Thornham festival is back and with best line-up yet

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Look no further than Thornham for top musical talent when the second annual Music on the Field festival pitches up tomorrow.

No less than nine bands will be performing everything from jazz, blues and folk, to rock, pop and indie throughout the day as the festival returns to it’s original home with the best line-up yet.

Kickstarting the event at 2pm are Laura and the Sounds Easy Jazz trio, who wowed the crowd at last summer’s gig on the Church Green with smooth, rich vocals gliding through jazz classics. Backed by some of the most versatile and experienced players in the county this will be a class opening act not to miss.

The 3pm slot sees local favourites and indie rockers, Jimmy Rockit, take the stage to get the crowd rocking, before Pennyless brings a change of mood on their third visit to the village. Known to Thornham audiences, the band bring their mix of traditional folk and innovative new material, this versatile trio are sure of a warm welcome.

Then a new act to the venue graces the stage at 5pm, The Rockin’ Bishop of Lynn has been hugely popular since his successful Festival Too performance. Before another mood change at 6pm, which will please fans of Bob Dylan as Back Pages play a selection of his material which changed the music of the second half of the 20th century.

Blues Tubes take the stage at 7pm with their brand of Blues and Rockabilly, to be followed by Darling Coreys, another band new to Thornham. An all-female blue-grass band from Norwich, their set is eagerly anticipated.

Also new to Thornham are Red Dust, who are highly recommended, before the evening closes as always with the Festival Ensemble who are sure to bring the evening to a rousing close.

Families will enjoy the children’s tent and entertainment in the afternoon and the Play Area will be available throughout. The barbecue, a taster tent from Marco Pierre White’s Lifeboat, La Campagna’s tapas plus Thornham BagLady Ploughman’s Platter and home-made cakes and refreshments will keep hungry festival-goers happy. There is also a Real Ale bar with a good choice of beers and wine, and a Pimms tent.

Running from 2-11pm on Thornham Playing Field, tickets cost £10 for adults and under-12’s go free, all available on the gates and free parking will be available on site weather-dependent.

Proceeds from the event will support and help develop the activities of Thornham Village Hall and Playing Field Ltd, the charitable company which manages the facilities.