Fairport Convention and other bands who played last year's Isle Of Wight Folk and Blues festival claim they've not been paid yet. So, they've done exactly what you or I would do. No, I mean exactly. They complained to You and Yours. Dave Pegg told the programme:
"The audience were great. We had a really good night. We may appear to be a big name but this is our livelihood and we really do need to get paid."
Rather missing the point, the organiser admits she hasn't yet sent out any cheques but has paid other musicians:
"The jazz festival musicians from last year have been paid. The majority of this year's are already paid," she said.
"The folk and blues festival is a big problem to us because we do have to find reinvestment and find sponsors.
Perhaps the idea of not paying the blues performers was that, at least, they'd be able to get some more songs out of their predicament, but we're not quite sure that saying you've paid off the jazz guys is all that reassuring. It's like Peaches Geldof saying 'yes, but I paid for the shoes, didn't I?" and hoping that will be an end of the matter.