DissFest’ promises exciting three days of entertainment

PUBLISHED: 08:59 26 May 2016 | UPDATED: 08:59 26 May 2016

Young Associates will be helping to organise DissFest'. Picture: Submitted.

Young Associates will be helping to organise DissFest'. Picture: Submitted.


An arts festival is returning to Diss for the second year running and organisers are promising three days of interesting and exciting entertainment.

Doug Macleod will be performing at DissFest'. Picture: Submitted.Doug Macleod will be performing at DissFest'. Picture: Submitted.

DissFest’ will bring together a mix of music, theatre, comedy, art and workshop in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.

The idea for the event came from Unit Twenty Three, a Diss-based not-for-profit social enterprise, who decided to take action when people in

the town voiced their

displeasure at the lack of activities available.

It was suggested that there is a strong desire for community events, especially at the weekends, and creative and dramatic activities.

The event, which will take place from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, has confirmed acts including American folk blues artist Doug MacLeod, alternative Norfolk rock band Eva Black and singer/songwriter Emma King.

There will be opportunities to get creative in interactive workshops and theatre pieces to enjoy including Romeo or Juliet and there will also be comedy shows such as Hap (less one).

A team of young associates ages 14 to 19 will help to run the event and will gain experience of event organising throughout the year with Unit Twenty Three.

DissFest’ has plans to expand year upon year to cover more varieties of art, music and entertainment by introducing international, national and local artists.

A spokesman for the festival said: “Taking the lid off the hidden talent in the area and raising awareness of the surprising amount of creativity in this small market town, DissFest’ will bring a feast of originality to the residents of Diss and surrounding towns and villages.

“Up and coming young musicians, well established theatre groups and other art forms will be performing throughout the three day weekend.

“There will also be exciting workshops involving creating music with children as well as acting and writing sessions for young performers.”

For more information or if you know someone who would like to become part of the young associates team, visit or call 01379 882200.

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