Tag: Credit Crunch
The organiser of a traditional Uttoxeter folk dance and music festival has said 2011 is a ‘crunch year’ for the event as it struggles to survive. Horn Dance 2010Uttoxeter Mayfest organiser Dave Denny said the event has to grow and gain more local support in 2011 or it won’t exist in future years. The folk [...]
As you would expect from Scotland’s biggest music festival, there is a huge amount to see and do at T in the Park Fairground rides, a ceilidh tent, food from hog roasts to Thai curry and – of course – the music. But it all comes with a hefty price tag. For organisers, staging a [...]
SCOTLAND’S best-known events organiser claims the country has become swamped with festivals and big-name concerts. Pete Irvine believes the summer music circuit has reached saturation point at a time when the economic downturn is beginning to bite. The managing director of Unique Events spoke out after reluctantly pulling the plug on the Outsider Festival, which [...]
On Wednesday 22nd April 2009, Deepdale Farm and Deepdale Backpackers & Camping will be hosting the 2nd Annual North Norfolk Coast Earth Day. North Norfolk Coast Earth Day is about the environment and sustainability. Exhibitors will be explaining their renewable technologies and environmental services. Advisors will be available to help visitors with there questions on [...]
THEY say laughter is the best medicine. And it’s this age-old expression that could provide the antidote to the credit crunch as far as this year’s Edinburgh festivals are concerned. According to international events guru Dr Joe Goldblatt, the Capital’s festivals could see record attendance in 2009 as people seek distraction from the doom and [...]
THIS year’s Hydro Connect Festival has been cancelled because of the downturn in the economy. Organisers of the award-winning boutique music event felt that rising overheads, mixed with fears over the recession, could prove too risky for punters – so they have decided to shelve the event this year. But the festival may return in [...]
AN ARTS festival is making light of the economic gloom by securing major sponsorship deals. Print and poster gallery artrepublic will sponsor the visual arts section of Brighton Festival Fringe. The deal is more good news for event organisers because it was feared the credit crunch and recession would limit the number of companies willing [...]
NEXT summer’s Lanhydrock Festival has been called off because of concerns over the economic downturn. The National Trust cancelled the festival, claiming it would be “irresponsible” to hold it. The Lanhydrock Festival is a charity event which raises funds for conservation and preservation work on the trust’s Lanhydrock estate near Bodmin, Cornwall. The event, which [...]
Bonnaroo and Langerado come up with recession solution for music fans The Bonnaroo and Langerado music festivals have responded to the economic crisis in the the US, by offering payment plans on weekend tickets to the festivals in 2009.
Hut, hut, spike? Super Bowl parties, sponsors scale back, scratch plans amid economic worries When the Super Bowl festivities roll into Tampa late next month, the party blitz and corporate spending that surround the big day may take a hit because of the economic crisis. Sponsors have been slower to commit. Companies are scaling back [...]
The current economic gloom has pushed local businesses to trim Christmas events and party budgets, management and business support training organisation, BizTech said on Monday. Hotels and restaurants were reporting a lag in bookings as corporate clients either eliminated or planned budget year-end events.