2013 FESTIVAL REPORT
This year’s Music Festival at Clippesby Hall proved to be a great success with a wide mix of musical styles and a combination of new young talent and experienced performers. Having opened the Festival on Friday evening with his covers band One Hand Clapping who played a great set of classic pop and rock songs, Dave Sheppard returned on Saturday, following Matt Watson onto the acoustic stage. Both gave wonderful performances to get the main Festival day off to a lively start.
With good audiences all day, and with a heated marquee this year, the crowds were treated to a fantastic and eclectic line-up with the bluegrass wizards of the Broad Cut Drifters followed by BBC Radio’s Oldie Composer of the Year 2012, Marina Florance, a firm favourite of the audience.
New young rock n roll band The Anyones got the tent buzzing with their electric set of covers and a handful of their own songs, before the acoustic talents of the duo James Maas and Trish Plant, otherwise known as The Sepiatones, wowed the crowd with a short but very sweet sounding set.
Young Lowestoft rock band New Instincts took the stage by storm later in the afternoon with a rocking set of covers and originals; really talented guys, well appreciated by the crowd. They were followed by Pepper & Shepherd on the acoustic stage, returning from a festival-stealing performance in 2012, showcasing songs from their brilliant current album ‘Wreck and Reel’ and new songs from their new record soon to be released.
Last on, headlining the Festival this year, was local rock band Mother Black Cap, who delivered a great show, playing an accomplished set of rock covers and original material and rounding off the weekend in appropriate style.
A big thank you to all the bands and artists who came along and played, our sound guys on the acoustic stage Jason and Justin and to everyone who came along with their tent or caravan or camper van. Til next year……..16th/17th May 2014. Bookings already being taken!
FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED:
Friday evening (8pm onwards): One Hand Clapping (upbeat pop/rock covers band)
Saturday (12.30pm onwards): Matt Watson (singer/songwriter)
Broad Cut Drifters (bluegrass band)
Marina Florance (singer/songwriter)
The Anyones (up and coming local rock band)
The Sepiatones (acoustic duo)
New Instincts (dynamic local rock band)
Pepper & Shepherd (singer/songwriting duo)
Mother Black Cap (great festival rock band)
MUSIC FESTIVAL UPDATE: Just 4 days to go until the Music Festival starts; we’re going to entertain you and keep you nice and warm at the same time with our heated marquee and lovely homemade pizza delivered right to you so you don’t need to miss any of the great acts we have lined up to play. Give us a call if you’d like to come along…. 01493 367800.
The Festival starts on Friday evening from around 8pm with local band One Hand Clapping http://www.onehand-clapping.co.uk/ performing a set of wildly diverse and upbeat pop and rock songs from the 60s to the present day. A great way to unwind after the week, so get here nice and early to set up ready to let your hair down….
Join us over the weekend of 17th / 18th May for the best in local music. With a mix of bands and solo performers, this promises to be a fun weekend, with the same relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere we’re known for at Clippesby.
Confirmed acts include fun, upbeat local covers band One Hand Clapping playing on Friday evening, followed by an afternoon and evening of music on Saturday with wonderful singer-songwriters Matt Watson and Marina Florance, acoustic duo The Sepiatones, multi-talented bluegrass band The Broad Cut Drifters, up and coming young rock band New Instincts, the great Pepper & Shepherd and headlined by Norfolk rock band Mother Black Cap. For more info on the band go to their website at www.motherblackcap.co.uk
We’ll also have some cracking local real ales and local cider available from the Muskett Arms, together with a range of food options.