A partygoer was reportedly stabbed at a music festival held in the Wings of the Morning field in Wrotham yesterday.
Police were called to the scene in the early evening as the event, run by MattsBBQ got out of control. The festival was held at the top of Wrotham Hill but things soon took a turn for the worse.
Locals had already complained that parking restrictions were not being upheld and that the volume of music was breaching defined permissions.
It has been written on social media that the person stabbed was a girl. After the reported stabbing, the event was closed by the police as the area had become a crime scene.
MattsBBQs website promised “Expect the biggest vibes across 3 stages and even a beach! Bringing you our favourite genres, special guests and many surprises to celebrate our 15 year anniversary in style”.
There were coaches bringing festival fans from Lewisham, Enfield, Catford, Croydon, Stratford and Wembley.
There was huge disruption to traffic with cars parking on country lanes, on the roundabout and down the A20 at Wrotham Hill. People were reporting it taking over an hour to get past the event on the A20. The road was reported to be completely blocked at one point, with Matts BBQ blaming it on a road traffic accident outside of the venue. It would appear that whatever the reason, the traffic management was completely inadequate for the size of the event.
Locals are now demanding answers from Tonbridge and Malling District Council who granted the license to St Clere’s Estate (in Kemsing) and Matts BBQ to run the music event.
They certainly celebrated in the most unfortunate way possible and now locals are demanding that the organisers are banned from using this venue again.