ANGRY concert-goers complained they were stuck in a car park for over an hour after a Michael Bublé concert in New Milton.

Fans of the Canadian sensation said trying to leave the event at Chewton Glen on Monday was "dangerous".

Although Bublé’s performance has been praised, some attendees said the management of the event was “appalling”.

'Poorly managed'

Olivia Moore from Bitterne went the highly-anticipated concert with her two sisters and mum.

The 33-year-old was trapped in the car park for over 50 minutes.

She said: “I want to say how poorly the event was managed.

Daily Echo: Traffic after the Michael Bublé concert at Chewton Glen in Hampshire. photo by Olivia MooreTraffic after the Michael Bublé concert at Chewton Glen in Hampshire. photo by Olivia Moore

“We waited over 50 minutes for to push out of the car park.

“There were multiple cars trying to push out of one tiny gate and also a number of pedestrians which was very dangerous.

“There was absolutely no management of traffic within the car park. It was so dangerous.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if multiple cars got hit while trying to get out of the car park.

“The one good thing about the night was Michael Bublé was absolutely wonderful.”

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'They have a lot to answer for'

Concerns were also raised by the lack of clarity provided surrounding provisions at the event.

Andrea Stubbington from Southampton was set to watch Tears for Fears at Chewton Glen the following night, before the concert was cancelled due to illness.

However, after visiting the hotel she said the event was falsely advertised by organisers Senbla.

Daily Echo: Traffic after the Michael Bublé concert at Chewton Glen in Hampshire . Photo by Andrea StubbingtonTraffic after the Michael Bublé concert at Chewton Glen in Hampshire . Photo by Andrea Stubbington

The 52-year-old said: “It’s not very good as Senbla advertised the concert as an event at Chewton Glen but it wasn’t.

“The concerts this week were actually about a 20-minute walk away from the hotel on an uneven path, which is not good if you’re disabled like me.

“You couldn’t even bring your own food and drinks and you were only allowed a rug. A lot of people can’t sit on a towel or rug for five hours.

“When I was there on Monday after the Michael Bublé concert the traffic was ridiculous as it’s just a small road. It was bedlam.

“Senbla have a lot to answer for.”

Organisers respond 

A spokesperson from Senbla said: “Michael Buble delivered a world class show and whilst we know that there were some delays getting out of the car parks, the team on site worked hard to get everyone out safely on what was the warmest night on record.

“Leaving a major outdoor green field site by car obviously does incur queuing, and whilst the vast majority of customers got out in an acceptable timeframe, we know that there were some who moved slower than anticipated.

“We have reached out to Event Traffic Control – who provided traffic management – to find out what the issues were.

“We wish to thank Chewton Glen for providing such a fantastic site to work at and we hope that all who attended and stayed at the hotel to see the show had a fantastic time.”

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