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buddhuu Practicalities of a small 'festival'? (28) Practicalities of a small 'festival'? 04 May 10

I host a small song/tune session at a tiny country pub in North Hertfordshire.

This weekend I ran an idea past the management about organising a folk "festival" at the pub - maybe next summer.

The pub, The Plough in Ley Green, near Hitchin, has experience of hosting music events. There is an annual charity rock festival there known as Ploughstock. A 1-day event with a number of bands across 2 stages: a trailer stage and a new permanent, paved performance area. The pub itself is small, but the garden is very large.

It seems to me that a folk event, with more a modest PA than the rock festival could work very nicely. As it would be a quieter event than Ploughstock I'm hoping local residents will embrace the idea if we go ahead with it.

Does anyone know who might be a good source of advice on getting this off the ground? I have had involvement with Ploughstock, and my mates organise that, but input from someone with specific experience of folk events would be most welcome.

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