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It was a scorcher! The sunshine welcomed the first Feis Festival to the city based on the waterfront. Those who attended enjoyed the weather as much as watching the musicians they had come to see. Van Morrison headlined a busy list of fantastic musicians, impressing the crowds visiting from around the country. The festival is part of the Liverpool 2018 events programme which marks the city’s tenth anniversary of being awarded the European Capital of Culture and follows on the heels of the city winning the UNESCO City of Music award in 2015. According to the Liverpool Museum it is estimated that 75% of Liverpool’s population is of Irish decent and the festival was a celebration of this heritage.
Over 12,000 people attended to see some of the biggest names in Irish music and the festival has been the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has ever seen.
We’re now well into our festival season and we deployed a dedicated supervision team, a friendly arena entrance team geared towards customer service and welfare and worked in partnership with representatives from Liverpool County Council.
Lewis Walsh our Security Manager said, “A new festival is always a unique experience for us and I feel we have excelled across all areas. It’s fantastic to see our team smiling and helping the festival visitors as much as they can in the warm weather. Visitor feedback has once again been amazing. Liverpool Council have been an excellent client to work in partnership with. They are really well organised which has helped make a huge difference in this deployment being a success for us.”
Feis Festival will return in 2019. With this job wrapped up successfully, the FGH team look ahead to making Beat Herder (Friday 13th July – Sunday 15th July 2018), in Ribble Valley, nothing short of a safe and positive experience for all who attend.
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