Our 17th Year Welcome everyone to our 17th Festival. The first part of 2017 has seen a few traumatic occurrences but one thing that has shone through is that the British community sprit cannot be broken and the generosity of the communities affected by these events.
In the lead up to this year’s festival I have realised that, here in the lovely little town of Brightlingsea, the community spirit is as high as ever. Our event would not be possible if it were not for the invaluable support and commitment we have from Brightlingsea Town Council, our wonderful Sponsors and Donors and of course the local residents.
All this support enables us to continue to have the festival in Brightlingsea as a free event which is almost unheard of these days. We are proud to give musicians the ability to showcase their original song writing ability and allow them to perform their songs in front of a live friendly audience. We are also incredibly proud that one of our regular groups FOX were the support group for Depeche Mode’s European tour this year.
As you can see from this year’s line-up, we have a wide range of music to support all tastes. Yet again this year the local pubs have supported the event and will continue the spirit of the festival by having local bands playing on Friday and Saturday evening.
Special thanks again to Bob Walsh & Julie Barrett for their invaluable help with the programme and Paul Hickman for our incredible website. Thanks again to those who volunteer on the day. Your support is so very much appreciated. Also we are grateful to the Brightlingsea Junior School who had a non-uniform day to support the Festival.
As ever my heartfelt thanks to my committee for their dedication to the festival. They all voluntarily give up their spare time months before the festival and their commitment is un-waivered year on year. Thank you to Mick Barry, Will Jenkins, Andrea Godfrey, Julie Ford, Kate Deyn and Kev Wortley.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!