Ash, Pigeon Detectives and Reverend and the Makers to perform at Play Fest 2012

A budding Norfolk music festival has announced its return for 2012 with a host of big name acts on the line-up.

The inaugural Play Fest was staged last year within the grounds of New Eccles Hall School near Attleborough and attracted more than 2,000 revellers.

The first headline acts for the festival were announced today, which will see 90s rock band Ash performing on the main stage on Saturday, June 2.

They will be joined by other big name bands on June 2 including the Pigeon Detectives, Reverend and the Makers, and The Big Pink.

The festival is set to run from June 1 to June 3 at the private school and more headline acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

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With a career spanning 18 years, and 18 top 40 hits, Irish rock group Ash have lost none of the energy that saw them debut on Top Of The Pops whilst awaiting their A-level results and since notch up five studio albums together.

The organisers of Play Fest were shortlisted in the UK Festival Awards 2011 in the best new festival category. Music fans were treated to big names such as The Futureheads, Frank Turner and Darwin Deez last year.

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The two-day festival was the brainchild of Norwich music promoters Olly Rigden and Olly Sear.

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