Is anyone going to Butlins Competition?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Yorkiefella, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Yorkiefella

    Yorkiefella New Member

    Is anyone going to the Butlins (former mineworkers) competition in November?

    I'm just wondering how bands feel about having to pay £12 per player to get them in to the Butlins complex, as well as paying a competition entry fee? I appreciate that bands are welcome to stay on the complex over that weekend for quite a low charge, but this is simply not possible in some cases.

    Our band has been quoted £600 for a bus for the day, and then we will be expected to pay over £300 in entry fees. If we were fortunate to win the prize money for our section comes to nowehere near that amount.

    I think the organisers are due credit for attempting to keep the mineworkers competition alive, but at what cost?

    What does anyone else think?
  2. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    does seem a bit steep especially for lower section bands that struggle to keep afloat.
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