The 11th Maui Music and Performing Arts Festival

by | Jun 28, 2024 | Festival, Music

Maui Music

The spectacular Maui Festival of Music and Performing Arts returns once again to its fabulous location at Bullard’s Farm, Gressenhall, Norfolk, for it’s 11th year.

This three day – four night event is now regarded by thousands of fans as one of the most exciting, creative and well-loved performing arts festivals in East Anglia.

The festival has six stages with headline bands including: Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Dreadzone, Henge, Manifesto Brass, No Good Boyo, Onipa, After Hours, Plump DJ’s, Bloodshake Chorus, The Mighty Flux, Seas of Mirth, Shanghai Treason, Old Time Sailors and over one hundred bands and acts!

New for 2024 – Live Comedy.

On Friday & Saturday night, laugh out loud at live comedy from some of the best UK’s stand up comedians, hosted by Arthur Smith and including Danny Posthill and Markus Birdman.

Cabaret:

The infamous “Curious Cabaret” will again be taking over The Flavour Parlour for late night outrageously risqué cabaret, hosted by Paul Preston Mills and Beaujolais Fox.

DJ Divas

On Saturday, there will be an all female “Take Over” of the Dance area, showcasing a host of talented female DJ Divas to balance out this often male-dominated music scene.
Within the electronic dance arena, is ‘The Outer Limits’. This immersive dance area includes a stainless steel life-size UFO as the DJ Stage.

New for 2024 – Maui’s Young Persons Work Initiative

Maui Festival is employing many young people aged 18 to 24 this year, who are looking to expand their on-site work experience specifically within the areas of sound and light engineers and stage management, to encourage the next generation of event managers and technicians.

Wellness and Healing Areas

Building on last years success, Maui has expanded it’s Wellness Area so folk can indulge in massage, reiki, crystal healing, yoga sessions, meditation, gong baths and tarot, as well as taking part in various wellbeing workshops throughout the weekend.

Craft Area and Workshops

If you are feeling creative, why not try one of various craft workshops, such as shrunken head making, mosaics, head-dress making or face and body painting? These are adult workshops although for the children there is a huge Kids Area with a full weekend of free activities, including wacky racing, craft sessions, bouncy castles, bubble craft, storytelling and lots more, all with full supervision. Maui is a family-friendly festival!

Children 13yrs and under go FREE

Full Circus Tent

Maui is so much more than just music; this unique festival boasts a full circus tent, hosted by the Foolhardy Circus, where you can watch not just circus shows but also live bands, comedy shows, clowns and displays of incredible circus skills, hosted by the amazing Cosmo along with his talented troupe of dazzling performers.

Returning again for 2024 is the incredible Living Art Tent and its stunningly creative UK body painting competition. This is where human bodies become the canvasses for these talented body-painting artists who spend the weekend creating their themed full body paintings ready for the grand catwalk show on Saturday afternoon on the Main Stage.

Maui’s Got Talent

The talent competition Maui’s Got Talent is also running this year for all young performers aged 16 or under. Entry details are available on the website.

Americana Day – Sunday 25th

On Sunday, the Jeremiah Marques stage will once again have an Americana Take Over and hosts some of the countries leading performers of Country, Blues, Bluegrass and American Folk music.
This popular Americana Day has four American artists and one Canadian performing!

New Improved Campsites

This year the organisers have redesigned the campsite areas, creating improved accommodation zones for all types of festival-goers from party-hungry groups to family areas those who prefer quiet secluded camping fields amongst this beautiful and ancient tree-filled location of Hill Farm.

Every year Maui Waui raises money for local charities with charity auctions and other events during the weekend. Maui Waui is a ‘feel-good-factor’ festival, it is family friendly and all-welcoming, so come along and find out what all the talk is about.

Maui Waui Festival 23-25th August 2024
Hill Farm, Gressenhall, Norfolk. NR19 2NR
For more info, videos, gallery and ticket booking visit:
https://www.mauiwauievents.co.uk

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