Worstead Festival music line up announced

Acoustic punk rock, bluegrass country, experimental folk, and ukelele masterclasses are among the mix of music for this year's Worstead festival.

Last year the music played on while the main festival took a rest.

This year as the festival revives in new look form, the music is adding a twist.

Well-known local punk bank Project Mork are putting aside their usual thrashing sounds to go acoustic for their Sunday afternoon slot over the festival weekend of July 29 to 31.

The music stage will be based in the garden of the New Inn pub where there will also be a beer festival.

Music organiser Toby Rose said: 'We had lots of great feedback over the bands who supported us last year for the Worstead Music and Arts Festival and we have tried to include an even wider range of bands and styles this year, including something people can have a go at themselves with the ukulele workshop. I might even have a go myself.'

Mr Rose added: 'We're very excited about Project Mork downing their punk and acoustifying themselves for the festival this year as Acoustimork.'

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'It's certainly a change of direction for the band and they're already getting in some twiddly practice.'

New for 2011 are five piece band Swingball, who play a lively selection of Eastern European and gypsy jazz tunes, mixing tangos with ska.

For the first time, too, there will be DJs between sets to keep the music going throughout afternoon and evening of the Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night after the popular five-mile road race. The evening is the only free night of music and features Grassroots and Skaface.

Saturday and Sunday's music in included in the �5 entry fee per adult with children under 12 free. Those wishing just to visit in the evenings will be charged �3 if they come along after 6pm.


Friday July 29

7.3pm Grass Roots

9pm Skaface

Saturday July 30

12.30pm Testicular Sound Express Jem Holland | Pod

1.50pm Norwich Ukulele Society

2.30pm Ukulele Workshop Ukulele Masterclass!

3.15pm Andrea Burdett

4pm Ukulele Workshop Ukulele Masterclass!

4.40pm Cruel Folk

6pm Born with a tail

7.10pm Rivers

9pm Three Beards

Between the bands: DJ Uwanhoo?

Sunday July 31

1pm Testicular Sound Express Michael Jerk | Barney

2.30pm Swingball

4pm Acoustomork

6pm Neil Daniels & Gareth Butcher

7.15pm Hayley Moyses Bluegrass Forum

8.45pm Buswood

Between the bands: DJ Nefarious

?More information about the festival at www.worsteadfestival.org.

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