Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, was making the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend this Sunday evening (28th August) as he visited Trunchonbury Festival 2017's launch party to wish organisers good luck with their preparations.
Held at MADRA (Mundesley and District Recreational Association) Sports and Social Club on Hall Lane, Knapton, the event was held to celebrate the fact that it was almost exactly a year until the start of the next festival, due to be held between 25thand 27th August 2017.
There was a bbq and bar provided for guests as live music from Ace, Al Sharpe and the Jackthehouse crew accompanied the evening's festivities with organisers and people from the local community getting together to discuss Trunchonbury 2017 and share ideas for the upcoming festival.
Speaking after the launch party Norman said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm from the organisers and locals about next year's festival; they already have massive plans in store and I am confident that this festival will be better than the ones that have come before it."
“This is the fourth time that the Trunchonbury Festival has been held and my wife Mary and I had a fantastic time when we came to the last one in 2014."
“That time it was held on the Paddock in Trunch, but it is great to see that this festival has continued to grow and now needs to move to a bigger area to put on everything they want."
“They can now entertain a greater number of festival goers, providing a memorable experience for many local people, and raise even more money for good causes than they managed to do before."
“I am certainly excited to see how Trunchonbury 2017 progresses as the last one was so enjoyable and I have already started looking in my diary to make sure I am free.”
Trunchonbury Festival started back in 2005 with modest beginnings when just a handful of friends enjoyed camping and dancing in a private garden, but has since grown with each new edition. For next year's event the festival has been moved to a much larger 20 acre site, MADRA on Hall Lane, in Knapton Village, and will be able to host more stalls, more camping, more facilities and more music and entertainment acts than ever before.
The expanded size of Trunchonbury next year means that organisers believe they will be able to cater for five thousand people a day and can raise more money for their chosen charities, which will be Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat, Knapton Hall and MADRA Sports Ground.