hailed as 'best yet' after record crowds flock to town
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.
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
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
Chairman Graham Cook told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am absolutely
delighted with how it's gone - the event exceeded our expectations
this year, with record crowds and some great music acts."
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."
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
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
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.