We are very disappointed this weekend. Our first festival of the summer has been cancelled. No Sunrise Celebration. We were really looking forward to four days of chilling and eco-friendly activities and music, near Yeovil. The massive flash floods in south Somerset on Thursday have wrecked an already water-logged farm land. When we arrived at midday Thursday, we were told to wait, as the site was being dried out and repaired after rain damage. We were let on an hour later, and the mud was already knee-high in places. We did manage to pitch the tent, and have a wander aroung the Woodhenge and outlying fields. But we didn’t get onto the site itself, or even the proper camping area. Meetings were already taking place with local authorities, who later closed the site, as the rain fell in torrents, and we sheltered from thunder and lightning under groaning canvas. We arrived home at 9.30pm, tired and wet, with a car full of soggy possessions.
Here are some photos posted by a festival-goer.
The positive side is that we are atleast now able to visit the Vegan Festival that is happening in Bristol this weekend, so will hopefully experience some of the atmosphere we should have had at Sunrise.