December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 26, 2013
A soggy start to the weekend failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of festival-goers enjoying a host of folk stars at Glemham Hall.
Organisers of FolkEast said the brighter day yesterday did help boost numbers but added everyone had enjoyed the weekend.
John Marshall-Potter said: “It was a bit wet, but we’ve got plenty of tents here that people were able to take shelter in and they enjoyed themselves anyway.
“The music has been great and there is so much going on – everyone is enjoying themselves here.”
Yesterday there were a number of people who turned up to buy tickets on the gate for a day of music that culminated in a set by folk legends Steeleye Span.
“I think we’ve got between 3,000 to 3,500 here today,” he added yesterday. “It’s a great venue and Phillip (Hope-Cobbold, owner of Glemham Hall) is really enthusiastic about the event.
“We’ll certainly be back here again next year – it could well be a regular venue.”
Mr Marshall-Potter said there were a number of similar-sized folk festivals across the country and their organisers and artists all tended to work together to get the chance to move around the summer festivals.
“The world of folk festivals is certainly very open, we all work with each other to help and support each others events, and hopefully this will now become one of the established festivals on the calendar,” he said.