North Norfolk family friendly festival returns due to popular demand

PUBLISHED: 10:28 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 05 February 2018

Trunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Trunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

From food stalls to beer tents, and pop-up tea rooms to acoustic stages, one of the highlights of any Norfolk music lover’s calendar has announced their return in 2018.

Trunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLYTrunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

The Trunchonbury Festival draws thousands to the North Norfolk countryside, every year returning to the site where the event began.

This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz, so festival goers can expect to find yellow brick roads and themed activities for every age to enjoy.

A spokesman for the Trunchonbury Festival said: “From the minute you enter the Land of Oz till that final click of your heels takes you home, let the magic that is Trunchonbury wrap itself around you and transport you to a different land.”

This year’s event includes acts from the county’s finest musicians, as well as family friendly activities such as Burt’s Amazing Animals and the Medieval Village.

Trunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLYTrunchonbury Festival. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

There will also be stalls and a food court, the Trunchonbury Arms, a Real Ale and Cider Bar, as well as a horsebox serving as a prosecco and gin outlet, and a converted double decker bus hosting Blakey’s Bar.

Each morning campers will be woken to gentle music and yoga at the main stage, and throughout the day workshops are on offer to get involved with in the Performing Arts tent.

This tent also provides the opportunity to see some up and coming comedians in action, as well as seeing new takes on classic plays.

Sunday will be Ladies Day, as tradition dictates.

Gentleman will be expected to dress as ladies, and previous years’ winners have proved their success is all down to hats and hair. There will also be traditional fair rides and attractions, as well as plenty of one-off events popping up around the site.

The event this year will take place on August 24, 25 and 26.

The festival takes place in Trunch, as the name suggests, NR28 00B.

Tickets this year start at £15 for an early bird day ticket and camping over the weekend is £5 per night.

Visit the website: for prices and to buy tickets.

Further updates on headliners and other act details to be announced.

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