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Dick The Box Loughborough Folk Festival (57* d) RE: Loughborough Folk Festival 04 Jan 08

From my recollections of weekend festival ticket prices I think that £58 is par for the course. I would be interested to hear of any festivals (that aren't just of the singaround and cheap/unpaid local performer variety) that cost significantly less for a weekend ticket. To see one paid act at a folk club will cost around £10 a head (maybe £20 at a concert venue) and so £58 to see maybe 15 acts over a weekend seems good value. I would also point out that health & safety and licensing legislation has ramped up the costs for all festivals enormously and this cost has to be passed on through ticket prices.

As Ruth points out, any festival has to be financially viable and so no matter how desirable cheap tickets might be, it would water down or destroy ANY festival to have them. You have to cut your cloth according to your means and having a family (your choice) necessarily entails more expense. Why should those without children in tow subsidise those who have?

PS I hold these views despite the fact that I have three children and I also could not afford family tickets when they were young.....

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