Very exciting times at Lancaster Jazz Festival (I realise I may be saying that too often but it really is). Although the festival is ‘ages’ away, this is one of the busiest times for us as we set the groundwork for 2013.
14th - 22nd September
2013 is going to be a really high quality festival. We’ve read all your feedback, discussed and taken it on board, and, running out of all of this, we’re focussed on producing an inspirational festival with beautiful venues, awesome artists, integrated educational outreach and excellent events year-round (look out soon for Lancaster Jazz Club).
It won’t necessarily be bigger however. Across the arts sector budgets are tight and that’s no different at Lancaster Jazz Festival, this makes it incredibly important for us to focus on what we do well. 2013 won’t be lacking in ambition though (it could well be the most ambitious so far, even in our very short history). I think we have a clearer idea than ever about what we want to achieve and how the future will look. The festival team are more motivated than ever, we’ve learned so much from the risks we took last year and, most importantly, we’ve got a pretty good sense of how to get there.
An eight day festival with a focussed festival weekend - Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September 2013.
(Early) New Year Resolutions
Once we’ve all got over our new year hangovers watch this space for more content from the Lancaster Jazz Festival Team. We’re going to be updating this blog and our twitter (@LancasterJazz) regularly with news, thoughts, happenings and things we want your opinions on. Please feel free to get in touch with us using the comments below, on facebook or twitter, or using the contact us page on this website.
A note for artists - we will be launching a submission process for the festival in the new year - please join our mailing list or keep checking back to find out the moment it happens, but please don’t send anything yet (we love your enthusiasm but we get at least twenty a week at the moment and we simply don’t have the time to respond). The submission process will be quick and painless for everyone.
We’re also going to have some very exciting news about new ideas, new venues and new events all in the new year. We’ll keep you posted.
Matt Robinson - Festival Director