Thursday, March 31, 2011

Early bird offer ending

Today is the last day for the earlybird offer tickets - from midnight tonight the tickets rise to their full price.

Our ticket sales are way ahead of where we've been before and we WILL CERTAINLY SELL OUT well in advance of the festival, and probably in the next month or so.

Please don't leave it too late as once they've gone, that's it - we don't have any more to release.

Full ticket details here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cecil Sharp Project feature in Shropshire Star

Feature in the Shropshire Star today - click on image for PDF version

Andy Cutting & Patsy Reid

Andy Cutting and Patsy Reid working on the Cecil Sharp Project
photo by Carey Gough

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cecil Sharp Project Press Day

We had an open house on the Cecil Sharp Project this afternoon, with the press invited to spend some time in and around the house interviewing artists.

The articles for the project will be appearing online and in-print in the coming weeks, here's a few shots from the day...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Songlines Top 10 Festival Award

Really pleased to say we've been given the accolade of being one of Songlines Magazines Top 10 Summer Festivals of 2011.

Full details and more in their upcoming festivals supplement.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Site developments for 2011

This year there are a handful of changes to the marquees on site

Marquee 2 will be replaced by a new larger Clearspan marquee with increased capacity, providing a much more comfortable space with better sight lines.

Sabrina will be replaced with a scaled down version of our marquee two, blue and yellow tent; again this will be made more comfortable providing more space for workshops and acoustic performances.

Dance Tent will be a new larger, better quality tent with extra seating. There will also be a new dance floor covering the whole floor space at 1000sq mtrs (25m x 40m).

Children’s Marquee will be almost twice the size of last year’s tent, again to give more capacity and make sure kids have even more fun.

The whole idea behind the marquees with extra capacity is to reduce the need for “House Full” signs going up.

Screens the two large screens remain in the main marquee, but over the past couple of years we've noticed many people love to sit on the grass outside the marquee and listen. We're going to install a huge screen here so you can still sit outside the marquee and not miss a thing (you can see the screen in action here)