It will run from 12 to 8.00pm and then there will be music in several venues around town until late. This will be the launch of the Get Active in Fakenham Week 2017 and to bring some free entertainment to the town for locals and visitors. The week will start on the 19th August and finish with the popular Fakenham 25/50/100 cycle ride which is open to all.
The event is being coordinated by Active Fakenham. Richard Crook, AF Chairperson said, "The plan is to have music in the market place from 12 midday until 8.00pm. This will have a folky, laid back feel until around 5.30pm. Then from 5.30 KLFM will host some lively bands playing more upbeat music. From 8.00pm local pubs and clubs will host a variety of bands, so people will be able to wander around the town and listen to some great music. We hope to have a beer tent, straw bales, cream teas, stalls, rides and more in the market place."
"The focus will be on local talent. I have been very impressed by the number and quality of musicians in Fakenham and nearby. We hope to be able to showcase some really good music and offer some free entertainment to locals and visitors."
There will be a series of smaller events over the next few months in the lead up to the festival. These kick off with the talented and fun local band, Picaroon, playing at the Fakenham Bull on Saturday 6th May. This is followed by a Blues Jam visiting from Norwich at the Gallery Bistro on June 7th, "Ukuleles 4 All" will take place in the market place and then tour some town’s pubs and cafes on July 29th.
Richard added, "At this stage we are looking for musicians and venues interested in being involved with the festival. There are some forms on the Active Fakenham website where people and venues interested in taking part can express their interest and explain what they have to offer. We also need helpers on the day and before and sponsorship – as always."
On the 19th August parts of the town centre will be closed to traffic and the centre will be filled with tables, chairs, straw bales and stalls to enable people to listen to the music. There will be a beer tent, stalls and cream teas in the afternoon.
More information through the Active Fakenham website, Facebook page and Twitter.