July 23 2014 Latest news:
Monday, June 23, 2014
A folk festival in Suffolk is giving fans the chance to flip for a pair of free tickets.
The organisers of FolkEast, which is being held this August at Glemham Hall are inviting people to submit videos of their attempts to flip as many beer mats as they can as part of the Fliptastic competition.
Videos, shared with the festival via its Facebook and Twitter pages, will be judged by beer mat flipping world record holder and Suffolk resident Dean Gould, who will select a winner to receive two tickets and a “very important parcel of goodies”.
The festival is also looking for pubs to take part in its “beer mat flipping week” from July 7, to promote the competition.
A festival spokesman said: “At FolkEast HQ our favourite traditional pub game is beer mat flipping and we are running a competition to see how many you can flip in one go.
“So, if you think you are flipping fantastic and would like to win VIP tickets to FolkEast 2014, why not see how many you can flip.”
The festival’s third outing and its second to be held in the grounds of Glemham Hall, has been billed as an “eclectic mix of high quality activities, taking in arts, crafts, dance and cuisine”.
Headline acts include Bellowhead, the multi-award winning 11-piece band, False Lights, the new collaboration between Sam Carter and Jim Moray, and Blackbeard’s Tea Party, who will perform alongside dozens of other acts.
Away from the music, a selection of gourmet treats devised by David Grimwood, chef and owner at the Froize in Chillesford will be available at his “Imagined Suffolk Food Village”.
Festival producer John Marshall-Potter, announcing the festival’s ethos at its launch event earlier this month, said more than 90% of the event’s infrastructure and produce had been sourced from the county in a bid to support the local economy.
The event takes place from Friday to Sunday, August 15 to 1.
Visit www.folkeast.co.uk to find out how to take part in the competition and for festival information.