December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, May 21, 2012
Norfolk’s newest festival is gearing up for a triumphant return with big headline acts and a right royal line-up of Jubilee weekend entertainment. Going Out has five pairs of camping tickets to give away.
It’s a jewel in the crown of the local festival scene, so it’s fitting that the second Play Fest festival is taking place over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.
Shortlisted in 2011 by the UK Festival Awards, Play Fest will boast seven stages set in seven acres of glorious countryside in Norfolk.
Held at New Eccles Hall near Quidenham between June 1-3, festival goers can look forward to seeing bands and artists such as Feeder, Ash, Reverend and the Makers, The Pigeon Detectives, Roots Manuva, Delilah and Lee Vann.
Headlining the main stage on Sunday will be indie legends Feeder. Supporting will be Chase and Status’ vocal muse Delilah while the Saturday headline slot will be filled by Irish rock group Ash, who have notched up 18 Top 40 hits.
Elsewhere the extravagant Big Top will include a world of circus plus sets from festival favourites The Correspondents and Roots Manuva.
The Dance Arena, curated by Norwich’s leading electronic club night brand POW!, will showcase the best in electronic music including some top party starters.
Full Colour will be sinking their interactive pressure pad system into the Play Fest grounds to create a giant drum machine where ‘Play Mates’ will be able to jam together and create musical masterpieces.
At night, the Full Colour Arcade dome will transform into an intimate venue hosting the region’s hottest local DJs, producers and performers.
In the Rebel Lion Reggae Tent, Rebel Lion are hosting the Roots and Culture Arena featuring Free King, Foundation Sound, Instrument of Jah, MC Chanter and Principal.
The Asylum Stage will welcome a mix of solo artists and bands during daylight hours and cabaret and music at night, while the Tipi Tent will be hosted by some of Play Fest’s favourite house music promoters and DJs.
There are also four themed bars, a mini-mart and plenty of food on offer.
■ Tickets for Play Fest cost £80 for all-weekend camping tickets or £35 for day tickets (no camping). For more information and to buy tickets visit: www.playfest.co.uk
Going Out has five pairs of Play Fest camping tickets to give away. To be in with a chance of winning a pair, simply answer the question.
WHICH BAND IS HEADLINING PLAY FEST ON SUNDAY?
(c) Roots Manuva
Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number to: Play Fest Competition, Going Out, Norwich Evening News, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE. Alternatively you can email your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The deadline for entries is Friday May 25. Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received by the closing date.
■ Usual Archant competition rules apply.