North Norfolk’s friendliest festival, Trunchonbury just days away now

Setting up Trunchonbury festival. Picture: Steve Randell

Setting up Trunchonbury festival. Picture: Steve Randell - Credit: Archant

August Bank Holiday is fast approaching and along with it comes the much anticipated three-day spectacle, north Norfolk's friendliest festival, Trunchonbury.

The marquees are going up, the stalls are moving into place and the stages are being built ready for when the gates open to the public on Friday lunchtime, August 25.

Throughout the family-focused weekend more than 50 bands will grace one of the three stages while elsewhere there will be food, a funfair, a children's field, story-telling, re-enactments, alternative therapies, stalls, group yoga sessions, and a bar.

For one of the original organisers, Steve Randell, it's the culmination of 18 months of work.

He said: 'There are 7,000 festivals in the UK but not one in Norfolk as diverse and magical as this.

'Putting a festival on for 5,000 people has taken 18 months with meetings every week.

'We have many sponsors that have given generously to help make this amazing event happen. It's not just the money received that has helped us, it's more that they are trusting us to deliver a professional event that they will be proud to have their name on.'

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Festival workers are known collectively as the Tribe.

Mr Randell added: 'The people organising this are local folk that all have day jobs. They have put in so much effort to produce this event, it's run by local people for local people supporting local charities.

'There are probably over 500 people involved in this project with about 20 core Tribe members.'

Music will include Dodgy, Dub Pistols, Banco De Gaia, The Correspondents, Sam and The Womp and Jeremiah Ferrari headlining, alongside a variety of local and not so local artists.

Mr Randell said that at the end of the festival, he wanted to look back at a happy event.

He added: 'When people drive past our site after the event we would like them to have a warm feeling that Trunchonbury brought them happiness. Children in Norfolk don't often get the chance to see so many diverse attractions which they will remember for ever.'

The event will be staged in Knapton from August 25 to 27.

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