Southwell Music Festival has been immensely fortunate in the strength of support from Festival Friends: in our first year (2014) we were supported by more than 80 Friends – a quite remarkable outcome for a new and untried event. As we prepare for the 2015 Festival (27-31 August) I’m delighted to report that we are already close to that total.
The majority of Festival Friends are local but membership extends well beyond the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – to Cheshire and Greater Manchester in the north west; to Cardiff, Bristol and Somerset in the south west and London and the Home Counties in the south east.
This week sees the opening of Friends priority booking for the 2015 Festival – for Gold Friends from 13th April, Silver from 20th and Bronze from the 27th – before public booking opens on 4th May.
For many people priority booking and special prices are among the most important benefits of Friends membership however there are more – including one of the most informative Friends newsletters I have seen and, during the Festival, the private Friends reception which is a chance to meet performers informally and to enjoy a great social occasion.
It’s not too late to join the Friends for 2015 and take advantage of these benefits: please go here for details.
We look forward to seeing you in August.