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HONITON: Tickets are selling fast for sausage and cider festival

Friday, 07 February 2014

Organisers of Honiton’s first Sausage and Cider Festival have been left ‘flabbergasted’ by the public’s response to the event, after 250 tickets were sold within 24 hours of being made available.
Tickets went on sale through the festival’s website on Wednesday (January 29th) and have been in high demand throughout the week, with a further 110 sold since the launch. Fifty campsite pitches have also been booked.
The festival, which will take place in May opposite the old showground, has been billed as ‘the biggest community event Honiton has ever seen’.
Members of the recently formed Honiton Foundation, including Mayor David Foster, have organised the festival and hope to raise a substantial amount of money for local charity Devon Freewheelers.
The charity’s chairman, Jonathan Broad, said: “I am flabbergasted at the figure. It is brilliant that we have managed to sell so many tickets already.
“This is going to be one of the big fundraisers of the year for Devon Freewheelers and to have such a reaction from the community is amazing.”
Diamondogz, Fools & Horses and the Sweet Black Angels are among the musical acts already confirmed, with The Wurzels set to close the evening’s entertainment.
Mayor David Foster has said the event will be family-friendly with lots of entertainment, from face painting to live music, from morning until late.
Dave Webber, a volunteer rider with the Freewheelers who has been involved with the organisation of the festival, said: “We are very pleased with the number of tickets sold so far. We had 631 hits on Wednesday – our only worry was that the website might crash!
“People have been very keen within Honiton and we are also seeing some take-up from the rest of the catchment area and elsewhere. It is getting bigger and bigger.
“Looking forward we will need to keep these numbers up and we hope that people will continue to get behind it. If we can get up to around 10,000 tickets, it will be absolutely spectacular.”
Tickets cost £10 per person with free entry for under-16s.
For tickets and more information, visit www.honiton


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