EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford sparks a dispute between neighbors amid plans to host a music festival with 2,000 revelers at his £6.5m property
- EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford plans to host Cambridge Rock Festival
- Mr Bayford, who earned £148m with his ex-wife in 2015, owns a country estate
One of the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners is drawing the annoyance of his neighbors after announcing plans to host a rock music festival.
Former postman Adrian Bayford netted £148m with now-ex-wife Gillian in 2015 and used his winnings to buy a luxury property in Cambridgeshire.
But news that 2,000 revelers could soon set up camp on its 90 acres has angered locals in Linton, Cambridgeshire. the sun informs.
They fear ‘noise and mayhem’ even though Cambridge Rock Festival fans are prohibited from getting drunk.
A source said: ‘Adrian has hit the opposition, not everyone likes this.
EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford is a fan of rock music and previously hosted the Cambridgeshire Rock Festival at his estate in Linton, Cambridgeshire, in 2017.
News that 2,000 revelers could soon set up camp on its 90 acres has angered locals in Linton, Cambridgeshire.
“He feels it’s his land, it’s properly organized and far enough away from anyone else that there shouldn’t be any problems.”
Partygoers have been told that bar staff will refuse to serve customers who appear drunk.
Mr. Bayford has hosted the event in the past and was seen mingling with attendees in 2017 wearing a Metallica T-shirt.
Festival director Dave Roberts said: ‘Adrian is a really good guy. We are grateful.
The August event is scheduled to last four days and features more than 60 rock bands.
Bayford has struggled to sell his £6.5m Linton property after moving to Scotland in 2019.
Last month, it was revealed that a three-bedroom cottage just 240 feet from the millionaire’s mansion on the estate is trading around £110 a night on AirbnB.
The father of two has notoriously been unlucky in love with two failed romances behind him since he split from his wife Gillian around 15 months after they won the jackpot together in 2012.
Adrian Bayford and his wife Gillian split about 15 months after they won the jackpot together in 2012.
The three-bedroom cottage is just 240 feet from the millionaire’s mansion and is trading at around £110 a night.
Bayford reportedly put his £6.5m Grade II listed manor house on the market in 2020. The cottage used for Airbnb is situated within the £12m property
A friend of Adrian’s has reportedly questioned whether Bayford really understands “how rich he really is,” saying he’s “mad” for choosing to make money from a vacation home.
Friends are also concerned that Bayford will allow people to stay within the grounds of his £12m estate.
They said they were concerned for his safety and that he did not need strangers to look inside his private home.
The host describes the Airbnb in Cambridgeshire as “tastefully decorated” with a modern kitchen/diner, cozy sitting room, ground-floor bathroom, master bedroom, double room, single room and bathroom.
Within a year of winning, their marriage ended and Gillian returned to Scotland with her share of the winnings, where she launched a real estate company.
Guests can also enjoy a private garden with patio and seating area.
Bayford and his wife became Britain’s biggest lottery winners when they walked away with the £148 million euro jackpot nine years ago.
Within a year their marriage ended and Gillian moved back to Scotland with her share of the profits, where she launched a real estate company.
She has since remarried and had her third child with her second husband, car salesman Alan Warnock.
Bayford remained on the Grade 2 listed property, but after a series of relationships failed, he put it up for sale and moved north to be closer to his children.
The lottery winner was forced to increase security at the vacant property on the 148-acre estate last year after squatters used his pool.