Search

Organisers hail success of 17th Wymondham Music Festival

15:37 11 July 2012

The Demon Barber Roadshow play at the Wymondham Music Festival

The Demon Barber Roadshow play at the Wymondham Music Festival

Archant

Organisers have hailed the success of the 17th Wymondham Music Festival, which came to a close at the weekend.

The annual event featured 16 days of entertainment, featuring 43 events, with a mix of Americana, classical, folk, world, jazz, swing, disco, funk, soul and early music in a range of venues across the town.

John Wood, Wymondham Music Festival chairman, said: “We are proud of our contribution to the cultural life of South Norfolk. I would like to thank all our volunteers, sponsors and audiences for their support, making Festival Fortnight such a rewarding experience.”

Some of the highlights of the festival included the Demon Barber Roadshow and Craig Milverton’s tour of 20th century jazz piano masters.

The festival began in 1996 as a small series of concerts and has grown to a two week event organised by volunteers.

Barbara Randall, festival secretary, who organises the programme of concerts and events added: “We had more really top events with a bigger variety of music genres than ever before. Numbers have been a bit down, but specialist audiences turned out for something they knew they wanted to see.”

“Our first coffee time event with The Squeegees was a great success. I’m very excited about the thought of planning next year. We already have some bookings confirmed. The outline of Festival Fortnight 2013 is already taking shape.”

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 21:42

Communities across East Anglia will today begin a massive clear-up after Storm Doris caused chaos across the region.

Yesterday, 18:24

Strong winds have blown over more than 230 trees in Norfolk this afternoon as Storm Doris sweeps across the region.

Yesterday, 22:37

About 25,000 homes across East Anglia remain without power overnight due to Storm Doris - and some may not be restored until Friday afternoon,

Yesterday, 19:29

An amateur dramatic group is putting together a bid to buy an unused church to turn it into a permanent performance space.

Most Read

Wed, 11:54

East Anglia may benefit from a boost in US visitors following the announcement that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s HBO miniseries, Masters of the Air, will focus on The 100th Bomb Group.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 19:14

She has lived through two world wars, 25 prime ministers and an age where the television – let alone the internet – was, for most people, purely a fantasy.

Read more
Norfolk
Tue, 17:00

A new vintage-inspired tearoom has been opened by a mother and daughter team.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:29

An amateur dramatic group is putting together a bid to buy an unused church to turn it into a permanent performance space.

Read more
Harleston
Yesterday, 07:00

East Anglia could be at the centre of a multi-million pound HBO miniseries following the story of two US airmen.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter