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Small Norfolk village set to host first music festival

PUBLISHED: 09:17 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:17 28 June 2019

F-19 will be the first major festival in Feltwell. Picture: John Stickley

F-19 will be the first major festival in Feltwell. Picture: John Stickley

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A small Norfolk village is preparing to host its first music festival.

F-19 will be the first major festival in Feltwell. Picture: John StickleyF-19 will be the first major festival in Feltwell. Picture: John Stickley

Feltwell will see more than 20 acts head to the village to perform across two days at F-19.

It will feature folk, pop, rock and blues acts playing throughout the day and evening. The event will be held at St Mary's Church which dates back to the Tudor period.

Festival organiser John Stickley, 67, said: "It was a hard job - I had to sit for hours listening to fantastic music as I searched to add to the line-up.

"Also discovering new and major local talent such as Heathen, Light Skies Darken and the award winning Lisa Redford has been an added bonus."

St Mary's Church, Feltwell. Picuter: ArchantSt Mary's Church, Feltwell. Picuter: Archant

Other artists from around the UK are taking part including The Fireside Family, from Wales, the Nottingham based all girl group The Ooh La Las and Essex's When Rivers Meet. Organisers are hoping to have 200 people attend on each day.

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Mr Stickley added: "I don't think Glastonbury has got anything to worry about but this will be an opportunity for people to enjoy great music in an intimate venue with a bar and food all within 50 paces.

"It's certainly an alternative to sitting in a muddy field with binoculars and wearing yesterday's damp pants.

"The festival is new so it hasn't got much of a following but I will be happy with 200 people."

All those assisting in the organisation and running of the music festival are giving their time free of charge and many bands and acts have agreed to play at reduced rates.

The festival will raise money for the installation of toilets and a kitchen within the church.

The organiser's aim is to raise as much as possible to help make the church a hub for villagers and visitors to host more events.

A bar will serve alcohol and soft drinks in the church and outside there will be an interactive children's storytelling experience along with several food outlets in the church grounds.

The event takes place on the July 27 and 28. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.f-19.org

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