Many of the acts have been announced for the 5th Trunchonbury Festival which returns to the village of Trunch, Norfolk from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2018, on the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Returning after last year to top the bill on Saturday night are the always-excellent The Correspondents, while Friday is headlined by Cornish 8-piece Backbeat Soundsystem, and closing the festival on Sunday night will be Those Deadbeat Cats. Other Main Stage acts over the weekend include The SweetBeats, Soulvation, Highpoints, Pirate Joe / The Foreign locals, Uprising, Coast, Mammal Not Fish, Black Thorne, Top Banana, Lit FM, Fat and Furious, History and Lore, Falling From Trees, Nebula Sound, Shyer, Skipyard Rockers, and The Obscuritones.
The Acoustic Stage has headliners of Fairgreen Ceilidh Band, Swing Caravan, and De Feugo, plus others including Yve Mary B, Tangle Wife, Fern Teather, Finn Doherty, Jade Murray, Helen Blueblle, Aphra, Mengelmoes, Chad Mason
With entertainment for the whole family, the festival has plenty for everyone. The JR’s Children’s field has an array of events taking place throughout each day and into the early evening, with story-telling, crafting, creepy crawlies, discos and tons more for toddlers upwards. There’s even an area for the really tiny ones to enjoy themselves, all within sight of the main stage, so you won’t miss any of the bands as your young ones play. New this year is the Busk Stop, situated just outside the main gate it will be a chance to hear some of the bands who have play in the acoustic stage, and maybe even some from the main stage as they return to their busking roots.
The Performing Arts Stage has everything from dance workshops and comedy to drum lessons and recycled art. Frank Morris brings his unique, vibrant magical art to the festival and The Norwich Swing Dance Collective will have your twirling around the tent. In the evening the tent transforms into the Dance Tent with DJ’s playing everything from Disco, Motown, Soul, and the Cheesiest of Happy House. The Healing fields have Holistic Healers on hand to sooth away aches and pains and the Vets, for all your pet related questions. There's stalls in the market, a funfair, an inflatable slide, and on Sunday the men are encouraged to don a dress again for ladies day and ladies, this year it’s all about hats and hair for you.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £40 for the weekend (camping £10 extra), or £15 for a day ticket.
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