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The Glastonbury of the 'alternative lifestyle': Hundreds enjoy the UK's biggest swingers' festival in secret ...

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Hundreds of people have enjoyed Britain's biggest swingers festival this weekend which celebrates everything related to the alternative lifestyle. Three-day event Swingfields took place in a secret location in Wales that was only revealed to the ...and more »

Hundreds of people have enjoyed Britain's biggest swingers festival this weekend which celebrates everything related to the alternative lifestyle.Three-day event Swingfields took place in a secret location in Wales that was only revealed to the attendees two days before it began last Thursday.More than 700 people from around the world signed up for the award-winning festival, which takes place on a working farm, with tickets ranging from £55 for a one-day pass for a single person to £180 for a couple for the full three days.Much like a traditional festival, guests were pictured enjoying a soak in a hot tub, strolling around in costumes and lounging on deck chairs. More than 700 people attended Swingfields, the UK's biggest festival for people who enjoy being actively involved in 'the lifestyle'  Guests were only told the location of the festival, which took place in Wales, two days before it started to ensure privacy for all involved A liberal dress code is in place, with guests allowed to roam around certain areas naked, pictured, or wearing their underwear Organisers provide a range of luxury services, including hot tubs, pictured, as well as toilets, hot showers and food vans Other typical festival attractions are on offer, including stalls and bars, such as this one based in a bus, pictured, similar to others found at mainstream festivals including GlastonburyBut unlike Glastonbury and its contemporaries, there are designated 'play areas' and sexually-themed club nights in tents for people who enjoy 'the lifestyle' - a term coined for swinging in the 1970s. Organisers also put on a full range of entertainment from hot tubs and live music to games, workshops and food stalls.Guests can bring a tent, caravan or motorhome to stay in for the duration of the festival.'Glamping' tents were a new feature offered this year, with large twin-bed 'hotel-style' rooms on offer for £630 each. Both single and couple guests are welcomed, but a set of guidelines are in place and new attendees are warned it is 'not a meat market'. Another similarity with traditional festivals are the tents on show while guests were frequently seen in costume, pictured But while some big top-style tents hosted live music and entertainment, there were also sexually-themed club nights on offer Tickets for the festival range from £55 for a single person for one day up to £180 for a three-day weekend pass for a couple The event was said to be a complete sell-out and has been running in the UK for three years, winning a 'lifestyle' award in 2014 Guests are allowed to wear underwear or go fully nude, they are asked to wear clothes from the waist down around the catering areas as a show of respect to staffRevellers are encouraged to mingle but to also respect each other's boundaries and recognise 'no means no'.Single men attending for the first time must already have a verified profile on an established swinger website. Only 10 per cent of tickets are sold to single gentlemen.Although guests are allowed to wear underwear or go fully nude, they are asked to wear clothes from the waist down around the catering areas as a show of respect to staff. The events website says: 'In the three years since launch[ing], we have expanded each year and sold out every time. Only 10 per cent of tickets are sold to single gentlemen, who must have a verified online profile on an established swingers' website Guests were pictured getting cosy in hot tubs, with everyone told to respect each other's boundaries as part of the rules Swingfields has already seen success after winning a SPICE European Lifestyle Award's Best Lifestyle Event Organiser prize in 2014 Organisers say the festival offers a 'safe, private environment for guests' to 'relax and enjoy a weekend with like-minded friends''The festival is now a major event in the UK lifestyle calendar offering a safe, private environment for guests where they can relax and enjoy a weekend with like-minded friends. 'Each year we try and add new and exciting things and so many of our guests return year after year. 'The recent addition of our luxurious accommodation pods (which we hope will return again) was a huge success, with the Scandinavian style hot tubs and sauna being places to relax in true style.'So, laying in the sunshine with food on the BBQ and music playing in the evening sun; Swingfields continues to go from strength to strength.'  Swingfields has been running for three years and won the SPICE European Lifestyle Award's Best Lifestyle Event Organiser prize in 2014.  Guests can bring tents, caravans or motorhomes, pictured, to the site in Wales with the size of the event growing each year From the outside the festival looks like any other due to the larger number of tents set up and cars parked on site Guests customise their motor homes with a variety of extra features to ensure they maximise their entertainment for the weekend The site is just a matter of yards away from a peaceful-looking country village in Wales, pictured

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