Cornwall Folk Festival 2015

Annual festival of folk and roots music and dance.

Project aim

Raise money to help with running and artists costs for our annual festival of folk and roots music and dance.

About the project

Cornwall Folk Festival Community Interest Company organises an annual music festival held in Wadebridge, Cornwall during the Summer Bank Holiday Weekend for the benefit of local residents and visitors alike. A start-studded cast will be performing alongside Cornish musicians with most events held in Wadebridge Town Hall in a series of concerts throughout the weekend. We also have a marquee that houses the "Fringe Stage" where local musicians can display their talents.Additionally there is an 'open house' folk club, numerous workshops, street entertainment and a diverse range of folk musicians, dancers and singer/songwriters in most of the town's cafes and bars.

This year we host our "Cornwall Young Folk Musician of the Year" award. The competition provides the opportunity for young people under 18 to perform with professional musicians on the main stage on the August Bank Holiday Monday, with the winners receiving music bursaries to help towards their studies.

The festival is now in its 43rd continuous year and has been run by local folk and music fans to promote the cause of creative performance in Cornwall. We showcase Cornish, British and international musicians, and this year we welcome Steve Dan Mills from the USA and the Tori Reed Band from New Zealand.

We are asking for your support to help us maintain and grow this event. Cornwall is the poorest part of the UK, and needs a diverse range of activities to pull its way back to prosperity. We believe that creative endeavour has an important part to play in Cornwall's economic recovery. We hope you can help us to make the festival as big a success as possible, and help us contribute to the growth of this beautiful part of the UK.

The festival costs us around £17,000 to put on. Half of this will be covered by ticket and merchandise sales, and we receive some grants and support from local businesses. The event is run by a team of volunteers and the company is not-for-profit.

We are using CrowdFunder to make up a funding difference of £3,000.

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