So you want a weekend music festival not too far from home? Well, the answer could be Peripheral, which is being held at Narborough at the end of May.
Already 24 bands have been signed up and there will be two stages set up at Narborough Community Centre for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29.
Music promoter Sean O’Neill, of Ideal Surreal at Norwich, said: “Music festivals like this have a home in almost every county, but not, I’m unhappy to say, in Norfolk. We would like to change all that.
“There isn’t a grand master plan. We’re not trying to make a million pounds, change the world and retire. No, all we wanted is to invite some of our favourite performers from Norfolk and beyond to come any play some music.
“We’re accommodating two stages, with the main – or loud stage – situated within the hall. You can expect a magnitude of our county’s finest young bands, such as Ducking Punches, one of the biggest Norwich bands; Dazy Crown, an excellent young indie pop outfit, who recently starred at The Next Big Thing Final; legendary indie veterans Magoo and Leeds quartet Post War Glamour Girls, who are making the journey down the M1.
“Those of you of a more folky disposition will be able to witness a collection of the more folky, poppy and acoustic acts from our region. Once again the standard is really high, with Cove Hithe, Eastern Seaboard and Bird of Hell among the performers.”
Full details of all the bands can be found on the Ideal Surreal website.
Sean said festival-goers can also expect a variety of additional fun including karaoke in the Social Club, a ‘Band verses Fan’ football tournament, an afternoon of games and an improvised jam session hosted by local legend Shane O’linski.
There will also be a real ale tent, food, refreshments and a Sunday morning breakfast cook-up, which will, as most festival-goers know, be the perfect start to what should be a second day of fun.
Tickets are £20 for the weekend (plus £5 if you would like to camp) or £15 for a day. Tickets are available now from www.idealsurreal.co.uk, idealsurreal.bandcamp, The Owl Sanctuary, Soundclash and Bestniks, but you should be quick as numbers are limited.