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Thread #69569   Message #1182433
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-May-04 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Subject: RE: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
"...the current organisers...appear to be holding a gun to our heads."

Can't see that - they aren't appealing for festival goers to come up with the loot, but for the local traders to help ensure they continue make a fat profit off the festival goers, and for the local council to keep paying a modest amount to ensure that this money keeps rolling in.

There are lots of pleasant festivals in pleasant places a lot easier to get to than Sidmouth. We've been going every year since 1984 I think, but I doubt if we'd keep going to Sidmouth if the festival folded.