Here’s some video of just how much John Hargreaves liked the Fringe Festival in February:
Today he’s announced that he’s getting rid of it and giving $30,000 dollars to a rather surprised National Folk Festival to do something Fringey.
Now have a listen to just how surprised the Folk Festival’s Jared Wilkins was when asked about this on 666.
Also fear not. Beer And Meat On A Stick Day (BAMOASD) is pretty much going to be the sole survivor of the reductions to the multicultural festival.
UPDATE: The ABC brings word that a startled Jon Stanhope is trying to hose down the fire as he edges John Hargreaves away from it:
- Mr Stanhope has apologised to Mr Gardner for how the situation has been handled.
But he denies taking over responsibility for the event is a veiled rebuke of Mr Hargreaves.
“It’s just a reflection of the reality of the changing structure and the changing nature of the way in which the Fringe Festival would in the future be funded,” he said.