Church offers quieter experience at music festival

The annual Reepham Music Festival has become a much-loved part of the Norfolk festival scene. It is lively, fun and energetic – and often gets pretty noisy on the main field.

If you enjoy a quieter, more acoustic musical experience, then the Church Stage in St Mary’s Reepham is for you. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Rookery Meadow in the charming and peaceful church, the old stone walls give a wonderful tonal sound to the music.
Sponsored by Lovewell Blake for the fourth year running, access is included for all main ticket holders; otherwise ticket prices for the Church Stage are £12 per person, valid from 1– 8 pm on Saturday 10 August. Tickets are available ONLINE
Church Stage line-up

  • The Black Dog Music Project is opening the Church Stage this year. The Norwich-based charity provides help and support for people with mental health problems and provides music sessions throughout the week at Earth Studios in Norwich.
  • Making a return appearance at the music festival is Nief Carroll. This young singer-songwriter from Suffolk performs a mixture of her own material and covers. She enjoys playing a range of genres, including 70s and 80s classics, chart music, heavy rock and indie, all stripped back to acoustic and vocals.
  • Having mastered a range of guitar styles, Buzby has been hailed as the finest acoustic guitarist on our streets. He remains, by choice, local to Norfolk and is returning to perform finger-twisting acoustic classics from the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett and Mike Oldfield and, if modesty permits on this occasion, a couple of his own tunes.
  • Sonrisa (“smile” in Spanish) is a five-piece a capella group singing an eclectic mix of songs in perfect harmony, featuring music from Finland to the Appalachian Mountains, and from English folk to American shape note.
  • Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bernard Hoskin has a distinctive and original sound based on English song-writing and world music rhythms, as well as folk, country and blues styles. An experienced performer, accompanying himself on six- and 12-string guitars and mandolin, he has released 12 albums to date.
  • Camisayo is an alternative roots band formed in Cambridge in December 2017, initially as a means for friends to get together, and began to write original material. The diverse influences and backgrounds of its members have resulted in an alternative take on roots music.

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