2013 Frome Folk Festival cancelled due to lack of headline acts
The 2013 Frome Folk Festival has been cancelled just six weeks before it was due to welcome thousands of music fans to town.
The festival was due to be held at a variety of venues in Frome, including the Cheese and Grain, on February 16 and 17.
The organisers had not responded to a request for a comment as the Standard went to press but a statement on the festival’s website says that too few headliners were available to justify the ticket price.
The statement said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the 2013 Frome Folk Festival.
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“With the disappointment of a few headliners’ 2012 availability and the wish to uphold the quality of the festival and not to offer a programme that doesn’t suit the ticket price, we have taken the decision to postpone the event to ensure the long-term viability and quality of the weekend.
“Our volunteers and staff have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for the past year to make a go of the 2013 event but it is now apparent that it is unfeasible.
“We are already planning events throughout 2013 in Frome to keep the folk flowing and hope to see you all in 2014.”
Just some of the confirmed acts for the event included Bristol-based award-winning folk artist, Jim Moray, who was due to headline on the Sunday evening. Also scheduled to play was BBC Folk award winner Lucy Ward.
Last year’s event was a huge success, with the patron of the event being Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon, who lives in the town with husband, fellow folk singer, Sam Lakeman.
Tickets for the two-day festival were priced at £58 and anyone who may have bought tickets should contact the ticket company they purchased them from for details of a refund.