Villagers reacted with outrage on Sunday after more than 500 swingers invaded their sleepy, secluded hamlet for a weekend of debauchery and orgies, according to The Telegraph.
The ‘Swingfields 2015′ festival has been taking place in Flaxley, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, over the weekend.
Villagers said there had been no advance warning and the event, dubbed the biggest in the swinging calendar, had come as a complete shock.
The 30 or so residents who live in cottages in the village, which has a 12th century abbey and a holy well, were stunned when hundreds of swingers started arriving with tents, vans and cars.
The Swingfields festival started in July 2013 and has been running annually since then, and was held in Worcestershire last year but switched to Flaxley this year.
Swingers began arriving in Flaxley on Thursday and had to leave the area by 2pm on Sunday.
The location was kept a secret from ticket holders until two days before the festival began to ensure it remained “discreet and secure”.
However this also meant residents were also unaware about what was coming to their village.
Some described the noise and shrieks from the swingers’ campsite as “intolerable” and said they should have been warned in advance.
One villager, who asked not to be named, said: “It was quite a shock when we went down to the gates on Thursday night to ask them to keep the music down.
“Let’s just say when we saw a banner with the words ‘3 is the magic number’ and a variety of interesting images we knew this wasn’t just your usual music festival.”
Another villager said “It is not about the nature of the festival – people can do what they like in private.
“It’s the noise which has just been intolerable. It has been 48 hours of hell. I have had just four hours of sleep since Thursday.
“We keep going to ask the organisers to turn the music down and have contacted Environmental Health and the police but nothing has been done.”
Another resident said “It’s absolutely bloody awful. This is taking it too far. I don’t think it should be happening.
“There must be 1,000 people there, it’s ridiculous. It is just wrong on a moralistic ground.”
A neighbour said “We returned home from an evening bike ride on Friday night to discover an intruder in our garden trying to break into the festival.
“I was absolutely terrified we didn’t know who he was or what he wanted so I called 999.
“Thankfully as soon as he saw us he ran off but now I’m quite concerned about who might be coming on to my land.”
According to the Swingfields 2015 website festival goers can enjoy ‘360 degree panoramic views’ in a ‘quiet and private countryside location’.
As well as three days of live music the festival promised attendees a themed zone, hot tubs and a sauna, a chill pool, workshops, live shows and stalls selling adult toys.
People who attended the festival were able to camp or stay in a camper van for the duration of the event.
The organisers’ website said single men were entitled to attend but limits on numbers were put in place to ensure ‘a perfect balance for all guests’.
It also explained that while there was not a strict dress code attendees were told ‘we will expect bottom halves at least to be covered whilst in the festival arena’.