FIGURES released by organisers of Stroud Fringe have revealed last year’s edition of the town’s premier music festival only just made a profit.
Speaking to Stroud Town Council on Monday, July 7, event planner Jeremy Collingwood said a profit of £392.30 was raised from the 2013 edition of the Fringe, which was held at Bank Gardens. With costs of £11,308, the festival had an income of £11,701.
Mr Collingwood said that despite facing planning difficulties and rising costs, the 2013 festival was: “A very positive weekend.”
“The festival now has a firmly family feel to it and we believe it’s the biggest single event in Stroud Town’s annual calendar that draws people to the town” he said.
“Indeed this year we continued to build relationships with Stroud’s traders- many of whom reported excellent sales over the weekend.”
Mr Collingwood said over 200 acts had asked if they could play the 2014 edition, which will run from Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31.
The main Bank Gardens stage will be headlined by Largo Embargo, The Outcast Band and Steve and the Achievers. Stroud’s Sub Rooms will host the Electronic Stage across the weekend.