Midge Ure, Glen Matlock and top authors among stars of summer Voewood Festival

Simon Finch, owner of Voewood welcomes guests to an earlier festival. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Simon Finch, owner of Voewood welcomes guests to an earlier festival. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Stars from the music and literary worlds are lined up for the Voewood Festival.

Midge Ure. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA/WPA Rota

Midge Ure. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA/WPA Rota - Credit: PA

Tickets have gone on sale for the boutique event making its third return to High Kelling in August.

DBC Pierre

DBC Pierre - Credit: PA

It will play host to a variety of famous artists while encapsulating the whole experience in a rock 'n' roll vibe.

Paul Young

Paul Young

Running from August 15-17, the programme has been put together by owner Simon Finch and will see Voewood House overflowing with writers, journalists, singers and musicians during the three days.

The music line-up includes an acoustic set from former Ultravox and Band Aid star Midge Ure, Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young and a final night session by Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.


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Peter Hook will be revisiting an impressive back catalogue of his former bands including new Order and Joy Division, while The Incredible String Band's Mike Heron will perform a solo set.

Authors include DBC Pierre, Iain Sinclair, Louisa Young, Owen Sheers and Tim Lott.

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Environmental activist Paul Kingsnorth will be reading from his new first novel The Wake.

Poet Murray Lachlan Young will entertain audiences with wry verses and artist Viktor Wynd will be reading from his forthcoming book Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Curiosities.

Former 1960s model Jenny Boyd will talk about her book It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll, and Chris Salewicz will be talking about his, The 27 Club, an analysis of seven influential musicians who died at the age of 27.

Documentary photographer Martin Parr will be launching his book of photographs of previous Voewood events.

There will be food and drink from local suppliers, a programme of dedicated children's events, book and record stalls, impromptu discussions and special guests.

The festival will help to raise funds for nearby Kelling Hospital.

For more information or to buy early bird tickets visit www.voewoodfestival.com, ring 01603 598636 or collect from Norwich Theatre Royal and Voewood Art and Books in Holt.

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