Harvest Moon Festival delights Beccles with ‘eclectic’ mix of music

The Harvest Moon Festival 2015 in Beccles

The Harvest Moon Festival 2015 in Beccles - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people basked in glorious sunshine to enjoy a free music festival in Beccles.

The Harvest Moon Festival 2015 in Beccles. The Broken Maps perform.

The Harvest Moon Festival 2015 in Beccles. The Broken Maps perform. - Credit: Archant

The eighth Harvest Moon Festival, run by Beccles Community Arts, took place yesterday at the quay.

Featuring a mix of folk, rock and blues bands, there were 13 acts for festival-goers to enjoy including The River Hundred Folk Band, The Broken Maps, Richard Sutton and Less Than This.

Chair of Beccles Community Arts Jula Janney said: 'The weather has been wonderful, the music has been wonderful and the audience has been wonderful.

'We've had an eclectic mix of music, we've tried to provide something for everyone and all the bands have played for free.'

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As well as the main stage, there was a beer tent, food, craft and plant stalls and an NSPCC stall, manned by Beccles mayor Hugh Taylor.

He said: 'The committee has done a wonderful job of putting the event together. It's fantastic.'

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Beccles Community Arts is working in partnership with the Beccles and Bungay Journal on a campaign to build a permanent stage at the quay, and although the event was free, people were invited to donate to the fund.

The Beccles Community Stage Campaign aims to raise £60,000 to build a permanent stage for performers to be used events such as the Harvest Moon Festival, Beccles Duck Race and Beccles Carnival, as well as by local schools, groups and organisations.

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