Friday, 19 February 2016
Future of Keswick Jazz Festival Uncertain
For the past 25 years, Keswick has been home to an annual weekend of traditional, gypsy and New Orleans jazz. Set in beautiful settings, the festival has drawn in audiences from far and wide and each year there are over 90 performances during the 4 day festival.
However, there are fears that this year's festival may be the last with the recent news that Theatre on the Lake, the festival's home, is no longer in a position to manage the festival in its current format.
In an article in the Times and Star reported that due to falling ticket sales and public funding cuts, they cannot carry on. A call has been put out to find an events director or promoter to take over the festival to ensure that it continues.
We hope to find an experienced and enthusiastic promoter who can devise a credible business plan to take the festival forward and ensure its financial stability by our deadline of May 9. If no credible offers are received by that date then 2016’s festival will be the last in its current form.
You can read the full Times and Star article here and for details on this year's festival, visit the Keswick Jazz Festival website and facebook page.