The Folly of Festival Flooding
Rain. We live in the United Kingdom; we should be used to rain. Yet year after year festivals both renowned and unknown suffer from serious flooding:
▶ Download 2016 received enough rain to cause tents to be flooded, likely ruining customers’ experience and possible affecting future ticket sales: read more.
These are just two mainstream examples, but it’s no secret that bad weather can ruin a festival experience, resulting in would-be attendees opting for the comfort of their couch and coffee.
Below: Flooding at Glastonbury 2005
But what can be done to combat severe flash floods and typically English monsoons? Surely, considering how long these festivals have been running, a solution would already have been found?
Well, we thought so too.
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