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    Boomtown 2018

    Indeed, previous year, we didn't get searched at all.
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    Boomtown 2018

    At Glastonbury they do the C/V search just before you enter the field to park. Last year at Boomtown, and no doubt due to the late opening, they had an entire field of parked campers in nice queues waiting for the ticket and wristband check. Because of this delay everyone were sitting ducks for checks. We were 4th ish in queue for family at front gate so we had the dog do my car and van plus three people search each. People conducting searchers with previous experience were friendly enough, those new to it were a bit more diligent shall we say. Running to their boss with the slightest of finds. I lost a hammer to one of these twats.
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    In the draft plan (so open to change I guess) it states Meadow and Family C/V to be moved to "front" of public C/V fields. If thats right then it's moving east away from Whistlers Green. Although if it's put by the access road then it's no further to walk. In its old position you could camp near Whistlers Green but fencing forced you to walk back towards the entrance to the Meadow on the access road.
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    Boomtown 2018

    Bits from draft proposal
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    boomtown fair 2018. buying third party ticket

    They added the name bit last year, and seemed to be insistent on checking ID at the gates. I think it was the cause of some of the delays getting in, although most of it was the weather.
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    Recommend an artist 2018

    Tankus the Henge. Bumped into them doing a set in the Fluffy Rock Cafe at Glastonbury one year. Stalked their numerous gigs for the rest of that weekend. Mad Apple Circus. Again a Glastonbury discovery/favorite.
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    Campervan field @ Boomtown

    Ive noticed tents by vans in family field before.
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    Parking up after festival

    Camp fire in Whistlers Green. Maybe one of the tents up there will have acoustic music. Can't remember if they did after midnight last year.
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    Parking up after festival

    It's been midday last couple of years leaving family camper van field. No hassle and still quite a few stragglers when we left. In fact on reflection I don't remember seeing anyone in a hi vis other than those involved in traffic management.
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    Parking up after festival

    I (think) I know the lay-by you mention along from that camp site in the link. Problem is getting to it with the event traffic, also it maybe closed due to its proximity to the festival. Which way do you need to head after festival ? I may have a suggestion.
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    Boomtown 2018

    Beans on Toast did a set up in Kidztown last year. And Sam and the Womp played TC then later on that day a set at Kidztown. You can get the odd booking up there.
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    Boomtown 2018

    I spent an enjoyable afternoon watching Cut Capers for the first time at Boomtown last year. Only band on the latest update I know.
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    Boomtown 2018

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    Boomtown Fair 2017

    We arrived about 12 at the family camper van lane. Whilst being held for the gate to open we were comprehensively searched by security. Had the dog sniff the car and enter the caravan for a good sniff. It was more a case of being a captive audience than being targeted for us. We finally got in just before 1.30 I think. We started in the queue on the road about 1130 so couple of hours all totalled. Not bad. In fact brilliant compared to the stories on Facebook we've been told about. Heres to Toots and a few beers sat on the slope tomorrow.
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    Boomtown Fair 2017

    Info for those who have not been before and arriving by camper to Orange gate. The local signs from M3 are directing you around a few country lanes to approach the entrance from the East ( from Petersfield to Winchester ) it's only about 10 mins extra but for those coming from the South East of the country it may influence your route. Same goes for Red Gate. From M3 you will be directed along A31 all the way to New Alresford then back on yourself to queue for the car park. Again this is normally just under 10 min detour without the chaos of Jct 9 and 10. Havent been on the road for a bit, so unsure of roadworks and also depending on travel time, however I would ponder using A3 from M25 to Guildford and picking up A31 there. Almost all dual carriageway. If going to camper field I would then take a left through Bramdean just after Ropley to pick up A272. Clear as mud ?