Burnham-On-Sea's 2012 FolkFest fun starts today!
countdown has begun to the seventh annual Burnham-On-Sea FolkFest,
which gets underway tonight (Thursday, August 30th).
event will begin with a rabble-rousing taster session at the Ritz
Social Club when Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs, right, will
entertain the crowds. Doors open at 8pm and tickets, which are
limited in number, are on sale at £4 from Sea Breeze in
on Friday (August 31st) the comedy music group New Rope String
Band, supported by Bristol duo Glowglobes, will lead the FolkFest
2012 grand opening concert at The Princess Theatre.
Chairman Dominic Wills told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "New Rope
String Band are three superb musicians - but this is much more
of a comedy show than a concert. They're really, really funny."
have been described as combining the absurdism of Monty Python
with the madcap tomfoolery of Harry Hill, with added pyrotechnic
costing £10, are available from The Princess Box Office
on 01278-784464. Doors will open at 7.30pm.
will continue on Saturday (September 1st) with dozens of free
musical acts and dance groups performing in venues across Burnham
of the organisers, Graham Cook, added: "We have around 80
live acts during the whole weekend playing in seven venues across
a great mixture of music again this year that will suit all tastes
with plenty of really good new acts. We're also holding some traditional
sessions in the Waterfront pub on Saturday at 2pm and 5pm when
any musicians can just turn up and join in."
are also lots of workshops and children's activities on Saturday
in the Baptist Church in College Street plus a dance area outside
for dance and clogging groups to perform."
event will continue on Sunday with Folk In The Park, a great afternoon
of entertainment from 12pm-6pm in the Manor Gardens.
with great music there will also be children's entertainment,
inflatables, a real ale tent, ice creams, food and refreshments.
more information about who's who at the 2012 Folkfest, click here,
or for the schedule click here.