After both Y Not festival in Derbyshire and Hope & Glory festival in Liverpool had to cancel their shows, you'd think other organised events would be ensuring they have everything in place to avoid similar problems arising. However, festival-goers arriving at Boomtown yesterday experienced another unpleasant situation as queues to enter the site experienced seven-hour delays in the boiling hot weather.
Many festival-goers suffered fits, panic attacks and dehydration as limited water, food and toilet facilities were on hand whilst they waited.
Reports suggest the delay was due to a problem with the ticket scanners. Nonetheless, the amount of disasters at music festivals recently suggests more in depth planning is needed. Glastonbury is one of the biggest festivals in the world, yet every year it manages to run with minimal disruption. Let's start taking a leaf out of their book.