Gigbeth has been confirmed as happening for the third time on November 6th – 8th this year. Meanwhile Audiences Central’s evaluation of the festival is looking positive:
Those who had been involved with the festival previously felt that this yearâ€™s festival was bigger and better than last yearâ€™s. Most people involved had been contacted or heard about Gigbeth through Clare Edwards, the Festivalâ€™s founder. There were several commendations of the festivalâ€™s professionalism, with comments that the festival was well organised. Gigbethâ€™s diversity was also mentioned, as well as it lending a positive image to the Digbeth area.
Suggestions for improvement focussed on addressing technical difficulties, increasing attendance and press coverage. It was generally acknowledged that Gigbeth is still in its foetal stages and that the festival was still growing and learning from experience.