Search

FREE GoGoDragon! stickers in today's EDP and Evening News!

Click here

Cromer Folk on the Pier festival fringe to have new park marquee venue

14:43 06 April 2012

Making their marquee.  Mark Pearce, Pete Miles, Phillip Overall, and Scott Butler give the thumbs up to plans for marquee for next year

Making their marquee. Mark Pearce, Pete Miles, Phillip Overall, and Scott Butler give the thumbs up to plans for marquee for next year's Cromer Folk on the Pier fringe events.

Archant

The popular “fringe” at a major north Norfolk folk festival will have a new home this spring - after a chance meeting between event organisers.

Cromer Folk on the Pier founder Scott Butler has been hampered in expanding the fringe events due to a shrinking number of venues in town.

When local carnival helpers Mark Pearce, Pete Miles and Phillip Overall, who run the town’s Cottage pub, heard about his plight they took up the challenge to find a solution - using their combined expertise in running outside events to come up with hosting the fringe in a marquee.

Within a week a plan was drawn up and given the go ahead both from North Norfolk District Council and Cromer Town Council for a fully-staged venue which will be situated at North Lodge Park.

It will include a real ale bar and enable upwards of 275 concert-goers to enjoy a range of acts from the world of folk and roots music for the May 11-13 event.

The venue will run from the Friday night to Sunday tea time and a full programme which includes a Saturday late night ceilidh will be on offer. Due to the costs of running this second festival venue there will be a modest charge for the entertainment, but this will be little more than “the price of a pint” said Mr Butler, who has run the folk event for 14 years.

He said the popularity of the main stage acts at the headline venue of Cromer Pier Pavilion, combined with the “demise” of some venues, had made it all the harder to grow the festival and attract more people to the town.

He was delighted with the new collaboration and looked forward to making sure the programming for the marquee created a success for all concerned.

Details of the marquee concerts and other fringe events will be released in the coming weeks before the festival.

0 comments

Other news

A large area of winter barley due to be harvested this week has gone up in flames in north Norfolk.

Police were called after a woman was assaulted in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after thieves attempted to break into a property.

A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A man tried to steal a handbag from an elderly woman while she was sitting near a coastal church.

09:28
Norfolk has been identified as the third best place in UK for pensioner wellbeing pictured is Jack Marsh, 70 and Shirley Marsh, 69 from Cromer.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The East of England ranks as one of the best places for people to retire to according to a new survey and its no wonder with low crime rates, beautiful countryside and a leisurely pace of life all combining to recommended the area as the go-to place for the older generation. TRACEY GRAY reports on what makes the area so popular.

Most Read

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Gypsies Reuben Leveridge, left, and Nigel Cutting pictured at their new legal site in Sea Palling.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Two gypsies say they are relieved and delighted after being granted temporary permission by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) planners for a coastal caravan site.

Read more
A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A man tried to steal a handbag from an elderly woman while she was sitting near a coastal church.

Read more
North Walsham police
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Chris Walmsley, 29, from Sheringham.

A body discovered near a railway line is believed to be that of a missing Sheringham man.

Read more
Norfolk police

Sunshine and smiles saw Sheringham carnival get off to a fun-packed start today, with crowds turning out in force to watch crowning day events ranging from a dance display, to a children’s funny face competition.

Read more
Sheringham Primary School
09:28
Norfolk has been identified as the third best place in UK for pensioner wellbeing pictured is Jack Marsh, 70 and Shirley Marsh, 69 from Cromer.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The East of England ranks as one of the best places for people to retire to according to a new survey and its no wonder with low crime rates, beautiful countryside and a leisurely pace of life all combining to recommended the area as the go-to place for the older generation. TRACEY GRAY reports on what makes the area so popular.

Read more
United Kingdom

Most Commented

09:28
Norfolk has been identified as the third best place in UK for pensioner wellbeing pictured is Jack Marsh, 70 and Shirley Marsh, 69 from Cromer.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The East of England ranks as one of the best places for people to retire to according to a new survey and its no wonder with low crime rates, beautiful countryside and a leisurely pace of life all combining to recommended the area as the go-to place for the older generation. TRACEY GRAY reports on what makes the area so popular.

Read more
United Kingdom

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 16°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition