Comedy, jazz and big band classics at Mundesley Festival

The Temperance Seven

The Temperance Seven - Credit: Archant

Big band songs, fun jazz and a Blues Brothers tribute act will be just some of the acts at the Mundesley Festival next week.

The annual music event, which is in its 30th year, will be taking place between Monday August 5 and Saturday August 10.

All the performances will be held in the Coronation Hall on Cromer Road at 7.45pm each day.

On Monday the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will be playing alongside comedy compere Olly Day and Lynsey Ball. Tickets cost £12.50.

The Ivy League band, which plays 1960s favourites, will be performing on Tuesday. It will be supported by local crooner Dale Bullimore. Tickets cost £12.


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Fun jazz group the Temperance Seven will be playing on Wednesday. Tickets cost £12.50.

The Thursday night act, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett who was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent this year, has sold out.

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An extra matinée show on Thursday was put on for the popular act who was the wild card choice on the ITV television talent show, but tickets for that gig have also sold out.

The John Petters six-piece traditional jazz band will be playing on the Friday. Tickets cost £12.

Tribute act the Birmingham Blues Brothers will finish off the festival on Saturday. Tickets cost £10.50.

The event was started by Mundesley Parish Council and has been attracting holidaymakers and north Norfolk residents since its beginning.

Organiser Derek Kirk, from Seaview Road, Mundesley, said: 'The parish council decided there was not enough going on for visitors to the village. It started as a week-long music festival with prices that local people could afford.'

He added it attracted people from all over the country and he looked forward to it every year.

Previous acts have included Brotherhood of Man and the New Seekers.

Some of the proceeds from the festival will go towards the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the local first responders group.

? For tickets, ring 01263 721189.

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