Line-up announced for Beccles Harvest Moon Music Festival

Musicians performing at last year's Harvest Moon Music Festival.

Musicians performing at last year's Harvest Moon Music Festival. - Credit: Archant

The line-up has been announced for this year's Harvest Moon Music Festival, taking place at Beccles Quay on Saturday, August 13.

Last year's Harvest Moon Music Festival.

Last year's Harvest Moon Music Festival. - Credit: Archant

Now in its ninth year, the festival will see an eclectic mix of nine bands and soloists performing from noon to dusk offering something to suit all ages and musical tastes.

Kicking off the free event will be Hot Cold Ground, playing blues rock, classic blues and 1960s pop. They will be followed by Aphra at 1pm performing indie pop and originals, Vaudevue at 1.45pm playing indie/alternative rock and originals and Maizie Walsh at 2.30pm playing covers and originals. At 3.15pm, The Baroness and the Bear will be taking to the stage playing electro acoustic blues, with jazz, folk and world influences, followed by Mista Beat at 4.15pm with a fusion of folk, dance, reggae and swing, The Old Stuff Band at 5.15pm playing 70s to 90 covers and The Fool's Moon at 6.15pm playing blues, county, fusion, jazz and progressive rock.

Rounding off the evening will be headliners True Scape taking to the stage at 7.15pm, performing pop/rock originals featuring catchy melodies and original local music.

All of the bands come from Norfolk and Suffolk and will be supported by sound engineer Silas Rayner, who is director of the Suffolk-based Maui Waui Festival.

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The founding spirit of Harvest Moon Music Festival is to encourage and inspire young and new emerging musical talent, and provide a community platform for established local bands.

And Beccles Community Arts, the committee behind the festival, is continuing with plans to build a community stage at the quay, working in partnership on a fundraising campaign with the Beccles and Bungay Journal. As well as the music there will be a selection of stalls, face painting, donkey rides, a bar and food stands, with parking at the quay for a donation to the stage.

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The committee is in need of more volunteers to help at the event. Anyone interested can contact Amy Smith on 01502 712502 or email

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