The Great British Beer Festival Winter isn’t just about beer. We have a selection of musical entertainment that will appear throughout the festival, including rock, pop and alternative bands.

Thursday 22nd - Evening

Sam Coe and the Long Shadows

Sam Coe & The Long Shadows are a UK Country/Americana band from Norwich, Norfolk.

Their debut EP, “Santa Fe”, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, followed by their first UK tour and support slot with The Shires. They have played C2C (Country 2 Country) Festival both this year and last year, and are currently recording their first full length album, alongside GingerDog records, due for release in Spring 2018. You can grab a copy of their EP at a gig or download it here! They say: “Be sure to come say hello if you see us playing live, we’ll grab a picture and add you to our gallery!”

Friday 23rd - Evening

The Collective

Established in 2007, The Collective are one of Norfolk’s favourite wedding and function bands. This professional outfit are guaranteed to turn your event into something unique. A collection of permanent, highly professional musicians, who have performed with many top artists and have over 25 years experience, they are a band like no other. Classic soul, funk, disco and rock are seamlessly blended with the most up to date tracks. A real party band for a seriously fun night!

Saturday 24th - Afternoon

The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, Georgia writes and performs ‘wordy songs about other people’, instrumentally influenced by British, American, and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia.

Georgia’s skills as a singer and instrumentalist have been put to the test in numerous different contexts, and this trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK.

Saturday 24th -Evening

The Vagaband

Soulful rustic Americana led self-penned songs with heartfelt lyrics and dazzling displays of musicianship. Gentle elements of soul and swing with traditional instruments and modern flair! Norfolk’s finest musicians perform a fabulous show full of heart, soul and song.

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