Busking comes to Cromer Pier

Just Regional
Aug 22, 2013 2 mins read

Cromer Pier is set to showcase an array of musical talent at the end of the summer when it holds its first ‘Busking Day’. Sunday 8th September will see six musical acts battle it out for your vote as they play along the length of the pier.

The six acts will play from 11am to 3pm, alternating every hour so they get to perform at different sections along the pier. The public will have the opportunity to collect a voting form on the pier forecourt and wander around listening to acts before voting for their favourite. The winning act will receive a slot on the coveted Pavilion Theatre Stage at a later date.

The idea of hosting a busking day on Cromer pier was the brain-child of two friends, local music promoter Ben Carpenter and General Manager of the Pier Rebecca Wass.

Ben said “Rebecca got in touch recently after Rock Bodham which I organised and wanted to see if I could come up with any ideas for the pier so between us we came up with this. I’m really excited as we will have no electric, power amps or mics so it will be proper old fashioned busking only! It should be a really entertaining day.”

Rebecca said “I’ve been working over the last few months to create some opportunities for artists to perform on the Pier and entertain the visitors; this has worked well with walk-about acts and some storytelling.  After seeing the success of Rock Bodham I knew Ben would be the perfect person to help increase this entertainment through to September, his brilliant suggestion of a Busking day will showcase local talent and give one lucky winner a brilliant opportunity to perform on The Pavilion Stage.”

The line-up is nearly complete and includes Jim Higgs, Swing Lizzy, Couch and Reg Length. The type of music that the acts will be performing will be kept under wraps until the day so it’s a bit of a surprise.

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