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More than 5,000 people expected at Norfolk music festival

PUBLISHED: 16:14 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:22 09 July 2019

Blue Mean Eyes is performing at All Out Music Festival in Thetford. Picture: Blue Mean Eyes

Blue Mean Eyes is performing at All Out Music Festival in Thetford. Picture: Blue Mean Eyes

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Music lovers will flock to south west Norfolk this weekend as a festival returns for its fifth year.

Curtis Cronin will be performing at All Out Music Festival. Picture: Curtis CroninCurtis Cronin will be performing at All Out Music Festival. Picture: Curtis Cronin

All Out Music Festival kicks-off in Thetford on Saturday, July 13, with 12 acts playing throughout the day.

Organisers are hoping to bring even more festival-goers than last year to Thetford Cricket Club, for which the event raises funds.

Organiser Stix Peters said: "We're hoping to improve on last year's turnout of 5,000 guests.

"This year we had 800 bands apply to play which we narrowed down to our final line up of 12 acts, which shows the festival's rapidly growing popularity.

The Lunar Echoes will be performing at All Out Music Festival. Picture: The Lunar EchoesThe Lunar Echoes will be performing at All Out Music Festival. Picture: The Lunar Echoes

"We're a free entry music festival which started with just 40 attendees, last year we had more than 5,000 attendees.

"The support we've had from the people of Thetford over the last five years has been brilliant and hopefully we can continue to grow further over the next few years."

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The festival sets-out to highlight up-coming and local talents in Norfolk and the Thetford area.

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Performing at this year's event are the Lunar Echoes, Blue Mean Eyes, Lexie Fields and The Larks, among many more.

Mr Peters said: "We have a variety of acts from folk to rock and a DJ playing through the day during changeovers on stage.

"The event is held as a fund raiser for the local cricket club and is held at the grounds.

"We mainly support local talent and have a special guest 'The Jam' tribute band from Japan playing as well."

The family-friendly event will feature bouncy castles, face painting, a coconut shy and selection of real ales and food stalls.

Held at the cricket ground on Mundford Road, it will run from 11am until midnight.

Last year's festival raised about £8,000 and over the period it has been running it has raised more than £15,000 for the cricket club.

For more information go to the festival's Facebook page by searching All Out Music Festival on the site.

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