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EDC 2016

Went here for EDC 2016 which is my first time at The National Bowl & EDC. Layout felt large with... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
MBMatt1147
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Manitoba, Canada
Great Concerts, Poor facilities.

Always an absolute nightmare leaving this place after a show. The food and drinks are extortionate... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Mark L
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27 Apr 2017
“Visited for EDC”
8 Feb 2017
“Fantastic venue”
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Amazing experience with friends Although it's a festival, the toilets were cleaned regularly and surprisingly had toilet roll everytime - what a bonus!!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lellaskyriver
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to the EDC here for the first time in July 2016. Loved the fact that you could sit on the hill and still see the main stage, the tents with the other stages were crowded and we found it easier to stay on the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Heather C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went here for EDC 2016 which is my first time at The National Bowl & EDC. Layout felt large with the different stages. Stages itself was good overall. The main stage was pretty awesome as it even had a waterfall. At times crowds in the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I first visited edc the first time it was here a couple years ago and I loved it. My second time didn't disappoint either. Great crowd, great venue - stunning sculptures, displays and effects. The Milton Keynes bowl is a fantastic place for concerts and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Billy B
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Always an absolute nightmare leaving this place after a show. The food and drinks are extortionate in price. The toilets are miles away it seems. But the atmosphere created at night is like nothing else.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I think it has to get a big five stars as the National Bowl is genuinely an amazing arena when hosting one big showpiece stage. We attended an event where there were tents in what I believe was a car park, to accommodate more acts....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank NinaTom
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Went to see Foo Fighters, would not go to this venue again out of choice. The only good thing was the show itself. The set up of the venue was bad. We left with plenty of time before the show but queued for ages to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Went to watch the foo fighters gig which could not fault. No seats only standing. You can sit on the grass if you like. You had to walk 5 mins to get to a near Portaloo which was as should have known a massive queue....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Kyle7908
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the car boot held at the bowl most sunday mornings it is a good big car boot with plenty of booters and stalls and lots of bargains i picked up some lp's for my collection.. There are toilets and snack vans so...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank graceave
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Worst concert experience ever. Went to see the Foo Fighters. No one told us about the inner circle. The queue was embarrassing itself as it was just a crowd of people, poorly organised. Me and a few others made a complaint about a woman attacking...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Maryam R
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donnahill80
5 September 2015|
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I think they surely would have some form of disabled access/hire for a wheelchair so he can atleast sit down! Crutches are a nightmare!!!!.. I'm driving up for Kent tonight and worried about the parking situation! Keep... More
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lougrover
5 September 2015|
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No. The venue put on Twitter no folding chairs or seats.
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