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Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled

MoorleyMan 11 Jun 10 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Captain farrell 11 Jun 10 - 02:29 PM
Arthur_itus 11 Jun 10 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,AndyC 11 Jun 10 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Guest Shipahoy 12 Jun 10 - 04:27 AM
MoorleyMan 12 Jun 10 - 05:27 AM
Howard Jones 12 Jun 10 - 07:34 AM
Vic Smith 13 Jun 10 - 07:54 AM
Arthur_itus 13 Jun 10 - 08:06 AM
greg stephens 14 Jun 10 - 08:05 AM
Joules 14 Jun 10 - 02:42 PM
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Subject: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 02:09 PM

It's just been announced that Brampton Live (due to take place 16-18 July) has been cancelled. Press Release reads as follows:-

"Brampton Live 2010, the biggest folk roots festival in the north of England, has been cancelled.

The 16th Brampton festival was due to take place near Carlisle between July 16-18 with a bumper line-up of artists from the UK, America and Canada.

But founders Ken and Sue Bradburn and their fellow directors of Brampton Live Ltd, Mick North and Steve Henderson have issued the following statement:
"We are saddened to announce that the 2010 festival has been cancelled. The combination of reduced funding, decreasing sponsorship and disappointing ticket sales has meant we feel it would be irresponsible to continue. If we were to do so, we would not be able to meet our obligations in refunding ticket holders, stall holders and traders. These obligations will be met over the coming weeks."
The event's future is unknown at this time but the directors added:
"We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the many volunteers who have given freely of their time over the last fifteen years as well as all our performers and other supporters past and present - plus a big thank you to our patron Maddy Prior who has always been a huge friend of the festival."

The centrepiece of the 2010 festival was due to be the official premiere and CD launch of the All Along the Wall show featuring five top songwriters and two poets and celebrating Hadrian's Wall.

The directors pledged to continue with this: "On a positive note we intend to proceed with the All Along the Wall project which was specially commissioned for the festival. A live performance CD will be available in July and other performances are planned, hopefully including The Sage, Gateshead and a range of other venues."

Such a pity - it was looking like being a highlight of the festival season.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: GUEST,Captain farrell
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 02:29 PM

Sad to hear of a festival being cancelled but like all things better to finish than leave committee members with perhaps personal debts which can be a worry.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 03:25 PM

They have to be applauded for making a decision sooner than later.

As long as people get their money back etc, then I believe they should get 10/10.

It's sad, but is a common problem today, as funding reduces.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: GUEST,AndyC
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 05:25 PM

it's sad to hear of previously successful festivals folding, but there are several festivals most weekends in the UK at the moment - it's understandable that some are struggling when money is tight.

For anyone looking for an alternative folk festival in the north of England over the same weekend, the Saddleworth Festival is usually very good, although a bit smaller than the likes of Brampton - check out details here... http://www.safra.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: GUEST,Guest Shipahoy
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 04:27 AM

Saddleworth's not bad. Theyve got Dougie MacLean headlining this year and it's only £52 top price for the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 05:27 AM

Yes, Saddleworth's always been a good one, but remember that apart from a couple of big headliners guests it's on a different and more intimate scale from the world focus of Brampton. And even Saddleworth might be in the lap of the gods after this year's, I am led to believe....

Oh, and there's also Stainsby Festival on that same weekend, at £70 for the weekend ticket.

But let's face it, Brampton Live was always a leader in the field, and this year had in its schedules the premiere of a special commission (the All Along the Wall show featuring five top songwriters and two poets and celebrating Hadrian's Wall) as well as a very rare UK appearance by Iris Dement... which will be much missed.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: Howard Jones
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 07:34 AM

My band Albireo had been booked to play for the Friday night ceilidh - we'd been looking forward to it, it looked like being a really good festival and I'm very disappointed that it won't be going ahead. Nevertheless, better they bite the bullet now while they can still meet their obligations rather than suffer a massive loss and no one get paid.

Let's hope it's just a temporary setback and that the festival will be able to continue in the future.


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Subject: Brampton Live Fest, cancelled
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 07:54 AM

From the BBC news website at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/10301752.stm

A large folk festival in Cumbria has been cancelled due to reduced funding and lack of ticket sales, organisers say.

The 16th Brampton Live festival near Carlisle was scheduled for 16-18 July with a line-up of artists from the UK, America and Canada.

Organisers said the future of the event was uncertain.

A specially commissioned project celebrating Hadrian's Wall, due to be premiered at the event, will go ahead.
Positive note

Founders Ken and Sue Bradburn and their fellow directors of Brampton Live Ltd, Mick North and Steve Henderson said: "The combination of reduced funding, decreasing sponsorship and disappointing ticket sales has meant we feel it would be irresponsible to continue."

They thanked volunteers, performers and supporters past and present.

They added: "On a positive note we intend to proceed with the All Along the Wall project which was specially commissioned for the festival.

"A live performance CD will be available in July and other performances are planned, hopefully including The Sage, Gateshead and a range of other venues."


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 08:06 AM

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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: greg stephens
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 08:05 AM

Sad news. Hope the festival can recover next year. The Roman Wall project sounded very interesting, so hepefully they will manage a concert performance of that sometime soon. I've heard Rory McLeod's contributions, which sound very interesting.


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Subject: RE: Brampton Live 2010 Festival cancelled
From: Joules
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 02:42 PM

If anyone is interested there is a festival on the same weekend at Mansfield Rugby Club in Nottinghamshire. A rather small affair, mainly local artists but Anthony John Clarke will be there and totally free including camping and cheap beer


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