El Greko is right. We leave organising to organisers. We only notice the organisation when it goes wrong.
One reason why Steve Heap withdrew from Sidmouth was his difficulty and frustration at having to meet ever-increasing demands from the local authority relating to insurance, health & safety, site licensing issues etc.
It is surely fair therefore to ask whether the new organisers are able to meet the same licence conditions that caused the supremely-professional Mr. Heap and his staff such problems?
Personally I hope they can but I recognise people have a right to ask the questions until someone is able to stand-up, wave the approved licence from the council, and declare "Peace in our time".
I want to camp at Sidmouth and enjoy the festival but until I know the camp site and the festival sites are all fully licensed I am not going to shell out good money for tickets.