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Newark Festival funding is being reviewed after poor attendance

Financial backing of Newark Festival from the public purse is being reviewed.

Newark Town Council is considering withdrawing their £60,000 contribution due to poor attendance, particularly on the free Sunday family fun day, and concerns were also raised that the prices were expensive for the calibre of acts who performed.

The Town Council dedicates £15,000 to the cost of entertainers on the Sunday, with the remaining £45,000 to support Friday and Saturday events and pay for the infrastructure to remain in place for the Sunday.

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