Get ready to rock at Reepham Festival

Dr Feelgood in action with guitarist Steve Walwyn to the fore.

Dr Feelgood in action with guitarist Steve Walwyn to the fore. - Credit: Archant

Reepham is getting ready to rock, and relax to classical music, at its annual major summer festival this weekend.

At least 17 bands - headlined by the legendary rhythm and blues group Dr Feelgood - will play over the weekend of August 10 and 11.

But the aim is to cover for all tastes - with the busy line-up featuring The Kaiser Thiefs, the only Kaiser Chiefs tribute band in the UK, as well as the Imperial Vienna Orchestra playing classic Strauss waltzes.

Festival director Steve Jenkins said: 'Reepham Festival strikes the right balance between a family day out and a marathon treat for music fans.

'We always say that the festival provides something for everyone and this year really proves the point.'


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The programme also includes folk and roots music across its stages in the main arena on Rookery Meadow, the church and Reepham and Whitwell Station.

Other acts include the long-running, hard rocking Buster James band, festival favourites The Vagaband, rising star Luke Jackson, acoustic balladeer Marina Florance, harpist Xenia Horne, blues duo Dove and Boweevil.

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Saturday programme: Rookery Meadow; 12 Tattooed Lies, 12.45 Stranger Culture, 13.40 Kaiser Thiefs, 14.55 Dove & Boweevil, 15.55 Buster James, 17.20 The Vagaband, 18.30 Dr Feelgood

Church Stage: 13.00 Dove & Boweevil, 13.55 Raevennan Husbandes, 14.55 Marina Florance, 16.00 Inlay, 17.10 Xenia Horne, 18.15 Luke Jackson, 19.30 Imperial Vienna Orchestra

Sunday Programme: Music Marquee at Whitwell: 12.30 Front Porch, 13.25 Marina Florance, 14.35 Luke Jackson, 15.50 Inlay, 17.10 Bad Touch, 18.20 Shock! Hazard

On Sunday the Crown Public House on Ollands Road is also hosting Less than This playing alternative rock/punk pop covers from 8pm to midnight. Admission free with donations going to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Tickets are £18, which admits one adult to the festival on Saturday. Up to two children (under 15) are free when accompanied by a ticket-paying adult. Free admission on Sunday. Camping spaces are sold out.

? Tickets are bookable via www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk, but are also available from Very Nice Things in The Market Place in Reepham and Whitwell and Reepham Station.

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