Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Airport Needs Jet Wash after Mud Festival ; Creamfield Party-Goers Stranded at Terminals Extra Workers Needed to Stage Big Clean-Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Airport Needs Jet Wash after Mud Festival ; Creamfield Party-Goers Stranded at Terminals Extra Workers Needed to Stage Big Clean-Up

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DOZENS of mud-covered Creamfields revellers were stranded at Manchester Airport for nearly two nights after the festival's cancellation - forcing bosses to draft in extra cleaners. The party- goers, who had spent hundreds of pounds to jet in from across Europe, were left with nowhere to go after the Cheshire music festival was abandoned because of flooding.

Some of them took shelter in the airport's terminals while they waited for their flights up to 36 hours later.

Although they were said to be in 'good spirits', the travellers left a messy mark on the terminals, caused by their muddy boots and bags.

Anne Campbell, airport terminal duty manager, said: "The terminals overnight resembled a pop festival because of the huge number of passengers who had returned early for flights from the prematurely-closed Creamfields festival.

"We needed extra cleaners because of all the mud on bags and boots. Everyone was really good natured and had a good time."

The site of the festival - in Daresbury, Cheshire - was closed because of poor weather, with revellers arriving on Sunday being turned away. …

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