Stone Roses to play summer festivals?
Stone Roses to play belfast?


The Stone Roses, whose tickets for Heaton Park are on sale now, are rumoured to be playing a bunch of UK festivals.

Our guess here is that there could be more than two Heaton Park gigs- at 75 000 capacity that would be some achievement. NEWS! third Heaton park gig has been added according to sources- so we got that one right! (follow LTW! for Stone Roses news- we know what’s going on…)

Also has anyone thought about where the warm up gig will be? we are guessing here but a warm up gig would make sense…(Blackpool Empress Ballroom would the emotional one…)

Stone Roses to play summer festivals?
Stone Roses to play summer festivals?

The V Festival has to be a strong contender, with no Glastonbury to headline and the band’s management being the key promoter of V that makes this a strong bet.

Same with T In the park in Glasgow where the band could make a return to the city where they played there best ever gig and Reni’s last stand at Glasgow Green. Insiders have been telling us that the festival on July 6/8 will be headlined by the Roses.

There is talk of the band headlining Phoenix festival as well, Phoenix has returned after a decade break…

Meanwhile several people trying to buy tickets for Heaton Park have been in touch saying the ticket lines have crashed several times and that tickets are already on ebay for double the price…

I would have thought there would be a world tour to support the album when it is potentially released in the autumn of 2012

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  1. 1 hour 15 minutes to get tickets for a Sunday gig that didn’t exist when I started! Was set up and ready with 20 mg broadband and every site just threw me out. A good ploy though not announcing any gigs or festivals beyond this because I will no doubt end up seeing them again at a festival in Europe. Sziget, Benicassim?

  2. So, you can only buy 4 tickets at a time (which is fair) so why am i looking on ebay now at tickets priced at £139/per ticket and apparently the seller has already sold 12, with more than 10 others available.

    I know this is down promoters, but these events were always going sell out and we all know it.

    This in my mind reflects badly on the various sites selling the tickets, the venue and im sad to say it the band.

    I love the roses as many do, but i can’t stand being exploited.

  3. Large event/gig ticket sales are a shambles;

    I was poised ready at 09.28hrs – 2 computers, accessing the web via the fastest BT line available; open tabs to each of the 3 official vendors…

    Ticketline crashed before 09.30!! Gigs & Tours was a portal for See Tickets, which crashed some 10seconds into the sale time; Ticketmaster fared little better and crashed within 20seconds. All phone lines were constantly engaged…

    First tkts appeared on eBay at 09.41, bearing in mind it takes at least a minute to list an item for sale that\’s good going – 8tkts available; how, when 4 was the maximum number available.

    After 35mins the Sunday gig appeared, fared slightly better in that I got as far as joining a queue, eventually requested just 2tkts and entered the silly Catchpha – was getting excited by then, thought I had some tkts – then the site crashed yet again… Got this far twice…

    Found a site selling coach and gig tickets – however they wanted £39 pp for rtn travel from Liverpool, the huge distance of 38miles. Same journey is available everyday on the Megabus for just £1.60!!!

    Found could get a combined tkt and hotel package for The Jury\’s Inn in Manchester city centre at £160pp… No chance.

    So does anyone have any idea just how many tkts are available to the gig goer who just wishes to see a band. With 225,000 on offer spread over 3 tkt agencies one would presume its 75,000 each minus coach firms, hotel agreements, corporate sponsorship, competitions, press/guests lists – what I want to know was just how many tkts were actually available. So I have formally approached Ticketmaster, Ticketline and Gigs & Tours with aview to presenting the results on LTW…

    Sadly I\’m still, like with the tickets, waiting for an answer…

  4. Anyway none of this matters, seems many of you have forgeotten that LTW reported that the world will end today; at least according to US preacher Harold Camping…


    Just hope I can get to tonights Goldblade gig in Lancaster beforehand.

  5. Oh man, sorry to hear that, Phil. I joined Ticketmaster and Ticketline the night before, never bothered with Gigs and Tours as I thought those two sites would be enough. I had cookies set to on and was logged in both from 08:45… refreshed the two tabs at 09:30 and Ticketline was a non-starter. Tickemaster just seemed to hang, although I could tell I was on the site. About 09:39 I got to the page that more or less reserves you your tickets when you select them, so I reserved the two I wanted and then that page came up saying how long I’d have to wait to perform checkout. Think it was 8 minutes. It got to about 4 minutes to go and the site just seemed to crash on me again. I had to start again, almost resigned to the fact I’d lost out. By now I was thinking the same thing would be happening to my friends, so when I got back to the select tickets page again, I used my head… went for Friday instead of Saturday (less demand) and chose 4 tickets instead of 2. This time it let me through to the credit card details page and I successfully completed the transaction. Got hold of my friend and he’d had the same idea and also bought 4, so we had 6 going begging. These have all been reserved to friends and work colleagues who never got as lucky as us, and we’ve promised them all at no extra mark up at all (leave that snide behaviour to the bedroom capitalists on eBay and the big shark resellers)

    If I’d read your post before I promised the last two away, I’d have let you have them for cost, even though you’re a stranger your story miffed me out. I’m just wondering if the site is sophisticated enough to recognise my IP had been logged on from 08:45 and gave me some kind of priority over people like you who went on nearer 09:30? Or is it just a lottery? Your story sounds exactly like that of the friends and colleagues who we let our six spares go to.

    There are people out there who won’t take the p*iss though. There might be not enough of us… but keep trying eBay and you might get some at something approaching a fair price. Not everyone ends up with extra tickets with the intention of making a profit…some get them with honest intentions in a last minute thought about other friends like I did. I have more of a social conscience than the vultures on Evilbay.

    I hope you make it to one of the nights, I really do.

  6. I spent 12 hours on a freezing cold night to get my daughter tickets for Justin Bieber… so Karma rewarded me and I have Roses tickets, but when i got my daughters tickets we had to give a name with the tickets, and on the night we had to produce ID, therefore there were no over priced Bieber tickets on ebay for the gig. THis should be done for all big gigs, if they had done it for the Roses gig the real fans would have got tickets for the real price.

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