GWS radio previews Priddy Folk Festival

Somerset radio station GWS has broadcast a preview of the Priddy Folk Festival featuring tracks by Festival performers and insights into the lineup design from programme director David Francis. You can listen to the show and get a preview of some of the great acts performing at Priddy via the link below.

Planning the lineup – insights

Francis highlighted the immense amount of administration involved in running the Festival. The Festival is a volunteer-run Registered Charity and the proceeds go to promoting music and improving the environs of Priddy.

Francis said: “There’s lots of administration, lots of attention to detail, from accommodation to transport, to p.a. specs – to all sorts of things.

“But the most important thing for us is to create something that is very rounded and exciting.”

Francis said the Priddy Folk Festival organisers really focus on feedback from festival goers. He said: “What came out particularly last year is that they like diversity – they like to be uplifted, they like something a bit different. So that sets us a big challenge!”

The GWS broadcast included lots of tracks by past and current artists at the Priddy Festival, an interview with Festival chairman Dean Collier, and vox-pop interviews with festival-goers at last year’s event.

The ‘World Beat’ programme was broadcast on June 5th; you can listen to the full broadcast via the link below.

Listen now

You can listen to the Priddy preview show using the mixcloud player, or via link below: