Well what a festival, great venue, great people and great time had by all. 2016's festival was held at Thorney Lakes Camping and Caravan site near Langport, Somerset, a site found for us by Somerset Tourist board. The site is huge with a massive lake and loads of room for everyone to spread out. The site’s owner Sally could not have been more helpful and praise must also be given to the hard working catering and bar staff who went the extra mile, sometimes on top of the bar, in various states of undress singing along to various acts!
The locals from the start were also fully on board with us, with nakedness not an issue at all. At times we even had people just turning up to entertain us, like the man who brought along his steam roller as he thought we might want to see it. The local MP David Warburton also popped in and kindly donated tea for two at the House of Commons for the raffle.
One highlight was a superb visit to the Cider Brandy Company where the owner Julian met us with only an apron on, and who then promptly cajoled his staff (both males and females) to do likewise, which they did. He then took up the offer to come and visit us, which was nice.
A common comment was also how much the layout and facilities gave it a more friendly atmosphere with the marquees and large communal seating adding to this. One overseas visitor could not believe how friendly everyone was, they were fed and watered by people, went away with invites to visit members and the BN team even lent them a tent.
So, how do the team build on the success of Nudefest 2016? Well we have read the feedback forms and will be taking everyone’s comments and suggestions into account. Some things we are aware of, such as the need for more signage and chairs and it’s nice to have people asking to revisit venues or have singers back. One act already booked is Baron Von Schmidt Haus who kept everyone entertained thigh slapping and singing. We also intend having a 5k and 10k run around the site on the Saturday, outside visits, singalongs, possibly a full orchestra one day, traditional disco and open mic night on the Saturday, plus all the normal Nudefest activities. This year we had over 73 sessions listed on the programme and will build on this.
So the date to remember for Nudefest 2017 is Monday 3rd July when the site will open up to us and nudity will be allowed across the whole venue from 1700hrs, but without formal entertainment or bar until 1500hrs on Tuesday 4th July when the festival will get fully underway. The festival will then end, with clothes on at 1200hrs on Monday 10th July. Click here for all the details, including how to book
In summary, Nudefest 2017 will be great with new things to do and see with a chance to unwind with friends in a totally relaxed Naturist environment. All you have to do is book, we will take care of the rest...
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