April 12, 2013

Festival Facts and Figures


Interesting Facts about the Festival

Did you know…

…We have over 70 volunteer Stewards working at every Festival

…We also have volunteer Event Managers, Safety Officers, Site Crew, Head Stewards, Stage Crew as well as many other helpers

…The Stewards alone are scheduled for around 200 hours

… First Aid Cover is provided by an external organisation over the weekend which costs us around £800

…There are over 30 volunteers on the Festival committee who between them have put in well over 1,000 hours to organise the Festival

…The total Festival costs are around £35,000

…Our total event insurance costs around £2,000

…We hire 105 tables and 150 chairs for you to use which cost around £1,000

…The portable toilets cost around £1,000

…We hire in 30 two-way radios and associated equipment which cost around £200

….We use 56 barriers to make the road safe – they cost around £150

… we use 30 no waiting cones to keep the site clear, ready for the event site to be built – they cost us around £45

The stage, lights and sound for our brilliant performers costs around £10,000 to hire

….Family activities in the Methodist Hall on the street and in the Performance Space cost about £2,500

…The Festival is run entirely by volunteers – none of them are paid and all income generated goes towards the following year’s Festival

40% of the festival costs are met by donations from festival goers

…The Methodist Church support the Festival by letting us use the Hall for free

… The Snooker Club support the festival by allowing us to host our meetings and stewards training in their venue


… Chapel Allerton Primary School and St Matthew’s Primary School also support the Festival by taking part in events and competitions and contributing to the Picnic in the Park

We have tried to make the Festival more environmentally friendly by:

  • Having the event in the heart of the community so there is no need for people to come by car
  • Allowing environmental groups to make use the Festival to promote their local projects and initiatives
  • Running children’s craft stalls which use second-hand materials to be creative as well as the popular second-hand book stall
  • Encouraging low energy entertainment such as acoustic musicians, street entertainers and traditional games
  • We  litter pick and sort items for recycling in to custom made cages designed and donated by The Metals Consultancy Company Limited







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