PURBECK VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: organiser Catherine Burke
“Make sure you get a good team together. It’s all about team work. Purbeck Valley Folk Festival has two experienced event organisers who know how to do festivals, and a great farming family who know the land.
Getting the right farm is crucial to us in hosting a successful festival. Not just the location of the site (we’re very lucky at Purbeck Valley having views across Corfe Castle and the Purbeck hills), but also the farmers and how easy they are to work with. The Barnes’ do a great job in getting the site cleared and looking good for us, and the fact that they’re around, flexible and willing to lend a hand is brilliant. They’re very handy with tractors/forks which came in handy on a number of occasions at last year’s event, from rescuing campers (and toilets) that got stuck in the mud, to unloading the Heras fencing off the back of the lorry that arrived with a broken crane!