Busking day helps Wymondham get ready for music festival

The Wymondham Ukulele Group at the Wymondham Busking Day. Picture: Submitted

The Wymondham Ukulele Group at the Wymondham Busking Day. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Buskers descended on Wymondham town centre on Saturday for Wymondham Music Festival's annual Busking Day.

First-time Wymondham Busking Day participants Isobel and Dylan Barber. Picture: Submitted

First-time Wymondham Busking Day participants Isobel and Dylan Barber. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Many of the buskers were making their first appearance at the event and were raising money for local charities.

Julian Gillett, from the Wymondham Music Festival team, said: 'It's been a lovely morning. The sun shone and the music created a good buzz in the town centre. I am very pleased that so many young people turned out to busk this year.'

To build up to the two week festival, which takes place between Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 16, there will two more market place music events next month.

On Saturday, June 11 progressive bluegrass group Britgrass Three will play and Norwich-based Brother Pit, a seven-piece string band playing a mix of traditional American and Irish songs, will serenade shoppers on Saturday, June 25.


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Now in its 21st year, the festival will kick off with the Festival Ceilidh at Wymondham Central Hall.

Other events include the Jazz Picnic at Becketswell, the Teddy Bear's Picnic at King's Head Meadow and concerts and recitals at Wymondham Abbey.

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The Festival is offering free tickets for under 18s to concerts during the two week festival.

For full programme details and more information visit https://www.wymfest.org.uk/ or pick up a brochure in Wymondham.

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