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Radio host blasts ‘comfortable’ Gen-Z festivalgoers who complained sharing water at Splendour in the Grass

Radio host Tim Blackwell has savaged entitled Aussie festivalgoers for complaining about the disagreeable circumstances at Splendour in the Grass.

As many as 50,000 revellers attended the Byron Bay pageant over the weekend, regardless of torrential rain turning the lush parklands right into a mud pit.

While the media is awash with reviews of Gen-Z patrons roughing it out in ‘war-like circumstances’, Blackwell has little sympathy for them.

Radio host Tim Blackwell (pictured in August 2018) has savaged entitled Aussie festivalgoers for complaining about the disagreeable circumstances at Splendour in the Grass 

Blackwell, 40, posted a screenshot on Instagram of a information article reporting that ‘drenched revellers’ had been compelled to ‘share small cans of water’ throughout a six-hour wait for his or her bus trip back residence.

The Nova FM presenter sarcastically captioned the post: ‘Wow. They breed ’em powerful today. Sharing water?! No approach!’

‘The staff @spleandourinthegrass did an unbelievable job below the circumstances,’ added Blackwell, who co-hosts the Kate, Tim and Joel drive present. 

As many as 50,000 revellers attended the Byron Bay festival over the weekend, despite rain turning the parklands into a mud pit. (Pictured: Splendour patrons posing in the mud)

As many as 50,000 revellers attended the Byron Bay pageant over the weekend, regardless of rain turning the parklands right into a mud pit. (Pictured: Splendour patrons posing in the mud)

Blackwell, 40, posted a screenshot on Instagram of a news article reporting that 'drenched revellers' had been forced to 'share small cans of water' during a six-hour wait for their bus ride back home. He wrote: 'Wow. They breed 'em tough these days. Sharing water?! No way!'

Blackwell, 40, posted a screenshot on Instagram of a information article reporting that ‘drenched revellers’ had been compelled to ‘share small cans of water’ throughout a six-hour wait for his or her bus trip back residence. He wrote: ‘Wow. They breed ’em powerful today. Sharing water?! No approach!’

'The team at Splendour in the Grass did an incredible job under the circumstances,' added Blackwell, who co-hosts Nova's Kate, Tim and Joel drive show. (Pictured left with his radio co-hosts Kate Ritchie and Joel Creasey)

‘The staff at Splendour in the Grass did an unbelievable job below the circumstances,’ added Blackwell, who co-hosts Nova’s Kate, Tim and Joel drive present. (Pictured left together with his radio co-hosts Kate Ritchie and Joel Creasey) 

Blackwell then took a swipe at The Guardian’s music journalist Nathan Jolly, who attended the pageant and wrote an op-ed likening the scene to a ‘struggle hospital’.

‘Bloodied, muddied, shell-shocked people, sitting in silence with thousand-yard stares, shaking their heads once in a while,’ Jolly wrote.

A disgusted Blackwell responded: ‘”Like a war hospital.” What an inexpensive shot to a pageant that has offered good instances and has had music lovers’ finest pursuits at heart for 20 years. Bravo, Nath.’

Blackwell then took a swipe at The Guardian's music journalist Nathan Jolly, who attended the festival and wrote an op-ed likening the scene to a 'war hospital'

Blackwell then took a swipe at The Guardian’s music journalist Nathan Jolly, who attended the pageant and wrote an op-ed likening the scene to a ‘struggle hospital’ 

A disgusted Blackwell responded: '

A disgusted Blackwell responded: ‘”Like a war hospital.” What an inexpensive shot to a pageant that has offered good instances and has had music lovers’ finest pursuits at heart for 20 years. Bravo’

The first Splendour in the Grass in three years was marred by disastrous climate, intensive cancellations and allegations of incompetence from patrons.

Friday’s opening day was canned after heavy rainfall noticed organisers shut the campgrounds resulting from massive elements being submerged. 

Partygoers have been left ready as much as 18 hours, with some sleeping in their vehicles – solely to be rotated.

Splendour in the Grass revellers have been compelled to attend as late as 6am to get a bus out of the pageant grounds on Sunday morning

Day two went forward, however administration did not appear prepared for the quantity of people departing en masse following the last act. 

Guests have been compelled to attend as late as 6am for a bus, with people claiming they’d seen people turn into unwell with little to no help from employees.

A sequence of grovelling apologies from organisers have been met with anger and disgust from these in attendance who declare they placed on a calamitous pageant regardless of three years of planning.

Frustrated patrons took to social media to complain after they waited as long as six hours for a bus to pick them up, with some still stranded on the grounds at 6am

Frustrated patrons took to social media to complain after they waited so long as six hours for a bus to select them up, with some nonetheless stranded on the grounds at 6am

In an announcement on Sunday night, organiser introduced they’d introduced in ‘bathrooms and water’ as ‘further measures’ whereas patrons waited for his or her busses residence. 

‘We know final night time’s journey residence was sh*tty for a few of you. It often takes a while to get everybody out of the venue, we’re so sorry you had that experience at Splendour,’ the assertion mentioned on Sunday.

‘While it would not excuse the delay, the reality is a few of the buses we ordered did not present up and that had a big influence.

'We know last night's journey home was sh*tty for some of you. It usually takes some time to get everyone out of the venue, we're so sorry you had that experience at Splendour,' the statement said on Sunday

‘We know final night time’s journey residence was sh*tty for a few of you. It often takes a while to get everybody out of the venue, we’re so sorry you had that experience at Splendour,’ the assertion mentioned on Sunday 

‘We’ve been on the telephones all day to tug in as many extra transport choices as we will. There will probably be wait instances once more tonight, however we could have further measures in place to help you together with bathrooms and water.

‘We are doing our greatest to get you all residence safe and as rapidly as potential.’

Those in attendance consider Splendour, as soon as Australia’s most beloved pageant, has finished irreparable injury to its status.

Those in attendance believe Splendour, once Australia's most beloved festival, has done irreparable damage to its reputation

Those in attendance consider Splendour, as soon as Australia’s most beloved pageant, has finished irreparable injury to its status 

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