All set for a great FolkEast 2014
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The organisers of FolkEast are expecting around 3,000 people to come through the gates of Glemham Hall next weekend to see top-name artists, which include the award-winning Bellowhead, Blowzabella and Peter Knight’s Gigspanner alongside local favourites The Broadside Boys and The John Ward Band.
Located just off the A12 between Woodbridge and Saxmundham, the festival site on the ancient parkland of the Glemham Estate, will consist of four music stages, numerous tents, food stalls and marquees playing host to workshops, local artists and craftspeople, dance, ceilidhs, talks and much more.
FolkEast are also delighted to support folk musicians Jim Moray and Sam Carter with their new venture, False Lights, who will be headlining The Sunset Stage on Sunday night as their debut performance.
Playing music that has more to do with Radiohead than Steeleye Span, it all seems back-to-front – a new folk rock band providing a headline show on one of the biggest folk festival stages in the UK.
Philip Hope-Cobbold, the owner of Glemham Hall, will host guided tours of the house and head gardener, Steve Coghill, will show visitors the grounds.
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Tickets to be booked in advance either www.glemhamhall.co.uk or at the information tent on site.
Alongside the regular food outlets, there will be The Imagined Suffolk Food Village, the idea of David Grimwood of The Froize Restaurant, bringing together some of Suffolk’s best known food producers.
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Organiser John Marshall Potter said: “Once again we have put together a fantastic mix of music, dance, artists and crafts people to show off the area’s incredible mix of talent.
“This year we are working towards our carbon charter and we are sourcing most of the event infrastructure from the area, nearly 95pc of the equipment on site from fencing to P/A kit is sourced from companies in Suffolk.
“This helps keep the money in the local economy. “
Tickets are available online, by post and in person at selected outlets.
Adult Day ticket £40 in advance. Adult weekend £106 in advance. Children 10 and under go free.
Weekend tickets will not be available on the gate, only day tickets.
Opening times: Friday, August 14, midday; Saturday and Sunday, 10am.