Gail did an interview with Behind the Scene Gloucestershire for their ‘Who’d be a…’ series..
How long have you been a festival organiser?
I’m heading into my fourth year with the Something Else festivals, and eighth year of running the Something Else Tea Tent – a small travelling venue and open mic space. My end of season crew party got too big for my house so in 2012 I decided to have it in a field, namely the back of Littledean House Hotel, with more bands and a festival feel. It sold out with a 250 capacity, so I decided to do it again on a bigger site. It has evolved very naturally without the expected formula and I think that goes a long way to why it’s successful. No dance tent, no healing area, no bullshit – just quality live music running back to back, a good local ale and cider bar, fine food using local produce, interesting stalls and a brilliant craft workshop…
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