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Grinagog Festival 2019 'to be much scaled down' after failing to secure funding

Organisers have confirmed that this year's Grinagog Festival will be a much scaled down version of previous years due to a lack of funding.

Due to budget cuts, Torbay Council was unable to fund the £25,000 needed to guarantee the three day event could be held again in the grounds of Torre Abbey Museum. 

The Council is working with event organisers to see whether other Grinagog-style events could take place this summer instead - and they hope the Festival will be back in 2020. 

Cllr Nicole Amil, Executive Lead for Tourism, Culture and Harbours said: “It is with much regret that we are not in a position to stage a full Grinagog Festival in 2019. We know many people have supported and enjoyed the festival, and with this in mind we are aiming to be back in 2020. The Council is working with event organisers to see whether Grinagog style events could be staged in Torbay during the summer.”

The concept of the Grinagog Festival is to showcase the best local music, artistic and creative talents and to link it to some of the best visiting music talent from around the UK and the world.

It’s extensive and diverse programme of music genres, arts and activities attracted more than 4,000 people during the two previous successful events held in 2017 and 2018.

If you are a local business owner or supplier that would like to get involved in the Grinagog events during the summer of 2019 email info@grinagogfestival.com

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