UPDATE WITH MORE PICTURES AND VIDEO: What's on today at Forever Sun Festival

UPDATE WITH MORE PICTURES AND VIDEO: What's on today at Forever Sun Festival

Hannah, Charlie and Drew playing an acoustic set at the Two Coast County food tent

Anna Youngs, Chris Swain, Becky Curtis & Adam Goddard after Anna and Adam performed on the Garden stage, behind them

Dorset-based Peace Love & Gloves performed on the Garden stage at 1pm.

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TOPLOADER and Happy Mondays will be taking to the main stage this evening.

Toploader will perform from 8pm and Happy Mondays will follow at 10pm.

Crowds are lapping up the sunshine as thousands flocked to the Forever Sun Festival in Dorchester.

The festival kicked off on Friday night and with more than 30 acts performing on four stages, an estimated 3,000 music enthusiasts descended on the site near Came Down estate during the weekend.

Jack Daniels, stage manager and compere of the main stage, said the whole weekend had been “brilliant”.

He said: “We made the site smaller than last year but it's looked very busy the whole time. “The reaction from the crowds have been fantastic, they all seemed really pleased with the acts, both the local ones and the bigger names we have headlining.

“Local acts are really important to the festival, because they bring in local people. We can't be a festival that wants to go massive, our maximum capacity is 5,000 people so it's important we use the small bands to attract local people as well as the big bands.

“We haven't had a single complaint, we have ironed out the small ones we had last year. The infrastructure is the same as the big festivals, such as Glastonbury and Reading, just on a smaller scale. "It has just been brilliant.”

Saturday night was headlined by 70s punk-pop band Buzzcocks, who took to the stage after Glen Matlock, formerly of the Sex Pistols and Sunday night was headlined by 90s dance band Happy Mondays, who took to the stage at 9.30pm following a set from alternative rock band Toploader.

There wasn't just musical acts to keep the crowds entertained, with comedians also taking to the stage and a variety of food and drink stalls kept the festival goers, mostly from the local area, fed and watered.

Helen Rowe, 24, from Dorchester and Lucy Lambourne, 25, from Weymouth, were camping at the event. Miss Rowe said: “I didn't know what to expect as this is our first year here and it's like a really small version of Glastonbury, it's really lovely.”

Miss Lambourne added: “We got here about 11.30 on the Saturday and watched our friends, who perform in a band called Koast and they were really good.

“We've really enjoyed it, it's been great.”

Julie Blade, Amy Ferris, Jacob Grantham, Rosey Bickle, Tess Ardley, Josh Blake and Adam Ferris were part of a 24-group of friends who had bought weekend tickets for the event.

Miss Ferris said: “This is the first time we have been but it's been great and we were talking about making it an annual event that we all come here, the weather has made it really.”

Miss Ardley added: “It has been amazing so far, I like it because it is so small and compact and the atmosphere is really good.

“It has been well worth the money.”

Anna Youngs and Adam Goddard, from Broadmayne, kicked off the music performing in their four-piece band Koast (corr) in the Garden stage.

They were joined by their friends Chris Swain and Becky Curtis.

Mr Goddard said: "We enjoyed it, it was nice to perform in front of friends and family at such a great event.

"I really like seeing all the local, unheard of bands and they're all great."

Jerome Retter and Rachael (corr) and Elwyn Craig arrived at the festival on Friday night, and Mr Craig said: "It has been brilliant so far and I think it will certainly get busier as the day goes on.

"It's a great festival, and there are some really good local bands here which are great to watch."

Here is today’s line-up:

Main Stage

12.45pm- Shanty

2.15pm- 4th Street Traffic

3.30pm- Lion Star

5.15pm- Josephine & the Artizans

6.30pm- The Alleys

Garden State

12.30pm- Mugs

2pm- Fracture

3.45pm-Not Completely Blonde

3.30pm- Gabby Young & Other Animals

4.30pm- De Fuego

5.15pm-Violet Class

6pm- John Lennon McCullagh

6.45pm- Sinnergod

7.30pm- Gerry Cinammon

8.15pm- Protafield

9.30pm- Lazytalk

11pm- Dub Pistols

Curiosity Lounge

1pm- The Skull Kids

2.15pm- Silvestre Y La Naranja

3.15pm- Mucky Pups

4pm- John Otway & the Big Band

5.30pm- Sound of the Sirens

6.30pm- Professor Elemental plus special guests

8.15pm- Black Water County

9.30pm- Pink Diamond Revue 10.30pm- Smooky DJ

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2:35pm Sat 26 Jul 14

phinny says...

Really hoping the music isn't going to be as loud as it was last night, keeping everyone awake, over here in lower bockhampton!
Really hoping the music isn't going to be as loud as it was last night, keeping everyone awake, over here in lower bockhampton! phinny
  • Score: -33

9:17pm Sat 26 Jul 14

dorset & proud says...

phinny wrote:
Really hoping the music isn't going to be as loud as it was last night, keeping everyone awake, over here in lower bockhampton!
It's not like it happens every weekend is it?
[quote][p][bold]phinny[/bold] wrote: Really hoping the music isn't going to be as loud as it was last night, keeping everyone awake, over here in lower bockhampton![/p][/quote]It's not like it happens every weekend is it? dorset & proud
  • Score: 43

12:34am Mon 28 Jul 14

Seasianty says...

No complaints?! You're kidding right? Awful Bully-boy heavy handed security, the loos were absolutely disgusting by friday night, (they actually closed the loos in the camping field from 8pm on saturday until sunday morning, so people were doing there 'business' behind stalls and and tents..revolting!) No camping stoves in the camping field, no booze alowed to be taken into the arena. No WATER could be taken in unless it was in a sealed bottle. Handbag and body searches on entry. Awful bar queues, barrels running dry and hopless staff, plus the price of a pint went up from £3.60 to £4.00 a pint overnight! Hardly anyone there watching the bands either. Such a shame.
No complaints?! You're kidding right? Awful Bully-boy heavy handed security, the loos were absolutely disgusting by friday night, (they actually closed the loos in the camping field from 8pm on saturday until sunday morning, so people were doing there 'business' behind stalls and and tents..revolting!) No camping stoves in the camping field, no booze alowed to be taken into the arena. No WATER could be taken in unless it was in a sealed bottle. Handbag and body searches on entry. Awful bar queues, barrels running dry and hopless staff, plus the price of a pint went up from £3.60 to £4.00 a pint overnight! Hardly anyone there watching the bands either. Such a shame. Seasianty
  • Score: 9

9:42am Mon 28 Jul 14

Esio Trot says...

You talk rubbish to be honest. Especially where security were concerned. They were brilliant. Really friendly and respectful. For all the people moaning that they couldn't take open drinks containers in, or about the bag searches, get a life! You clearly don't go to any other events anywhere else! Searches etc at the O2 are far worse, and the rules& regs at Reading/Leeds and VFest are similar. The cost of drinks was equal to or less than some of the pubs in town and the entertainment was brilliant. Local events need support, not just village idiots complaining. As for all the moaning that it's loud, good job you don't live near glasto or in a proper town with nightclubs really, isn't it?!
You talk rubbish to be honest. Especially where security were concerned. They were brilliant. Really friendly and respectful. For all the people moaning that they couldn't take open drinks containers in, or about the bag searches, get a life! You clearly don't go to any other events anywhere else! Searches etc at the O2 are far worse, and the rules& regs at Reading/Leeds and VFest are similar. The cost of drinks was equal to or less than some of the pubs in town and the entertainment was brilliant. Local events need support, not just village idiots complaining. As for all the moaning that it's loud, good job you don't live near glasto or in a proper town with nightclubs really, isn't it?! Esio Trot
  • Score: -1

10:08am Mon 28 Jul 14

DorchWebster says...

Esio Trot wrote:
You talk rubbish to be honest. Especially where security were concerned. They were brilliant. Really friendly and respectful. For all the people moaning that they couldn't take open drinks containers in, or about the bag searches, get a life! You clearly don't go to any other events anywhere else! Searches etc at the O2 are far worse, and the rules& regs at Reading/Leeds and VFest are similar. The cost of drinks was equal to or less than some of the pubs in town and the entertainment was brilliant. Local events need support, not just village idiots complaining. As for all the moaning that it's loud, good job you don't live near glasto or in a proper town with nightclubs really, isn't it?!
Hear Hear!!!! Also it does clearly state on the festival website that no 'booze' was allowed in the main arena & no camping stoves were allowed because of a recent spike in gas canister explosions or 'throwaway' BBQ's setting fire to tents - quite a few other festivals have also banned any form of camp fire, because funny enough they actually want to ensure safety for their customers. Plus I am suspicious of people moaning on about bag searches or body searches, one would wonder if they had something to hide....
[quote][p][bold]Esio Trot[/bold] wrote: You talk rubbish to be honest. Especially where security were concerned. They were brilliant. Really friendly and respectful. For all the people moaning that they couldn't take open drinks containers in, or about the bag searches, get a life! You clearly don't go to any other events anywhere else! Searches etc at the O2 are far worse, and the rules& regs at Reading/Leeds and VFest are similar. The cost of drinks was equal to or less than some of the pubs in town and the entertainment was brilliant. Local events need support, not just village idiots complaining. As for all the moaning that it's loud, good job you don't live near glasto or in a proper town with nightclubs really, isn't it?![/p][/quote]Hear Hear!!!! Also it does clearly state on the festival website that no 'booze' was allowed in the main arena & no camping stoves were allowed because of a recent spike in gas canister explosions or 'throwaway' BBQ's setting fire to tents - quite a few other festivals have also banned any form of camp fire, because funny enough they actually want to ensure safety for their customers. Plus I am suspicious of people moaning on about bag searches or body searches, one would wonder if they had something to hide.... DorchWebster
  • Score: -5

2:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Seasianty says...

Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...
Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights... Seasianty
  • Score: 8

6:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DorchWebster says...

Seasianty wrote:
Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...
Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :)
[quote][p][bold]Seasianty[/bold] wrote: Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...[/p][/quote]Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :) DorchWebster
  • Score: -2

7:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

kimberley08 says...

DorchWebster wrote:
Seasianty wrote:
Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...
Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :)
what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! ..
[quote][p][bold]DorchWebster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seasianty[/bold] wrote: Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...[/p][/quote]Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :)[/p][/quote]what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! .. kimberley08
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DorchWebster says...

kimberley08 wrote:
DorchWebster wrote:
Seasianty wrote:
Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...
Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :)
what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! ..
Haha - always come prepared at any festival - take plenty of extra loo roll & even anti bacterial wipes to clean the seats with (Like my friend did) x
[quote][p][bold]kimberley08[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorchWebster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seasianty[/bold] wrote: Eiso Trot, I think the guy teaching bongos in the chili village would disgree when he was being verbally abused by 5 security bruisers. Not nice. Fair enough regarding drinks limitations but not even being able to take them to your tent? Unheard of. Not being allowed to take unopened water into the arena? Unheard of. Contrary to your assumptions, I have been a festie goer for over 40 years. This is my fith this year alone. I do have some experience (yes, including big ones!) No BBQ's? Yes, spot on! But no camping stoves on the campsite? Unheard of. Most festivals enforce a minimum distance from other campers to reduce fire risks. £4.00 a pint? I don't know where you drink locally, but I certainly don't pay that for a pint in the pub! I agree, local events need support, this is why I attented this festival for the second time. There were indeed some excellent bands. But being able to drink water and go to the toilet are basic human rights...[/p][/quote]Hang on one cotton picking moment in your earlier post you said that you noticed that only sealed water could be taken into the arena, but now you are contradicting yourself saying unopened water was not allowed - erm unopened water = sealed water. So it's one thing or another?! Also I would like to point out there were water tanks in the arena where you could fill up your water bottles for free, that was clearly stated in the info tent, where my best mate was stewarding. In regards to the camping stoves I cannot blame the organisers for not allowing them, there have been a number of occasions recently where stoves have blown up, or where tents have caught fire etc etc, Extra risky when people are a little tipsy, or fully drunk. Forever Sun is not the first, nor the last festival where cooking stoves/BBQ's are/will be banned, call it H&S gone mad, or call it 'thank goodness my body potentially is not covered in first degree burns'. Another thing I would like to point out, always read the T&C's of all festivals, all festivals have T&C's, if you don't like them and still go, don't whine on about them after the festival, if you did not read them, then in logic it's your own fault lol. But I will say it was rather unfortunate that the toilets were out of order on the Sunday morning, but remember plop happens at every festival, whether it be one thing or another. In regards to the 'state of the toilets' at festivals, well erm, of course they are going to get messy, but that's not the festival's fault, that's the punters fault for not being able to aim properly haha :)[/p][/quote]what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! ..[/p][/quote]Haha - always come prepared at any festival - take plenty of extra loo roll & even anti bacterial wipes to clean the seats with (Like my friend did) x DorchWebster
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

kimberley08 says...

what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! ..
what an excellent comment! spot on ...yes free water all weekend ..fresh daily coz I guided the guy each time ...was chilled water too ...you will note some food stalls stopped serving water once they knew it was free! toilets yes 6 not enough for the camping field ...but they were cleaned three times by staff ....but one cannot even begin to imagine what happens to people's toilet protocol after midnight and when intoxicated! ..pooh and vomit over walls seats and pans! .. kimberley08
  • Score: 3

7:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Slim Boi Phat says...

OMGG all this backstabbing about 3 days once a year, I h8 the way ppl try and make out that it is always the organisers or the staffs fault that these things happen, yes I agree that there were a few less toilets than last year, but had some people respected other users and used the toilets respectfully (flush first, use toilet paper/wipes, flush again) then the toilets wouldn't have blocked up as badly/quickly as they did! The organisers/staff worked very hard 2 give everyone a great local festival experience and I really enjoyed myself, everyone was really friendly, made some great new friends, thoroughly enjoyed myself for the second year.

Security are there for a reason, love then or hate them, they have a job to do

Maybe instead of all this **** about how it could of done better, get involved and help them to make it better, it is NOT as easy as everyone thinks, takes a lot of effort and causes a lot of emotional turmoil to bring any event to the people. FES is in it's 2nd year, it is a big learning curve, so help them learn instead of having a go and making their hard work sound like a failure :-(
OMGG all this backstabbing about 3 days once a year, I h8 the way ppl try and make out that it is always the organisers or the staffs fault that these things happen, yes I agree that there were a few less toilets than last year, but had some people respected other users and used the toilets respectfully (flush first, use toilet paper/wipes, flush again) then the toilets wouldn't have blocked up as badly/quickly as they did! The organisers/staff worked very hard 2 give everyone a great local festival experience and I really enjoyed myself, everyone was really friendly, made some great new friends, thoroughly enjoyed myself for the second year. Security are there for a reason, love then or hate them, they have a job to do Maybe instead of all this **** about how it could of done better, get involved and help them to make it better, it is NOT as easy as everyone thinks, takes a lot of effort and causes a lot of emotional turmoil to bring any event to the people. FES is in it's 2nd year, it is a big learning curve, so help them learn instead of having a go and making their hard work sound like a failure :-( Slim Boi Phat
  • Score: -1

9:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Seasianty says...

Dorchwebster. I made a typo. Calm down! I never said the festival was bad, there were some great moments! However, the big turd behind my neighbours tent was bad, as was the gezzer my other half caught peeing up my tent. I guess this would make anyone rather p'd off (no pun intended!) The urinals were a great idea-until someone parked a choco-log in there too! Of course fezi loos get manky, but they could have been more regually cleaned. That is absolutely the duty of the festival. Some the staff were fantasic, The Buzzcocks were amazing. I wish the organisers all the best.
Dorchwebster. I made a typo. Calm down! I never said the festival was bad, there were some great moments! However, the big turd behind my neighbours tent was bad, as was the gezzer my other half caught peeing up my tent. I guess this would make anyone rather p'd off (no pun intended!) The urinals were a great idea-until someone parked a choco-log in there too! Of course fezi loos get manky, but they could have been more regually cleaned. That is absolutely the duty of the festival. Some the staff were fantasic, The Buzzcocks were amazing. I wish the organisers all the best. Seasianty
  • Score: 5

9:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

dontbuyit says...

Had tickets (£180) for the weekend so wandered over on Sat morning with wife. Was shocked they wanted another £1 for a listing of times bands were on. Decided to wander back to town around 5 to chill out before returning for the evening. After being told by the info guy we could get back to the footpath behind the main stage if we walked thru the camping field, avoiding the main rd we ended up in the no-mans land between the perimeter fences. 3 security guys showed up, one of them treating us like crims trying to break in! We're just an old couple trying to get home! Eventually after a lot of shouting and intimidation from the one heavy handed man in a uniform a calm blond lady from the ticket office sorted it out and had us escorted out to a hidden exit that we would never have found. Needless to say we didn't return, tried to support them but got the sense the festival was run by the security firm who were very visibly present. Ironic when I heard from sons friends how they all got in for free later. Recounting this to the guys in the local builders yard today I found out they were selling tickets last week for half price! Weymouth cider was excellent though but an expensive pint for us. I've been going to festivals since the first Stonehenge one but the whole atmosphere has changed for the worse.
Over regulated H&S obsessed. Shame, I really wanted to support a local festival but they've just become another beer bash.
Had tickets (£180) for the weekend so wandered over on Sat morning with wife. Was shocked they wanted another £1 for a listing of times bands were on. Decided to wander back to town around 5 to chill out before returning for the evening. After being told by the info guy we could get back to the footpath behind the main stage if we walked thru the camping field, avoiding the main rd we ended up in the no-mans land between the perimeter fences. 3 security guys showed up, one of them treating us like crims trying to break in! We're just an old couple trying to get home! Eventually after a lot of shouting and intimidation from the one heavy handed man in a uniform a calm blond lady from the ticket office sorted it out and had us escorted out to a hidden exit that we would never have found. Needless to say we didn't return, tried to support them but got the sense the festival was run by the security firm who were very visibly present. Ironic when I heard from sons friends how they all got in for free later. Recounting this to the guys in the local builders yard today I found out they were selling tickets last week for half price! Weymouth cider was excellent though but an expensive pint for us. I've been going to festivals since the first Stonehenge one but the whole atmosphere has changed for the worse. Over regulated H&S obsessed. Shame, I really wanted to support a local festival but they've just become another beer bash. dontbuyit
  • Score: 2

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