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Bannaroo 2023

Saturday, August 05, 2023 - Sunday, August 06, 2023

11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

The Banningham Crown

Bannaroo Festival, Colby Road, Norwich NR11 7DY, UK


The world is a funny old place at the moment. It seems it's getting easier to spend your money and harder to earn it. We've always been committed to providing a low cost day for families and individuals alike and for 2023 we've added even more things for you to do and enjoy. You can read our full "Patch Notes" here to see how we're improving your Bannaroo festival but we want you to know that we are committed to keeping your weekend as affordable as we can and that includes your food and drink.

So for one weekend, and one weekend only, we invite you to come with us to a very special place. A place where you can be whoever you are, a place where you can bring your sister, your mother-in-law, your eagle (sadly not but we like the idea) and celebrate all the good things about being human without it costing you a bomb.


Join us, join us, join us you fun-loving feet stompers, for our fourth annual festival of beautiful music, mouth-watering, reasonably-priced food and drink and of course, a good ol' boogie.






Abba Revival - The UK No.1 to Abba


Voted Winners of the UK National Tribute Awards and with 4 consecutive accolades under their belt, Revival recently gained accreditation and the privilege of performing a concert tour in ABBA's Sweden homeland.

These guys really are the best at what they do and dare we say it - in the world.

Hailed as more of a reincarnation than a tribute band, Abba Revival are guaranteed to have all you pop-heads screaming to Mamma Mia and doing the fandango on Bannaroo' afternoon.



Absolute Bowie - The World No.1 Tribute to David Bowie


Winners of both the 'Best Bowie Tribute' and 'Best Tribute Band in the UK', Absolute Bowie promise to capture not only the musical prowess, but the iconic and unmistakeable stage presence of the man himself.

David Bowie’s evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70’s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents all his best-loved personas in all their glory. Performed by a world class five-piece band, this unique take on Bowie features two full length sets that pay homage to both "eras" of David Bowie's eternal impact on the world of music you've come to know and love.



The Los Palmas 6 - Our World No.1 Madness Tribute Band


So where to begin with these guys. Absolute Madness. Formed by the saxophonist from Madness themselves Steve Turner, The Los Palmas 6 was created to bring Madness back to life.

Steve Turner has recreated the original madness sound and spirit with this embodiment of the iconic 70 and 80's ska band. Having been the saxophone player for the original Madness for 6 years straight, touring the world with them across almost all continents AND recording 3 studio albums - Steve has recreated the original Madness sound to form a reincarnation of arguably both the finest and the most successful Ska band to come out of the UK.



The McCurdy Brothers


What began as two Hillbilly buskers filling the markets of Norwich with crazy electric Swamp-billy has turned into a formidable rockabilly blues machine, sweeping through local Norwich venues with their own take on a ginormous blues sound.

Playing homemade instruments made out of junk they can find, scavenge or barter for and influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and Muddy Waters, this unique duo will leave you rasping and screaming with jaws to the floors.



Kaspar Larsen


Bringing together influences such as Kate Bush, Ry x and Bon Iver, Kaspar Larsen weaves his own 80s inspired sound, with emotional performance and musicianship

After a flagship year for Kaspar in 2022 having received support from BBC 6Music and BBC Radio1: he's been tipped as one of the ‘Best of 2023’ for BBC Introducing and he has kicked off 2023 in style winning NMG’s: Male Solo Artist of the Year, along with the incredible accolade of being named as BBC Introducing’s: ‘Sound of 2023’.

Be sure to check out his latest EP: ‘who cares about me now, nobody’s watching’ on all your favourite streaming platforms.





The Counterfeit Stones - The No.1 Tribute to The Rolling Stones


Having toured the globe for over a decade, The Counterfeit Stones have undoubtedly established themselves as the finest homage to The Rolling Stones alive today. Playing shows of up to 60,000 people in almost every continent, they've got a jaggering (sorry we couldn't help it) collection of outspoken celebrity fans including the likes of Mick Jagger himself, The Gallagher Brothers and even Bill Clinton 😂

Having booked by the British Royal Family themselves on more than one occasion, we're honoured to call them our guests at your Bannaroo 2023.



Katy Ellis - The UK No.1 Tribute to Taylor Swift


Katy Ellis's award winning show to Taylor Swift is the most prestigious tribute act for Taylor Swift in the UK and some may say, the world. Created, produced and delivered with incredible attention to detail, Katy will be wowing us into the evening with not only a full live band but with a fully choreographed dance regime to deliver the most authentic recreation of Taylor we've come to know.

The traits possessed by Katy Ellis has ‘Swiftie’ fans from across the world feeling like they are back watching Taylor Swift herself. The show features all of Taylor’s much loved hits including; Shake It Off, Blank Space, Love Story, You Belong With Me, Look What You Made Me Do, I Knew You Were Trouble.



The Fillers - A tribute to the Killers


The Fillers are hailed as the world’s first and best tribute to The Killers. Formed in late 2006 in the small town of Bury St. Edmunds in the UK, where The Killers had their initial success, The Fillers have rocked audiences of over 5000 strong and continue to solidify themselves as the closest thing to the modern day icons you can get. 

Having interacted close-quaters with the Killers themselves; they’ve learnt to capture an unrivalled sound, look and feel of the Vegas quartet, performing tracks from Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Sawdust, Day & Age, Battleborn, Wonderful Wonderful, Imploding The Mirage and Pressure Machine.



The Manifest


Hailing from East Anglia, this talented five-piece band formed just a year ago, have already amassed a dedicated local following and gained attention from media and radio outlets, propelling them towards national recognition.

They have been praised as 'The next big band to come out of East Anglia' by BBC Introducing and have already received interest from producers at the highly-coveted Glastonbury Festival.

The manifest formed from 5 friends who had all tried to make it separately in the music industry in their younger years, but have now come together as adults to show if you have a passion for making music it’s never to late to strive towards success! 

It's clear that The Manifest has an undeniable energy and sound that simply captivates audiences, leaving them wanting more.

With a rapidly expanding repertoire of original songs and covers, the band are dedicated to perfecting their sound and constantly pushing themselves to new heights. 

This is just the beginning for The Manifest, and they are poised to take the music world by storm.



Damp Matches


With a unique mash-up of alt-rock, trash-hop and anthemic indie, Damp Matches’ sound would be as at home at a stadium concert as it is in a grimy small town mosh-pit. Big, punchy riffs and thunderous drum lines set a perfect backdrop for frontwoman Helena Lewis’ soaring vocals, complimented by the hip-hop plasma of bassist Will Calvert. Having built a reputation for putting on raucous, high-energy shows, we cannot wait to welcome them to your fourth and finest instalment of Bannaroo.



Robin Shaw


Robin’s journey into music started off as a street dancer age 16 competing in hip hop local talent shows which also included the TV show Britains Got Talent. In 2016 (aged 23) Robin accomplished himself as a talented singer and songwriter after an audition in Soho, London. 

In recent years, Robin has drawn masses of interest from TV/Radio stations both local and international leading to fans from Barcelona to Ipswich. Robin has been featured on local town Diss Park Radio, West Norfolk Radio, BBC Introducing Norfolk and Suffolk, South Devon Sounds, Islington Radio, Watford VIBE FM, First Choice Radio, as well as radio stations in Helsinki, Canberra and Los Angeles.



Lottie Gray


19-year-old singer-songwriter Lottie Gray spent most of her childhood nurturing her imagination, conjuring stories from her bedroom on the south Norfolk coastline, where she grew up. Creating an intimate, open conversation between audience and artist, Lottie channels her emotions into her music with unparalleled and almost effortless beauty.

Influenced by the prolific Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, Lottie's ability to jump across genres has taken her songwriting too extraordinary heights. Blending elements of country and pop, her creations boast raw and poetic lyric writing, expressed through what feels like a limitless and "years beyond her age" vocal scale.

Stay tuned for more announcements to follow and oodles more juicy news, updates and surprises yet to be revealed.

Check out our official "Aftermovie" from Bannaroo 2019 below.


Bannaroo 2019 Aftermovie


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