Questions & Answers
1. Q. Will their be adequate security at the Festival in a field this year
A. Yes: I am pleased to say we have a list of willing volunteers as well as S&A Security
2. Q. The grass in Folly Park is very long: will it be cut for the festival.
A. The grass is long in places - but we will leave it that way for a couple of reasons.
i. It is a meadow field and we would like to leave it that way
ii. We have had lots of rain recently: the longer grass will help keep it from turning into a mud-bath.
3. Q. I hear there will be a beer tent and that we cannot bring our own drinks. Are the beer tent prices going to be the typical rip-off
A. The Portwell Angel have agreed to all drinks at £3.00. Less if drinks tokens are bought ON LINE
4. Q. Are there any local bands this year?
A. Sam Prince has organised the music - he tells us all the bands are local
5. Q. Is the festival supporting a charity this year?
A. Yes. Dan Pullen-Walen will be abseiling down the JR Hospital on 8th July to raise money for CLIC Sargent. He will be at the festival over the
weekend (dressed as Spider-Dan if itís reasonably warm!) Please give generously over the weekend or visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanielPullen
6. Q. Who is funding the festival this year?
A. A number of businesses are funding the festival through sponsorship and the provision of labour and materials.
Please see www.faringdonfestivals.co.uk for a list of the sponsors
7. Q. The idea of a mud bath is quite appealing: could this be arranged?
A. Only if the sun is shining and that seems unlikely this year!
8. Q. Will the noise generated by the Festival cause a nuisance?
A. We donít think so.
i. We have sited the stage close to the trees and facing away from the town
ii. We have checked the location with Tim Williams Senior Environmental Health Officer at Vale of White Horse District Council
iii. We ask those attending the festival to respect the cricket (weather permitting!)played on the cricket pitches.
9. Q. Why not hold the festival in the Market Place as before?
A. There are several reasons.
i. Although it might seem strange, some of the shop keepers complained that the festival spoiled their trade.
ii. Some requested the highways agency to disallow our application for road closures.
iii. Only two businesses offered to help sponsor the cost of the festival in Town - so we have found other sponsors
iv. Many of those who live close to the town centre have found the noise generated uncomfortable (some to the point of leaving for the weekend)