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Grapevine’s Festival of the Year 2017

Grapevine is delighted to announce their inaugural Music & Arts Festival Guide – Festival of the Year is FolkEast

FolkEast is one of the younger festivals in East Anglia but has the feel of an event that has been around since time immemorial.  The quality of musicianship on display over the years that Grapevine has been involved has been amazing – that and the welcoming atmosphere that greets you on arrival.  Also, we know of no other festival where you can enjoy a Sunday lunch in a field!

FolkEast is a place to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.   It is a place where traditional folk music sits comfortably alongside tomorrow’s traditions being created by the likes of much missed Bellowhead and their natural successors Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band.

Yes, there are other festivals all of whom have their unique selling points but for this, our inaugural award, the editorial team have unanimously chosen FolkEast.

This year FolkEast takes place on 18th, 19th and 20th August in it’s now familiar home in the grounds of Glemham Hall, Eastfolk, Suffolk.   This is a handcrafted festival, lovingly nurture by organisers Becky & John Marshal-Potter whose enthusiasm for their festival is infectious.

On hearing of the award, Becky said:

“We are delighted that Grapevine think so highly of us and we are looking forward to working with them again this year.  They are true Eastfolkers at heart!”

Jon Boden, Lau, Fay Hield, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Beoga and Simpson, Cutting & Kerr are just some of the names already announced for 2017.   FolkEast is one of the few festivals we know where you can be minding your own business buying a coffee and discover yourself standing next to that evening’s headline act.

Over the coming months we will be keeping you up to date with all of the latest news from the good folk in Eastfolk starting with an interview with banjo player extraordinaire Dan Walsh who will shortly be touring the UK in support of the release of his new album ‘Verging on the Perpendicular’.  In our region you can catch him at the FolkEast promoted gig at The Cut in Halesworth on Wednesday, May 3rd – click here to find out more and to buy tickets.

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]FolkEast takes place at Glemham Hall, Eastfolk, Suffolk on 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017. For more information and to buy tickets click here.[/box]


FolkEast 2016

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