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  1. The Vintage Sixties Festival Returns Saturday 2nd April!

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    The Vintage Sixties Festival Returns on Saturday 2nd April!

     

    Three years after the event was held for the first time, the Vintage Sixties Festival returns!

    Throughout the day embrace all things sixties on the pier, promenade, and beyond, vintage trade stalls and memorabilia, live FREE music and of course the incredible sight of hundreds of scooters, classic motorbikes, and vehicles on the promenade which is certain to set pulses racing, a unique opportunity to take a look at a collectors pride and joy on the seafront creating a real air of nostalgia to the day.

     

    Visitors are encouraged to dress up in glamorous Sixties clobber and enjoy free entertainment, which will include live music at the end of the pier and on the promenade and vintage stalls selling everything from vinyl records to new and pre-loved clothes and memorabilia.

     

    “The festival is an opportunity for enthusiasts of the 60s era to congregate, demonstrate and reignite their passion”

     

    We have four fantastic shows to celebrate the era from Thursday 21st March to Sunday 3rd April. Kicking off with sixties festival is legend Marty Wilde, followed by the Cromer Soul Club Keep The Faith vinyl night, A concert version of the West End MOD extravaganza All or Nothing and Bringing On Back the Sixties with New Amen Corner to end the celebrations on Sunday 3rd April.

     

    Here’s an avid fan who made put together some highlights of The Vintage Sixties Festival back in 2019 below:

     

    Pints for £1 will be on offer from 11am to midday and again from 3pm to 4pm – as long as stocks last.

     

    The Beatles will be featured in the pier’s Pavilion Theatre from 10am to 2pm, with projections on an 8m LED wall and displays of memorabilia from Nigel Pearce’s extensive collection devoted to the band.

     

    The festival has real credibility and is an opportunity for enthusiasts of the era to congregate, demonstrate and reignite their passion for the era that brought us The Beatles, Twiggy, Pirate Radio, The Mini and so much more.

     

    Get yourself in the festival mood…

    MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK TICKETS FOR LIVE MUSIC

     

    For any questions, please contact the box office; e-mail boxoffice@cromerpier.co.uk or call 01263 512495.

     

  2. Folk on the Pier 2021- Important News

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    Announcement from Deckchair Productions

    Folk on The Pier 2020 & 2021 saved for 2022

    Following its inevitable postponement in 2020, Cromer’s popular music festival had hoped to be taking place at the town’s Pavilion Theatre on 7, 8 and 9 May in 2021. However, despite the crossing of many fingers for some months now, sadly Boris Johnson’s recent announcement of the Government’s Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy regarding the Covid-19 crisis has forced the organiser to consider certain options for this year. With many hours of provisional negotiations already in hand, festival curator Scott Butler has worked tirelessly to secure the original line-up of artists booked for the 2020/2021 event to be the line-up that will make Folk on the Pier a special event in 2022. The new dates for the event will be 6, 7 and 8 May 2022.

    Scott explains ‘the longer the latest lockdown continued and despite the rollout of the vaccine, it remained uncertain whether certain types of events could take place at their normally full capacity for the foreseeable future, and I felt it was unfair for the many loyal fans to be kept in the dark about any plans. With many coming from afar, as usual accommodation and travel needed to be arranged, so making the announcement now relieves them of those concerns’.

    Renowned as ‘the best gig on the North Sea’, the event attracts a plethora of well-known and up-and-coming folk, folk-rock and acoustic artists from across the UK. ‘The line-up for 2020 was always going to be a special line-up; I am totally overwhelmed that those artists have such faith in Folk on the Pier that they have been willing to commit to a second postponement’.

    With the unchanged line-up now in place, Scott and the Pavilion Theatre management are keen to reassure fans who had already purchased weekend passes for the original 2020 event, as well as individual concerts, that their tickets are valid for the same seat bookings in 2022.

    The line-up is once again a ‘who’s who’ of award winners. Among the headliners are BAFTA Nominated TV Entertainer of the Year and The British Academy Gold Award of Composers recipient Richard Digance, and Wizz Jones who picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

    The ever-evolving Demon Barbers XL also won a BBC Radio Award for Best Live Act will present their new show ‘Rise Up’ and as always festival Patron Ashley Hutchings MBE who has been the recipient of numerous awards will present one of his latest special projects for the festival.

    But it is not all about award winners – supporting acts include festival favourites the  Gerry Colvin Band, Feast of Fiddles, the Spikedrivers, Kevin Dempsey, Alan Reid, and the Urban Folk Quartet; plus newcomers to the Cromer Pier theatre – Linda Watkins, Martin Harley, Ninebarrow and the Redhills. Also making their first appearance at the festival are local acts Alden, Patterson & Dashwood, the Shackleton Trio and Klezmerized!

    To close the festival on the Sunday evening is ‘the band without whom’ there would not be a Folk on The Pier – Fairport Convention. Little did they know when they invented British folk-rock that it would become the inspiration for what has become a very popular and enduring music festival.

    More information can be sourced at folkonthepier.co.uk

    You don’t need to do anything as all tickets will be automatically transferred to 6th, 7th and 8th May 2022.   Please email boxoffice@cromerpier.co.uk  if you have any queries or concerns.  Please note that the box office is currently closed so unfortunately, we will be unable to answer telephone queries.