At last, time to sit down at the trusty computer and review the 2015 Village Pump Folk Festival.
What a great week-end of top quality music, food and drink. We had some great new traders and food vendors this year and our hosts at White Horse Country Park had over 15 guest beers on tap including PHIL BEER, a light hoppy brew just like the other Phil Beer. Whilst mentioning Phil we must mention the smashing show that he, Steve and Miranda did on the Saturday night. The show was recorded for a live CD and all of us SHOW OF HANDS fans duly ordered our copy and will have our names included in the list of backing singers. By the way if you missed this rather special performance you will be able to obtain a copy of the CD via this web-site, just keep an eye on the web-site over the next few weeks for more information.
The new all seated White Horse Stage was a great success. Non-stop performers all week-end with the highlights surely being new friend of The Pump, BARBARA DICKSON WITH NICK HOLLAND (it was a privilege to be there) CARDBOARD FOX and our old friends MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK.
Two superstars enjoying each-others company and the intimacy that this great space offered. Three standing ovations at the end of their set said it all.
The all standing Village Pump Stage was something special. Put some of the folk/acoustic/blues top bands on a real stage with top quality sound (thanks to Chis Puxley & team) and top quality lights (Gary Churchill and the Imax team) and an audience well and truly ‘up for it’ and the result was magical! All of the artists played out of their skins and it was definitely PARTY TIME AT THE PUMP.
Apparently it rained over the week-end (which did impact on our walk-up sales) but thanks to our policy of covered performance areas, great drainage of the site, great festival team and the pumpers who will not be put off by anything we had a truly top quality festival on our fourth visit to the Westbury site.
Plans for 2016 will be appearing soon,
All the best, THE VILLAGE PUMP TEAM.
Soon, we will be emailing everyone to check we have their details right. Meanwhile, we are busy typing out 500 name onto CD sleeves. The Show of Hands sound guys are mastering the disk. And then we have the task of posting them all out. Thank you for your patience, it’s coming…. ...
Hello Pumpers! Firstly, on behalf of all the voluntary board members and the volunteer workers, we would like like to thank you for your enduring cheerfulness last weekend – in spite of what the weather threw at us! It is this almost indefinable spirit of the Pump, which adds immeasurably to the ambience created at ...
Attempts by all the organisers of the Village Pump Folk Festival to load the correct weather for the festival onto the system were washed away on the Friday and nearly blown off course on the Sunday – but Saturday, how we loved you! Throughout all the God of Festival Weather threw at us across the ...