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The Downs Fan Reviews (11) 4.2
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"No Re-entry!"
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The Downs, The Clifton Downs, Bristol - 2nd September 2017

A very good mini festival experience. Main stage line up whilst very enjoyable not as great as last year, perhaps the organisers peaked to soon? The Information stage was very good although sited rather too close to the second stage so when it fired up the contributors had to shout into the microphone to make themselves heard - bit distracting for the audience. Buying a drink at the bar was a breeze...take note Michael Eavis. The couple of food stalls we sampled, if expensive, were very good indeed - nothing glutinous! Loo's also had full marks from us.
The weather was absolutely perfect which was just as well because had it rained all day -1pm till 11pm- like last year, there was absolutely NOWHERE to take any shelter at all! With no re-entry allowed festival goers were essentially trapped for the day. Had the weather been very bad we might have been forced to leave and with no re-entry possible, wasted £50.50 each.
With no parking facilities assume the majority of festival goers arrived on foot and would therefore be fairly local. In our case when we purchased our tickets we assumed we would be able to pop home to feed the dogs but in the event we had to put them in kennels overnight as they couldn't be left for 10 hours - inconvenient and very expensive..given that we only live 10 minute walk away.
On balance, although a very well organised, good quality event , spoilt for us by the no-rentry. Festival goers should have the opportunity to come and go as they please so would think twice about going next year. A pity.

Posted by Polsue on 05/09/2017

"Friendly vibe, great music & information tent talks (especially Ken Loach) were fantastic."
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The Downs, The Clifton Downs, Bristol - 2nd September 2017

Had a great day. Maybe have a couple more coffee/tea/hot from stalls as the queues were incredible often 40 - 60 waiting. Information tent was wonderful although I was so torn between Poetry and Loach and Soul II Soul. It seemed well organised and a happy vibe. So we'll done you guys.

Posted by Shez on 04/09/2017

"Very enjoyable event"
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The Downs, The Clifton Downs, Bristol - 2nd September 2017

Overall a very good event. However, the bar facilities lacked imagination and were very expensive for the choices on offer. There was a very good choice of food stalls and the prices were about average for this type of event. I did think a lot more bins would have been a good idea as it was quite dangerous walking around in the dark with so much rubbish strewn everywhere. Mad Professor were brilliant, as were Elbow, Seasick Steve and De La Soul. It would have been nice to see a few more up and coming British bands in the mix.

Posted by Pam on 04/09/2017

"Great festival, shambles of a ticket seller"
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The Downs, The Clifton Downs, Bristol - 2nd September 2017

A fantastic day, with great music, plenty of space and minimal bar queues. (The food queues were an hour long though.)

Gigantic were a shambles of a ticket seller though - I received my tickets 3 days before the event despite other sellers sending tickets out weeks before. This last minute dispatch meant I struggled to resell two tickets and had to sell on site at a slashed price, leaving me substantially out of pocket. Considering the £5 per ticket booking fee you'd think they could pay someone to post tickets ahead of the event. Won't be buying from Gigantic again.

Posted by Sam T on 04/09/2017

"Amazing performanes"
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The Downs, The Clifton Downs, Bristol - 2nd September 2017

Great show and venue and there was a lovely relaxed vibe. Elbow and Seasick Steve were amazing. Only quibble is the food and drinks were a little pricey, though not ridiculous. Thought the event was very well organised-lots of loos, places to eat, and great bar system.

Posted by Tamzen on 04/09/2017

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