PLANS are already underway for a third fire and ice festival following a successful weekend.

Organisers at Durham’s Business Improvement District say footfall increased by seven per cent during the weekend of Fire&Ice InDurham, which took place on February 24 and 25 – making it the busiest weekend of the year so far.

Adam Deathe, business engagement manager, said: “We’re all coming down following the buzz of Fire&Ice InDurham. The streets were packed with people of all ages coming into the city to enjoy the festival and all that Durham has to offer.

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“Feedback from visitors and businesses in Durham alike has been superb with many people saying it’s one of the best events they’ve ever seen. It’s fast becoming a regular on people’s calendars, so much so, we’ve already started planning the event for next year.”