Published: September 5, 2010
Folkfest hailed as 'best yet' after record crowds flock to town

Burnham-On-Sea's fifth annual Folkfest has been hailed as the 'best yet' after huge crowds were drawn to the town's Manor Gardens on Sunday (September 5th) for the final day of the event.

Despite a wet start to the afternoon, record crowds filled the gardens to hear an impressive line-up of acts on the fourth day of the popular festival.

David Chave, Coracle, Fallen Apples, The Roots Union, Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs performed during the six hour open-air concert in addition to The Coastal Cloggers and Tiger Feet Appalachian Dancers.

Folkfest Chairman Graham Cook told "I am absolutely delighted with how it's gone - the event exceeded our expectations this year, with record crowds and some great music acts."

He added: "There was a fantastic atmosphere the whole weekend and everyone seems to have had a great time. The event just goes from strength to strength each year."

"We'll be back next year, but I don't think we want to increase it in size any more - it's just the right size now for a small town like Burnham."

On Saturday, 78 acts played during ten hours of non-stop music at eight venues across the town and in addition to music, there was also a craft fair in the town centre plus workshops and childrens activities plus dance performances.

The opening concert, on Thursday, was held in the town's Ritz Acoustic Club in Victoria Street and saw Dambuskers entertain a capacity crowd. On Friday, over 250 people crowded into The Princess to watch Show Of Hands perform at a sell-out performance.


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