Search

PHOTO GALLERY: Sun shines for successful Reepham12 music festival

18:58 12 August 2012

Scenes from Reepham12 Music Festival at The Whitwell & Reepham Station. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Reepham12 Music Festival at The Whitwell & Reepham Station. Picture; Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2012

The sun shone for local, national and international performers and some 2,000 music lovers at the increasingly popular Reepham12 festival this weekend.

It took place today (Sunday) and yesterday and the line-up included rock, pop, metal, acoustic and classical music, which was performed across the town.

Visitors to the event, which is in its fifth year, came from as far as Scotland, Manchester, Yorkshire and Southampton.

Just over 2,000 people enjoyed the festival, which was held at Rookery Meadow, Jan’s Garden, St Michael’s Church and the Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station.

Steve Jenkins, festival director, said: “It is a festival for everyone which is affordable. The public loved it and so did the bands.

“It is gaining in stature and seems to be on the festival route now. We don’t want to lose its intimate, family nature. There are so many festivals going down now and we want to keep the Reepham festival affordable and family friendly.

“There is genuinely something for everyone. It is about different community groups coming together.”

Some 17 bands performed and the headliners were Ex Simple Minds, featuring original Simple Minds members Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

Tony Lawrence, 50, of King’s Lynn, said: “It is really good. It is the first time we have been. I think I will definitely come again.”

Part of the festival proceeds will go towards local charities.

0 comments

Other Thetford and Brandon events

Friday, August 19, 2016
EPU THETFORD FESTIVAL folk in the garden

A two-week extravaganza of art, dance, music, history and more is getting under way tonight at Thetford’s Great Festival.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Childhood memories of summer in Norfolk: Riding the snails at Joyland, visiting Pettitts Animal Adventure Park and crabbing in North Norfolk.

Do you remember doing these 15 things when you were younger? Share your favourite memories in the comments below.

Monday, August 8, 2016
The winners of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards will be held at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 21. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Shining stars of Norfolk’s cultural scene are to be honoured in the fifth Norfolk Arts Awards.

Friday, August 5, 2016
Fireworks will light up Ipswich Waterfront this weekend. Photo: Jen O'Neill

From waterfront celebrations to a good weekend to be called Norman and classic cars to a tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend.

Most Read

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 15°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up