December 22 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Music lovers and festival fanatics flocked to Swaffham this weekend to enjoy eclectic sounds in the town.
This year’s second annual Swaffham Festival took over the Market Place and Campingland as more than 20 acts took to the stage.
Extended from last year’s one day festival to two, organisers hinted that a three day spectacular could be on the cards for next year.
Crowds were drawn to listen to folk artists Robb Johnson and Rumours of Spring, as well as Fern Teather, the Blarney Rovers and the Novinska Folskaband.
Hey Rudi, who stormed last year’s festival, entertained crowds, as well as local bands Midnight Circus and The Sharps, signer-songwriters Robb Johnson and Fern Teather.
The Root Music All Stars who entertained shoppers at Swaffham’s Friday evening market with an exclusive rehearsal took to the stage, as well as Swaffham’s own X Factor star Cyril Grant.
Described as a “family friendly arts event”, organisers at the Iceni Partnership said it offered the town and surrounding areas range of eclectic music to suit all tastes.
“It’s gone really well”, said Kate Francis, projects development officer for the Iceni partnership, who helped organise the festival.
“The music has been absolutely brilliant. We want to keep the days family-friendly and free.
“We had two really good community days with really high quality music.”