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New home for FolkEast festival

08:00 16 December 2012

Karine Polwart will be appearing at the FolkEast weekend being held at Glemham Hall next August.  Picture: Paul Heartfield.

Karine Polwart will be appearing at the FolkEast weekend being held at Glemham Hall next August. Picture: Paul Heartfield.

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A folk festival aimed at promoting home-grown talent will move to a new venue next year.

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FolkEast was launched at Somerleyton Hall, near Lowestoft, on the August bank holiday weekend, but the Halesworth-based organisers have announced that next year it will take place at Glemham Hall, near Wickham Market.

They have also revealed that this year’s headline artists, with the main stage welcoming The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Dhol Foundation Big Band and Steeleye Span.

Other acts to perform on the main stage include Karine Polwart, Penguin Café and Spiers and Boden, with more artists to be announced across the three stages.

Festival spokesman John Marshall-Potter said: “This is a family-friendly festival combining music with innovative street performance and art, good locally sourced food stalls, real ales from local micro breweries, quality arts and crafts from local makers, dance and music workshops, morris dancing, fire sculptures and camping along with lots of little surprises along the way.”

He said that feedback from the first festival described it as intimate and friendly, and that they were hoping to maintain this small scale.

It will take place on August 23, 24 and 25 at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham.

Tickets are already available online, with weekend tickets £91 before January 31 and £104 after.

To buy visit www.folkeast.co.uk

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