Fakenham Free Music Festival: Everything you need to know
PUBLISHED: 12:35 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:16 13 August 2019
Music lovers are getting ready to enjoy Fakenham’s third annual free music festival.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the event:
What is the Fakenham Free Festival?
It is a folk, soul and rock music afternoon with local real ale, afternoon teas including local strawberries and homemade cakes, wrap bar, face painting, and different stalls.
The event kicks off the Fakenham Active Week, which is run by the voluntary organisation Active Fakenham.
When is the festival?
Saturday, August 17 at Fakenham Market Place between 12-7pm.
What is new for this year's festival?
Organiser Richard Crook, from Active Fakenham, said: "We have got new musicians this year including a party band coming from Norwich to end the day.
"We have some more folk artists and bands along with the Fakenham Ukes coming to play.
"I think the music should be exciting and it should be a great day, weather permitting."
Who will be playing at the festival?
12pm - Rock Choir
12.45pm - Fried pirates
1.45pm - Caroline Gilfillan
2.15pm - Fakenham Ukes
3.30pm - Anto Morra
4.15pm - Generation 111
5.00pm - Party time with Catch 22
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Will any roads be closed?
Fakenham Market Place will be closed for the duration of the festival.
Where can I park?
Parking is available nearby, some of which is free being offered for free courtesy of James Beck Auctions.
Other parking includes:
Whitehorse Street - Pay and display, free for up to two hours.
Bridge Street - NNDC pay and display, 30 minute free bays.
Queens Road - NNDC pay and display.
Highfield Road - NNDC Pay and display, 3 meter height restriction applies.
How much does the festival cost?
The festival is free.
Is it a child friendly festival?
Yes, the festival does cater for children.
Richard Crook, chairman of Active Fakenham, said: "It is a child friendly event, children will be able to take part in crafts and have their faces painted along with enjoying music."
What is the weather forecast?
Wind and rain from Friday is likely to carry over into Saturday with thunderstorms possible. It will be warm with a high of 21 degrees.
Has the festival happened before?
The festival is in its third year.
When talking about last year's event, Mr Crook said: "It went very well and there were quite a lot of people there.
"It went on for eight hours so there was a good turnover, although some people stayed all day. It was very good-natured and it was well supported by local businesses."
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