How come the same groups get to perform on Sunday and Monday each year?

by David Crowe on 24 August 2013

The running order is determined by the organising committee of the current festival, taking into account the following criteria:

  • length of productions – to control, as far as possible, the length of each evening’s entertainment
  • technical requirements
  • type of piece – with the aim of ensuring a varied evening’s entertainment
  • the groups’ expressed preferences.

Any impression that certain groups are favoured in the running order by getting their requested “slots” as a matter of course is mistaken.