‘Weatherproof’ Plans For this Year’s Sports And Music Festival

sports and music festival 2013Organisers of this year’s Scilly Sports and Music Festival have announced a weatherproof Bank Holiday event plan.

Mark Twynham says they had investigated bad weather cancelation insurance but the cost was prohibitive. So they’re applying for a licence for both the 24th August and the next day, the Monday, as a back up if there are showers on the Sunday.

He says it doesn’t mean the festival will run for two days – it just gives them some flexibility to rearrange it if the weather is bad.

The organising group of Mark, Chris Evans, Stuart Hitchens, Richard Chiverton, Martyn Songhurst, Martin Tomkinson and Eddie Williams got together last week. They’ve agreed to hold last year’s popular car boot sale again with a £6 fee for people who want to drive onto the field.

There’ll also be sports displays and a selection of Scilly’s top bands.

Mark says organisers are keen to ring-fence some of the funds raised to provide music kit for young performers. He says some of the bands’ equipment is getting quite old and they should be supported. Last year, the event paid for an amplifier, which can be loaned by music groups.

This year, all the cash generated by good causes on the Garrison will be pooled and apportioned according to the effort that the committee thinks each group has put in. And Mark is encouraging the islands’ clubs and organisations to come forward and get involved.

The next meeting, which is open to everyone, will be held on Wednesday 6th August at the Scillonian club, starting at 9pm.