Events, City EscapesSam

The Gunton Festival of Food & Music, Saturday 4th August 2018

Events, City EscapesSam
The Gunton Festival of Food & Music, Saturday 4th August 2018

The holy trinity of food, music and drink!

Will you be joining us at the Gunton Festival of Food and Music on the 4th August? Expect the holy trinity of food, music and drink. Think jerk chicken, live music, and (hopefully) sunshine. It’s going to be a good’un. 🌞 

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We are delighted to announce the food vendors for this years festival will include...

Gunton Arms Restaurant
Festival dining like nothing else you have ever experienced! Head chef Stuart Tattersall cooks locally reared venison and beef on a large open fire in the Elk Room surrounded by an awaiting art collection featuring Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Lucian Freud, Glenn Brown, Beatiz Milhazes, Albert Oehlen, Glenn Ligon, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach + much more. Book a table now on 01263 832010 or

Gunton BBQ
Outdoor BBQ serving delicious jerk chicken, spiced lamb pittas, vegetarian dishes and of course the classic Gunton venison burgers and hotdogs.

Woolf & Social + Papaya Verte
Norwich's critically acclaimed Woolf & Social (“They’re up for an adventure, this lot” Marina O’Loughlin review in The Sunday Times) collaborate with Papaya Verte to create bespoke Vietnamese street food traditionally cooked and stacked full of flavours from the north Norfolk coast. | Instagram

Salt & Dry
London’s most innovative and rebellious pop-up super-nerds cook & serve scrumptious pizzas from their converted Checkerboard Mini Cooper pizza oven.

The Cabin
Yummy Norfolk Tacos including Overstrand Crab + Crispy Norfolk Porkbelly served from a retro 1980s Avondale caravan called Hilary! 

Sweet treats galore! Freshly baked pastries and delicious desserts with more than a few surprises in store.


Entertainment at The Gunton Arms


We are delighted to announce The James Hunter Six will headline the 2nd Gunton Festival of Food & Music ‪on Saturday 4 August. East Anglian born and Grammy nominated Hunter, has been hailedby Mojo magazine as “The UK’s greatest soul singer”. His latest album “Whatever It Takes” has just been released by Daptone Records (‪Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, ‪Charles Bradley, Lee Fields) and produced by Gabe Roth (‪Amy Winehouse and ‪Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings) and has been critically acclaimed as a career highlight. 




The UK’s premier party band bar none! The London based quartet have recently made a big impact in East Anglia blowing the roof off theThe Bo Nanafana Xmas party in December and Red Rooster main stage in June with their non stop high energy punk infused RnB. King Salami came to national attention as the stars of BBC4 TV programme UK’s Best Part-Time Band where they were championed by Soul 2 Soul’s Jazzy B making the competition final.




We’re super excited to welcome DJ Scratchy to The Gunton Festival as the headlining DJ. Scratchy kicked off his amazing career as The Clash tour DJ and has since travelled around the world countless times headlining his own shows and playing with bands as diverse as ‪The Cramps, Blondie, Gogol Bordello andThe Urban Voodoo Machine. To celebrate his influence Trojan Records released Scratchy Sounds: Ska, Dub, Roots & Reggae Nuggets. 



Errol Linton has been described as "Sonny Boy Williamson meets King Tubby" uniquely mixing Mississippi blues harmonica with the reggae and dub flavours of Jamaica.Errol is a Brixton born and bred legend and thanks to the critical acclaim and BBC radio airplay of his great new album, “Packing My Bags”, a much bigger audience is about to discover the delights of Errol’s rock steady blues.




Maverick one man band ‪Thomas Truax ‬from New York plays eccentric , otherworldly sounds on homemade instruments such as “The Hornicator ” and “Mother Superior”.  You get darkly witty songs accompanied by weird Harry Partch-esque home made instruments. An exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison.

"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian
" His gigs are extraordinary, fizzing with showmanship." –Q




Gladboy are an experimental pop trio who formed after meeting at UEA and discovering a shared adoration of music and literature from across space and time. After months of loose jamming sessions centred around Sonny's jazz influenced drumming and George's stream-of consciousness lyricism, the band recruited Adam Bentham on bass and began to refine their sound. With Adam at the helm as producer, the band recorded their charismatic debut single ‘Weight of Expectation' all in one night. 

“The band describe their sound as junkadelic, which hits the nail right on the head… At times they remind of an embryonic Blur, with an anarchic experimentalism that is fighting to find a darker side. One to watch”. 
Outline Magazine




A two piece piano driven act. Trashy moon style drums behind an amped up honky tonk piano. A mercurial performance from 2 songwriters with up front tunes that take in music hall, 60s pop, early prog, punk, garage and Tony Hancock. Screeching vocals, spiky staccato runs, criss cross harmonies over Bach chord lines. Vintage gear and The Fool's wardrobe.


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