Musician in appeal to find festival venue

Steve Burkett who is hoping to get support for ' City's Finest ' music festival. Photo : Steve Adams

Steve Burkett who is hoping to get support for ' City's Finest ' music festival. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

A Norwich musician is looking for a venue for a new festival he hopes to put on close to the city.

Steve Burkett wants to launch City's Finest in June next year but needs a location for the three-day event.

The 35-year-old singer-guitarist, who performs under the name Slightly Offensive Steve and has played at events such as Glastonbury Festival and Boom Town in Winchester, said: 'I am a musician who has performed for many years and at many, many festivals

'I want to take the best of those festivals and celebrate Norfolk with this new festival.'

Mr Burkett, who lives in the Dereham Road area of Norwich, said the event – which would run over a weekend in June – would 'bring together the finest bands in Norwich' and also have other elements.

'It's going to be a music festival but also have an indoor cinema and promote local charities and local ecological projects.

'The majority of the stands will be selling Norfolk products,' he said, adding that he had already had a lot of interest from people wanting to be involved.

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'I have lots of bands that want to play but I am not confirming any bookings until I have a venue.'

Mr Burkett said he did not want to use a venue that already hosted other festivals, and was ideally looking to hire a 20 to 25-acre field which would be big enough to accommodate up to 1,500 people and was about 10 to 15 miles outside of Norwich.

'If anybody has a site that we could potentially use, I would love to speak to them,' he said.

Anybody who has a site that could potentially be used for the festival can contact Mr Burkett by emailing slightlyoffensivesteve@hotmail.co.uk or finding Steven Michael Burkett on Facebook

Do you have an arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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