it fantastic? We're still buzzing. There was some fairly serious rain, but
the site held up well - a bit squelchy, but no knee-deep mud - and the
atmosphere was just terrific. Intense, even, on the Sunday night, when we
finished with a glorious sunset.
have been swamped with enthusiastic messages from festival-goers and
musicians, and the consensus is: we must do it again. You can see how great
the site will be with even normal English summer weather! As it was, we had a
particularly big thank you to the site crew, who toiled day and night to set
everything up, keep it running and dismantle it afterwards, about 10 days in
all - way beyond the call of duty. Thanks also to everyone who came,
everyone who played and sang, everyone who did all the other things that make
festivals memorable, from good food and ale to a pretty efficient shuttle bus
it was a pleasure to find so many visitors from outside UK. Without even
trying, we ran into people from the US, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway,
Austria??the more the merrier, and long may that continue.
next Big Session will be 14-16 June 2013. We'll let
you know when tickets go on sale. First we need a pause, then a grand meeting
to analyse all the feedback you kindly gave.
please spread the word. Tell your
friends they missed the start of something remarkable.
you next year at Catton Hall.