What a festival this year. We had great bands, a great audience, we did loads of cool Eco-things - oh and we had a bit of bad weather as well! Just want to say that for those who battled through the unprecedented rain we experienced on the Wednesday and Thursday, we all managed to have a good festival.
The Hive was buzzing again with the Let it Bee campaign, the Eco Island project (our Eco partners for 2012), the Kashmir cafe providing the sounds and the drink, Eco Charge recharging mobile phones and, of course, the festival debut of the Love Your Tent campaign.
Away from the main arena, the Garden Stage was again partially powered by solar supplied by Firefly, the kids zone was completely powered by solar and the kinetic playground was doing great business all weekend (every time I saw the hamster wheel it was full!)
Finally, in the midst of the rivers of mud that had previously been campsites, one place became a shining beacon of hope, and, well, dry tents. The Respect/Love Your Tent campsite, into which one could only gain entry by signing up to respect the area and take tents and all belongings home, was a sell out. And I can only describe the scene as brilliant on the Monday when Respecters were seen not only packing up their tents as agreed, but sorting out their rubbish and recycling into different bags and leaving them in the right piles at the gate. Fin, our photographer, also took a great bit of footage panning from the campsite next door which had almost the full contingent of tents left behind, into Respect, which had only 18 tents remaining (you can see this on the LYT Facebook page).
So once again thank you to all who were there, and came and talked to us, and look forward to seeing you soon.