helzangel wrote:Strange I bought a ticket based on the bands that were playing.
Bands were only a part of why I brought my ticket to be honest. I actually brought mine for the whole festival experience, based on the great time I had the year before. And part of this was being in a camper close to the entrance to the arena. It is disappointing that they moved the field so early in the festivals evolution; usually it takes a few years before the money grabbing kicks in.
‘5 minute walk while chatting to a friend’ is wishful thinking. I got there with an early entry ticket and was put and the very far end of the field, so it took me 15 minutes to get to the arena entrance, and I walk fast. Making a round trip half an hour, at the best. Compare this to a 10 minute round trip the year before, and the whole festival experience is compromised. I now cant get back during a band I am less than interested in, meaning I have to now pay for more food and drink inside the arena.
Granted, someone has to be in that field, but after paying at least £40 for a van pass, and £5 early entry, and then finding myself just a few meters away from the cars in the car park, I have to ask myself if I have been done. And unfortunately the answer for me is yes.
Next year the line up will have to be amazing to get me to this festival again, as the living arrangements are not that good. FMC organisation and implementation is shocking. Information from stewards etc is non existent, etc etc.