[CANCELLED]Dereham Blues Festival 8th-12th July 2020 (Cancelled)

[CANCELLED]Dereham Blues Festival 8th-12th July 2020 (Cancelled)
Posted by RoaminRog
Dereham Hockey Club, Honeysuckle Dr, East Dereham. Norfolk.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 09:00 AM
Until: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM
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Start: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 09:00 AM
End: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM
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Rally Organiser


We have an amazing opportunity to hold a Motorhomer.com Rally, to coincide with the ever-popular Dereham Blues Festival.
This is a five-day event, where around a dozen venues in East Dereham host approx 120 acts encompassing a wide range of music styles.
With great regret this Festival has been cancelled by the Organisers.
Please see below, a copy of the email received from them today;

Dear supporter and friend of the Dereham Blues Festival
It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the Dereham Blues Festival is to be cancelled. This is a decision that we have taken with a heavy heart because, as you know, we love the blues and we love the atmosphere in town when the festival is on.

However, we must put the health and safety of the public and our bands and artists above everything and therefore believe that it is right to cancel the festival now, before incurring any major costs.

I’m sure that many of you may have been expecting this decision, but that’s no consolation, and we are truly sorry.

The Dereham Blues Festival committee would like to thank you for your participation in the preparations so far and hope that you will rejoin us in 2021 to create a bumper blues festival that will make up for this year’s circumstantial disappointment to us all. We will remain in contact with any updates as they arise.
Thank you all for your support, and I will try to arrange this again for next year!
Regards to you all and Stay Safe.

I can now reveal the details of the location for this Rally. Our hosts for the Dereham Blues Festival will be;

Dereham Hockey Club
Honeysuckle Drive (
access via Greenfields Road)
NR20 3TE

  • We have an outside tap for freshwater and cassette disposal has been arranged.
  • We will have access to the clubhouse for toilets and showers (communal)
  • We will have our own Bar, which is on the first floor of the clubhouse, in the evenings.
  • The Club has offered to sell breakfast rolls each morning, but I would ask you to let me know if this is something that would interest YOU.

Prices are either £11 per pitch per night or a discounted price of £50 for the whole five-night festival.
Cash please, on arrival.

Dogs are welcome on-site, but not in the Clubhouse and must be supervised please, and any indiscretions must obviously be cleaned up.
There are dog bins in the locality.

We may arrive anytime after 09.00 Wed 8th July and must depart by mid-day Mon 13th July.

Camping will be on grass, with a limited amount of hard standing for heavy vehicles which are likely to damage the grass.
At present, there no limits to the number of vans that can attend, although I have mentioned during discussions, that between two and three dozen vans would be likely to turn up, but the more the merrier!

There will be access to fresh water, toilets, including cassette emptying and showers as well, secure parking, which would be locked at night, although we will ALL have the combination code.

The festival is completely free to attend, except for the Headlining Act on Wednesday evening, and we will all be given a copy of the Itinerary, so we will know who is playing where and at what time. Don’t forget to look out for the jam session on Sunday afternoon!

If you would like to attend, I am simply gathering names and numbers for the time being, so that the organisers can have some idea about the size of our Rally. Putting your name down now does not commit you to attend, although it will give us some basic information to work within the final organising.

This is going to be a Rally not to be missed!


The Headlining Act has just been announced.......

and here is a small taster
Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10am 31st January!

The list so far
1. RoaminRog
2. Andyjanet
3. Steveandjulie (maybe)
4. Old Man Down
5. Trotter
6. 2cv
7. Tezza33 (maybe)
8. Greengrass (maybe)
9. Mark135
10. andromeda (maybe)
11. Ianwilde
12. Caz (maybe)
13. alwaysared
14. Wolves wonderers
15. Hamishhymer
16. Meduck.
17. Mr and Mrs Tupcox
18. Molly 3
20. horace
21. Juliet.
22. Mick Jordan (maybe).
23. Lee
24. rayphotoman
25. vanda
26: Terry ward (maybe).
27. Oppy
29. Robmac
30. Steveboy
31. Peter51
32. Carlsburg (maybe)
33. Shonky
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All Maggie needs is a good listener. She found that in you. Someone who couldn’t get a word in sideways.🙄

Has this thread gone a bit off topic? Not for me to say.


Rally Organiser

It is looking like we are going to get a discounted price if we stay for the full five nights!
More details soon. 👍
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