Search

Goldheart Assembly and The Quill to return to Forncett for special concert

10:22 07 August 2012

Nicky Francis and his band The Quill.

Nicky Francis and his band The Quill.

©Archant Photographic 2010

A Norfolk steam museum and a community church will become the unlikely venues for an inaugural music festival next month.

London-based Goldheart Assembly, which recorded its first album in Forncett Industrial Steam Museum three years ago, will return to play a concert at the museum, near Long Stratton.

Spin-off band, The Quill, will also play at St Mary’s Church in Forncett St Mary as part of the Forncett Music Festival after recording their debut album at the redundant church in 2010.

The music weekend, which will take place on Friday, September 28 and Sunday, September 30, will help raise funds for the church and museum.

The festival was established by Nicky Francis, drummer of Goldheart Assembly and frontman of The Quill, whose parents own the steam museum at Forncett.

“Since we recorded The Quill album, the owners have wanted us to come back and do a live performance and we decided to bring a few bands with us and make a weekend of music.”

“It has been two years since we recorded that album in the church and because The Quill is a super group and has 15 members in total, we do not perform that often and everyone has been working with their own bands.”

“It is an inspiring space and we were lucky to get a free recording space for two weeks. They are such great venues and the atmosphere is amazing. They are going to be quite intimate concerts,” he said.

The Goldheart Assembly concert at 7.30pm on September 28 at the museum has been billed as a night of “heartache pop and industrial harmony” and will be supported by Binko Swink. Goldheart Assembly, who have played Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and V festivals, have recently recorded a second album and will be playing new material at the music festival.

A night of “cosmic folk and psychedelic drive” will be served up by The Quill from 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Forncett St Mary, on September 30 with support from The Pearl Handled Revolver. The Grade I listed church is being brought back into community use and being restored after being shut by the Diocese of Norwich in the 1980s because of a dwindling congregation.

Tickets are £12 or £20 for both concerts and available at www.forncettsteammuseum.com

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 09:30

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Wed, 15:35

Staff at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King’s Lynn, say the animal, christened Benedictus, is recovering from his adventure along with three others rescued after last week’s tidal surge.

Tue, 18:50

One of the region’s busiest routes was closed for four days after becoming swamped during storm surge.

Tue, 06:03

A man has written a second book to raise more money for a hospital in his wife’s memory.

Most Read

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The former hotel and coaching inn opened as a restaurant and bar last year after being shut for around seven years.

Read more
Fakenham
Tue, 18:50

One of the region’s busiest routes was closed for four days after becoming swamped during storm surge.

Read more
Norfolk County Council
Tue, 10:23

We thought Norwich City’s season had already reached a natural low point but the Canaries have an uncanny ability to limbo underneath any pole the Championship can put before them.

Read more
Premier League
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Forecast tides were on a par with those predicted on the night of the storm surge of 2013, which brought devastation to coastal communities.

Read more
flooding
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A “beautiful, talented” 13-year-old girl found hanging in her bedrooom appeared happy but harboured disturbed thoughts about death and dying, an inquest heard yesterday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up