Not sure about other events but the UK music festival scene at the moment is taking a massive hit. At the weekend another festival shambles was cancelled in Liverpool at Hope & Glory festival. A week ago Y-Not festival was also pulled and it seems this is happening more and more.
From poor ticket sales, bad planning, cutting corners like no security, not enough toilet facilities etc it is getting out of hand.
Is it time that festivals were properly regulated?
My festival is only small but I work all year round for a 3 day event to make sure everything is well prepared. We do not scrimp on security, toilets or anything else. Its shocking that these events are pulling in £1m+ and still having to cancel due to their own mistakes. Our budget is less than £20,000 and yes, a lot less people but surely they should go with the basics of the 7Ps:
Proper Planning and Preparation Prevent Piss Poor Performance!!!