The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110461   Message #2320789
Posted By: GUEST,Spiderpig
20-Apr-08 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
Subject: RE: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
May I suggest that the new Pickering Festival is completely unlike Saltburn. Pickering's line-up is very adventurous and far more appealing to concert-goers than Saltburn. Each has their own attractions. At 65 quid for a weekend ticket, Pickering represents fantastic value, unlike some of the so-called 'smaller' festivals which charge around 40 quid for a line-up that includes a regular folk club headliner. It hasn't done Cambridge, Sidmouth and Towersey much harm down the years to provide a quality programme at a bargain price. The other point I'd like to make is that competition is healthy. If new festivals don't pop up occasionally the established ones will get complacent. See it as a kick up the backside and not a threat. I know where I'll be heading! - Waterboys, Eddi Reader, Nizlopi, Cara Dillon, Coope Boyes & Simpson, Laqst Night's Fun, Chris Difford, Demon Barbers, Eliza Carthy Band........... need I go on? Good luck to both festivals!