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Thread #135928   Message #3105183
Posted By: AmandaLynne Music
01-Mar-11 - 04:45 PM
Thread Name: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival (2011)
Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival (England
Ian.......good luck with the festival, join Folk Arts England for training and see modestly price folk and acoustic musicians on my website

Dave and Olga and the fringe...the fringe is for those folk who only want to play or get e freebie...and can be detrimental to ticket sales. I have always felt that if you run a festival with headliner acts then it all should be on one site and for ticket holders only. There was a time when both fringe and ticketed concerts were successful alongside but it's not really a good idea with economics as they are. By all means run a fringe only festival with fringe venues paying for musicians or ads..but not wise to let them compete with ticketed gigs.....get them to buy tickets to see acts and go to sessions!

Micawber......I too have already wished the town council organisers success. I love Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival and long may it continue with its welcoming friendly bustling format and superb concerts.
Are you saying that Cheshire Folk have gained financially from the festival ? How and by how much ?