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Tree is the colour purple for festival

PUBLISHED: 15:45 06 August 2015

FolkEasters on site at Glemham Hall with the newly decorated reCYCLEd tree.

FolkEasters on site at Glemham Hall with the newly decorated reCYCLEd tree.

Passers-by on the A12 at Little Glemham are being treated to the eye-catching sight of a giant purple tree.

The 65ft oak has been wrapped in 120m of vivid purple material with the quirky addition of four re-cycled bicycles wrapped in bright yellow hanging from its branches – a sure sign FolkEast is fast approaching.

The festival on the Glemham Hall Estate takes place from August 21 to 23 and features a range of activities, including some of the finest musicians of the folk genre.

John Marshall-Potter, from FolkEast thanked FMS Site Services for sponsoring the tree dressing by supplying the cherry picker and to Clothworks of Halesworth for providing the material.

He said: “We want to encourage folk to come and take a peek at the festival this year as there is so much to enjoy. We are delighted that many of those that came last year for a day are returning with friends and family.”

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