From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 08 March 2007 13:40
Subject: SEFAN:2007-03-08:03.ANNOUNCE.The Black Horse Festival (SUSSEX)

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From: "John Shotton" <jshotton_at_keme_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 8 March 2007 09:54:08 GMT
Subject: The Black Horse Festival

Hi, The Black Horse Festival is back again for the 19th time.
The Black Horse Festival is once again at Telham on the A2100 between Hastings and Battle. Telham in the beautiful Sussex Countryside is a small church, a pub with a handful of cottages and houses except during the BankHoliday at the end of May each year when thousands of music fans descend to enjoy a fantastic weekend there.
This year The 19th Black Horse Festival 2007 May 25th -  May 28th sees a four day line up of some of the biggest names and largest bands in the festival’s nineteen year history. The festival evolved  from a reunion of the folk club and attempts to keep traditional and traditional influenced music to the fore.  Saturday is THE Folk Day with headliners Waterson Carthy, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose following their triumph at The Albert Hall sharing the day with The Fold, Waking The Witch, Queensbury Rules, Band of Two,  The Simon Hopper Band, Titus, Kokepelli, Logan Wilson, Hettie Dengate, Bit on the Side and others. 


The Blockheads and The Wilko Johnson band with their late 20th century "Urban" sounds are on Friday
On Sunday The World Music Day is filled with a variety of music from around the globe.
The festival is flying in Mauritanian Daby Toure and his Band for this their only date, while African Hi-Life outfit Osibisa (Sunshine Day), Roots legends Baka Beyond, Boum! (France) and  le Trio Perdu (Belgium) are amongst the "world" artists making their way to the festival’s big marquee.
Some of them will not only fill the marquee with fans but will also fill the stage!
The Festival closes with on Bank Holiday Monday evening with a party atmosphere including some young folk influenced bands and indie bands in the afternoon.


However it is "The weekend days" of Saturday and Sunday will be of great interest to your members.
This has to be the cheapest top quality festival in Britain with passes (in advance) at only £12 for Friday, £16 for Saturday, and £18 for Sunday. Tickets for Monday Afternoon are £5 and for the party in the evening only £8 with a very limited number of entire weekend passes at only £45. Tickets and all the information of the acts (there are nearly 30 so far) and  workshops, story telling and further family entertainment during the afternoons, including jugglers, Punch and Judy, stilt walkers, face painting and balloon sculptures can be found at
or from Hastings Tourist  Information Centre on 01424 78 11 11.


There is a bar with real ales, and a barbecue a free car park and free bus to and from Battle Railway Station and local camp sites. The festival is under cover in huge marquees and has a big main stage, huge light and sound system but is still a small intimate friendly festival described as “the biggest little festival in Britain” a decade ago in the national press. It has grown in stature but not in size.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS To help on site prior to, during, and after the weekend.
We need to let everyone know that the festival is happening after rumours that we may have met our demise.
We need people to help distribute our programme throughout the area.
We also need sponsors as we need money for many things including promotion, (who doesn't).
We are offering a gold, silver and bronze package with passes for the weekend, in return we can put logos on our 12,000 programmes and in our publicity plus display banners at the festival. It is a great festival to be associated with.
Please encourage anyone who may be able to help to contact me.
Please encourage any members of the press to contact me also as...    
... PICTURES and QUOTES are available from the website at
Or 01424 429840
WE may also be able to provide press passes etc.
Thank you for your support and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further help…
John Shotton


Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

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