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Folk in a Field Festival returns to Norfolk woodland with headliners Creeds Cross and Nepomuk

PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 April 2017

Scenes from Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A popular folk festival will return again to its woodland clearing in mid Norfolk with another eclectic mix of music, crafts and entertainment.

West Acre estate woodsman Luke Horncastle founded the Folk in a Field festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.West Acre estate woodsman Luke Horncastle founded the Folk in a Field festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Folk in a Field Festival is the brainchild of woodsman and musician Luke Horncastle from North Tuddenham and is held annually on the West Acre Estate, near Swaffham.

Now in its third year it looks likely to be a sell-out again with three days of music from June 30 to July 2.

MC Slightly Offensive Steve kicks off the proceedings on the Friday night with headliners Nepomuk, a German band who mix bluegrass with punkrock and folk, taking to the stage.

They will be followed by The Larks, Flaming June and Front Porch.

Anto Morra at Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.Anto Morra at Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

On the Saturday the big name is Creeds Cross who bring to life the story of the very roots of Irish and Scottish music as it spread across the world, in a blisteringly energetic presentation of the songs that have been so strongly influenced by the Celtic culture.

Their talented musicians play fantastic new arrangements of some absolute classics, alongside their own huge songs.

Familiar and new bands will keep the music playing with acts including Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Jake Morrel, Long Shore Drift, Willowspin Ceilidh, Anto Morra and The Hobblers, to name a few.

Sunday’s line-up features bands including The Malingerers and Wolfswood as well as Daniel Nesterode, and Chris Pidgeon.

Scenes from Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.Scenes from Folk in a Field 2016 at West Acre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There are more attractions and demonstrations this year, including wood turning, chainsaw carving, Reiki and healint tent, basket weaving, blacksmithing and pottery.

The kids area features a giant rocking horse, sand pit and tyre swings and there are more food options with Evie’s barbecue, grilled and smoked trout, wood fired pizza as well as the bar with local ales and ciders.

Tickets are now on sale for day or weekend entry, including camping and range from £35 for a Sunday ticket to £200 for a group ticket for four adults from Friday to Sunday with camping. Children under 12 years go free.

Glamping pods are also available this year at nearby Bradmoor Woods for up to four people. For bookings go to www.bradmoorwoods.co.uk.

To book festival tickets and camping go to www.folkinafield.co.uk.

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