Saturday 11 June 2022 12:43 PM Music lovers slam 'Britain's Fyre Festival' where stage flooded and staff ... trends now
Organisers of a British music festival have been slammed for their poor management as thousands of guests were allegedly crushed as they tried to escape the torrential rain storm.
A total of 60,000 festival goers were looking forward to Love Saves The Day at Bristol's Ashton Court on 2 and 3 of June.
But thousands who packed into the event felt their Jubilee Thursday and Friday was completely ruined after severe rainfall left acts forced to quit, people ripping fences out of the ground to hold above them as cover and even using wheelie bins as protection from the freezing weather.
Festival attendees have slammed the organisers on social media for not having appropriate protective weather structures like tents available on the site, with many also having the same experience of staff members 'laughing' and 'taking videos' of suffering guests getting crushed in the mayhem.
Dave Parry, 36, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, went to Love Saves The Day with four friends and said he does not understand why better provisions were not taken, adding that previous years have had tents.
Organisers of Love Saves The Day festival in Bristol have been slammed for their poor management as thousands of guests were allegedly crushed as they tried to escape the torrential rain storm (Pictured during the rain last week)
He told the Mirror: 'There were no ponchos for sale and festival goers were forced to seek shelter anywhere they could including toilets, under bins, under benches, under signage.
'And the drinks bar became overrun forcing people to get crushed and the bar getting knocked over, all while security and staff took videos and laughed in the warmth. Security staff were abusive and aggressive with festival goers trying to seek shelter. Prisoners of war are treated better.
'When we tried to leave there was carnage with people getting crushed in the crowds. This festival was on par with Fyre Festival in terms of organisation.'
And Dave is not the only one frustrated at organisers, with thousands of angry guests descending upon the social media accounts of Love Saves The Day to demand refunds and complain of their mistreatment.
Thousands who packed into the event felt their Jubilee Thursday and Friday was completely ruined after severe rainfall left acts forced to quit, people ripping fences out of the ground and even using wheelie bins as protection from the freezing weather (pictured last week)
Many had similar stories to one another, that people's lips were turning blue with cold and some still feeling the freeze in the days that followed, with many shivering 'uncontrollably'.
And it only got worse when people tried to leave, with the exit gates being described as a 'mass exodus' as everyone rushed to get home and into warmth.
Even artist Arlo Parks was left disappointed with her trip to Bristol for her gig at the festival, as she was forced to withdraw from performing as the stage flooded so badly.
She apologised to fans on Twitter: 'I'm so so sorry to everyone who was ready to see me at Love Saves The Day. The stage was flooded and it just wasn't safe to perform - I hope everyone had a wonderful time and I can't wait to be stomping through Bristol again when the time is right.'
Mr Parry described how he saw people having panic attacks and getting crushed into the wall.
A spokesperson for the festival organisers said in a statement to the Mirror: 'Although this was a rapidly changing situation, all the teams on site worked hard to manage the changing flows of people as they headed home or sheltered from the rain.
Even artist Arlo Parks was left disappointed with her trip to Bristol for her gig at the festival, as she was forced to withdraw from performing as the stage flooded so badly
'It was our priority to make sure everyone who left got home safely and we were able to safely continue the show for everyone who stayed including some great headline acts.
'Whilst there was a sudden increase in the number of people leaving, no injuries were reported to us on-site or in the queues to get onto the buses.
'Despite the challenging conditions, at no point was our event safety management plan compromised. Our team worked together dynamically to manage the situation and the impact of the weather.'
Despite their torrent of abuse online, the Love Saves The Day Instagram page continued to share snaps of the festival, including one post of Chase and Status performing. They praised guests for 'braving the