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Thread #102180   Message #2079783
Posted By: Graham and Jo
18-Jun-07 - 07:06 AM
Thread Name: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
One of us saw Bellowhead and they were great. It must be very expensive to book a main act like that. Imagine splitting the gig money eleven ways!
Suppose a lot of us would be happy with a cheaper festival because we like dance teams and sessions and perhaps just to drop into something else at some point but aren't so bothered about whether it's a big time act. Beverley festival is limited in size by the size of the campsite and if the ambition is to move away from the 'character' provincial market town bit of fun and become something like Towersey or Glastonbury then the organisers have to to go somewhere else.
We just heard 'a site ten miles away' so that could be Driffield show ground. It's a pity for Beverley town and the folkies of Beverley will miss it. For the festival itself I suppose it depends on what you want from a festival and others might prefer a bigger site and more of a rock festival feel. If anyone has opinions on it now is the time to get a feedback form and fill it in.