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Successful second year for CaLM festival

PUBLISHED: 06:30 04 September 2015

2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. Penguins Go Pop performing.

The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family.

Photo : Steve Adams

2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. Penguins Go Pop performing. The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family. Photo : Steve Adams

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CaLM festival welcomed more than 1,000 music lovers at the weekend with performances from local musicians and tribute bands.

2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. 


The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family.

Photo : Steve Adams2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family. Photo : Steve Adams

The second year of the Chedgrave and Loddon Music Festival started with debut festival performances from young artists and ended with a bang.

From bouncy castles and singing CaLM to the YMCA tune, to a country king Johnny Cash tribute, the 12 hour family-friendly event at The White Horse in Chedgrave, was a huge success.

Landlord Simon Peck, said: “It was a fantastic day full of people and the atmosphere was amazing. It was a great achievement to have so many people here.

“We had lots of local acts and kids making dragons and other activities in the day.

2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. 

Sienna Fuller having fun


The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family.

Photo : Steve Adams2015 CaLM Festival at The White Horse in Chedgrave. Sienna Fuller having fun The Chedgrave and Loddon Music festival (CaLM) is the brainchild of Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Simon Peck, landlord of the pub, who wanted to create a community music event suitable for all the family. Photo : Steve Adams

“As the evening went on it got more upbeat with lots of bands and a finale from CASH, he’s more than a tribute though, you could squint and it could really be Johnny.

“We couldn’t have done it without the local community. Hundreds of people gave their energy for free to get the festival moving.”

The brainchild of friends Duncan Gooch, Katrina Bowles and Mr Peck, the festival ended with a fireworks display on Sunday evening.

Mr Gooch said: “The CaLM festival is all about local talent and we had a great band called Don’t Feed the Unicorn, the boys are only around 13 from the local high school and they exceeded our expectations.

“Kepler energised the whole festival and everyone commented on the light show from Viking Stage Lighting, they were exceptional.”

With circus skills, workshops and even zorbs, festival goers are already looking forward to 2016.

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