'Swingathon' organisers cancel four-day festival - after reports that hundreds of swingers had turned up despite Covid restrictions

The Swingathon event was due to take place at a secret location at the weekend.

These drone images show hundreds of swingers arriving at the festival - despite organisers saying it was cancelled (Photo: SWNS)
These drone images show hundreds of swingers arriving at the festival - despite organisers saying it was cancelled (Photo: SWNS)

Organisers advertising a four-day swingers festival despite the current Covid restrictions called it off at the last minute - claiming it's "too much hassle".

The website for Swingathon, which was meant to take place in Lincolnshire boasts adult bouncy castles, wet t-shirt competitions and a mobile dungeon, and said the entire thing is "Covid compliant".

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Guests were 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 planned from Thursday to Sunday listed other activities such as face painting, burlesque, cigar bars and – somewhat randomly – a Linkin Park tribute band.

Organiser had told customers the £200-a-couple four-day frolic had council approval, but a spokesperson admitted it had been called off.

‘Too much hassle’

He said: "We've cancelled it because it's too much hassle.

"We've told the council.

Asked why the event remained advertised he added: "Everyone knows that needs to know."

Ticket holders were told they could hang out or "play" in the luxury four-sleeper yurts, or their own camping facilities.

Other attractions included a sweet bar, outdoor cinema, clay pigeon shooting and a full mobile dungeon.

After a meet and greet on Friday, a beach party was planned on the following afternoon.

Guests were asked to take a lateral flow test 48 hours before arriving at the event.

The ticketed event was only open to swingers who have three personal verifications on their ‘Fabswingers’ profile, the website said.

Ticket holders were to be given the location after booking, and could only leave for emergency reasons, the online information said.

The county, city and all the district councils in Lincolnshire said they had no record of granting the organisers permissions.

But a Swingathon spokesman said organisers had been speaking to authority officials.

It remains to be seen whether Swingathon will return once England’s Covid restrictions are loosened this month.