We would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support in making this year's event our biggest and most successful to date. Despite everything that the weather threw at us we had consistently larger crowds at the Festival venues; Main Stage, the second stage at The Three Horseshoes and St Mary Church. Festival goers enjoyed a varied musical programme over the nine days and the response to the new Glass Free policy was outstanding. The Fringe included more venues than ever before and there was a great turn out at The Savoy for the singalong. It is only because of your continued generosity that we are able to keep the Festival free at source.
We’d like to thank the local businesses who supported us in so many ways – giving or discounting goods and service, advertising and sponsoring. Many local businesses recognise that the Festival is from the community, for the community and support it for that reason alone. Without your backing we could not deliver this event.
We welcomed new and returning traders this year resulting in different offers and more choice. Thank you for your support and we hope you will want to be a part of next year’s Festival. St. John's presence always reassures and the support of the Rotary Club year in and year out is much appreciated.
Thanks must also be given to the local authorities, MCC, Monmouth Town Council and the local police for assisting us with our licences, planning applications, grant support and authorising the festival to proceed.
Finally we’d like to thank the volunteers, directors, committee members, site builders, stewards, bucketeers and everyone else who contributed to making this 33rd Monmouth Festival the success it was.
Our hard working core team of around 20, work tirelessly all year to put the festival together but we are always looking for fresh legs, eyes and ideas. If you would like to help in any way whatsoever, please come along to our AGM at The Gate House Thursday, October 1st at 8pm. Find out how the Festival Committee works and see if you can get involved.
Melaine Ralph and Ian Jones (Co Chairs)