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Free Festival organiser says downsizing won’t affect quality
3:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
This year’s Colchester Free Festival might be smaller than previous years, but organisers are certain it will still be a great day out.
Andy Winmill is leading the team of volunteers behind the event, which will take place in Castle Park on Saturday.
Due to the maintenance work that is being done at the Colchester Castle, this year’s festival has been down-sized from previous event.
The normal four stages will be condensed onto two stages, but the organisers have rearranged the schedules to keep all of the genres on the set list.
Andy said: “We’ve scaled it down slightly this year but that doesn’t distract from the quality.
“We’ve lost certain areas because of health and safety.
“What we’ve tried to do is put everything from all the stages onto two stages.
“We’ll start the day with acoustic and then it will go to the band set ups.
“We hope people see that we’re trying to change and mould it to test what parts of the market we need to cover.
“Sometimes it is difficult to please everyone especially when you’ve been reduced in size."
See Thursday's Gazette for the full story.
Saturday's line up:
11am - Christie Isaac
11.25am - Natasha Robertson
11.50am - Loxley
12.15pm - Polly Haynes
12.40pm - Anna Pancaldi
1.15pm – Snippet
2pm - Ady Johnson
2.45pm - Videotapes
3.30pm - Pistols and Vultures
4.15pm - Catrinas
5pm - Benjamin Bloom
6pm - Dingus Khan
11am - Rhys Butterworth- Bowman
11.25am - Joe Boyd
11.50am - Billy Muldoon
12.15pm - Rob The Liar
12.40pm - Toby Watson
1.20pm - Cakestupid
2.10pm - Slugworth
3pm - Warm Winters
3.50pm - Short People
5pm - Ordinary Noise
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