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10 hours ago, LilHugz said:

Do you guys have experience with the sercuity in the boardmasters festival area aswell as the campsites? Is It strict?

I went two years ago and yes they were fairly strict they do search through bags. 

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They have a rule against straight spirits which I’ve not seen before at a festival and they do enforce it. I went in 2017 and had some water bottles in my bag and they did test the lids on some of them so pretty intense security in those terms 

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Can any one tell me what camping is like coming down Friday morning will there be space for the tent don’t mind it being in quiet bit!? 

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Looking at the latest forecast they didn’t have a choice.  A lot of temporary structures can’t cope with 50mph winds (forecast Friday and Saturday) let alone flimsy weekend tents.  

Really downer for those planning to go though :( 

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A shame but very little they could do and the H & S chief would be having a stressful time.

There has been precedents with this for festivals in Europe and the USA where the organisers  have been accused of not acting on  weather reports.

Reminds me of Glasto 2015 I think it was when all power got shut down for an hour so due to thunderstorms.  I was in John Peel waiting for Wild Beasts and the crew on stage just downed tools and ran off and we were told all the power and lights were going off until further notice. 

 

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Gutted for those attending but I suppose from the description of where the main camping is situated (on top of a hill by a cliff!) the organisers had little choice?

Oh and Glasto shut down for about 45 minutes in 2014

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Feel so sorry for those who were excited to be going. Can't imagine how gutted it must feel. Costs on top of ticket too too. I travelled from Glasgow to Boardmasters in 2015 and it wasn't cheap.

However, the safety of punters, crew and acts is paramount and temporary stages can be pretty dangerous in extreme conditions.

I just hope the bad weather does come to fruition so the festival can be accused of over reacting. 

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5 hours ago, Tartan_Glasto said:

Feel so sorry for those who were excited to be going. Can't imagine how gutted it must feel. Costs on top of ticket too too. I travelled from Glasgow to Boardmasters in 2015 and it wasn't cheap.

However, the safety of punters, crew and acts is paramount and temporary stages can be pretty dangerous in extreme conditions.

I just hope the bad weather does come to fruition so the festival can be accused of over reacting. 

I felt like crying with my 17 year old daughter last night. 1st ever festival and so excited; she was going with 25 friends . Trying on her festival gear for over a week and planning things and generally having fun with my wife. So , so upset last night just after packing too. I totally understand the decision though. 

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