Flamefest, being hosted on private land near Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, have called in extra security after extensive media coverage.
Some 200 people are expected to attend Flamefest, being held in woodland near Tunbridge Wells, but many more could arrive.
Police arrive to beef up security at Flamefest near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, today
Organisers are concerned that some will try gatecrash the sex fest this weekend
Extensive media coverage of the event prompted fear among organisers who charged festivalgoers £600 at ticket.
Police could be seen mingling with festivalgoers today as they set up their camp for the weekend.
Residents of Royal Tunbridge Wells, one of Britain’s wealthiest towns, have expressed concern at the event being held in their area.
They say they should have been consulted about the plans before it was given the green light.
The festival offers an “adult play area” staffed by dominatrix and a variety of kinky workshops on erotic literature as well as steamy outdoor hot tubs.
But event manager Helen Smedly has insisted that no sex will be visible to the public and all noise would be controlled.
Some 200 are expected to attend but organisers fear more to come
Extensive media coverage of the event has prompted fears of gatecrashers
She said: “It is a very, very small and private event really. We have strict rules on sex and nudity outside one tent which is completely blacked out.
“We are really concerned about the residents and making sure this passes with as little difficulties for them as possible.
“There are three different communities I am bringing together.
“One is the people who love their music, another is the conscious people who care about the environment. The third is the kin community as well.”
Flamefest opened its doors to the public yesterday and is being held on private land.
Residents of wealthy town have expressed concern about the event being held in their area
Organisers received an event notice from the licensing partnership in Sevenoaks, Kent.
The organisers’ website states: “Join us in an exploration of outstanding natural beauty less than an hour from London.
“Get back to nature and rediscover your wild side with DJs, live music, extreme performances, movie nights, daytime workshops, ridiculous games, an adult play area and steamy outdoor hot tubs.”
Councillor Dianne Hill, who represents the Southborough and High Brooms ward, said: “Nobody has opposed it because nobody knew it was going on.
“I have had quite a lot of comments and complaints about this festival.
“It is not the right sort of thing we want going on in a residential area, I am surprised [it has been] allowed.”
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