Friar Fest 2016

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Friar Fest 2016

Friar Fest 2016

Graham Leonard By Graham Leonard

The Old Cock Inn have funded a new festival for Droitwich in 2012, 2014 and 2015 which have been very successful. In 2016 we plan to create the best Friar Fest the towns community has seen.

Droitwich Spa Idea stage

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Friar Fest started as a landmark celebration to celebrate the 300 year anniversary of the Old Cock Inn public house back in 2012, the event saw at least 8 acts performing on a main stage in the street outside the pub (Friar Street) as well as acts performing inside. As well as this their was an outside bar and food stalls. In 2014 as a result of public demand the boys from the Old Cock Inn decided to host it again, seeing over 800 people attending, over 10 live music and dance acts, local musicians and some bigger names perform along with fusion food and bar. In 2015 it was repeated although the costs grew to beat the expectations of 2014, in 2015 the festival attracted over 1200 people, seeing over 80 performers throughout the day, local musicians and some bigger names as well as more fusion food and drink. The event has become a great crowd pleaser hosted, organised and paid for by the Old Cock Inn. 2016 will be the final time this festival takes place and we need some support.

What we'll deliver:

  • Marketing and Merchandise
  • Legal permissions
  • Pay for performers
  • Road Closure
  • Sound and lighting and special effects

Why it's a great idea:

The community of Droitwich have embraced the festival as it brings the community together in a way that the pub has done over the past 5 years. The festival celebrates diversity, culture and music seeing a mix of Samba, Reggae, Indian, Ska, Folk, Rock, Pop, Jazz plus more. It brings the community together in a positive way and creates a significant event for the community and provides a tourist opportunity for the town.

Steps to get it done:

  • Book an array of acts (music and dance)
  • Book presenters
  • Hire sound and lighting and a main stage
  • Market the event with posters, flyers and media
  • Apply for the road closure
  • Create merchandise for the event (Tshirts and bands)
  • Get all licence permissions and legal permissions in place
  • Staff the event on the day

The festival has been carried out 3 times already so it is granted for 2016 however we are looking for support with the costs of organising and running the festival.

Location Droitwich Spa

About the space

Friar Street outside the Old Cock Inn


Wychavon County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,617

Acts / Performers - £6,000 (62%)
Merchandise - £800 (8%)
Sound and Lighting - £800 (8%)
Marketing - £600 (6%)
Staff Support - £300 (3%)
Licencing & Permissions - £100 (1%)
Stage - £50 (1%)
Road Closure Application - £40 (0%)
Other - £927 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Acts / Performers
Sound and Lighting
Staff Support
Licencing & Permissions
Road Closure Application
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,617

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