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Thread #69569 Message #1181318
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
08-May-04 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Subject: RE: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Given the 'fringe' activities that don't rely on having a booked ticket I suspect there will still be something happening there - after all, the MBS reunion happens without assistance from Mrs Casey.
I have a sceptical mind and to me, this sounds like scaremongering to try and get a more visible backer. Hope it works. Mind you, if it doesn't, maybe we can go back to the sort of festival it was when I first went in 1989, when it seemed much friendlier and more musical.
It was also considerably cheaper! I'm always stunned at the changes in prices at various festivals. If you follow some of the trade stalls, their prices are 25% more at Sidmouth than they are at Towersey, and being the end of the season is not the reason, because they are 25% cheaper at Chippenham and that's the beginning of the season!