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« on: March 21, 2020, 10:23:20 AM »

Given the current situation and the fact the festival may be cancelled...

What about a virtual festival...

I see the BSSOVD are doing a live show at eight tonight....

The grand slambovians have also done live internet shows..

In this day and age surely it would be possible for each act to broadcast a live show when they are due to perform that we can watch at home if we have a cropredy ticket.

I guess you wouldn’t have the same atmosphere but you would have a festival

The clothing stores could still put up online sites linked to the festival if people wanted to buy clothes/jewellery etc which could be purchased.

You could then send in photos of yourself at home in full cropredy outfits to share online.

Wadworth’s I’m sure would make bottles of fairport five/cropredy hop for delivery.

Voila
A virtual festival.

You still buy a ticket(less camping) and get a festival at home....

Cropredy has always been a festival that does things differently (own food and drink on the field etc) why not be the first to do an online festival to keep things ticking over and make sure the festival survives.

I think the fairport family may rally behind the idea...
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 11:42:21 AM »

There's at least one festival going on this weekend:
https://stayathomefestival.com/
I'm planning to attend at least some of it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 02:05:01 PM »

I could pitch my tent in my garden, and head down to the car wash for RTs set...
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I could pitch my tent in my garden, and head down to the car wash for RTs set...


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I could pitch my tent in my garden, and head down to the car wash for RTs set...


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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2020, 03:53:28 PM »

I see folk weekend oxford are doing an online festival....

Surely this is the way to go for cropredy.

If you’ve got tickets you can watch the whole festival or Saturday only.

I can’t see anyone demanding money back if it keeps the future of the festival alive!!

A virtual cropredy has got to be better than no cropredy.

If oxford can sort it all out for april you’d like to think that fairport can have a whistles and bells virtual festival in August.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 06:15:41 PM »


I see folk weekend oxford are doing an online festival....

Surely this is the way to go for cropredy.

If you’ve got tickets you can watch the whole festival or Saturday only.

I can’t see anyone demanding money back if it keeps the future of the festival alive!!



Hmmm. I think a virtual festival is a good idea. Doubtful whether all the same acts would be involved. I am sure people would make a donation....However, much as I love Cropredy,  I am not sure whether most people would be willing or able to pay the full fee in the current climate.

It is a lot of money for us, even though I am lucky enough to have a job. A lot of other people won’t be earning as much as usual due to Covid 19....self-employed people and those in hospitality etc...

The trade stands etc...would still not get their money ...especially the food ones which can’t exactly do an online marketplace.

I would have thought there was insurance or contingency planning for such situations.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2020, 10:24:15 PM »



I see folk weekend oxford are doing an online festival....

Surely this is the way to go for cropredy.

If you’ve got tickets you can watch the whole festival or Saturday only.

I can’t see anyone demanding money back if it keeps the future of the festival alive!!



Hmmm. I think a virtual festival is a good idea. Doubtful whether all the same acts would be involved. I am sure people would make a donation....However, much as I love Cropredy,  I am not sure whether most people would be willing or able to pay the full fee in the current climate.

It is a lot of money for us, even though I am lucky enough to have a job. A lot of other people won’t be earning as much as usual due to Covid 19....self-employed people and those in hospitality etc...

The trade stands etc...would still not get their money ...especially the food ones which can’t exactly do an online marketplace.

I would have thought there was insurance or contingency planning for such situations.



Event insurance costs a fortune. Many festivals just go with the very necessary public liability insurance, but don't pay the extra for cancellation insurance, or weather insurance.

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