Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival 2014
Here is a copy of the full festival programme for you to read (Click for festival programme).
Exclusive pre-show footage and interview video with top Scottish award winning performer Emily Smith at Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival 2014, and a second video with festival organiser Neil Lochiel from Riverside Inverclyde and Emily giving their perspectives of the festival.
The evidence available from social media, letters to the Greenock Telegraph, correspondence, radio, performers and audience members is that the festival was an unqualified success. Highlights from this year’s festival include : Attendances up by 55.5%; Three concerts broadcast live internationally; Attributable ticket income was £10,553 (total ticket income was £13,613, which included a separate band deal with the Beacon); Radio coverage of over 20 hours; Four Inverclyde acts being exposed to live studio interviews and studio sessions; A further eight Inverclyde acts being broadcast playing live for the first time; One Inverclyde artist having tracks played on BBC Radio Scotland for the first time; Four sell-out shows; and Festival came in under budget. Now that the festival has been established by Riverside Inverclyde, ownership of the 2015 festival is being fully transferred to the Beacon Arts Centre.