Gallery: The weather was kind and the food was good at Folk East

The crowd applauds an act at Folk East in Glemham Hall.

The crowd applauds an act at Folk East in Glemham Hall. - Credit: Su Anderson

Around 4,000 folk enthusiasts enjoyed one of the most relaxed festivals of its kind at Glemham Hall over the weekend.

Oompah Brass perform at Folk East in Glemham Hall.

Oompah Brass perform at Folk East in Glemham Hall. - Credit: Su Anderson

Organised by Becky and John Marshall-Potter, Folk East is a combination of music, poetry, stands, foods and arts and crafts, and is described as a mini-Latitude.

Now in its fourth year, more than 100 bands performed at the event on Saturday and Sunday.

Spokeswoman for Folk East Jan Ballard, of The Bridge Marketing, said: “It is a social, relaxed event.

“The weather was kind to us and the food was delicious. If folk music is your genre you were in heaven.

“The special and relaxed nature of the event make it one of the friendliest festivals in this area.

“All the performers mix with the visitors when they are not performing.”

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The success of Folk East, which is supported by Philip Hope-Cobbold, the owner of Glemham Hall, was in evidence with the number of families who camped in the grounds over the weekend.

There were said to be double the number there were in previous years.

There were three stages for music performed by some of the top folk acts in the country, a soapbox stage for words, verse and poetry, and there was also a garden stage and a teepee.

In addition there were a myriad of workshops for arts and crafts.

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