Rated 1 out of
Worst festival atmosphere ever
The website makes it sound like a busy little festival. Reality was that the barrier on the main stage (a barn) was empty all day. No problem arriving 10 seconds before an act and still being at the front.
No atmosphere outside the stages either. People sat around quietly. Other stages were small tents with no people around.
I did wonder why there were no bag searches on entry. Clearly too boring for a major incident to occur.
No signage or lighting so people walking back through a dark forested area near water had to use their phones to provide light.
Festival owner walked around like he was king of a very small pathetic castle - posing for selfies with roadies.
Bar had a token system with one person selling tokens so queueing was ridiculous. Drinks tasted watered down.
Catering consisted of a couple of food vans and an ice cream van.
Well done to the bands that performed but really the atmosphere was rubbish.
Blackthorn festival even getting desperate a few days before by tweeting that bands hadn’t kept up their agreement to promote the festival enough.
Absolute rubbish. Never again.
Date published: 2018-07-23