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Thread #117786   Message #2677017
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Surtees
10-Jul-09 - 06:59 PM
Thread Name: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
Our technical team have given us a new opportunity this year. We are going to web cast live from the festival via a satellite uplink. We have booked seven days of satellite time and it will be possible for the festival to provide a very good band width to the satellite and then what should be a decent band width on the internet for live coverage to anyone in the world. All of our main stage marquee concerts should be available in sound and vision on your computers. This is a very new project and somewhat experimental this year but it is certainly what we have been aiming for, for some time. We have yet to get agreement from all of our artists but we hope this can be done without too much trouble. All licenses are being arranged with PRS and mechanical rights. A new page on the festival web site will offer access to the web casts.

We will also provide a free Wi-Fi zone on the festival site this year. We are yet to discover the exact zone coverage on the site but it will be provided from the back stage area at marquee one (which is where the satellite dish will be sited).

As you will probably already know we will be using large screens (10' x 7.5') either side of the stage in the main stage marquee this year and will site those twin plasma screens used last year at one of the rear entrances. This is to keep the front entrances relatively clear. We will also provide (the same as last year) a plasma screen in the bar.

If you have any questions, stick em' on this thread and I will pass them on to our technical team for reply.

All the Best