Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scotland -- Country Music Festival Defies Recession

Creetown Country Music Festival

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

I haven't posted on this blog for a few weeks, as I've been traveling in Romania (see my Jewish Heritage blog for details).

But here's some interesting news in the Sauerkraut (or, I guess, Haggis) Cowboy world: According to the BBC, ticket sales are up nearly 40 percent at this weekend's Creetown Country Music Festival in Scotland, defying recession trends.

Organisers of the event in Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway, said a move to a new site had helped to provide a real surge in its popularity.

They hope that the 13th edition of the annual festival - staged this weekend - can beat its ticket sales record.

Read full BBC article

According to the festival web site there will be more than two dozen country acts, plus a street fair, western events -- and all the other typical stuff making up the imaginary wild west.

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