Mini music festival for British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 17:11 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 23 July 2013

Strange Tail who are performing at the Staithing Alive festival.

Strange Tail who are performing at the Staithing Alive festival.


A new music festival put on by a pair of school friends will be kicking off this week.

Phillipa Levy, from Happisburgh, and Thomas Balfour, from North Walsham, have organised the Staithing Alive Festival in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The family event will take place from 7pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Sutton Staithe Hotel, Sutton, near Stalham, and will feature 15 local bands, five singer-songwriters and three DJs.

Bands include Strange Tail, De’Vide, AKA and Outathablues.

One of the solo acts will be beatboxer Josh Hyland who performs under the name Differential.

The other acoustic performers will be David Paddock, Jude Garrod, Matt Watson and Kolin Durier.

DJs at the festival will be Sam Rogerson, Tom Balfour and Ben Allen.

Music lovers will be able to camp on site – teenagers aged 16 or under will need to camp with an adult.

Weekend camping tickets cost £20, day tickets cost £7.50. It will be free for children aged 12 and under.

Traders from Stalham will have stalls at the festival.

To buy tickets, call 07770 805908 or search Staithing Alive Festival on Facebook.

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