Good news. The Western Mail and Jazzwise Magazine yesterday reported fully Arts Council Wales’ decision to entrust the running of a mini-festival in Brecon in 2009 and a full festival in 2010 to the organisers of the Hay Festival. The runner-up in ACW’s process was John Ellson of ESIP.
The Western Mail says the Brecon Festival was conceived 25 years ago as “New Orleans beneath the Beacons. ”
Which would make Cheltenham “Greenwich Village hits the tea rooms, “ or maybe Glasgow “Joe Lovano with deep-fried Mars bars” (sorry Jill, just a joke!) Any more suggestions?