Organisers hail Festival open day a success

Wayne Dunbar of the Rhumba Club and Festival Director Craig Blyth at the grand entrance to Panmure Estate, chosen site for the first Festival of House.

Wayne Dunbar of the Rhumba Club and Festival Director Craig Blyth at the grand entrance to Panmure Estate, chosen site for the first Festival of House.

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Organisers of Festival of House, the new two day Scottish music festival taking place in Angus this June have hailed the recent supplier open day event a success.

The open doors free event, which was held on Thursday, March 3, in Carnoustie, was aimed at local businesses who were invited to meet the team, learn about commercial opportunities and register their interest in being involved in the festival.

A diverse breadth of suppliers attended ranging from local operators such as Hamish’s Hogs and Spink Fishmonger (Arbroath), Fin & Co Hair Salon (Carnoustie), Café Mojo (Broughty Ferry) and Bespoke Bar Company, Let’s Wok Noodle Bar, Scott Brothers Butchers and 1 to 1 Security Services (Dundee) to Just Baked, Hippo I.T, Future Signage and Co-An Cleaning Supplies (Blairgowrie), Graham Whyte Burgers (Turriff), Cav and Co Street Food (Aberdeen), Simon Howie (Dunning) and Buffalo Farm (Kennoway), Suppliers who had travelled from further afield included Thistly Cross Cider (Dunbar), Fotheringham’s Ice Cream (Falkirk) and Woodburns Raclette Alpine Pizzeria (Aviemore).

This recent Supplier Open Day follows the previous successful Residents Open Day where

organisers enjoyed a lively exchange with the local community and enjoyed a clear vote of support from the majority of attendees, support further demonstrated in the completed questionnaires.

Commenting on the Supplier Open Day, Festival Director Craig Blyth said: “The recent Supplier Open Day was another successful event and we were delighted to welcome so

many interested businesses of varying sizes and from across the wider region to hear about their services and how they might be involved in Festival of House. The feedback was fantastic and there is clearly a strong desire for a major event of this profile and stature, and with such positive economic impact for the local area, to take place.”
Mr Blyth continued: “This Supplier Open Day follows the well attended Residents Open Day last month where we were delighted to receive a clear vote of support from the majority of attendees. It is worth noting that the norm for these types of events is for the balance to be firmly in the no camp, as there is more motivation to attend such events if you are objecting. For the festival to receive a majority positive vote from residents is tremendous.”

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