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Folk in a Field - The small festival which is gaining an international reputation

PUBLISHED: 12:33 02 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 02 July 2017

A scene from the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI

A scene from the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI

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A small music festival in the mid Norfolk countryside is attracting international interest.

Florence Rodgers, aged nine, at the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARIFlorence Rodgers, aged nine, at the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI

Folk in a Field ran for the third year near West Acre at the weekend with 22 bands and artists performing over three days.

Luke Horncastle, 28, who lives in Bawdeswell, near Dereham, runs the festival.

He said: “I started this as I was frustrated by the lack of reasonably-priced festivals around here and it’s going well.

“We’ve got bands from Germany, Spain and Ireland and traders from France. People are hearing about what we’re doing and taking an interest.

Scenes from the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARIScenes from the 2017 Folk in a Field Festival. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI

“The festival is continuing to grow, but not too much, because it has to keep that special community feel. It supports small local businesses rather than big corporate giants.”

Patrick Tronci, 60, from France, who ran a stall at the festival, said: “I love the atmosphere, the peacefulness and the ambience.”

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