Thank you Tony for clarifying the situation.
Your press release says it all. Nothing happening at the Knowle arena in 2005. No dance marquees on the campsites either from the look of it but there will be a marquee at the Ham (half the size of previous years?) plus some pub sessions, ceilidhs, Manor Pavilion concerts and Morris dancing on the prom.
It seems reality has caught-up with Stuart Hughes and others.
Eddie Upton and Gordon Newton appear to have a more realistic and practical approach to the current situation.
Although Sidmouth 2005 is not going to be anything like previous festivals I hope those who are struggling to keep something going get the support they deserve.
While many may choose not to attend Sidmouth this year I am sure the Middle Bar Singers will still be in situ and those who do
still visit will enjoy the concerts on offer.
Good luck to you Tony. I'm sure you're doing your best in very difficult circumstances.