Today must be the day for unhappy trader phone calls into our office. Now it’s Lampeter’s turn, who are going OTT on their charges for electric. I’ve been told that if traders paid their electric charge with their trade stand application, the charge is £36.00, if they ask for electric on the day the charge is then £40.00.
Not sure how many hours there are for trading so went onto their website and could only find an official opening time of 11.00. I’m guessing that the festival kicks off at 10.00 and is open for around 6 hours. So that gives a rough price of £6.00 per hour for electric, which in my view is more than rather steep to say the least, where do they get this price from? Even though wag have dipped into their coffers and given the festival £6,150 for the day’s event, it seems as ever the traders are not helped.
I note that many of our Best Of Welsh & Borders producers are in booked in and I really do hope that you have a good day and take lots of money. Sorry not to be there but even though Lampeter is much closer, I’m off to the Really Wild Festival instead. Really Wild have been long time supporters of Welsh Country magazine so it’s off to Pembroekshire for me tomorrow.