Having celebrated his 80th Birthday, Alan Bell, the founder and director of the famous and internationally known Fylde Folk Festival is to retire.
Consequently, the 2014 Festival to be staged in Fleetwood over the weekend of 29th, 30th & 31st August, will be the Final Fylde Folk Festival. Another factor appears to be the escalating cost of hiring the main venue, the Marine Hall. The Marine Hall cost the taxpayer £200,000 last year. This is down 58 per cent since 2008, and bosses say they hope one day to see it break even.
There will probably be a folk festival in Fleetwood in the future, but it will be under a different name.
We say a big Thank You to Alan, and wish him well in his retirement.
Contact details for booking your tickets are below.
BOX OFFICE Marine Hall Esplanade Fleetwood Lancs FY7 6HF
Tel 01253 887693
BOOK ONLINE www.marinehall.co.uk
FESTIVAL OFFICE 55 The Strand Fleetwood Lancs FY7 8NP
Tel 01253 872317 or 01253 875551 (Eves)