Firstly happy New Year. We are progressing with the preparations for 2015 Pirate Festival. Although funding remains an issue we are in discussion with potential sponsors and remain hopeful that we will have the finances in place to run the festival. We have decided this year to have a beer tent ran by Bays Brewery and traders selling pirate gear, this will bring in much needed revenue.
The bookings of entertainers is progressing well. Line up for the main stage is finished. Main acts are The Pyrates from the Netherlands,The Pirateers, The Salts, Hornswaggle and Tom Mason from Nashville to name just a few. Local Bands Southern Comfort and John Turks Swashbuckle. The Old Gaffers from Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Phoenix2. Paigntons Old Age Kicks and Tweak Freaks also appearing. A return of the fantastic Pentacle Drummers and Dr Turbevilles Morris Men.
There will lots of family entertainment on the other stage. Jugglers, Cosmo the Magician and the Man from Story Mountain and again the return of Entertainingly Different. Also music of the easy listening variety.
We have also been endorsed by South West Childrens Hospice and hope to work closely with them.
Obviously this all likely to change if we do not get any sponsorship.
The contact from stall holders is also starting to pick up with some very different and diverse stalls showing interest in attending.Two definites already.
We are also working away very hard in putting together the programme, which this year will be free, also there will be no raffle or prize draw.
The new look website is up and running and advertising space is available as well as in the program.
Brixham Pirate Festival Committee