St. George's Quarter in Liverpool
Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th August 2017
12:00pm til 11:00pm (last entry 11:00pm)
No age restrictions
Hope and Glory is a new 12,500 capacity boutique festival with a stacked lineup of artists, including James, Hacienda Classical & More!
Review of Hope and Glory Festival
Massive queue all over the place, far to full doesn't feel safe,they ran out of beer ,been to loads of festivals just didn't feel safe
Shame on you, shambolic , dangerous. Whoever organised this needs to act quickly with full refunds etc. The only music heard was outside waiting to get in ,hardcore James fan seriously disappointed.My only hope is that nobody was seriously hurt . 12 hour round trip to que up for over 3 hours see fights and more ques.This is what happens when organisers get greedy
Would you recommended: No
Can't rate music only saw a few buskers on the way to a pub after leaving the festival after 10 minutes; as we felt unsafe with the amount of people in such a small venue. Always happy to queue for a festival but when you have to wait 30 mins due to over crowding and for everyone (100s) to be let in after you is a joke! Would have took ages to get a drink, if we had have got a drink I would have spilt it all down myself by the time I got out of the horrendous queues. Travelled all the way from Oxfordshire. Had great night at the pub though! Would like my money back as I'm sure do all the other people who didn't see any music!!
Awful organisation, cancelled by a tweet without an apology. Saturday was unsafe and a disorganised mess.
More like Hopeless and Gloryless. Worst festival/gig been to. Complete shambles, bands 2 hours late, sets cut short, one act dropped. Overcrowded, how it passed a H&S check is beyond me. Left after Embrace as felt too dangerous, amazed no one was injured in the crush. Doubt this will be held again but would avoid if it is.
Terrible set up. Disorganised and not a safe venue. Had great potential to be fantastic but failed
It was very bad, bad venue just not suitable, unsafe. Very bad organisation, hours to get in, hours to wait in bar queues. 3 Stages in such a small space meant you could hear 3 songs at the same time. No sign post to anything. Toilets was badly planned, urinals hidden and once found it was a wet mess. Tight areas to get form place to place I am surprised to not hear of people being hurt. In thes too tight spaces acrobatic acts were attempting things. Very bad place! Due to getting in queue and waiting not moving whilst Police reviewed situation many bands missed, then more bands missed while queuing for toilet / bar and trying to move around. All bands late, sets cut. An unsafe unorganised mess. No hope, certainty no glory.
Overcrowding queues music sounded terrible acts cancelled nothing there that was advertised unable to get to toilets bar food etc total shambles event got closed and Sunday cancelled completely will be seeking a full refund
I have attended over 30 festivals in my life and I have never EVER 'been' to a festival so badly organised. Queuing for hours to be hen told we were denied entry. Poor poor show. An absolute shambles!
Terribly organised and you have cancelled the Sunday altogether! Please refund immediately!!!!
Absolute shambles unsafe knew there was to many people in accident waiting to happen
Absolute cluster f**k to end all cluster f**ks! Where do I begin?
1. Queues for days for everything - getting in, toilets, drinks.
2. Venue size - too small for amount of tickets sold - a crowd crush waiting to happen.
3. Staffing - saw few security or first aiders.
4. Sound quality - poor - stages too close - couldn't hear vocals.
Absolutely terrible. Great line up but organisation was a joke
Very disappointed to say the least!!
Venue was over crowded we queued for hours even after having pre ordered tickets. The event was so unorganised, what a shame on the city if Liverpool people traveled from across the country and were refused entry!! We eventually gave up and left!!
Poor organisation , not enough bars or toilets
It was horrendous, unsafe, people pushing, unsafe fencing. Unable to buy a drink. Ridiculous toilet queue. Left after an hour after seeing one act. I'm gutted.
After queuing up for over an hour to actually get in, we then queued up for another 30 minutes to use the toilets. Feeling totally unsafe in such chaotic and cramped conditions we decided to leave. We saw no bands at all!
Mrs Dianne Hunt
It was an absolute shambles
Disgraceful. The most poorly organised event ive ever been to. Paid for a weekend pass only for it to be cancelled today (Sunday). Only 1 way in & out of where main toilets were, the queues were at least 50 people deep, was that bad that people were climbing over barriers to get out - told security & they said "nowt we can do". I got moved from a bar by a copper because it was apparently "collapsing". We waited over an hour past the start time to get in, the schedule was over 2 hours behind & some acts were cancelled, those that did perform had their sets cut short, no crowd control.....a complete shambles. The only saving grace was that the acts we did see were awesome.
Shambolic. No other way to describe it.
Shambles. Bunch of clowns who couldn't organise a school disco. Sound engineers need hearing aids. I want my money back.
Awful. Worst event I've ever been too. Lack of organisation was borderline dangers. Had to leave the event after a short period as music couldn't be heard, queues for bar/food were pathetic and the general mood in the festival was stagnant. I WANT A REFUND THIS WAS AWFUL.
Worst event ever...queued for hours and still didn't get in. Nobody knew what was going on then the Police turned up and told us they were not letting anyone else in due to safety concerns and told us to apply for refund. Nightmare!
Great opportunity to have a music event in liverpool , but so upsetting that it was so badly organized . No toilet paper, urinals overflowing and ridiculously long queues for the bars . Most people missed the artists that they wanted to see as they queued so long for drinks. Not enough facilities for children and no response to emails from Sam whose contact details were advertised on the site for issues around food and drink. Also I had to buy weekend tickets for my children when we only needed Saturday tickets for us all.
Was surprised there will still tickets on sale the day of the event, there shouldn't have been! It was massively oversold and as a result the incapable bar and security staff could not cope with the sheer numbers of people attending. Que for an hour to get into the festival, que for an hour or more at some of the bars. Bands were running over 3 hours late at one point due to the que to get in I was told. This meant some bands had their set cut to 4-5 songs. The venue is not big enough and the staff aren't capable enough to hold and run this evenly in its location. What a shame as it was a great line up.
So so badly organised and frankly the venue didn't work and seemed like a complete health and safety hazard. Only 2 bars which meant hour long queues. Gutted that the bands had to cut their sets down and you could tell they were annoyed at the organisation. In heingsight we would not have gone.
Absolute f**king garbage was only in there for an hour and half what a f**king joke couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery bellends
What do think of a cancelled event I think you should refund my money that's what I think
Bands were fantastic in the circumstances - organisation was abismal, not to mention dangerous
your ratings don't really apply
music - amazing but cut short or cancelled
venue - amazing place, poor layout and major H&S issues
Prices - expensive - when you could actually get to buy anything
atmosphere - fantastic friendly crowd but all concerned something horrible could have happened
Excellent day, bands on the main stage fantastic, all acts engaged with the crowd
Would you recommended: Yes
A complete disaster, unorganised, unsafe and literally thankful to get out safe.
Poor food choices. Webite specified healthy food options would be available but nothing of the sort. I follow a strict gluten free diet so the only food I could have was chips and an ice lolly. There was no chance to pop out into the city centre for food because of the queues and may not have been let back in.
Friend is vegetarian and again not much choice for her.
Couldn't take in your own food. Would have been happier to take in my own food which I know is safe
Queues for bar didn't bother me as I was driving so on soft drinks but could see long queues throughout the day.
The small gap between the main stage area and the rest of the festival was an issue down to the volume of people. In the beginning there was no management of flow and was a free for all but after introduction of a barrier and one way traffic it was 'slighly' better but not significantly
Loooong change over times on the main stage, running hours behind. Bands sets were shortened to catch up and so there was very little 'talk' from each band as they rushed through songs.
Second stage was running to time and had a great set of acts who played well to the audience. Lucy spraggan and star sailor in particular
SECOND DAY WAS CANCELLED... aside from the cancellation which you can understand given the complaints about the Saturday, my main issue was the lack of communication. We were driving from Manchester and in the morning there was conflicting information about the festival still being on or being cancelled. Luckily we checked twitter and did not set off.
Promoters were poor with communication
In contrast Skiddle were I believe prompt and well mannered with their cancellation emails after you had found out the concrete information.
At least the sun was shining on the Saturday and the Sunday cancellation means I can actually eat some food!
Far too many people allowed in to the venue, queue were to big, not enough staff or security working. Show was 2 hours behind leaving the acts I went to see were cut shorter.
Worst festival I have ever been to. Took ages to move around the site. Lines for drinks were outraged - we waited nearly an hour and a half for a pint. Artists sets got cut or cancelled that I wanted to see and I paid £50 and didn't even get to see who I wanted!
I'd like a full refund
So poorly organised!
Toilets and bar were a disgrace.
Loved the music but this was a pitifully poorly organised debacle of an event. Terrible crowd control; huge queues for everything and simply not ready to put the event on. The bands did what they could to get over the myriad of problems. Hopeless and Glory I'm afraid 😩
Are you for real ?
what can I say- it was very poorly organised. there were massive queues to gain entry , along with capacity issues inside the venue.awful catering and bar facilities inside ,not able to cater for the numbers of people.. at one point the gates to gain entry were closed and no real info given to huge crowds outside. police were in attendance and I did wonder if there would be a public disorder issue . we had already queued for a very lengthy time by that point.
inside the programme ran massively overtime , poor sound quality as the noise from other stages meant you couldn't hear the main stage. james were excellent as always but only managed a truncated set due to time issues , they came on very late due to the over run on previous bands.
it is difficult to find anything positive to say re the day , it was poorly managed , didn't have the capacity of facilities to cope with the number of people there.
I wouldn't repeat the fiasco . nor would I recommend it to anyone.
It was the worse live event I have ever been to - I am 53 - that includes sporting/ music and other live events.
not a good advert for a city that I love
Awful! Not planned well at all. Disappointing spent £200 on tickets and was only there couple of hours. Waiting over an hour for the toilets and bar. shockingly S**T!!!
My first ever festival. Saved up booked two nights in Liverpool. Not cheap. Booked time off work and train tickets.
Yesterday felt very uneasy at concert. Lot of drunken idiots. Felt very unsafe. Chaos all around. This morning left hotel. Found event cancelled. Now back in hotel till tomorrow's train home.
Please advise on refund policy and application. Very upset and disappointed.
Utter shambles, massively over crowded, I spent most of my time there at the front of the main stage watching the events roadies fail fail and fail again to get the artists fantastic music through their joke of a sound system.
Highlights include a 30 strong silent choir, Badly Drawn Boy taking one strum on his guitar and having it boom for over a minute give up and play the keyboard instead, and hearing not one word of the views whole set.
Every act was forced to be late on stage, every set was cut dramatically short in a pathetic scramble to make up for lost time, Charlotte Church got bumped from the show.
Worst of all after 6 hours of waiting and utter frustration James had to cut most of their set to get off the stage before 11.
All the artists were totally professional and deserve an award for playing on while the ship sank, the organizer deserves a fair trail and long jail sentence for being a leading thunderc**t.
Absolute shambles. Overcrowded and dangerous. Unable to hear artists as stages too close together. An hour to get in then an hour plus queuing to get a drink. Left after a couple of hours as we felt unsafe due to overcrowding and fellow festival goers getting more and more irate. So disappointed but unfortunately not one positive comment to be made. I feel people should be partially refunded at least as it was a very expensive price to pay for being in a constant queue and feeling so unsafe.
Such a shame the festival was cancelled, it had a great line-up!
Saturday was absolutely rammed, took an hour to buy a drink in a chaotic non organised lack of queueing system. Needed bigger bars and just the one stage. Bands were great but unfortunately the had to cut their slots as they were 2 hours behind schedule. People giving out wristbands didn't check tickets and instead just prefered to give anyone a weekend one, stating 'which ticket are you? I can tell if you're lying!".
Therefore Sunday would have had thousands of extra people turn up with their 'free' wristbands and probably would have caused riots turning legitimate ticket holders away.
Terrible! No planning, no organisation. Nowhere near enough facilities or space for the number of people they sold tickets for. Second day cancelled. Will be seeking a full refund and compensation.
Absolute shamble denied access due to full venue. I want my money back I want my travel expenses back and I want an apology . 2 wasted holidays only music I heard was on the streets outside St. George's hall get my money back in my account asap
absolute shambles. Behaviour by the event organisers was incompetent and disgraceful
No words to describe the absolute shambles of this
Martin P Studd
A disorganised shambles.
Shocking all round, long queues to get in as a result of just the one entrance. Bottle necked entrance lead to overcrowding, a lot of children with parents distressed. Long queues for bars, 4 bars for 12,000 is absolutely pathetic. Long queues for toilets, nowhere near enough portaloos. Each band/act was around 1 and a half to 2 hours behind their allocated stage time. Acts being pulled from the bill to try and make up time for other acts to take to the stage. Shocking social media interaction, complete lack of any major wrongdoing, organisers constantly looking to pass the buck. Would not recommend!
Shambles and full refund is required, however everyone is getting the run around
Absolute disaster of an event from start to finish refused entry on saturday due to over crowding only for it to be cancelled all together on Sunday. Waste of money. Waste of time.
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