Cactus Thrives On Sunshine

Cactus Festival in Brugge, Belgium, pulled one of its best crowds in recent years when more than 9,000 per day packed into the city’s Minnewaterpark to see bills headed by Tracy Chapman, Paul Weller and Jamie Lidell.

The Cactus crowd was as low as 7,000 per day in 2006, when the festival could do no better than break even, but the numbers tend to go up if it’s warm during the week before the event and organiser Patrick Keersebilck shouldn’t have any financial worries this year.

The other acts on the July 10-12 bill included Lamb, Calexico, Bunny Wailer, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Novastar and The Magic Numbers.