Badminton Estate concerts: sound and fury over ‘Glastonbury in Cotswolds’
Plans to hold a series of concerts on the Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire have left his neighbours fearing they could be swamped by traffic from “Glastonbury in the Cotswolds”.
Henry Somerset, 70, the 12th Duke of Beaufort, known to friends as Bunter, started selling tickets on the Badminton estate website for concerts by The Who and Rod Stewart in July, despite not having a licence at the time.
Cotswold council later granted Robomagic Live, the promoter, a licence for the events, which are being held at Worcester Park on the estate, despite opposition from residents in the nearby villages of Didmarton and Sopworth. Thirty-nine people complained about the application, which includes the right to host plays, films, live music and dance. They fear