Festival returns to Thornham after wash-out year

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Music on the Field returns bigger, better and with more on offer for all the family to Thornham’s Playing Field on Saturday, August 2, after a two year absence.

No music festival can claim credibility unless it has been flooded at some point and this was the case in 2012.

Last year saw the new village hall being constructed on-site so alternative concerts were held on the church green.

The 2014 Live Music in the Field Festival sees a wide variety of musical styles with some great new additions to the line-up as well as the return of bands enjoyed previously by local audiences.

Monica Clare, organiser, said: “We have a great line-up of bands, mainly drawn from the local area, who will entertain us with an eclectic mix of Jazz, Folk,Blues, Rock, Rockabilly and Bluegrass. With a late surprise addition to the list, we will see a newly formed band from Norwich, Red Dust, who play Rock, Alt Country and Americana,towards the end of the program.”

Eight bands feature with the concert opening at 2pm and playing till late.

Young Indie Rockers, Jimmy Rockit, feature along with Laura and the Sounds Easy Jazz trio, who wowed the audience last year on a hot summer’s day on the green.

Pennyless, the innovative Lincolnshire folk trio, play the venue for the third time by popular request.

New additions to the bill see the Darling Coreys, an all-girl blue-grass band from Norwich, Blues Tubes give it a little Rockabilly and Back Pages singing and playing from the Bob Dylan songbook.

Among the most eagerly anticipated acts, following his success at Lynn’s Festival Too, is the Rockin’ Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick. Closing the programme, as is traditional, will be the Festival Ensemble.

Alongside the music there will be a children’s tent with face-painting, juggling and jokes and the play area. Every festival needs its refreshments – a Pimms bar, beer tent with real ales, food, BBQ and refreshment tent provide these.

Monica added: “We look forward to welcoming old friends and new, locals and visitors to Thornham’s very own Music Festival.”

Adult admission will be £10 with under 12s free; campervans for overnight stay only, an additional £15, conditions apply; parking on-site free, if ground conditions permit.

Dogs will be admitted if kept on a lead and under control. For further information contact Monica on monclare@btinternet.com