And as my fellow compere is trying to put the festival out of her mind, (see below), I find I am incapable of thinking of anything else... proof reading the programme the other night made me hugely nostalgic for past festivals, but really really ready for this one! I shared a cold chip or three (oh the glamour) with Jim and Sue earlier tonight, and despite the inevitable 'one week to go' stresses and the challenges a new venue brings, the excitement and anticipation of everyone involved is now palpable.
I am very excited too about 'live blogging' the festival and am hoping it works over the weekend... though, if the mobile signal at Bridlington Spa is anything like the one in Whitby I will be regularly found standing on walls, roofs, cliff tops and any other vantage point I can find waving my phone like a mad woman and desperately trying to post here by email...
What I am looking forward to most though is having the team back together for our yearly outing. I can't wait to catch up with everyone and get started... In the meantime I shall try and concentrate on the important pre festival questions such as: Is it a good idea to try and wear the very high heels on a stage with steps? Who will feed the Guinea Pigs while I am away in Bridlington? Roses or glitter for the opening night? And, just exactly how will I concentrate on anything else for the next week? Kate x
Welcome to the Musicport Festival Blog
As tickets go on sale for Musicport 2011 – the 12th festival, the 4th year at Bridlington and aiming to be the biggest yet - we’ll blog our way through the Musicport year, bringing you news of bookings, ideas and developments as the line-up takes shape, and a glimpse of the lives and minds of the Musicport staff and crew. We’ll be looking for thoughts and comments from you too – please join in, wherever you are!
You may have noticed that this blog was rather neglected during last year's festival. This was because we took it upon ourselves to 'live tweet' the event. Follow us @musicportfest or on #musicport you can also find us on facebook