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Thread #110461 Message #2321216
Posted By: nutty
21-Apr-08 - 02:13 AM
Thread Name: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
Subject: RE: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
Perhaps thats where the problem is Spiderpig - what the Event Office is providing is a 'music event' rather than a folk festival in the traditional sense.
Its being held on an out of town greenfield site. £30 camping charge if like me you have a camper van. No consessions for pensioners.
Its obviously based on the Glastonbury model. The big boys seem to be smelling profit and that's a sad day for folk music.
OK ... call me old fashioned but after more than 40 years of involvement in the folk scene I would be very sad to see commercialism kill off the tried and tested.