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Howard Jones Closure of Folk Festivals (118* d) RE: Closure of Folk Festivals 01 May 18

The original statement about the closure of Beverley referred to the directors as volunteers, that suggests to me that they were not paid. There were no doubt other people involved in organising it, but the directors are the ones who are formally responsible.

There may well have been some poor decisions, but that is easy to say with hindsight. It is possible that the seeds were sown when the festival moved out of town to the racecourse. I don't know the reasons for that (perhaps Sam Smith's opposition to live music had ruled out too many venues), but the move towards larger and perhaps more concert-based festivals may carry greater financial risks without necessarily being more attractive to customers. Personally, I would stay away from that sort of festival as I prefer smaller and more participatory ones.

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