Successful Folk on the Pier festival in Cromer

Folk on the Pier festival at cromer with dozens of musical acts on around the town in pubs and Crome

Folk on the Pier festival at cromer with dozens of musical acts on around the town in pubs and Cromer Pier. Pictured is Richard Digance performing on stage at the Pavilion Theatre.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Thousands of people descended to a seaside town for a popular folk festival this weekend.

Cromer's Folk on the Pier, in its 17th year, featured 18 established a new acts who played in the Pavilion Theatre at the end of the pier.

There were also scores of musicians, as well as members of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect (FOND) and step dancer Fiona Davies, who performed in venues around the town for the increasingly-popular Folk on the Pier fringe.

Festival producer Scott Butler said: 'From the feedback I have had from the audience, it is possibly one of the best ever festivals. We have had the usual mix of weather, which has not deterred people.

'As always there has been a good juxtaposition between fun and laughs and more serious songwriting and performance.'

He added he was extremely pleased with the 'ever-increasing enthusiasm concerning the fringe events.

Mr Butler said a big draw for musicians and visitors was the atmosphere and 'marvellous theatre'.

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Main acts included festival favourite Richard Digance and Lindisfarne.

Despite having not booked any acts for next year's festival, 25pc of the tickets were sold yesterday morning.

The festival finishes tonight.

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

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