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Bury Folk Festival Announced

The Bury Folk Festival will be held again this year in July, in the stunning surroundings of Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. The organisers have promised bigger and better for this year’s event…more performers, larger stages, longer opening and a diverse array of other attractions suitable for all ages. Some of these attractions include an acoustic tent for musicians who would like to bring their own instruments to play informally, along with a variety of children’s activities.

Liquid refreshment (including excellent real ale) will be supplied by the team from Oakes Barn and there will be several local food outlets. There will also be opportunity to buy gifts, souvenirs, CDs and merchandise from a collection of artisan stalls.  As well as a host of top quality local and regional performers, many of the scheduled artists this year have reputations nationally. Some of these include… The Malingerers, Hannah Sanders, Sound Tradition, Two Coats Colder, Bof! and The Bounty Hounds.

Steve Martin, who is spearheading this year’s Festival campaign said,

“We are providing a music extravaganza this year with some truly talented performers”.

He also added,

“As a region, we are also extremely fortunate to have such a thriving music scene….the quality is such that we could have easily put on many more fine acts.  We will certainly do this in future as the Festival continues to grow”

One natural event that the organisers, with the best will in the world, cannot control, is the dreaded British weather…guaranteed to literally put a dampener on the best laid plans… However, whilst last year was blessed with wall to wall sunshine and (fingers crossed) nature will smile on us again… the organisers are determined that this year’s spectacle is not spoiled by precipitation. So as to avoid a wash out, special undercover arrangements are to be put in place so that in the event of any downpour, the festival-goers remain dry. Richard Byers, event manager said,

“We want everyone who comes to Bury Folk Festival to have the best experience possible…if that means providing shelter from the elements, we will oblige. But don’t forget your wellies, after all… no self-respecting music festival should be wellington boot-free!”

He said wryly…

“It’s all part of the fun “

Regular festival goers will know how much fun and enjoyment can be had experiencing live music in a beautiful setting. As festival trends go, there seems to be a move away from the Mega/Uber Festival in favour of a friendlier, provincial style of event.

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Tickets are now on sale via the website.

Full details including ticket prices on the website;





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