Mundesley Festival announces summer line-up

Steve Hewlett, who is returning to Mundesley Festival.

Steve Hewlett, who is returning to Mundesley Festival. - Credit: Colin Finch

A 1960s pop band, jazz, swing, ventriloquist, and comedy are all rolled into a week of entertainment in this summer's Mundesley Festival.

Olly Day with the Jonathan Wyatt Big band

Olly Day with the Jonathan Wyatt Big band - Credit: Archant

The event runs from Monday August 5 to Saturday August 10 and showcases a mixture of music and mirth geared to holidaymakers and locals too.

The Ivy League are the pop stars - reviving hits such as Tossing and Turning and

Funny How Love Can Be, both top 10 hits in 1965, on the Tuesday.

There is a double dose of jazz, with the return on Wednesday of the ever popular Temperance Seven from last year, while on Friday John Petters and his six piece trad jazz band make their festival debut.


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Two successful acts also make a return. On Monday the Jonathan Wyatt Big band are fronted by cheeky crooner Olly Day, who is joined by Lynsey Ball.

On Wednesday comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, who appeared last year and has also been a hit in Cromer's summer pier show, returns - supported by the comedy impressions of Dave Evans, the father of Lee Evans.

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The week comes to an all-action climax with the Birmingham Blues Brothers, a duo who bring alive the singalong American rhythm and blues and soul of the famous Jake and Elwood.

Festival general manager Derek Kirk said the programme was a mixture of previously popular acts with some new faces.

Local comedian Pat Nearney will be the compere throughout the week of festival, which is in its 30th year.

Tickets are £12.50 for Jonathan Wyatt, and the Temperance Seven, £12 for the Ivy League, Steve Hewlett and John Petters, and £10.50 for the Blues Brothers.

Tickets and more information from Derek Kirk on 01263 721189 or mail cheques, payable to Mundesley Festival to D G Kirk, Flat 8, Briarcliffe, 19 Seaview Road, Mundesley, Norfolk NR11 8DH.

The box office on the village shoppers' car park will be open from mid June.

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