Sidmouth already has Lizzie all-year-round, a one-woman whirling-dervish promotional machine.
But yes! All-year-round promotion of the festival to the local community could only be a good thing.
If there was a vote in Sidmouth at present I think it would be overwhelmingly against the festival as most people only see the crowds of people, parking problems, litter, unsightly campsites, people sleeping on the beach, throwing-up in the square late at night etc. etc.
There's certainly an education job to be done if we are ever to see the festival return to Sidmouth.