Friends launch a new Norfolk music festival

Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, organisers of the new CaLM Festival

Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, organisers of the new CaLM Festival - Credit: Archant

A new music festival covering two south Norfolk villages has been launched by a group of friends.

Davey Whales, one of the acts who will be playing at CaLM Festival.

Davey Whales, one of the acts who will be playing at CaLM Festival. - Credit: Archant

The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival, which will be known as CaLM Festival, is the brain child of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, who wanted to create a day out for all the family.

The festival will be held in the grounds of The White Horse in Chedgrave on August 24, where Mr Peck is landlord. The committee has already received enormous support from musicians, local businesses and the community, and festival goers will be able to watch 18 different acts across two stages.

Headlining will be The Pure Floyd Show, one of the best tribute bands to Pink Floyd, who will be performing fresh from opening the Cambridge Rock Festival. Other performers will include Olly Murs tribute act Joe Scripps, and De 'Vide who performed as part of team Jessie J on BBC One's The Voice last year.

As a family focused festival there will be plenty for children to get involved with including dancing lessons, circus skills, creative crafts, and singing workshops, culminating in a performance live on stage.


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The festival will also include a selection of local ales, food stands and popcorn, candy floss and ice-creams in the CaLM Candy Cabin.

The festival will conclude with a firework display.

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Wristbands are now available from The White Horse, and will be available until August 17 for the special advance price of £5.

The entrance fee on the day will be £7, or £6 if you arrive before 2pm. Children will be admitted for free but they can purchase a wristband for £2 to join in the activities.

The gates will open at 11am and a park and ride system will operate from Langley School. Disabled parking will be available at the venue.

Businesses wishing to sponsor the event or anyone who would like to volunteer at the festival can visit www.calmfestival.co.uk

Is your town or village organising a special event? Send an email amy.smith@archant.co.uk

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