye if youre building a stage theres a lot of long single beams and frankly unless you get a big crane in theres not the angles to get it in without a right faff.

We might not like it but ewood is just down the road and a far better set up for gigs

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 pm

tim_noone wrote:Yet they can access Glastonbury etc..?


glastonbury doesnt have much in the way does it? and 150k people paying 200 quid plus each makes things possible that we couldnt

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby tim_noone » Fri May 17, 2019 9:02 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:glastonbury doesnt have much in the way does it? and 150k people paying 200 quid plus each makes things possible that we couldnt

I'm meaning the access issues that you mentioned...as in the whole setting things up electrics /sewage etc. Thought that would be harder to do than just rolling up at turf moor.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 pm

Glastonbury isnt a standing start is it? much of that will be well established now, with all the tunnels etc for cabling would be there id imagine

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby dougcollins » Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 pm

I'm always rather proud of the fact we've never had anything but football on the Turf.

Leave all that other stuff to the Johnny-come-latelies.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby deanothedino » Fri May 17, 2019 9:10 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Glastonbury isnt a standing start is it? much of that will be well established now, with all the tunnels etc for cabling would be there id imagine

Probably not tunnelled. It'll be trunked or hung.

Personally, I think you could get a stage in at the Turf. But, it wouldn't be the quickest operation and is Turf Moor a big drawer so close to Manchester which is a better option for a stadium show.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 9:11 pm

dougcollins wrote:I'm always rather proud of the fact we've never had anything but football on the Turf.

Leave all that other stuff to the Johnny-come-latelies.


You forgot about Cotterball? ;)
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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 pm

deanothedino wrote:Probably not tunnelled. It'll be trunked or hung.

Personally, I think you could get a stage in at the Turf. But, it wouldn't be the quickest operation and is Turf Moor a big drawer so close to Manchester which is a better option for a stadium show.


I'd say no. The prime spot for an oldies all seated show is Blackpool imho. Not the biggest, sure, but no shortage of accommodation so you can package it up and make a fortune. They had Neil Diamond on a few years back i remember

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ClaretTony » Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 pm

dougcollins wrote:I'm always rather proud of the fact we've never had anything but football on the Turf.

Leave all that other stuff to the Johnny-come-latelies.


We did once have a concert at the Turf some years ago. It was Water Prize Band but not many turned up. I thought they were very good, I heard it all from the cricket next door. :D

Then there was Chico and the Fancy Pants Dog Troupe and don’t get me started on the woman in the big balloon and the parachutist on the stand roof. :D

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby No Ney Never » Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 pm

dougcollins wrote:I'm always rather proud of the fact we've never had anything but football on the Turf.

Leave all that other stuff to the Johnny-come-latelies.

I know the stadium of light is a bigger stadia than the Turf, but its worth over a million quid to Sunderland each time they host a concert.
When we look at income other than that from broadcasting in our club accounts, 5 or so giggs per year could make quite a positive contribution to these figures.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby ZizkovClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 9:18 pm

No Ney Never wrote:I know the stadium of light is a bigger stadia than the Turf, but its worth over a million quid to Sunderland each time they host a concert.
When we look at income other than that from broadcasting in our club accounts, 5 or so giggs per year could make quite a positive contribution to these figures.


Its also purpose built to host concerts as well as football, The Turf isnt

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby dougcollins » Fri May 17, 2019 9:19 pm

You don't need that as a PL team.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby gawthorpe_view » Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 pm

Would the Desso Grasmaster pitch cope with standing / seated / dancing people?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby deanothedino » Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 pm

gawthorpe_view wrote:Would the Desso Grasmaster pitch cope with standing / seated / dancing people?

It would be covered.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby dougcollins » Fri May 17, 2019 9:57 pm

As alluded to earlier, what do you do when the Holiday Inn and Premier Inn are full?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby South West Claret. » Fri May 17, 2019 9:59 pm

dougcollins wrote:As alluded to earlier, what do you do when the Holiday Inn and Premier Inn are full?


Where there’s a way there’s a will.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby thatdberight » Fri May 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Is it included in the season ticket?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Swizzlestick » Fri May 17, 2019 10:59 pm

All sorts of noise problems being so close to residential areas even if sorted access issues etc.

Plus, as alluded above, nowhere near the logistics in terms of accommodation, parking, transport....

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby thelaughingclaret » Fri May 17, 2019 11:00 pm

dougcollins wrote:As alluded to earlier, what do you do when the Holiday Inn and Premier Inn are full?


Travelodge. When that’s full too then I don’t know. Not sure what glamping is but it seems all the rage, could get a few tents on the cricket field.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Bosscat » Fri May 17, 2019 11:31 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Ok maybe not, but why don't we host any giggs at the Turf? There's good money to be made out of these events. Who would you like to see on stage there?

Ryan Giggs
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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Dyched » Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 pm

The stage would have to be in front of the cricket field end. You could only realistically sell 2/3rds of the bob lord and longside,full jimmy mc and NO cricket field 2/3 of the pitch too. The capacity would probably be around what it is now for a match. 21/22,000.

Stadium gigs are stadium gigs because arenas can’t cater for that capacity. Old Trafford, Etihad, Wembley etc etc.

Why would a band pay alot more for the hire of a stadium that holds 21/22,000 when Manchester Arena holds almost the same?

Unless a band from Burnley become huge and want a homecoming gig it won’t ever happen

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Burnleyareback2 » Sat May 18, 2019 12:03 am

You only have to read the music magazines to realise all the big acts are desperate for a venue in Burnley to play at.

Come on board, sort it out....

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby gandhisflipflop » Sat May 18, 2019 12:14 am

If I was a successful artist I would want to play at turf moor simply because I'm from Burnley. That is the only way you would see a gig at turf moor for me.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 12:36 am

Swizzlestick wrote:All sorts of noise problems being so close to residential areas even if sorted access issues etc.

Plus, as alluded above, nowhere near the logistics in terms of accommodation, parking, transport....

It makes you wonder how Bingley pop.20.000 hold their music festival over a weekend with thousands attending....edit.that said cancelled this year due to a £300.000 loss. :shock:
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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Bop » Sat May 18, 2019 12:36 am

Can we not stick with the Sensies & The Fall?

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Vegas Claret » Sat May 18, 2019 2:29 am

we have sweet music from McNeil's feet ;)

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Hipper » Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 am

Wasn't in the early 70s, when other clubs were hosting the Stones or the Who, that it was arranged for The Temperance Seven to play at Turf Moor:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Temperance_Seven

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Devils_Advocate » Sat May 18, 2019 9:16 am

tim_noone wrote:It makes you wonder how Bingley pop.20.000 hold their music festival over a weekend with thousands attending....edit.that said cancelled this year due to a £300.000 loss. :shock:

Bingley's transport links are excellent with a less than 20 minute train journey in to Leeds and Bradford. The festival also has early finish times each day to ensure there are enough trains to get people back to a city that can support accommodating such a large influx of people.

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Ok maybe not, but why don't we host any giggs at the Turf? There's good money to be made out of these events. Who would you like to see on stage there?



We've hosted Ryan Giggs a couple times already at the Turf

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Bosscat » Sat May 18, 2019 4:10 pm

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:We've hosted Ryan Giggs a couple times already at the Turf

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=2&t=39360#p1009586

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Re: U2 in concert at the Turf July 2020

Postby Clarets4me » Sat May 18, 2019 4:20 pm

Bono launched into one of " Geldof " homilies, at the Point in Dublin, a few years back ....

" Every time I clap my hands, a child in the world dies .. " he exclaimed, when a voice shouted back, " Well stop f*****g doing it then, y'eejit ! "
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