Saturday, 18 June 2011

It’s raining, so it must be the festival season!

The organising committee for the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival in south-west England report that preparations for this year's event (1-4 Sept.) are well advanced, and all details will appear on the Festival website soon.

Over thirty bands are scheduled to appear, and the timetable for the two stages is close to complete. Bands wishing to perform in 2012 can use the downloadable application form on the 'Contact' page of the festival website; short-listing of bands for 2012 will begin soon after this year's event is over.

This has been improved and updated. You can now download a form to volunteer for service as a steward. All details are explained on the 'Volunteer' page. Stewards are needed for the 2011 festival.

The 'Directions' page has also been updated, to explain the changes in access to the festival site, which forms part of Kemble Enterprise Park. Instructions for reaching the Festival are downloadable.

Tickets are available online or by post; full instructions are on the 'Tickets' page. Advance bookings are recommended.

Arrivals are from Wednesday 2.00 p.m. and last departure by Monday noon, and all facilities will be operational throughout this period. The improved site layout adopted in 2010 will be retained, and improved stage, shower, and toilet facilities will be in place. Festival-goers are recommended to make use of the catering facilities and traders' area.

A full press release with further detail, issued today, is here.