Rap legend Snoop wows Mutiny crowds to mark the Dogg days of summer

‘I just remember a white cloud and a huge, horrific noise’

  • Mutiny Festival featured top acts such as Katy B and Snoop Dog
  • Held at Fontwell Park racecourse
  • Caused a stir with residents who tried to stop it
  • Will be held in Portsmouth next year
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THOUSANDS of revellers from across the country descended on a racecourse for a three-day long music festival.

Mutiny Festival which was held at Fontwell Park, near Chichester, was hailed a success by party-goers who enjoyed sets from legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, as well as Chase and Status, Katy B and Rebel Sound.

Around 13,000 people attended Mutiny, held at Fontwell Park Racecourse for the first time

Around 13,000 people attended Mutiny, held at Fontwell Park Racecourse for the first time

The crowd went wild for Snoop’s early Saturday afternoon set, which was put back by 45 minutes to allow festival-goers who were still queueing enough time to get in and to see the hip hop legend perform.

Dan Cameron, 18, from Fareham, said: ‘We’re camping here and, from the moment we arrived, it’s been amazing.

‘Silent Disco on the Friday night was incredible.

‘It’s so brilliant to have something like this on our doorstep. I think everyone is amazed that Snoop is here. Everyone was so excited.’

From the moment we arrived, it’s been amazing

Dan Cameron

Paul Appleton and girlfriend Joanne Ives, 43, celebrated Paul’s 44th birthday at the festival.

Joanne, from Portsmouth, said: ‘We came to see Snoop Dogg and it’s been absolutely amazing.

‘Everyone is really nice, friendly, there’s been no trouble.

‘It’s been amazing.’

Snoop Dogg Picture: Innes Marlow (151231-14)

Snoop Dogg Picture: Innes Marlow (151231-14)

About 15,000 people attended the festival which was not welcomed by some parts of the community.

Residents in Fontwell campaigned to stop it going ahead but organiser Luke Betts hailed it a success.

Despite this, Mutiny will be ‘coming home’ to Portsmouth next year.

It will be staged over the second May Bank Holiday weekend on King George V playing fields in Cosham.

Artful Dodger at Mutiny Festival Picture: Innes Marlow (151231-7)

Artful Dodger at Mutiny Festival Picture: Innes Marlow (151231-7)

To see our slideshow of pictures from the event click here

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