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Fun for all at WoW Music Festival near Diss

PUBLISHED: 15:52 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:52 12 July 2017

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

WoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

Lucy Begbie

From mellow folk music to energetic dubstep, South Norfolk’s WoW Music Festival is like no other.

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy BegbieWoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

With an eclectic range of music on show, there was something for everybody at the festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss.

The weekend started on Friday, July 7 with afternoon performances from folk and indie bands to create a relaxed atmosphere.

But the music picked up the pace to carry festivalgoers through the night, ending with hip hop and dubstep.

Organiser Geoffrey Dixon said this consistent theme, which was repeated on Saturday, July 8, is what brings so many people to the festival.

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy BegbieWoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

It not only promotes local bands but gives people the chance to discover musical talents from across the country.

“The day starts soft and gentle with folk music then moves to hip hop, dubstep and reggae - there is a band for a specific slot,” he said.

“It gets bigger and louder and lots of people are dancing.

“The festival is all about the quality of the music and the quality of the sound. We see every single band so we know exactly what they are like.”

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy BegbieWoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

Visitors have travelled far and wide to join the three-day musical attraction, including some from as far as France.

There were as many as 1,500 people at the event, with 300 staying at the campsite for the weekend party.

A unique aspect of the festival is the range of activities available for children, making it a family-friendly event.

Mr Dixon said: “We have a children’s creative tent for people coming in with kids. The site is very secure, so parents can relax and the kids can enjoy themselves.

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss.Picture: Lucy BegbieWoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss.Picture: Lucy Begbie

One mum from Winfarthing, Emma Dent, brought her two children, Henry and Millie, to join in with the fun.

She said it is an opportunity which is not easily available in major festivals.

She added: “It is brilliant. We have been two years before and this is great for the kids. They love it.

“There is a really good balance for all of us and there is a mix of generations here, from children to the elderly.

WoW Music Festival  in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy BegbieWoW Music Festival in Woolsey Bridge Fields, near Diss. Picture: Lucy Begbie

“There is lot for the kids to do and what is nice is the intimate size. It’s small enough that we can keep an eye on them.”

The festival ended on Sunday, July 9.

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