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“Lichfield Arts are having to find £3,500 to cover the extra costs. Being a voluntary organisation and being committed to keeping the festival a free event, this has come as a bit of a blow. Fuse will go ahead this year, but we do need to raise the extra funds to ensure that it continues for many years to come.”Organisers are looking for local performers who have played at the Fuse in the past, or who are booked to perform at Fuse 2009 to donate one track each towards a compilation CD to go on sale to raise the extra money needed. The CDs will then go on sale at gigs and venues leading up to the Fuse festival, online, and at the event itself. Five hundred copies of Don’t Fence Me In are initially being planned and will go on sale for £7.50 once the 15-20 tracks needed are compiled. A deadline of May 12 has been set for pressing the compilation album and interested artists are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.