As a keen amateur rev flier I am looking forward to Portsmouth (for me its the festival to look forward to in the UK)
also the rev arena (properly cordoned off this year) and "putting on a show for the public" as we did last year
To camp for free on the common,and this is a major benefit to fliers in cost savings,may be a problem for many kite fliers now,as stated in the kite society magazine
You have to submit your resume to the kite society stating what you will contribute to the festival
Then wait to be approved for a camping pass
I am afraid that with the rising costs associated with travelling to festivals - especially the distance to Portsmouth
AND having to pay for accomodation if refused a camping pass would make it a no go event for some
I personally would have to consider the costs involved,as I'm sure would many others
I hope that the people who want to fly at Portsmouth AND CAMP will be able to do so.
If not then dedicated UK fliers may stay away
Lets hope this is not the case as this would be bad for the festival
Can we correct what has been stated above.
There is an error in the electronic version of the magazine (an old page was picked up in the merge to create it). What the printed magazine says is
"As numbers are even more limited this year and in
an effort to achieve some fairness in the allocation
we have decided that a ballot is the best way forward.
Therefore anyone who wishes to enter the
ballot MUST request a pass from us together with
the vehicle registration number. All requests for
camping must be with us by 30th June. We will
notify both successful and unsuccessful people by
the 8th July."
So there is no need for a resume - just a request for a pass.
Remember - camping is not a right, it is a concession. The start point from the council was NO camping at all this year, at least we managed something!