*Crowd seemed to suck the life out of bands with a few commenting on the lack of reception. Don't understand the rush to get to the front to just stand there and look bored out of your mind. (They weren't waiting for another band as they left after and this also happened with headliners.) Some seemed annoyed that people would jump around and sing :/ I had to find pockets of people that were even just moving during Arcade Fire,Foos,SOAD, Jimmy Eat World! Almost felt like I was a pest for dancing to some of my favourite bands! Odd experience.
*Took over an hour to get into festivalpark on the first day. A free for all with queues with no staff directions or barriers. Slightly eased the rest of the days but barriers for day tickets might have been easier as combitickets would already know what to do at security. Also more visible signage for men and women queues to avoid the crush just before the bag search.
*Having to be in the Barn or KlubC at least 30 mins before at the risk of being locked outside was a pain however to be fair the screens and speakers outside were a welcome addition.
*Guys pissing in cups in a crowd. At least use a bottle with lid if absolutely necessary. No one wants your piss all over their legs or feet -animals!
*Great line-up and enjoyed seeing people I knew nothing about Frank Carter and Benjamin Clementine.
*Toilets always clean, had toilet roll and never waited more than 5 minutes even at busy times.
*Hive Resort facilities were great. Hot water access and hot plates for quick meals/coffee. Free showers with a ticket queuing system avoided chaos Nice food area behind bar for a breakfast treat.
*Sound quality was generally good and was nice to sit on the grass at the back when the legs gave up and still hear main stage perfectly.
*Slope was a nice place for a nap
*Recycling 20 cups for a drinks token was very easy without having to go out of your way or be too trampy haha. A welcome boost to the drinks fund
*Bars were very efficient and barely ever waited for a drink. Hoegaarden rosee went down a treat in the absence of cider
*Jupiler area inbetween main stage acts was a laugh
*Weather much better than expected. Would recommend walking boots rather than wellies even if it did rain more heavily due to the walk on the road there ,flooring at stages and gravel /sand paths on site.
*Access from Brussels Airport/Eurostar terminal with free train ticket and shuttles from Leuven made accessing the site quite straightforward
Would return with a similar high quality line up but with lower expectations of crowd interaction.