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« Reply #160 on: May 31, 2016, 07:33:39 PM »

Great value (Especially if you book before Novemebr) lovely start to the festival year.
http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/love-folk-festival-2-2/
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« Reply #161 on: May 31, 2016, 07:37:21 PM »


Great value (Especially if you book before Novemebr) lovely start to the festival year.
http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/love-folk-festival-2-2/


That looks really rather tasty indeed (well, the Saturday does, anyway, he whispers)...
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« Reply #162 on: July 03, 2016, 01:00:04 PM »

Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 
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« Reply #163 on: July 07, 2016, 03:03:55 AM »

Yes, an interesting article. I liked the last paragraph quoting the IoW Festival organiser.
Festivals are an industry. Organisations trying to make money, paid workers, customers paying money, ...
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« Reply #164 on: July 31, 2016, 11:14:15 PM »

But he goes on to say.

The problem with me is that I donít like gardening or golf, so I have got myself in a position of gambling huge sums of money to put on entertainment in a field. But itís the best, most satisfying thing I have ever done

Cropredy is an established business with professional long term organisation, it will be close to a sell out this year and a sell out certainty next year. As long as they don't indulge themselves with Headline Artists who mainly appeal to musicians and a few regular fans (Joan Armatrading, Emmylou Harris) and have headliners most are keen to see (Alice Cooper,Squeeze,Waterboys) they will always do alright.
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« Reply #165 on: August 31, 2016, 05:56:36 PM »

Two festivals in pretty much the same area of Wiltshire aren't happening in 2017 - Larmer Tree & Village Pump. Have we reached the zenith?
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« Reply #166 on: August 31, 2016, 07:30:44 PM »


Have we reached the zenith?


I sort of hope so...too many samey ones...we need something different.
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« Reply #167 on: September 30, 2016, 07:47:32 AM »

I would welcome streaming of festivals, to a certain extent, as it's difficult for me to travel due to health issues. Want to go to the Banbury festival on the 8th October but looks doubtful I'll get there. Knowing I could still see it online would ease the disappointment, though I know nothing beats the atmosphere of a 'live' festival. Just, it'd be better than nothing Sad
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« Reply #168 on: September 30, 2016, 11:53:33 AM »


Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!
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« Reply #169 on: September 30, 2016, 12:10:09 PM »



Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!


Music festivals are like football clubs - massive turnovers, tiny profits.  And they keep paying more and more to headliners and charging more and more for tickets which continues to miss the point.  Entirely.
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« Reply #170 on: September 30, 2016, 12:54:15 PM »




Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!


Music festivals are like football clubs - massive turnovers, tiny profits. †And they keep paying more and more to headliners and charging more and more for tickets which continues to miss the point. †Entirely.


Just out curiosity what would an average Crop / Cambridge / Shrewsbury headliner charge?
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« Reply #171 on: September 30, 2016, 12:58:46 PM »





Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!


Music festivals are like football clubs - massive turnovers, tiny profits. †And they keep paying more and more to headliners and charging more and more for tickets which continues to miss the point. †Entirely.


Just out curiosity what would an average Crop / Cambridge / Shrewsbury headliner charge?


I suspect the Thursday night headliners at Cropredy  from the last few years cost considerably more than any other headliner on any other day at any of those 3 festivals...?
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« Reply #172 on: September 30, 2016, 02:18:34 PM »

Definitely, and by a big margin too.
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« Reply #173 on: September 30, 2016, 02:38:39 PM »

Who were they? Emmylou last year and the Pink Floydy people?
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« Reply #174 on: September 30, 2016, 03:30:11 PM »

Floydy people were Friday
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« Reply #175 on: September 30, 2016, 03:52:45 PM »


I suspect the Thursday night headliners at Cropredy †from the last few years cost considerably more than any other headliner on any other day at any of those 3 festivals...?


Five minutes on Bing threw up a minimum fee for Madness of $75,000. Possibly less if they only have to pootle up the M40...  Fez
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« Reply #176 on: September 30, 2016, 04:11:28 PM »

How much for the Waterboys?
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« Reply #177 on: September 30, 2016, 04:47:09 PM »


How much for the Waterboys?


More than a little, but less than a lot.

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« Reply #178 on: September 30, 2016, 09:34:45 PM »



Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!


Before or after their contributions to the three charities?
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« Reply #179 on: October 01, 2016, 02:24:01 AM »




Interesting article here, if somewhat unsettling to read about the 'music festival industry' but I suppose that is the way journalists write!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/02/do-the-growing-number-of-music-festivals-actually-make-any-money/
 

Scariest thing in the whole piece is that Glastonbury made "£86,000 in 2014". For all that outlay!


Before or after their contributions to the three charities?
]"Glastonbury, meanwhile, saw pre-tax profits fall from £764,000 in 2013 to just £86,000 in 2014, although that was partly due to charitable donations.†Other big festivals have been acquired by Live Nation and AEG Live, the industryís dominant companies."

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