The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76150   Message #1349350
Posted By: Steve in Sidmouth
06-Dec-04 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Subject: RE: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
""If it pours with rain and no-one pays to go into the Arena to see Show of Hands, Battlefield Band etc. how will the artists get paid""

Sufficient advance tickets may be sold to pay costs. I'm told the set up costs are £40,000. Some artistes may play for free? The problem for Steve Heap, as I understand it, was that he needed so much surplus from the arena to pay for all the in-town events that did not make enough money to cover their own costs. An analysis was published on a website based in Sidmouth. Lizzie will remember the name. I'm too tired.