as Burnham-On-Sea FolkFest 2016 is cancelled by organisers
of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest annual events has been cancelled next
year due to a lack of helpers, its organisers have decided this
popular FolkFest - which started in 2006 and has run every year
since - won't go ahead in 2016.
decision was made at the FolkFest annual general meeting, held
earlier this week in the town.
FolkFest Chairman Dom Wills explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Basically,
we've lost too many of our key staff, burned-out by a decade of
hard unpaid work."
FolkFest has been a wild success, too much work has fallen on
too few shoulders. It's time for a break, if not a permanent vacation."
added: "Although there will be no festival in 2016, there
will be two high-quality all-dayers, both at The Princess Theatre.
The first will take place on Easter Sunday March 27th, the second
on Saturday September 3rd. We will seek to put on the best acts
2016, the future is uncertain. It's possible, but very unlikely,
that FolkFest will return in its traditional format."
need someone to step forward and take on the job of booking all
those acts. Anyone wishing to give it a go can contact us via
the FolkFest website here."
continued: "As they are not FolkFest, the 2016 concerts will
not be limited by folky parameters. We will be booking acts from
other genres - rock, ska, pop, maybe even reggae."
FolkFest was launched in 2006 and has steadily grown in popularity,
with this autumn's tenth event being hailed the best ever with
big crowds being drawn to the town centre over four days in September.
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