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Deepdale Festival 2022 – This Weekend

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September

Tomorrow, music lovers gather in Burnham Deepdale for Norfolk’s best music festival *, the Deepdale Festival.  The event hosts more than 45 acts, showcasing fantastic national and regional acts, in a 4 day programme across 4 stages.  An amazing programme put together by festival director Chris Haycock.

Now in its 5th year, Deepdale Festival has become a firm favourite in the festival calendar for both artists and music lovers.  The relaxed atmosphere, the superb music, the beautiful setting of Deepdale Camping & Rooms on the North Norfolk Coast, and the wonderful team who run the event, lead to the festival being voted * Norfolk Festival of the Year 2021 in the East Anglian Festival Network poll.

Wildwood Kin, Kathryn Williams, Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis, Pavey Ark,
Gentlemen of Few, The Smokin’ Pilchards, Cobbler Bob and Good Earth Collective

This year Chris has described the line-up as his ‘long held ambition’, welcoming artists he’s loved for years and only dreamt might play at Deepdale.  The headliners include Wildwood Kin currently on their Move On Out tour, Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis fresh from a tour in Denmark, Pavey Ark who recently performed on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury, Kathryn Williams, Gentlemen of Few, The Smokin’ Pilchards, Cobbler Bob, Cut Throat Francis and the Good Earth Collective.  An amazing line-up.

Each stage of the festival has a different feel.  The traditional Norfolk chalk & flint Brick Barn stage has become a brilliant setting for dancing to a lively band or enjoying the skills of a hugely talented solo artist.  The Orchard at Dalegate Market is so relaxed, with picnic benches, grass and a large marquee.  St Mary’s Church with great acoustics hosts special sets over the weekend.  And The Courtyard where you can catch up with friends and listen to solo artists honing their craft.

It was a conscious decision to host Deepdale Festival at the end of September each year.  The festival is a brilliant ending to the outdoor festival season, a gathering of artists, who love playing to such a welcoming audience, and catching up with each other & relax after a busy Summer.

An array of street food vendors and other stalls join the shops, pop up shops, supermarket and café of Dalegate Market, to feed and service music lovers throughout the weekend.  There are workshops on song writing, punk ukulele, percussion, meditation and yoga, free poems, and star gazing under the dark skies.

Although most of the onsite accommodation is full, there are day tickets available for those staying elsewhere or who live locally.  The full programme and ticket information is on the festival website – www.DeepdaleFestival.co.uk