Biggest gathering of groups and ale expected at Geldeston’s bank holiday Grainfest

The Locks Inn at Geldeston. Picture: Archant.

The Locks Inn at Geldeston. Picture: Archant. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A weekend of music and real ale is being held at The Locks Inn, Geldeston, over the bank holiday weekend.

This year's Grainfest is expected to be their biggest gathering of ale, bands and people so far, celebrating the synergy through the centuries between grain production and processing, the waterways of the Waveney Valley, beer and The Locks Inn.

The award-winning Grain brewery, based at Alburgh, will be setting up a marquee beer tent in the pub garden offering a range of their ales as well as guest beers from the region's breweries. There will also be a country fast-food stall and tasty pub-grub on the menu.

The two-day event, will take place this Saturday from noon until 11pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.

The first day will be compered by Richard Penguin from Future Radio, and his quirky band with offbeat songs and stories Penguins Go Pop will be kicking the event off at 1pm. They will be followed at 2pm by melodic Indie Pop band The Butterfly Trap, and then up and coming local outfit The Revelation Brothers will take to the stage around about 3pm.

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Daisyhead, who play 60s inspired psychedelic pop, will be on just after 4pm, and will be followed by former Farmers Boys members Stan, Baz, Mark and Robert, alongside Justin in their Americana and country inspired band The Mcguilty Brothers just after 5pm.

To finish the big finale around 8pm will be Waxies Dargle playing Irish and traditional folk.

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On the Sunday, Folk East will be taking over the day's events and will kick off with Faded Genes at 12.30pm, followed by some folk and morris dancing with Eammon Andrews.

Finn Collinson, who makes modern folk utilising new technology, will be on stage around 2pm and will be followed by highly acclaimed trio and winner of Froots magazine editor Iain Anderson's album of the year for 2016, Alden Patterson and Dashwood at around 3pm.

For more information contact Colin Smith, landlord of the Geldeston Locks Inn, by emailing

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