Dwile-flonking, welly-wanging, live bands and family fun at three-day solstice Knapton, near North Walsham, Nethermoon Fayre

Foolhardy Circus. Picture: SUBMITTED

Foolhardy Circus. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A summer solstice three-day event in north Norfolk will combine all the fun of a traditional English fete with live music ranging from acoustic folk to rock, pop, reggae, ska and electro-swing.

Nethermoon Fayre is the brainchild of Karl Phillips, who hopes it will give families a weekend of entertainment, and raise money for good causes, including his own youth project.

The fayre, on the MADRA field at Knapton, near North Walsham, from June 19-21, will include a Dance Dome with music for children in the afternoons, and a succession of DJs in the evenings.

On the band stage, Norfolk musicians playing will include Slim Pickins, Crumbs for Comfort, Rock Garden, and Wendy Daniels.

Welly-wanging, dwile-flonking - hitting an opposing team with beer-soaked floor cloths - and splat-the-rat will be among the games on offer and there will also be free entertainment for children including tricks with Foolhardy Circus, hoopla workshops, sticker art, face painting, a bouncy castle, and old-fashioned swing boats.


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The Norfolk Motorcycle Museum, based in North Walsham, will have bikes at the event, drag artist Pequliar will be there, and plenty of food and drink will be available.

Father-of-two Mr Phillips, 36, owns Black Records 'n' Mini Mart in North Walsham Market Place, and grew up in the town, attending North Walsham High School. For the past eight years his home has been a boat on the water between Stalham and Sutton.

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He said he had become concerned at how little there was to do in North Walsham for young people, with only one remaining youth club, The Attic, which attracted nearly 100 young people each week.

He has launched the North Walsham Youth Project to fund more activities and 10pc of the fayre proceeds will go into its coffers. 'My objective is to set up a youth club for 16-plus teenagers with arts, crafts and music,' said Mr Phillips.

A further 20pc will be divided equally between the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Knapton Church's roof restoration fund.

'For the last 10 years I have wanted to do this - put on a good family entertainment and I'm hoping this will work and it will become an annual event,' he added.

For information about camping and ticket prices ring 075 999 77919, visit www.thenethermoonfayre.uk or email info@thenethermoonfayre.uk

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