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UNINTENTIONAL FESTIVAL 2004
Festival Three Day Finalé, which took place over the August
holiday weekend proved to be a colourful and entertaining climax
to the Ross-on-Wye Fringe Festival. With a large variety of events,
ranging from a male voice choir to heavy rock bands having already
been taking place in and around Ross since Sunday 15th August, the
finalé weekend, in the grounds of the Hope
& Anchor, began on Saturday, 28th August at 3 pm, finishing
at 11 pm on Monday.
I was unfortunately
not able to photograph absolutely everything of the festival but
did manage to snap over five hundred shots at the finalé
events. Just a few of those photographs can be seen on this series
of eighteen pages. To view, please follow the various links. If
you click the top one, you can follow the 'next' arrows and view
the weekend's events I was able to photograph. I am sorry if I missed
your band, it was nothing you said, just that I also covered The
Regatta, Lea Show and St. Mary's Flower Festival during the same
weekend and could not be everywhere at once.
below the photograph, including information if you wish to perform
at next year's festival . . .
on from a modest beginning, arranged at short notice back in 2002
due to the cancellation of the International festival, Ross-on-Wye
Unintentional Festival has gone from strength to strength and
has proved to be a great success. As with other local festivals
such as Monmouth and Coleford, starting out small and expanding
has proved to be far better than the other way round. I for one
would like to see a festival for our great local performers as
well as other big names as they become affordable become the main
event in town, rather than pay eighteen quid a ticket to see a
group of Czechoslovakian Sword Juggling Ferrets perform in a huge
you to Caz, Franki, Simon, Rachel and all the other organizers,
stewards and crew for a great festival!
a slightly sadder note, a few incidents took place during the
finalé weekend. Overnight on Saturday, the fence by the
stage was cut and during the early morning on Sunday, Caz had
her purse stolen from the festival site. It was later found in
town minus a large sum of money. On Sunday, one of the performers
had a guitar stolen from his car which was parked in Wye Street.
Any information on any of these happenings would be appreciated.