Festival boosts local economy to tune of £500,000 - The Leamington Observer

Festival boosts local economy to tune of £500,000

Leamington Editorial 8th Aug, 2023 Updated: 9th Aug, 2023   0

WARWICK Folk Festival boosted the local economy to the tune of £500,000, estimate organisers.

The four day festival, which ran from July 27 to 30, was attended by more than 30,000 music fans from across the world.

The 43rd staging of the roots music festival took place at Castle Park in the shadow of Warwick Castle for the second time, following the move from its long-term home at Warwick School.

More than 80 artists took to various stages and tgere were also fringe events, including traditional dancing, in the town centre.

Festival director Dick Dixon said: “We are delighted with the success of the Festival which attracted huge numbers.

“Everything ran smoothly, and with the sun shining most of the time, it was great to see so many families and visitors with big smiles on their faces soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a fantastic range of musical acts and events.”

Organisers are already busy planning for next year’s festival, which will take place at the same venue over the extended weekend of July 25 to 28, and early bird tickets have already gone on sale.

Visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for further details.


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