Saturday, 1 October 2011


 The weather in Sussex through the weekend of 23rd to 25th of September was what all festival goers dream of. Clear skies allowing the sun to shine from sunrise to sunset were very well appreciated. Cold misty evenings and morning condensation were a small price to pay to be able to see people enjoy this festival.

This was our third year at this festival, one of just a few that has seen us return each year since moving to the UK. The festival now uses an adjacent field as I believe a go-kart track has now found its home on the previous site. This year the increase in size was noticeable and so too were the number of cafes and food stalls.

We had the great pleasure of being sited next to Nobu and his Japanese food stall "Muu". We became good friends with Nobu and his crew back in 2009 at this festival and it is always nice when we are at the same event. For more info about Muu and its menu, please check out the following link :

Improvements to festival security were quite obvious as too were the lack of compost toilets. Portable chemical toilets have now taken over, this seems a little strange for an event that claims to be environmentally founded. OOTO was a good chance to catch up with some old friends and to make new friends.

Like many other stallholders, OOTO is an end of season treat where we can relax. The focus is more on chilling out than it has been at any of the sixteen previous events of the festival season.

A nice end to the last day of the last festival of 2011 was the setting sun. It is usually hidden behind cloud cover throughout the season. OOTO has changed over the past three years and we always welcome changes, growth and improvement, lets hope the original spirit of this small festival remains a constant.