Food, music and beer on the bill at new north Norfolk food and music festival

Gunton Arms festival of food and music: Pictures: Supplied by Gunton Arms

Gunton Arms festival of food and music: Pictures: Supplied by Gunton Arms - Credit: Archant

A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Market.

KDL. Gunton Arms festival of food and music: Pictures: Supplied by Gunton Arms

KDL. Gunton Arms festival of food and music: Pictures: Supplied by Gunton Arms - Credit: Archant

Organisers of the first Gunton festival are promising that it will be a 'glorious celebration of the Gunton Arms' holy trinity – food, music and drink'.

Head chef Stuart Tattersall said: 'This is a natural progression for us, a chance to bring to the table a day of great food and indulgence, hand in hand with some great music.

'When my wife Simone and I took over the Gunton Arms with Ivor Braka about six years ago there were principles we agreed to introduce at the pub - a warm welcome, serving great food and beer, and getting the right music on the playlist.

'With the festival we can now deliver this award-winning formula to a bigger audience. Hopefully, we can make it an annual event.


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'The festival's being held in unison with Rupert Orton, who's helped us musically with some successful New Year's Eve parties and introduced us to the right bands.'

Internationally renowned sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis , who play an eclectic mix up of r'n'b, blues, soul, country, jazz and ska, will headline the music stage.

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Kitty Durham, Lewis Durham, and Daisy Durham played their first shows at a Sunday afternoon club hosted by Norwich country hero Big Steve Arlene in 2002. And they became a full-scale family affair when mum Ingrid and dad Graeme joined.

The five-piece went onto international stardom selling a quarter of a million albums.

KDL have a big East Anglian fanbase previously headlining Red Rooster Festival in Suffolk and selling out shows at the Norwich Arts Centre and The Bo Nanafana Social Club. Joining KDL on the live music stage will be Norfolk country folk legends The Vagaband.

The bands will play in a 500-capacity big-top with bars and stalls selling jerk chicken, lamb shoulder, vegetarian dishes and the classic Gunton venison burgers and hotdogs.

The DJ will be Norwich's DJ78 and the event will be held on Saturday, August 5.

Tickets go on sale from Friday, March 24. For more information visit www.theguntonarms.co.uk/

Are you hosting a new summer show in Norfolk? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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