Gold Wild Festival: Families cry at the ‘messy’ Bear Grylls music festival in Powderham

Festival-goers say they are “outraged” after attending what is described as a poorly organized festival near Exeter.

Gone Wild Festival, at Powderham Castle is set to take place August 26-29 and is marketed as the “ultimate family adventure” with kayaking, survival skills lessons and live music.

However, many festival-goers criticized the organizers after claiming that they were unable to book any activities for the weekend as they were all “booked”.

Visitors also claimed that there are no Covid checks, camp fire hazards, no handwashing facilities and no campers washing.

One attendee, Charlotte Trafford, tweeted: “Bear Grylls Gone Wild – we paid around £500 for our family ticket which included 80 activities. We arrived today at 3pm to be told there are no activities available.”

Another attendee, Nina Hollingsworth, wrote: “I am disgusted. My kids were shedding tears because they couldn’t get any activities going.

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“Putting your toilet up is a shame. The toilets are smelly, even the kids are standing up and gasping.

‘No washing facilities – not being able to wash hands after trying to go to one of these disgusting toilets. Worst festival I’ve ever been to.’

A Gone Wild Festival spokesperson said: “Gone Wild consists of more than 80 activities, 17 of which are operated by an on-site reservation system for safety reasons.

“Due to the extremely high demand for some activities, we regret that some people may not be able to do all of their first choice activities but there is plenty to enjoy.

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“All guests can explore the site and participate in any of the 60+ no-reservation and attend-only activities, including trapeze sessions, commando school, Antarctic relays, talks and workshops for over 15 famous adventurers and explorers, as well as seeing our work. main on the main platform.

None of this requires reservations and there is more than enough to fill a weekend!

“The safety of visitors to the Gone Wild Festival is of paramount importance. The Gone Wild Festival is operating in accordance with all currently in force COVID guidelines relevant to an event of this size and shape.”

Below we’ll give you all the recent comments from the Gone Wild Festival.


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