Popular music festival to return to Beccles for 10th anniversary year

Maizie Walsh on stage at last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Maizie Walsh on stage at last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Harvest Moon Music Festival will be returning to Beccles this summer, celebrating its 10th year.

Last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The annual event, held at Beccles Quay, offers a platform for Norfolk and Suffolk-based bands and soloists to perform in front of a large crowd, providing a free, family day out for residents from Waveney and beyond.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, August 12, and is once again being organised by Beccles Community Arts, a volunteer committee.

Musicians interested in performing for free at the event are being invited to apply, and the committee is also looking for an experienced person who can provide the PA equipment mixer and oversee performances on the day. There will be help available with the stage and sound.

Jula Janney, chairman of Beccles Community Arts, said: 'It is a good platform for new talent to play in front of a live audience of over 500 people.

Last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Last year's Beccles Harvest Moon Festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


You may also want to watch:


'And with it being our tenth year we want to make sure it is a festival to remember.'

The committee is also looking for stalls, charity, food and children's activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Most Read

Mrs Janney said: 'You can bring a picnic, chairs, table and a rug to sit on and then relax and enjoy the music. There is also a good priced beer tent for those who like to relax with a pint or two.

'There's something for everyone we hope, and it's all in aid of our campaign to provide a permanent stage for future events on Beccles Quay.'

Beccles Community Arts is hoping to submit a planning application for the stage in the next few months, and will then be applying for grants to cover the cost of the project. The idea is to provide a permanent performance space for shows and events from local arts, community groups and youth organisations.

Bands wishing to play at the event should contact Mrs Janey by email at julapearl@gmail.com for an application form. Forms must be returned by March 31.

Anyone interested in helping or having a stall can contact the committee on the same email address.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter