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« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2014, 04:34:30 PM »

Bo Peep was great and I hope to be back next year. Does need a few tweaks, get the stages next to each other like Moseley and a few more food stalls. Shame a few who couldn't take their cider spoilt Leatherat's set for a lot of people.
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« Reply #101 on: September 25, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »

The Guildfest festival sounds a bit like the Galtres festival up near York, which is no more apparently as the organisers have gone into liquidation.
It was always a nice local little festival, fairly cheap with a good line up but the last year or so there was a feeling that it had lost its way a little bit.
The original post in this thread though made me smile, apart from the line 'before being lifted out by on site fire crews and "decontaminated"'.
Oh wow, I really hope I never have to be 'decontaminated'....
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« Reply #102 on: September 25, 2014, 02:56:13 PM »

I read yesterday that although the company went bust, the festival was to continue....

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/14/140913b.shtml
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« Reply #103 on: September 26, 2014, 12:43:44 AM »

Sounds a bit like Sunrise which, while an excellent festival for the punters, does have some history of leaving a trail of unpaid suppliers behind it.
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« Reply #104 on: September 26, 2014, 08:29:20 AM »

"In an article on The Northern Echo website, (here), it reveals that traders say that the cashless system operated by the festival company, with festival goers putting funds on a G-Card which was used to buy food, drinks and goods on site, meant that each trader was given a statement at the end of the festival saying how much they were owed, many of them have not received the money, and that up to 50 businesses could be affected.

The article also reveals that some of the unpaid traders who provided food and drinks at the event now face going out of business.
Read more at http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/14/140913b.shtml#2Ww0jRw3csKLv2Be.99"

Maybe they should rename it 'The Guiltless Festival' - closed down the trading company, shedding the debts, irrespective of the consequences to others and blithely continuing on regardless....................Hail this glorious nation and God bless all who fail in her and get away with it
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« Reply #105 on: November 19, 2014, 02:14:52 PM »

"2015 tickets on sale Monday 1 December
November 17, 2014

Tickets for next yearís Cambridge Folk Festival will go on sale on Monday December 1.

The first artists confirmed for next yearís bill are due to be announced in early 2015."

And the dates are: 30th July - 2nd August
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« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2015, 01:09:34 AM »

Hi everyone, I need a bit of local knowledge ..

I live on a canal narrow boat and travel around the UK. Iím looking for a Northern folk festival to travel to this year (2015). I already know about Middlewich. Iím going there again this year. Moiraís too far from the navigable canal (lesson learned in 2014).

I play double bass, so Iím particularly looking for a festival with open jam sessions in local pubs etc. Iíve checked online and I canít seem to find anywhere near a canal. As long as the festival is walkable from a canal/navigable river, it would be fine.

So to summarise: July to September 2015. Festival must be Northern (Yorkshire or surrounding) and near to a navigable canal/river network, with plenty of lively associated acoustic sessions. Iíve already got the Midlands and South sorted for this year.

Any ideas please?

Thanks, Brian.
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« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2015, 10:21:41 PM »

Middlewich Folk and Boat used to be good, but went down badly a few years ago. So much so that I do not go any more, despite it being one of the closest festivals. Perhaps it has improved since.
Another is the Nantwich Words and Music festival - more accurately a series of individually paid for gigs. As far as I know, there is little in the way of sessions.
Cropredy of course is held by a canal, but that is even less "north".
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« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2015, 08:10:51 AM »


Middlewich Folk and Boat used to be good, but went down badly a few years ago. So much so that I do not go any more, despite it being one of the closest festivals. Perhaps it has improved since.
Another is the Nantwich Words and Music festival - more accurately a series of individually paid for gigs. As far as I know, there is little in the way of sessions.
Cropredy of course is held by a canal, but that is even less "north".


We went to the Saturday night at Middlewich in 2014 and saw Headstix, Merry Hell, Moulettes and Men They Couldn't hang for free. It was brilliant and there seemed to be a lot going on in the town bars.
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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2015, 06:22:55 AM »

Sounds like Middlewich Folk and Boat has recovered somewhat. Maybe this year for me again.
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« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2015, 04:58:16 PM »

The Greenstock2 festival at Rugby which Swarb was due to headline at this Saturday has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. At least the other Greenstock event in Ulverston earlier in the month did go ahead.

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« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2015, 08:41:01 AM »

This looks a jolly little event which I plan to attend on Saturday, near Stratford on Avon:

http://www.knittedcharacterfolkfestival.co.uk/

Gerry Colvin, Red Shoes and many others.

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« Reply #112 on: June 04, 2015, 09:01:32 AM »

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« Reply #113 on: June 04, 2015, 03:14:06 PM »

Green Man is sold out.  Can't wait...  Smiley
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« Reply #114 on: June 04, 2015, 11:43:11 PM »

Really looking forward to Wirral this weekend  ,because of work only there for Sunday , but what a bill.

Kate and the Greenwood,Harvey Andrews, Chris W and Julie M for a lunch time concert.

Morris sides outside , a craft fair and then  Reg Meuross ,Blackbeard's Tea Party and Merry Hell doing an acoustic set with a questions and answers between the music in the small lounge. Non stop floor singers in the bar and a ceilidh in a marquee on the field.

Then ,for me ,an evening concert only to be dreamt of, with Merry Hell,Reg Mueross ,Blackbeards Tea Party and finally Fairport Convention..

If you're there on Sunday say hello. Ill be in last years Cropredy shirt and wearing a  black leather Hat.

Can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday
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« Reply #115 on: June 05, 2015, 07:07:34 AM »


Really looking forward to Wirral this weekend †,because of work only there for Sunday , but what a bill.

Kate and the Greenwood,Harvey Andrews, Chris W and Julie M for a lunch time concert.

Morris sides outside , a craft fair and then †Reg Meuross ,Blackbeard's Tea Party and Merry Hell doing an acoustic set with a questions and answers between the music in the small lounge. Non stop floor singers in the bar and a ceilidh in a marquee on the field.

Then ,for me ,an evening concert only to be dreamt of, with Merry Hell,Reg Mueross ,Blackbeards Tea Party and finally Fairport Convention..

If you're there on Sunday say hello. Ill be in last years Cropredy shirt and wearing a †black leather Hat.

Can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday


We will be there. Great to see Merry Hell on twice , sad that its because someone should know better.
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« Reply #116 on: June 05, 2015, 10:04:07 AM »

See you there Nick and Trev. Full 3days for me Smiley
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« Reply #117 on: June 05, 2015, 10:15:26 AM »


See you there Nick and Trev. Full 3days for me Smiley


The bar ? Need I ask?  Grin
My usual accomplice and Mrs Reg will be there.
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« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2015, 10:28:00 AM »

The Bar is a big workingmans club one,with good cheap real ale. Nearby is the hatch to the kitchen , food last year was cheap and much better than we  had a right to expect

My wife hates festivals, and doesn't like the concept of a flow of acts. She likes to go and see one band with a support act.
She,s suffering this one because its my birthday. However, her favourite all time song is Harvey Andrews "Soldier".She often sings it to herself. So she's looking forward to seeing him. I doubt he'll do that one as some might find it politically incorrect.

So me , managment (her name is Pam), Daughter (Deanna) and her boyfriend (Ellis) will be there.

Special prize of a free pint for the first person to get Ellis to speak , he's the shyest person I've ever met!!!
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« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2015, 10:30:22 AM »

I'll be at the bar. You know me too well Smiley
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