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Brighton festival site still in talks

The Argus: The muddy Shakedown site at Stanmer Park The muddy Shakedown site at Stanmer Park

Festival organisers are still waiting on a decision over its future.

Brighton and Hove City Council has delayed granting landowner’s consent for Shakedown, a two-day event which is expected to attract up to 20,000 people to Stanmer Park, Brighton, this summer.

More than 1,200 people signed a petition calling for the festival to be moved claiming it had damaged the park and its wildlife.

A meeting between those involved took place last week but council bosses said no decision has yet been taken.

A council spokeswoman said: “We are looking into possible options for a new home for Shakedown after this year.

“Organisers are keen to explore locations in the city to grow the event for the future.

“We are in negotiation about potential sites which would suit everyone involved.”

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10:54am Thu 24 Jan 13

Jetsamandflotsam says...

No way should permission be given for this organisation to run anything anywhere after the shambles of last years Shakedown and the awful mess it has left Stanmer Park in
No way should permission be given for this organisation to run anything anywhere after the shambles of last years Shakedown and the awful mess it has left Stanmer Park in Jetsamandflotsam
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11:37am Thu 24 Jan 13

billy goat-gruff says...

Stanmer Park still hasn't recovered from last year's festival!
Stanmer Park still hasn't recovered from last year's festival! billy goat-gruff
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12:17pm Thu 24 Jan 13

paulbton says...

It is for over 18s only. so the artists music should not be able to be brought by under 18s your see their profits drop.
And as for the grass it will need help but will return so saying no festival for that reason is silly, make the area bigger then the people can spread out and do less damage. OPEN THE FESTIVAL TO MUSIC LOVERS FOR MUSIC AND NOT FOR DRINKERS JUST FOR PROFIT
It is for over 18s only. so the artists music should not be able to be brought by under 18s your see their profits drop. And as for the grass it will need help but will return so saying no festival for that reason is silly, make the area bigger then the people can spread out and do less damage. OPEN THE FESTIVAL TO MUSIC LOVERS FOR MUSIC AND NOT FOR DRINKERS JUST FOR PROFIT paulbton
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1:42pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bogs says...

Why not show a picture of Stanmer Park today to show if it has recovered or not? Or is it still full of travellers who don't travel?
Why not show a picture of Stanmer Park today to show if it has recovered or not? Or is it still full of travellers who don't travel? bogs
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1:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Jetsamandflotsam says...

The park was not cleared of festival rubbish.
The grass has not been helped to regrow.
The ground is still deeply rutted from poorly planned/ protected plant movement.
The organisers can not blame the weather ( which was poor) because event organisers need to plan for, and be prepared for all situations.
Shakedown organiser obviously were not prepared or organised.
The park was not cleared of festival rubbish. The grass has not been helped to regrow. The ground is still deeply rutted from poorly planned/ protected plant movement. The organisers can not blame the weather ( which was poor) because event organisers need to plan for, and be prepared for all situations. Shakedown organiser obviously were not prepared or organised. Jetsamandflotsam
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