I went to the festival on Friday and Saturday nights scamming on a couple of comps my friend got.
As an outsider to the folk scene I was very impressed by the talent and variety on show. There were about a dozen different performance venues, ranging from pavilion-sized to small tents (Notably, there seemed to be no correlation between how good the music was and the size of the venue, as some of the best stuff I saw was in a smaller venue). I saw a whole bunch of artists I had never seen before. Most were pretty good, but some were really exceptional and I hope to follow them up. Between the venues were a number of food outlets, selling a good variety of world cuisines, and stores selling drums, kaftans, hand-made jewelry, incense and the like.
The event seemed pretty well organised and was well attended, with a high ratio of families on both of the nights I went. A good night out.
Anyone else go along? Please add to my half-assed review.