crowd into Manor Gardens for Burnham's FolkFest 2013 finale
1,000 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens this
afternoon (Sunday) to enjoy the finale of this year's FolkFest.
Organisers said the eighth annual event, which started on Thursday,
has been the 'best yet' with record crowds throughout the weekend,
including on Saturday
as we reported here.
Manor Gardens saw its biggest-ever turnout as good weather encouraged
large numbers of families and music fans to attend the final afternoon
of what has been another hugely successful festival.
performers included guitarist Steve Brown, Bristol-based Firefly,
this year's BBC Young Folk Awards winners Greg Russell and Ciaran
Algar, Skimmity Hitchers and the young Welsh folk rock band Rusty
Shackle, who were the final act of the weekend.
Chairman Dom Wills told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was delighted with
how the weekend has gone. He said: "Sunday's audience was
our biggest ever in the Manor Gardens and that befits the bill
- it was simply fantastic."
are really delighted with how the whole weekend has gone - the
town has got behind the event and they were treated to some great
entertainment. We also had an outstanding team of volunteers helping
us, including Hillview Carnival Club as stewards, thank everyone
who has supported FolkFest during the weekend."
our coverage of Saturday's FolkFest entertainment here