3,2,1, Back In The Room!!!!
We got back to the office today after 16 days straight in the fields and have returned with the most overwhelming feeling of LOVE for The Festival, Crew, Performers and most of all The People that came and partied for the weekend. Each year the Festival increases our faith in human nature and gives us inspiration to take things further and work even harder for the next year.
Start with a Green Field, 5 days, 5 Venues & Outdoor Stage, 900 Customers + Children, 1200 Crew & Performers, 30 Traders, 21 Engines Running at Peak, 2500 litres of diesel, just under 8 tonnes of refuse, a good time had by all & end with a Green Field.
We work as a small team all year in the office planning the Festival, but it takes over 1000 people to deliver the event over the 14 days we are on site.
We have so many people to thank so I will start at the beginning from the Front Gate, many teams are too large to list by name but be assured your work is valued by us, each and every one of you, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts!
Big Thanks to Scott, Pete and the amazing Team at Brandon Hire and Exmoor Luxury Loos for all our Infrastructure, Toilets, Showers and Power Generation.
A massive thank you to Pro-Tect Security for keeping us all Safe & Sound, what an amazing friendly and Professional Team, Tom your Security Manager rocked!
We definitely have the best Car Parking Team there is, all weathers, all hours and always happy. Barry Welch and Crew your work did not go unnoticed, talk about squeeze em in, thanks soooo much!
The Box Office Team – Charlotte, Jay, Julia, Sarah, Serefin, Alice, Elly-May, Nikki, Vicky and all that helped out over the weekend, it’s not an easy job and you miss the show, we love you all and couldn’t do it without you.
Our Music, Venue & Stage Managers – Paddy, Matt, Shaun, Dave, Angela, Kenty, Alex, Pottsy, Kate, Phil, Paul and all that worked to deliver a ground-breaking music program across all 3 days.
The Site Crew… Adam our Superman of a Site Manager, Dom, Javen, Fraser, Lee, Dave John, Dave The Builder, Lulu, Louis, Kaleb, Nathan & of course Campbell, all went stupidly beyond anything we could have ever expected.
Our Amazing Stewards and Gate Crews – We had soooo many Stewards and Fire Stewards on site this year it would be impossible to list them all here but be assured this event would not run without your hard work and determination in difficult conditions. We do hope you enjoyed the Festival as much as we did.
A special shout to our Dynamic Duo in Artist Liaison – Windmill & Winston with the formidable force that is Lulu in the back office running the accreditation – What a Team!
To our Site Decorators, you are the NUTS!, Eric, Teri, Karl, Anji, Fraser, Dave the Flag, Tick Tock & a special shout to our Seamstress’ Teri & Lady Ang who were working for weeks before hand on flags, drapes and bunting
This years Tech Crews were all Outstanding! – Neil & Jo and the Super Professional Team at Future Technical Solutions. Dave, Joe & all the Crew that is Recharged Sound and Light and John at Soundslive – No let up in Quality or Commitment for The Duration! Belted it out!! Chris and his amazing lasers, James from Astral and a Big Shout to “Turn It Down\UP Tim” for keeping us within acceptable noise limits.
Our Tent Suppliers – Stretch with Intent, Ashley Events, Southwest Domes & The Tipi Hire Company – Great Service and Quality Erections 😉
Our Amazing Medical Team, I know where we would be without this Crew and it would not be nice! Mary, Catherine, Sue, Mandy, Anita & Philip, we all thank you SO MUCH for looking after us. Quality Job!!!!!!!!
Jackie and her Refuse and Cleaning Team – This is one of the hardest jobs on site and goes on all weekend, the site is always cleaner at finish than when we arrive, Jackie and her Crew will not leave until the last fag butt is removed. This Team are volunteers and stay on afterwards for the clean up, words cannot express how integral you are to the production of this event.
Our Media Crews – Team 360 Media, Charlesworth Films, James Hitchcock, David Walker & Trevor Moskwa & Team
Our wonderful Children’s Entertainers, from Alfredo to Zig Zag & Crafty Monkeys to Flotsam the Fool. We need to give a special mention this year to Naomi, Airfish, Angelina’s Love Hearts and all the wonderful Circus Performers, Jugglers & Stilt Walkers that made the weekend super special.
Our amazing Arts & Workshops Team, Jazzy, Yannis, Hayley, Mansour, Barbara, Yasmin, Cyrus, Paula, Louise & all the amazing artists and craftspeople that shared their skills with us.
Our amazing performers who waive their fee’s or work on reduced payment, so we can run the show at a reasonable ticket price. Each and every one of our Performers “Buy In” to what we do. To have quality entertainment running all the time in 6 Venues is an accolade for such a small event and couldn’t be done without the approach that is taken by all.
And Finally…… To all our wonderful customers who came and partied with us, we LOVE you all very much and hope to see you all again in 2019.
Big Love & See you in the fields
Billy & Jane and the Love Summer Team xx