Organisers of this year's Lounge on the Farm promised the festival would return to its roots as a small, family-orientated event.
That is a nice spin to put on things when lots of people were disappointed at this year's line up, compared to last year's stellar acts.
Seasick Steve, Jessie Ware and Soul II Soul don't quite measure up to Emeli Sande, the Wombats and the Charlatans.
The supporting acts of Aswad, Scratch Perverts and Willy Moon are not in the same league either, compared with Chic with Nile Rogers, Mystery Jets and Goldie in 2012.
Despite this it seems festival-goers are happy to go along with the "family-orientated" line, asserting that small is beautiful and that they wouldn't want their festival to change at all.
Most are in agreement that Merton Farm has kept its intimate flavour.
Max Lamdin, 15, of Ashford Road, Thanington, said: "It’s more like a social gathering than people being here for the music.
"Even though the line up is not as good this time, the atmosphere is still amazing."
Georgina Gothard, 23, of Vine Close, Ramsgate, said: "I like Lounge because it is a lot smaller.
"Last year there were a lot of good bands on and you can get a lot closer and see them. When it is a big festival you are quite far away.
"A lot of it is family orientated as well. It’s just chilled out."
Ryan Tully-Fleming, 20, of Connaught Road, Folkestone, added: "There’s a pure love for everyone. You get people from everywhere talking to each other.
"It is a small festival which is the beauty of it. More local people come here. It is like when Glastonbury started."
Emily Clarke, 18, of St Thomas Hill, Canterbury, said: "Lounge on the Farm is local and not too expensive.
"Because it’s local, your friends can come with you and it is not too far to travel."
Perhaps this could be a lesson to the Hop Farm Music Festival, which was cancelled this year after reportedly suffering huge financial losses in 2012.
It's not about getting your Dylan's, Prince's and Eagles to headline.
It's about creating the right atmosphere and making sure that you build a core base of fans who feel ownership of the event.
That is why Lounge has still got it spot on this year.