27th - 29th JULY 2018



27th - 29th JULY 2018


We look forward to welcoming you all to our 10th anniversary festival!

Our aim is to bring a slice of the world to the heart of Norfolk: it’s a wonderful space where people of all ages and nationalities can come and share experiences through music, story telling, food and crafts.

Over the weekend Burton Manor Barns will be filled with colours, sounds, laughter and love as we welcome back those who continue to support us and if this is your first time we hope to make it a first amazing experience.

Over the years our audiences have enjoyed music from many different parts of the world – 2018 promises to be one of the best yet with more craft stalls, lots of workshops, camping, hot shower, food stalls and two stages.

Southburgh Festival of World Music is a unique event set in 30 acres of the Norfolk countryside with plenty of space to camp and for children to run around, explore and make friends while parents chill out or take part in the activities available. We encourage everyone - no matter how old you are - to have a go you just never know you may find your inner child again!

Opening our gates for our 10th year will be a joyous occasion with double celebrations. What an amazing decade it’s been and we’re so looking forward to welcoming old and new friends alike on Friday the 27th July.

The 10th Anniversary Festival coincides with a rebirth of Zimbabwe, the homeland of festival organiser Anna Mudeka. This year brings Zimbabwean Spirit to Southburgh with musicians such as Chartwell Dutiro, Bruce Ncube, Millicent Chapanda, Zee Guveya coming to initiate, uplift and preside over the double celebrations.

This fantastic selection of Zimbabwean artists will be joined over the weekend by many others sharing music from Brazil, Mexico, North America, Ireland, as well as Norfolk, Portsmouth and right here in Southburgh.

We’ve been watching this baby grow, and it’s been a true delight to see year after year those who have supported us from the beginning, bringing their actual babies, then toddlers and now nearly tweenie-boppers, all coming to share the magic of Southburgh through music, food and laughter.

The doors will open at 12 noon on Friday 27th July to allow you time to unpack and put up your tents, settle and get into the festival mood.
In the afternoon on Friday there will be workshops including den building, creative writing for the children and a drumming workshop for everyone. We are so pleased that Emma Mayes is coming to share her forest school experience with the children and we welcome Bel Greenwood who will share creative writing with the 4-11 year olds while African dance will be celebrated in Millicent Chapanda’s exciting Zimbabwean dance workshop.

The Friday afternoon workshop programme will flow gently into an evening of amazing theatre before the hilarious open mic sessions round up the evening.

Useful information

Gates open to the public at 12.00 noon on Friday 27th and close on Sunday 29th July at 12 noon. There will only early morning yoga  at 8.00am and full english breakfast open to campers only! To book your breakfast for Saturday and Sunday please email info@southburghfestival.co.uk, options include vegetarian and Gluten free.

Please remember Southburgh festival is a NO DOGS ZONE


Southburgh 10th Anniversary

By Anna | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Live music, theatre, workshops, international food stalls and lots more. Tickets go on sale 1st March don’t miss out, we look forward to see you all! Celebrating 10 years of good music, we welcome our main headline this year Zee Guveya. A Zimbabwean multi talented music in a very different caliber, a great opportunity to…

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