The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110461   Message #2321236
Posted By: GUEST,spiderpig
21-Apr-08 - 03:07 AM
Thread Name: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
Subject: RE: Will Festivals survive this year 2008 ?
"Perhaps that's where the problem is?" What problem? "Smelling profit?" "A sad day for Folk Music?" I'm sorry nutty but I have to disagree. Profit can only be healthy - how many clubs and festivals have you seen go under in your 40 years? 99% of the time they go under for one reason - NO PROFIT! In fact - A LOSS! There's no gurantees that Pickering will make a profit anyway. They'll be risking their finances like anyone else. This is NOT The Mean Fiddler or Harvey Goldsmith. If fans of The Waterboys etc, go along to this festival to see 'their' band and stumble across some of the other excellent acts that they have there, how can that possibly be a bad thing. If they take home a copy of Roger Davies' album or go along to their local folk club the next time that Maire & Chris are playing, how can that possibly be a bad thing?