Hundreds of swingers have arrived at a four-day-long sex festival, which is taking place despite Covid-19 restrictions.
Swingathon kicked off in fields near Grantham, Lincolnshire, this weekend, despite organisers claiming earlier this week it had been cancelled.
Drone images showed hundreds of swingers at the four-day festival, planned from Thursday to Sunday, while many tents and caravans appeared to have been set up.
An attendee said around 200 happy campers arrived and claimed 400 tickets had been sold in total for the £200-a-couple four-day frolic.
Drone images showed hundreds of swingers at the four-day festival, planned from Thursday to Sunday, while many tents and caravans appeared to have been set up
The website boasts that the sex festival will feature adult bouncy castles, wet t-shirt competitions and a mobile dungeon, while claiming the event is ‘Covid compliant’.
Kinky guests are invited to sleep in luxury four-person yurts, and enjoy hot tubs, a naked singer, fetish demos and enter a Miss and Mr Swingathon 2021 competition.
The ‘what’s on’ guide for the adult-only camp listed other activities such as face painting, burlesque, cigar bars and a Linkin Park tribute band.
Current government guidance states that only 30 guests are allowed to gather for ‘significant life events’, such as weddings and funerals, in England.
One guest claimed that the event, hidden among fields off the A52, is being heavily patrolled by security guards.
Swingathon kicked off in fields (pictured) near Grantham, Lincolnshire, this weekend, despite organisers claiming earlier this week it had been cancelled
An attendee said around 200 happy campers arrived (pictured) and claimed 400 tickets had been sold in total for the £200-a-couple four-day frolic
He alleged that the event was not Covid safe as there was no social distancing, but was quick to add that everyone had to take a Covid test before arrival.
He continued: ‘There is a lack of loos and washing facilities, and no social distancing so it isn’t covid safe.
‘Everyone was asked to take a test so that doesn’t worry me.
‘It’s all pretty well spaced out.’
According to the website, the festival features a BDSM demo, a sweet bar, outdoor cinema, clay pigeon shooting and a full mobile dungeon.
After a meet-and-greet session yesterday, there is a beach party planned for Saturday, which may have been disrupted amid heavy downpours in Grantham.
Guests were asked to take a lateral flow test 48 hours before arriving at the event.
The ticketed event is only open to swingers who have three personal verifications on their Fabswingers profile, the website said.
Kinky guests are invited to sleep in luxury four-person yurts, and enjoy hot tubs, a naked singer, fetish demos and enter a Miss and Mr Swingathon 2021 competition
Ticket holders were given the location after booking, and can only leave for emergency reasons, the online information explained.
A man who answered the phone on the number connected to the event website said on Friday: ‘I don’t have to tell you anything.’
A spokesperson for North Kesteven District Council said: ‘A licence application was correctly issued, for a bar and regulated entertainment up to 11pm in association with what was described as ‘private camping for a private camping club’.
‘So long as the event is conducted within the restrictions of the Temporary Event Notice in place, and in a lawful manner, there is nothing more for the Council to do in respect of this event.
‘Ultimately the event organiser is responsible for ensuring the event is compliant and runs safely.’