Friday, 15 January 2010

Ashton Court Festival Replacement

And as the Evening Post gushes on it's main article, it's called Summer Nights.

Twelve thousand music lovers are expected to descend on the Ashton Court Estate for a glittering new summer festival.

Summer Nights at Ashton Court will take place on July 8, 9 and 10 and organisers are hoping the open-air event, which expects to attract 4,000 people each night, will become an annual extravaganza.

The family-friendly concerts aim to fill a gap in Bristol's music scene with everything from classical artist Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to Motown and 60s tribute bands.

Bringing a picnic and enjoying music in the surrounds of the rolling green hills, festival-goers will be able to dance the night away under summer skies before a spectacular firework finale.

Sounds good, right? However, let's cut to the chase:

All-inclusive VIP hospitality or a pre-concert Supper in the Mansion is also on offer, as well as a Gazebo Village for exclusive undercover picnicking.

Tickets start at £20 for children and £28 for adults on the Friday and Saturday and £40 to see Dame Kiri. Family tickets are also available.

A veritable bargain, I think you'll agree! And whilst the original Aston Court Festival attracted a wide range of different people, I think the Summer Nights website makes it quite clear what kind of punter they're after:


seebag said...

Typical lefty level everything and everyone down comment.
If there's a market for this sort of event why not have one? Who is it hurting?
If you want something different, campaign for it, organise it, go to it, but don't think it's got to be the only event on Earth.
Whatever happened to diversity and tolerance? Or perhaps they don't figure in Bristol Dave's vocabulary.

Bristol Dave said...

You're describing me as a lefty?


Weston Bay said...

Almost as funny as people who call me 'right wing' because I question the whole climate change orthodoxy.

Oh well, ho hum...

Btw I bet the people pictured didn't buy their grog from Tesco either.