German nudists threaten to bare all at Glade Festival 2009


Glade Nudist 2008

The Glade Festival is currently seeking legal advice regarding the proposed attendance of 30 nudist ravers from Berlin who have contacted the festival via a link on the new website. Festival Director Nick Ladd said: ‘I think it all started two years ago when we had a guy from San Francisco stark naked and painted purple from head to toe cavorting round the festival all weekend. At one point he was picked up by security, but we had him released as he was actually quite entertaining and a really nice bloke.”

The man Ladd refers to also attended last year’s Glade Festival 2008 but was this time painted orange. When he arrived on site he was given a hero’s welcome by the Glade Festival crowd and it seems that somehow the word has since reached Germany that the Glade is sympathetic to nudists.

The group of nudist ravers who have got in touch with Glade Festival 2009 regarding their attendance attend selected summer dance events in Germany including the Vuuv Festival outside Berlin, where, apparently, a liberal attitude towards public nudity exists. ‘We are not too sure what to do to be honest’ said Ladd. ‘I asked them if they would be prepared to wear fig leaves or something and even explained that it can get chilly in England in the summer, and that maybe, at least the guys amongst them might be happy to cover up their shortcomings, but they said it was out of the question as it would compromise their right to party naked. I told them they could probably get away with it provided they all paint themselves different colours and don’t hassle anybody.’

The Glade Festival are all up for people letting their freak flag out, after all, that’s what the Glade Festival is all about at the end of the day. Ideas being bounced include creating a nudist enclosure and calling it Buffwaffe.

The Glade Festival lawyers are looking into the legal connotations of knowingly allowing a group of people to commit mass indecent exposure at a ticketed event.

The Glade won Best Dance Festival at last year’s UK Festival Awards and is a 10,000 capacity event, visited by dance music and free spirited aficionados from around the world. The Glade is known as one of Europe’s best underground electronic festivals and will celebrate its 6th birthday in 2009 after starting life as part of Glastonbury festival (of which it is still a part of).

Editor’s notes
Date: Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th July 2009
Tickets £125 + £7 bf from
Children / Teenagers: Under 12’s free if accompanied with an adult. 13 – 15year olds are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult – tickets cost £125 + bf.
Location: Matterley Bowl near Winchester
Capacity: 10,000
Entrance: gates open midday Thursday 16thJuly
Hours: Thursday midday – late | Friday midday – 4am | Saturday midday – 6am | Sunday midday – midnight [subject to licensing] Bars will be open 24 hours a day.

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