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Village music festival celebrates its ‘biggest and best’ event yet

PUBLISHED: 13:39 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:54 30 July 2018

At the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Jane Sadler, Barbara Emery, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity, Darryl Biss, Callum Ringer, and Ruth Willgress. Photograph: Jono Read/Archant

At the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Jane Sadler, Barbara Emery, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity, Darryl Biss, Callum Ringer, and Ruth Willgress. Photograph: Jono Read/Archant

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Organisers of north Norfolk music festival Rock Bodham have hailed this year’s event their most successful so far.

The Yow Yows on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/ArchantThe Yow Yows on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/Archant

Hundreds flocked to Bodham village to enjoy bands including The Yow Yows, the Stereotypes, the Dulcet Tones, and new group Lolly and the Pops.

The two-day event is now into its seventh year and organisers say it is growing bigger every year.

Organiser Callum Ringer said that the turnout on the first day of the weekend had exceeded their expectations and he put the success down to the event’s affordability.

He said: ”We try to make the event an affordable day out for local families. We want to make it accessible for those living in the area, which is why we ensure there is public transport provision for those who want to go.

“People know that what they spend at Rock Bodham will be ploughed back into making it better every year, and will also be invested into the local village and charities.”

Last year’s event raised more than £3,000 for good causes, and on Saturday a cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Big C Cancer charity’s chief executive Christopher Bushby.

The Stereotypes on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/ArchantThe Stereotypes on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/Archant

Addressing the crowds, Mr Bushby said that donations make a “real difference” to the battle against cancer, and announced that the charity was planning to bring additional resource to the Holt area.

The committee said they had chosen the charity in memory of Kevin Dando, the former landlord of the Red Hart pub and a founding member of the event.

A second day of music was held at the Red Hart with highlights including artists Primes, Jack Daniel, and Sons of Poets.

At the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Darryl Biss from Rock Bodham, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity and Callum Ringer. Photograph: Jono Read/ArchantAt the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Darryl Biss from Rock Bodham, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity and Callum Ringer. Photograph: Jono Read/Archant

At the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Jane Sadler, Barbara Emery, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity, Darryl Biss, Callum Ringer, and Ruth Willgress. Photograph: Jono Read/ArchantAt the Rock Bodham cheque presentation were, from left, Jane Sadler, Barbara Emery, Christopher Bushby from the Big C Charity, Darryl Biss, Callum Ringer, and Ruth Willgress. Photograph: Jono Read/Archant

The Stereotypes on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/ArchantThe Stereotypes on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/Archant

The Yow Yows on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/ArchantThe Yow Yows on stage at Rock Bodham 2018. Picture: Jono Read/Archant


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