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25th anniversary for Mundesley Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:37 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 13 July 2010

A seaside village will be buzzing this summer as its annual summer entertainment festival marks its 25-year milestone.

Mundesley Festival will be serving up the traditional mix of music and fun for all tastes that have been its hallmark during that time.

A seaside village will be buzzing this summer as its annual summer entertainment festival marks its 25-year milestone.

Mundesley Festival will be serving up the traditional mix of music and fun for all tastes that have been its hallmark during that time.

Big band, brass band, country, choral, folk and famous names - Julie Felix and Rosemary Squires - are in the line-up.

But an expanded programme of other events is also being staged in the village in conjunction with the festival.

Plans are under way for a circus, art sessions, photography show, classic car rally and music event for youngsters.

Festival general manager Derek Kirk said the week was seeking to keep its successful formula which last year saw more than 1,000 people attending shows.

It included the 18th consecutive year of the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, with Olly Day and Lynsey Ball on vocals, and returns for Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band and country singer Tony Goodacre.

New this year was well-known former band singer Rosemary Squires telling anecdotes and singing songs, along with folk singer Julie Felix, who reached the top 20 in 1970 with her version of Simon and Garfunkle's If I could (El Condor Pasa).

Also making a debut is the Broadland Youth Choir, which regularly sings at the EDP festival of carols, and wins accolades at international Eisteddfod singing competitions in Wales, while the Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Brass Band provides the music for the Last Night of the Proms style finale.

For tickets and information call 01263 721189 or 07867 632998, or visit www.mundesleyfestival.co.uk

PROGRAMME

Sunday August 2 - Broadland Youth Choir (£8)

Monday August 3 - Jonathan Wyatt Big Band (£12)

Tuesday August 4 - Gigs, Giggles and Gossip with Rosemary Squires and the Brian Dee Trio (£10)

Wednesday August 5 - Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band (£12)

Thursday August 6 - Julie Felix (£10)

Friday August 7 - Tony Goodacre (£8)

Saturday August 8 - Ipswich and Norwich Co-Op Brass Band (£8)

All concerts at the Coronation Hall at 7.45pm (doors open 7.15)


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