I feel it's time to be a bit more specific about the Cinderford Festival.
For a start it is not a FOLK festival,although there were folk-ish acts among the (last year) 52 acts over the two days.
I have a friend who plays in a ukulele band and they performed at the 2013 Festival (not this year as they were already performing elsewhere).
They - like all the other acts - were not paid...............however, every performer received a voucher for food & drink.
The public paid nothing to enter.
There were three stages, plus a bouncy castle, face painting etc etc
As far as one can tell from reports - a good time was had by all.