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Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

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8 Jul 2011


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Superstar rapper and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg readies for his highly anticipated album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment releasing on November 21st through Doggystyle/Geffen. Early buzz from industry insiders promise a classic album complete with the reunion of Snoop and Dr. Dre with three bangers from the dynamic duo. This classic pairing marks the duo’s first collaborative effort in approximately five years and promises to make history once again.

Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is a return to the original sound that put the Long Beach rapper on the map with Snoop keeping it gangsta on each and every record. Following the street single, “Vato,” produced by Pharrell and featuring B-Real, comes the highly anticipated second single, “That’s That” produced by Nottz and featuring R&B crooner R. Kelly. This catchy and melodic song was most added at Urban and Rhythmic formats, proving it is shaping up to be another platinum hit for the West Coast “Boss.” Snoop says, “’That's That’ is theme music for a classy gangsta party - that's when you ladies pull out the high heels and the playas pull out the three-piece suits. You'll see in the video! Me and R. Kelly had a lot of fun shooting this one." The video for “That’s That” will make its MTV Prime Time Premiere on November 7th.

Throughout the album, Snoop takes it back to the hood showcasing the gritty realness that helped shape his status as a cultural icon. XXL writes, “Snoop’s lyrical fire seems resurrected, as he delivers arguably his most consistently scorching work post-Doggystyle.” Thirsty fans will be thrilled with the thought provoking song “Imagine,” produced by and featuring Dr. Dre, which reflects on what life would be like for the California natives without hip hop. The signature Dre piano riff is complimented by the D’Angelo sung chorus, marking the first time fans have heard D’Angelo in six long years. Another album favorite is club banger “Psst,” produced by Jamie Foxx, N8 and Brainz and features Jamie Foxx’s signature falsetto on the hook. The album also features two collaborations with Akon, “Boss’s Life” produced by Dr. Dre and the current radio smash “I Wanna Love You,” the latter also being on Akon’s upcoming album. Of the album, Snoop says, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is my presentation to the world on what it means to be the King of the West Coast. I really worked extra hard on making this one perfect and got the best of the best among my homies in the music game- Skateboard P, Timbaland, R. Kelly, D'Angelo... and you know when me and Dr. Dre get together - it's a monster."

As a gift to loyal fans, Snoop is treating 9 winners to Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. Nine winning tickets will be placed inside random CDs of the album which reward the lucky recipient with a diamond Ice link watch. The grand prize winner will win a diamond Ice Link watch worth $100,000. Three winners will be prized with diamond Ice Link watches worth $10,000 and five winners will get diamond Ice Link watches worth $5,000.

The excitement for the album will continue to build as Snoop will be performing at this year’s MTV European Music Awards on November 2nd, marking the rapper’s first televised performance of the year. He will follow it up with a performance at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, which will air on November 17th, where his feature film, “Boss’n Up” is nominated for Best Hip Hop Movie.

As if Snoop were not busy enough, he also recently released his first book, Love Don’t Live Here No More,” a story loosely based on his own life’s trials and tribulations. The book, co-written by playwright David E. Talbert, is the first in a series of novels called Doggy Tales that takes readers from the unforgiving streets of Long Beach to the bright lights of show business.
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Old 04.04.2011, 15:51
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

A well-thumbed saying involving knitting needles and ears springs to mind.....

Anyway, we went to Frauenfeld for 1 day our 1st year here. Line-up included:
Paul Weller
Beautiful South
Oasis
Sheryl Crow
REM headliner.


What an absoeffinglutely great day that was.
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Old 04.04.2011, 16:22
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A well-thumbed saying involving knitting needles and ears springs to mind.....

Anyway, we went to Frauenfeld for 1 day our 1st year here. Line-up included:
Paul Weller
Beautiful South
Oasis
Sheryl Crow
REM headliner.


What an absoeffinglutely great day that was.
My first Frauenfeld Openair included Bowie from about 10 m away. That was unbelievable.
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Old 06.04.2011, 18:40
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

I went last year and Eminem was headliner. Good festival. Open airs in Switzerland usually have good set up and nice camp grounds.
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Old 06.04.2011, 20:45
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I went last year and Eminem was headliner. Good festival. Open airs in Switzerland usually have good set up and nice camp grounds.
Last year was a quality line-up - Eminem, Jay Z, Nas + D Marley, Dizzy Rascal..
I don't (personally) think this years is as good as a line-up, but it was a great festival, well organised, nice atmosphere so would definitely recommend it.
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

I think it's pathetic that on the posters Public Enemy are listed down on the 5th line.
What a bunch of (c)rap. Best rap group in history, hands down, reduced to that. It's insulting. The content of their rhymes about real black issues like racism, black rights, drugs (anti) are(were) so real, much harder, more true, genuine, deep and intelligent compared to a lot of current rappers rapping (with less ability) about women, cars, money and drugs. But I guess that's what white folks want to hear about.
Rant over.
Awesome line up though. Such big names. I'd be interested in seeing Cypress Hill cos I've never seen them live before.
It's almost too good to be true.
Do any of these main acts ever cancel / fail to show at these Swiss music festivals?
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Old 10.06.2011, 14:36
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I think it's pathetic that on the posters Public Enemy are listed down on the 5th line.
What a bunch of (c)rap. Best rap group in history, hands down, reduced to that. It's insulting. The content of their rhymes about real black issues like racism, black rights, drugs (anti) are(were) so real, much harder, more true, genuine, deep and intelligent compared to a lot of current rappers rapping (with less ability) about women, cars, money and drugs. But I guess that's what white folks want to hear about.
Rant over.
Awesome line up though. Such big names. I'd be interested in seeing Cypress Hill cos I've never seen them live before.
It's almost too good to be true.
Do any of these main acts ever cancel / fail to show at these Swiss music festivals?
Yeah---well different countries, different popularity of bands.

Last year I saw Stone Temple Pilots in St. Gallen, with essentially a handfull of people--meanwhile they have consistently sold out stadiums in North America for more than 15 years.

Social Distortion also seems to get little recognition at Greenfield.

I saw Cypress Hill 3 years ago in Frauenfeld---they were AMAZING! really sick show, and HUGE blanket of funny smelling smoke engulfing the entire crowd. One of the best concert experiences I've had.
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

I would like to attend this festival this year travelling over from the UK. Can anybody advise how easy (or not) it is to get there from Zurich Airport?
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Old 16.03.2012, 19:34
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I would like to attend this festival this year travelling over from the UK. Can anybody advise how easy (or not) it is to get there from Zurich Airport?
Very easy--direct train (with one stop on the way).
Trip is about a half hour, free shuttle bus in frauenfeld from the train station to the grounds.

Full train ticket price 28.40 round trip.
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

Thank you to everyone for your replies. It would seem the train is easy enough to get us to the town.

Has anybody here been to this festival before? I am trying to find if there are any camping companies that sell equipment at the festival? There are companies in the UK (Cosy Campers for example) who have stalls at the festivals for u to buy ur stuff there or u can order online and pick it up in the festival to save u travelling with it. I'm wondering if anybody knows if there is an equivalent at this festival?

Many thanks
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Thank you to everyone for your replies. It would seem the train is easy enough to get us to the town.

Has anybody here been to this festival before? I am trying to find if there are any camping companies that sell equipment at the festival? There are companies in the UK (Cosy Campers for example) who have stalls at the festivals for u to buy ur stuff there or u can order online and pick it up in the festival to save u travelling with it. I'm wondering if anybody knows if there is an equivalent at this festival?

Many thanks
I've gone to the festival very frequently for the last 20 odd years. I have never seen camping equipment sold at the festival, but the migros/coop in Frauenfeld usually stock up on the camping necessities. Last year we picked up a canopy tent for very cheap on the Saturday as the sun was scortching.
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Re: Frauenfeld Open Air Festival

Thank you - that's a great help to know. Much appreciated.
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