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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

I wouldn’t go and watch a sports event just because a band I like were playing one song at half time, but yeah maybe you’re right. Giving away two free pints with every ticket might be better. 

Music and sport go hand in hand, they are a great match and done well can be a big draw. 

Problem is we find a band that appeals to the customers already going and announce it to them. Ageing indie bands are great, but then I'm a 43 year old white Northern man brought up on this stuff. 

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

I wouldn’t go and watch a sports event just because a band I like were playing one song at half time, but yeah maybe you’re right. Giving away two free pints with every ticket might be better. 

Music and sport go hand in hand, they are a great match and done well can be a big draw. 

Problem is we find a band that appeals to the customers already going and announce it to them. Ageing indie bands are great, but then I'm a 43 year old white Northern man brought up on this stuff. 

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26 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Music and sport go hand in hand, they are a great match and done well can be a big draw. 

Problem is we find a band that appeals to the customers already going and announce it to them. Ageing indie bands are great, but then I'm a 43 year old white Northern man brought up on this stuff. 

I'm not sure indie is a northern genre to be honest.

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The cup final was played at the wrong time of the year for the French, everything was to expensive to travel plus i believe they had problems with getting coaches for the fans due to France shutting down for summer holidays. This time it will be Covid restrictions poor old Catalan fans not having much luck.

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1 hour ago, Dave T said:

Music and sport go hand in hand, they are a great match and done well can be a big draw. 

Problem is we find a band that appeals to the customers already going and announce it to them. Ageing indie bands are great, but then I'm a 43 year old white Northern man brought up on this stuff. 

That’s exactly what I am, and I thought Shed 7 were a great idea last time (although they were stuck in the corner and I could barely hear them), though I now appreciate that having some modern band that I’ve never heard of may appeal to new fans. 

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7 minutes ago, Eddie said:

That’s exactly what I am, and I thought Shed 7 were a great idea last time (although they were stuck in the corner and I could barely hear them), though I now appreciate that having some modern band that I’ve never heard of may appeal to new fans. 

I saw Shed 7 last weekend at a festival and whilst they were good, there was a lot of exciting modern music around that may be a bit more relevant for the Grand Final. James, Charlatans, Razor light, Shed 7 all have one thing in common - they are old. Blossoms were good but as you say the setup doesn't work great - they were tucked away and I could hardly hear them which was disappointing. 

I'm not being overly critical of the route they have gone down, as its my kind of music, but I think as with many things, we don't optimise it. 

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3 hours ago, zorquif said:

I sort of think that is the point. You're going to watch the game, and that is great. But if you put a decent band on at half time, someone who isn't that bothered about the game might come along. You're not lost as a customer, and a new consumer might just be gained. 

Yeah I like the build up and I'm a massive RL fan

My wife comes to lots of games with me and likes the game. However the band, the fanzone and the promise of a posh hotel and meal out helps the appeal if the GF to her . 

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3 minutes ago, Dave T said:

I saw Shed 7 last weekend at a festival and whilst they were good, there was a lot of exciting modern music around that may be a bit more relevant for the Grand Final. James, Charlatans, Razor light, Shed 7 all have one thing in common - they are old. Blossoms were good but as you say the setup doesn't work great - they were tucked away and I could hardly hear them which was disappointing. 

I'm not being overly critical of the route they have gone down, as its my kind of music, but I think as with many things, we don't optimise it. 

When people are already saying that Grand Final has turned into a booze up and isn't particularly family friendly the choice of bands and music does nothing to change that. It's great for 40 somethings on the booze but certainly does nothing to attract a younger audience. 

Like you I love Shed 7 and all those bands, they were the bands of my youth and were the music I listened to. My kids however have literally no idea who they are and think it's lame.

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Maybe aim for the same bands/groups/DJs that the cricket hired for The Hundred - they seemed appropriate for the people it was aimed at.

If you’re trying to switch your target audience away from ‘oldies on the ale’ this could help.

Be great if you could have them on the pitch too, but I guess logistics and cost is always a factor.

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3 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Maybe aim for the same bands/groups/DJs that the cricket hired for The Hundred - they seemed appropriate for the people it was aimed at.

If you’re trying to switch your target audience away from ‘oldies on the ale’ this could help.

Be great if you could have them on the pitch too, but I guess logistics and cost is always a factor.

Yes, I noticed that for the final they had Jax Jones and Joel Corry - that is absolutely the kind of modern acts - and being DJ's they work better being ticked away. 

We did used to use the pitch a few years bavk, sure Madness, Scouting for Girls etc where on the pitch. 

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15 minutes ago, Damien said:

When people are already saying that Grand Final has turned into a booze up and isn't particularly family friendly the choice of bands and music does nothing to change that. It's great for 40 somethings on the booze but certainly does nothing to attract a younger audience. 

Like you I love Shed 7 and all those bands, they were the bands of my youth and were the music I listened to. My kids however have literally no idea who they are and think it's lame.

I must admit, Shed 7 and James were a bit "retro"...

Even Blossoms, who are a good band, aren't really a "sport stadium band".

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