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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cure at Reading on BBC3

"Radio Times lists two sections of The Cure's set at reading next Friday. It says BBC 3 will show an hour from 2100 bst (1600 eastern) and then more from 2330 bst combined with the Maccabees. But it suggests the whole of the show might be available on the red button!!" (Thanks Andy)

Full text from the Radio Times: "After the bonanza of Olympic coverage, the BBC returns its interactive service to what it now does second-best: providing extended coverage of music festivals. So while you can catch the first hour of an exhaustive set by Reading headliners the Cure on BBC3 from 9pm, press red at 10 to continue enjoying the pop goths’ triumphant return to a festival they haven’t played since 1979. If you’re a satellite or cable viewer, you’ll also be able to choose between bands on the main three stages.

BBC3 has lively Swedes the Hives and inexplicably popular US plodders Paramore at 8pm, plus more from the Cure at 11.30pm, and the Maccabees."

If anyone has any tips on recording from the Red Button, please let us know. :)

Update (Aug. 22nd, 2012): The BBC has put up a page with all of the various channel info here.

17 comments:

  1. Crossing my fingers for that the whole show will be available as that would be amazing :) But an hour+ guaranteed is nice too :)

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  2. Does that mean a 2.5 hours plus set? Score.

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  3. Craig recording from the red button is like any other channel on freeview as it is simply a different channel... Channel 301 or 302 on my box but it varies.

    Sky and Virgin customers are different.

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  4. If they're showing the whole set on the red button then they might put the whole set online too, but this would probably be UK only (but then very easy to rip it).

    Recording from the red button is easy in SD on freeview, but you can't do it with satalite and cable... Oh wait Aaron's already said that, obviously!

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  5. Also, the BBC's coverage of festivals is usually quite good, much better than Sky's awful Bestival stuff last year. So should be a quality mix and in HD if someone can get hold of it. First proper TV broadcast we've had isn't it?

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    1. A two-hour HD and 3D broadcast of The Cure's 2011 set was 'awful'?

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    2. Technically yes, the camera work wasn't great and in the original broadcasts the sound was horrific. Luckily RS seemed to remix it for the longer broadcasts a couple of weeks after the event. Also, they only broadcast about 45 minutes of their set on the night.

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  6. Quite you can record the two Freeview red button channels, but that assumes either will be showing The Cure. There may be more than two red button options available, in which case The Cure may not appear on 301/302. They're splitting the broadcast already, so may be working to avoid full-recordings, my guess is no recordable red button broadcast/not on 301 or 302.

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  7. In fact, just re-read that satellite viewers will have three feeds available, so I'll bet The Cure don't appear on 301/302.

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    1. Meh, as it's the headliner I'm sure they'll try and make it available on freeview and therefore it'll be on 301 or 302. Anyway, even if not you can still record it - just click on the red button feed and plug your box into a DVD recorder or PC. I'm sure we'll get a full recording from someone!

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  8. In previous years the BBC Reading and Leeds website has been excellent, showing highlights or in some cases whole sets from many of the bands.
    Here is the link to the site, the sets usually appear the next day I think and stay up for a few weeks.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/events/efmhzc

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  9. No mention of The Cure on the red button on the BBC site? That worries me a bit! We better not just have the hour on BBC3.

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    1. There are ways around that. I'll be posting one easy solution today. :)

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  11. As a Brit in Canada I'll be watching through my VPN - can't miss this!

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