Shakedown Festival creates a mud-bath in Stanmer Park

Shakedown Festival creates a mud-bath in Stanmer Park

Shakedown Festival creates a mud-bath in Stanmer Park

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This was the scene at Stanmer Park, Brighton, yesterday following the weekend’s Shakedown Festival.

More than 19,500 people flocked to the event to see the likes of Katy B and Dizzee Rascal performing.

However, concerns have been raised about the speed of the clear-up with rain over the past two days turning parts of the site into a mud-bath.

Festival bosses have said that they will be off site later today once groundworks have been carried out.

A spokesman for the festival said: “Unfortunately the weather wasn’t good during the set up of the festival and was not ideal at points during the day.

"We will be off site as of tomorrow and a road sweep is being conducted first thing Thursday morning. We’d ask for patience with the reinstatement of grass due to the time of year and the inclement weather.”

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4:17pm Wed 10 Oct 12

rayellerton says...

Stupid time of year to hold an outdoor music festival...
Stupid time of year to hold an outdoor music festival... rayellerton
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4:30pm Wed 10 Oct 12

spa301 says...

are they re-seeding it or relying on nature?
are they re-seeding it or relying on nature? spa301
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4:43pm Wed 10 Oct 12

BiggerH says...

absolutely shocking! - forget the guy who got stabbed - let's worry about the grass that'll grow back in the next few months
absolutely shocking! - forget the guy who got stabbed - let's worry about the grass that'll grow back in the next few months BiggerH
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5:32pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

BiggerH perhaps you should ask the festival organisers about security and if everyone was searched on entry.
At the Pride fesitval this year, everyone was searched and bags searched.
I understand a number of weapons were seized.
This story happens to be about the grass which is a story in itself.
BiggerH perhaps you should ask the festival organisers about security and if everyone was searched on entry. At the Pride fesitval this year, everyone was searched and bags searched. I understand a number of weapons were seized. This story happens to be about the grass which is a story in itself. Maxwell's Ghost
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7:27pm Wed 10 Oct 12

pwlr1966 says...

Build on this waste of space, more afoardable houses are needed in Brighton & Hove, If you want green open spaces use the South Downs.
Build on this waste of space, more afoardable houses are needed in Brighton & Hove, If you want green open spaces use the South Downs. pwlr1966
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8:12pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Brightonlad86 says...

So, this is what I was hearing all day on my only day off last week!!

I had no noticification about this event! Whilst I don't begrudge anyone a good day/night out it would have been nice to get a letter through the door explaining that local residents may have their lives disrupted over the weekend. I would have changes my day off.

Instead I had to listen to the music blasting from about 10am till midnight!!
Thanks for the heads up!
So, this is what I was hearing all day on my only day off last week!! I had no noticification about this event! Whilst I don't begrudge anyone a good day/night out it would have been nice to get a letter through the door explaining that local residents may have their lives disrupted over the weekend. I would have changes my day off. Instead I had to listen to the music blasting from about 10am till midnight!! Thanks for the heads up! Brightonlad86
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9:40pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Hoarder12345444 says...

It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh
It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh Hoarder12345444
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10:43pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Hoveactually63 says...

Brightonlad86 wrote:
So, this is what I was hearing all day on my only day off last week!!

I had no noticification about this event! Whilst I don't begrudge anyone a good day/night out it would have been nice to get a letter through the door explaining that local residents may have their lives disrupted over the weekend. I would have changes my day off.

Instead I had to listen to the music blasting from about 10am till midnight!!
Thanks for the heads up!
Seeing as the licence for the park is only until 11pm, you can't have heard music until midnight, unless your neighbours were having a party! Furthermore, the sound checks were on Friday so no music was played until the event opened at 12:15pm.....
[quote][p][bold]Brightonlad86[/bold] wrote: So, this is what I was hearing all day on my only day off last week!! I had no noticification about this event! Whilst I don't begrudge anyone a good day/night out it would have been nice to get a letter through the door explaining that local residents may have their lives disrupted over the weekend. I would have changes my day off. Instead I had to listen to the music blasting from about 10am till midnight!! Thanks for the heads up![/p][/quote]Seeing as the licence for the park is only until 11pm, you can't have heard music until midnight, unless your neighbours were having a party! Furthermore, the sound checks were on Friday so no music was played until the event opened at 12:15pm..... Hoveactually63
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7:57am Thu 11 Oct 12

Dealing with idiots says...

How much did the council charge and how will the money be spent? More cycle lanes or the ring on a stick?
How much did the council charge and how will the money be spent? More cycle lanes or the ring on a stick? Dealing with idiots
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8:24am Thu 11 Oct 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

BiggerH wrote:
absolutely shocking! - forget the guy who got stabbed - let's worry about the grass that'll grow back in the next few months
I think the stabbing is already covered in another story. And event can spawn more than one story y'know.
[quote][p][bold]BiggerH[/bold] wrote: absolutely shocking! - forget the guy who got stabbed - let's worry about the grass that'll grow back in the next few months[/p][/quote]I think the stabbing is already covered in another story. And event can spawn more than one story y'know. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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8:26am Thu 11 Oct 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Hoarder12345444 wrote:
It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh
Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them.
[quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh[/p][/quote]Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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2:13pm Thu 11 Oct 12

F in L says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Hoarder12345444 wrote:
It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh
Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them.
Are you a Traveler by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh[/p][/quote]Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them.[/p][/quote]Are you a Traveler by any chance? F in L
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2:13pm Thu 11 Oct 12

F in L says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Hoarder12345444 wrote:
It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh
Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them.
Are you a Traveler by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: It was a mess by by spring it would have grown back so no harm done eh[/p][/quote]Well no, what about people who want to use the park before Spring? And yes, you've guessed, I'm one of them.[/p][/quote]Are you a Traveler by any chance? F in L
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5:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

TheCase says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
Build on this waste of space, more afoardable houses are needed in Brighton & Hove, If you want green open spaces use the South Downs.
what a knob
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Build on this waste of space, more afoardable houses are needed in Brighton & Hove, If you want green open spaces use the South Downs.[/p][/quote]what a knob TheCase
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7:35am Fri 12 Oct 12

AlbieEdward says...

The Amex was the right place for this party. Purpose built, no damage to the lawns. Less noise. I s'pose the Council wants the money so our recreational space is ruined.
The Amex was the right place for this party. Purpose built, no damage to the lawns. Less noise. I s'pose the Council wants the money so our recreational space is ruined. AlbieEdward
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