Audiences praised after Lichfield Festival sees record ticket sales

The BBC Philarmonic Orchestra playing at Lichfield Cathedral during the Lichfield Festival

The BBC Philarmonic Orchestra playing at Lichfield Cathedral during the Lichfield Festival

The 2014 Lichfield Festival has been voted a resounding success by audiences.

The sale of a record number of tickets has enabled the members of the festival board to move on to the forthcoming Literary Festival with their heads held high.

Festival chairman Tony Bateman said: “The lack of Arts Council Support and general difficulty in raising sponsorship for artistic events – shared with other arts organisations throughout the country – meant that the future of the festival was in some doubt.

“However, due to the magnificent response of the audiences we have achieved a break-even position which is as much as we could have hoped for.

“I can’t thank Fiona Stuart enough for the marvellous programme and Jen Mears and her team for making it all happen.”

The artistic balance and quality of performers has proved to be a winning formula and we are hoping for the same response to the Literary Festival, which runs from October 8 to 12. Tickets go on sale very shortly.

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