Stage is set for day of live music as Beccles Harvest Moon Festival returns for 10th year

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

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

The organisers of a popular music festival are hoping for a day of sunshine as the event returns to Beccles on Saturday.

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

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

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the quay for a day of live music as the Harvest Moon Festival celebrates its 10th year.

This year's event is also being dedicated to the memory of Neil Aldred, known to many as DJ Dominator, who died in June after being diagnosed with cancer.

Neil's musical talents saw him play all over the world and secure signings with prestigious drum and bass music labels.

His mum Jula Janney is chairman of the committee which organises the festival, with Neil performing at the first event in 2007.

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

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

Mrs Janney's eldest granddaughter Maizie Walsh will also be singing in his memory.

The first band to perform on the day will be Banana Moon, kicking off the festival at noon.

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They will be followed by Falling From Trees at 12.55pm, Matt Watson at 1.50pm and the Lowestoft Longshoremen at 2.25pm.

Next up is Late Nights/Early Mornings at 3.05pm, with Tom Mackinson at 3.40pm, The Fools Moon at 4.15pm, Covered at 5.10pm and Amandinus at 6.05pm.

Maizie will take to the stage at 6.50pm, with the final band - Killing Floor - playing at 7.30pm.

Mr Janney said: 'Beccles Harvest Moon Free Music Festival is in its 10th year and it will be bigger and better than ever. So come along on Saturday before the noon start to bag your spot in the arena.'

As well as the music there will be a large range of food stalls, children's games and rides, plants and craft stalls, and a beer tent run by The Butchers Arms in Beccles. There will also be a raffle to win a six-string lead guitar.

Free parking is available down at Beccles Quay, and dogs are welcome.

The Beccles Community Arts committee, which runs the festival, is planning to build a permanent stage at the quay to be used by the whole community.

The festival has also secured a sole sponsor for the first time this year, with Abbotts estate agents pledging £1,000 towards the event and the stage campaign.

For more information follow the Harvest Moon Free Music Festival.

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