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Your comments on Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent

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Elbow were fantastic at Thetford forest, a really happy communal vibe! Get them to Bedgebury please, its nearer!

Joany, 7/Mar/2018
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Love this venue, staff, location, vendors. Paloma again though? Would be good to have Kasabian play at Bedgebury in 2018.

The other sites are so far away that a hotel is required.

PLease consider inviting Kaiser Chiefs and Simple Minds back too! Visiting you is now a constant in our family calendar.

Love this venue, staff, location, vendors, 1/Feb/2018
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Bedgebury is a beautiful place to visit. The open air concerts are a real pleasure in an amazing environment and well worth the money. Well done for getting the big names and thank you for the experiences.

MT, 31/Jan/2018
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Saw Rick Astley last year and it was fantastic! Amazing venue and great music.

Anonymous, 30/Jan/2018
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PlanB was epic at Bedgebury hoping to see Paloma Faith in June

Charlie, 29/Jan/2018
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Kaiser Chiefs were amazing!!

Anonymous, 29/Jan/2018
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would love to see Kaiser Chiefs back at Bedgebury - first class show !

Anonymous, 19/Jan/2018
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Wonderful line ups and a perfect location.Been every year and can not fault the line ups and facilities. Keep up the good work xx

Wonderful line ups and a perfect location, 13/Dec/2017
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I have seen Plan B and Kaiser Chiefs at bedgebury. great day/night entertainment. looking forward to seeing the complete lineup for 2018

paul, 22/Nov/2017
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Saw Rick Astley in June - he was fantastic. Great atmosphere and super weather. Had a really enjoyable time. Can't wait to see who will be appearing in June.

Shirl, 9/Oct/2017
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There for Elbow gig fantastic location and a great performance by Elbow being disabled the viewing platform was a great bonus and close to the toilets cant wait for next seasons events!!!

Keith & Pam, 24/Jul/2017
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I came tho the Rick Astley concert last night it was bril. Thanks for a really good night. I would definitely come to a concert here again.

Judith sanford , 17/Jun/2017
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Great gig as always! Don't stop..

Alison, 3/Aug/2016
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Kaiser Chiefs were brilliant. I'm disabled and used the disabled viewing platform. Excellent help from staff. Well done all. Looking forward to seeing who will be there next year.

Sandie Carlyon, 22/Jun/2016

We were there on Friday (17 June).What a legend and true performer!!

We had a fab night and even though the weather wasn't great it didn't dampen our spirits!!.Food choices were yummy and will definitely be looking out for more event!

Sarah, 19/Jun/2016
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A bit disappointed that the sound wasn't a bit louder. Getting out of the car park was a joke and took well over an hour. Although we arrived early we had to park further away than late comers and walking back to car park in the dark wasn't fun.

Jack, 19/Jun/2016
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Superb concert at Bedgebury last night. Kaiser Chiefs excellent. Organisation spot on. Well done the Bedgebury team!

Pedro, 19/Jun/2016
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Booked to see Sir Tom Jones on 17/06/16 at Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent. Yellow weather warnings had been issued, due to torrential rain showers. Concert went ahead reguardless, and the weather was kind. I mention this, as the context - the stamina, organisation and professionalism of all staff & stewards would have been really tested with such conditions. Despite the weather they were friendly, happy and smiling. From the eager to help car parking attendants, to the respectful and kind bag checker, carefully closing up my bag for me. The friendly ticket officer took the time to talk to a little girl, and take the ticket to her first ever concert and the smiling and extremely hard working security ensuring everyone was safe and following the rules. The concert was outstanding (of course!) - with Tom on TOP form. Once again, the stewards were amazing on the mass exodus at the end - standing holding flash lights on the paths and jumping in when tired car drivers lost the ability to tell reverse from first gear. Overall we were highly impressed. Th only comment/suggestion to make an already impressive venue even better, would be the addition of hand gel or soap in the porta loo's. (Although impressed with number of clean, well stocked porta loo's available!) Thank you Bedgebury Pinetum! We will be back!

Anonymous, 18/Jun/2016
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The concert was excellent. However, having walked from the 'Flimwell' car park which meant a long we were directed by a very surly attendant close to concert area to go the back of long queue of people coming from the 'Goudhurst' car park and who had little distance to walk. The walk to the back of the 'Goudhurst' queue had no path and meant walking between cars on grass where I saw several older expel really struggle. It would have been much better for people to jointly filter in to a single entrance queue - in the same way that cars do when leaving. I would also suggest a lesson in cheerfulness for the attendant, or a replacement for him.

Ian Rees, 18/Jun/2016
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We saw weller a couple of years ago here. Great evening out and he bought his old pay Roger Daltrey on stage to bash out a few Who classics. What a treat that was. Can't wait to go back and experience another great night of entertainment.

Paul Barrett, 10/Mar/2016
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Have seen both Paloma Faith and Will Young. Excellent venue. Love outdoor events. Well organised , easy access. Brilliant!

Shir Lee, 20/Jan/2016
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Took our family of four last year for Tom Odell and had the most amazing evening, with such a great show and relaxed atmosphere! Perfect for all ages, as you can sit as close or as far back as you want for a more mellow volume - I loved that you bring your own food, or buy from the wide range of stalls too. We are coming back this year with friends! :o)

Anonymous, 20/Jan/2016
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Paloma was amazing! Great atmosphere even though it was pouring down. Didn't stop anyone from having a great time. Will definitely be waiting for tickets for the next one!

Anonymous, 19/Jan/2016
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Fantastic to see paloma faith brilliant concert and would recommend this venue above all others well done to everyone involved. Can't wait for 2016 xxxxxx

Julie blake, 1/Jan/2016
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My 3rd year,fantastic, can't wait for next year.

Viles family , 9/Dec/2015
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Fantastic concert, LOVE Paloma, she was incredible live great fun and huge talent. The venue was great and I would definitely recommend it , family friendly , beautiful setting. A fabulous and memorable evening , the rain paled into insignificance as we were drawn I by the amazing voice of Paloma Faith, I really hope she returns there, I'll be buying tickets again! Loved it!

Seraphina, 25/Jul/2015
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Had the best night at Paloma, great venue, great atmosphere. Please do more than one weekend a year Bedgebury.

Maria Connolly, 23/Jun/2015
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Paloma Faith was FANTASTIC, despite the rain!!!!!

Good viewing for adults and kids alike.

Definately would return, Bedgebury is such a beautiful setting.

Baker family, 21/Jun/2015
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Really enjoyed Tom Odell and Paloma Faith, everything well organised. But really annoyed at latecomers who were allowed to ignore the (no seats past the white line) rules and set up in front of people like myself who got to the venue 2 hours early to get a good place. The staff told us no seats in front of the white lines..that area for standing/blankets on floor only. Half an hour before the concerts ebgins people are strolling in and setting up their chairs and picnics in front of us...and other families with children who had waited so patiently. Just a bit arrogant to think you can arrive late and stroll down the front and set up in front of other people as if they'd save the space specially for you.

Sharon, 21/Jun/2015

Glad to hear you enjoyed the gigs and thank you for your comments about the chair line, we will take these comments into consideration when reviewing the event.

Forestry Commission Response
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The concert was amazing, I lived every minute of it and Paloma was fantastic!

Anonymous, 20/Jun/2015
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Saw Tom Odell last night at Bedgebury. What an amazing concert - very laid back & friendly & great organisation. Very suitable for families too. Can't wait to see who is on next year.

Lynne, 20/Jun/2015
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I saw Will Young at Bedgebury, was totally excellent. Venue really good. I am looking forward to seeing Paloma Faith tonight!

Michelle , 20/Jun/2015

Excellent concert by Tom Odell last night. Well organised and civilised affair. Great to sit and have a picnic whilst enjoying quality music. Will definitely come back next year and bring the kids.

Simon Clark, 20/Jun/2015
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I've attended the concerts at Bedgebury for a few years. Simply Red, Paloma Faith, Jessie J and Paul Weller. what is so nice about the concerts is the fantastic venue, everyone has a good view and the staff are fantastic. I understand that some of the staff are volunteers and if this is the case then congratulations to you all. Bedgebury is brilliant and made so much better by the friendly staff I look forward to next years line up

Dawn Mauldon, 4/Jun/2015
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