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23:19, 19 September 2021
 | Updated: 14:37, 20 September 2021
Tom Jones fans have hit out at ‘shambolic’ traffic delays after spending hours trying to leave the car park at the Hop Farm last night.
The Welsh superstar played the open air venue in Paddock Wood on Sunday night to an estimated crowd of 6,000 people. It was the second big event at the venue over the weekend, following Olly Murs’ Saturday night gig.
Fans heading to see Tom Jones had earlier faced long delays getting to the venue, with some missing the start of the set.
And problems increased after the show, with people sitting in queues of more than an hour as they tried to leave the site.
Nicole Corbin took to Twitter to complain: “I’ve been sat in this an hour already and barely moved. Really glad we paid for parking. I could have walked back to Surrey quicker.”
Carol Cormack added: “Looking forward to seeing Tom Jones at The Hop Farm at Paddock woods this evening.
“Two hours to get in so had to leave half way through show to get out safely. Total shambles.”
And Rebecca Louise tweeted: “Do you have any traffic marshals in place or is it just a free fall to get out of Tom Jones tonight?
“Absolute joke, I’ve been sitting in stand still traffic for 20 mins, not moving and nobody trying to help to move people out.”
@Hopfarm @TicketmasterCS ….. car park is a joke. Been sat in this an hour already and barely moved. Really glad we paid for parking. Could’ve walked back to Surrey quicker. pic.twitter.com/4wieF8RrwZ
Steffany King added: “What an absolute shambles! Sort the traffic out!”
Jacqui Hayward posted: “Absolute chaos and bad stewardship at Tom Jones festival at the Hop Farm. 12 lanes to get out and over two hours queue to the main road.”
Lorraine Sharp said: “T hours to get out of the car park at the Hop Farm – absolute joke. No guidance at all.”
Some had earlier predicted last night’s problems, having been caught in delays leaving the previous night’s Olly Murs show.
Hayley Astey posted on Facebook: “Good luck to those trying to get out of the car park tonight….about an hour and half last night!”
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