Friday, 14 April 2017

Newsletter 14/04/17

Chippenham Folk Festival Friday 26th - Monday 29th May 2017

Happy Easter
(or whatever you are doing this weekend!)

Hi all and a very Happy Easter to you all. We are spending much of it finalising plans and putting together all the exciting things that are happening in this year's festival.
We will be bringing you a news item, each week to update you with some of these and more.
We start with...


We are looking for some really great people to get on board to help us run the festival running up to and on the weekend itself. In the run up we need people that can do physical stuff like set up fencing, move boxes and equipment about and help build and shape the festival. The option of working in the week and having the weekend off with a free pass to the festival is a nice idea but we also need stewards on the weekend too.
However the most pressing need at the moment is traffic management. We need another 6-8 people to put on a high viz jacket on and look after vehicles coming into the site. Give us a call or email in and let's get you on board. Other jobs are also available!

Big Tops

If you have been following the news so far, you will know of some of the concerts in the Big Top. We have a stunning stage set up this year and even more stunning line up. If you have a ticket already then you get access to these great concerts but if you just fancy a dip into the festival without the overall price tag then why not come along to these concerts. A one off concert is for the measly sum of just £12 each.
The Line-up is stellar with Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley on Saturday, Home Service and Coope Boyes & Simpson on Sunday and Calan and a Welsh themed evening on Monday.
The concerts are early so that they don't break into the Festival's evening entertainment and start at 6.30pm.
Please let everyone you know about these concerts - they will be really, really special!
The Big Top Tickets available on our web site now.

Getting here

There is always something to hamper you and this year it is the Rail works. However we have been reliably informed by British Rail that every effort will be made to ensure you get to Chippenham even if it's by bus for the last few miles.
If you are coming by car why not give another folkie a lift.
We work closely with Liftshare that is easy to do and could save you a load of money (it could even start up a lasting friendship - who knows?).
Go to our web site and click in the Liftshare logo on the front page and follow it through. A few people did this last year and found it a realty great way to get to the festival.
More news in a week
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