Bannaroo 2019

The Banningham Crown

Sunday August 4th 2019 11:00 am –  11:00 pm


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The world is a funny old place at the moment. We seem to spend a lot of time hating things, stuffs, its and people for all sorts of reasons. They say things differently. It isn't the right colour. It's not from this country. He looked at me the wrong way. She doesn't believe the same thing I do and in all the hum-chum conundrum of our day to day lives, you'd be hard-pressed to say things were easy, but don't worry. That's where we come in. For one day, and one day 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.


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


ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN performed by Gary Mullen & The Works Official

Gary’s career as Freddie started in 2000, when his wife and mother secretly applied to the TV show Stars in Their Eyes. Gary won the overall Live Grand Final, polling 864,838 votes, more than double the runner up and setting the all time record for votes on the show. Gary is featured in the Stars in Their Eyes video, CD and book and has represented the UK on Euro Stars in Their Eyes.

After the television experience, Gary performed as a solo artist but immediately started to receive rave reviews and n 2002 he created “One Night of Queen” and formed his band “The Works”.

Gary was personally invited by Brian May to attend the Queen & Paul Rodgers show in Cardiff and was thrilled to be introduced to Brian backstage after the show. For the first time in Gary's life, he was left speechless by one of the greatest men in rock and roll history.

These guys. Well, they’re the bee's knees, and we cannot wait to deliver to you all an unparalleled take on what not all of us were lucky enough to see - Freddie Mercury stomping, dancing, stamping and singing his way through all your hearts and minds.

The Four Kicks (A tribute to Kings Of Leon)

The Four Kicks are vastly developing a reputation as the UK's finest tribute to the Kings of Leon. They've performed in venues all over Europe receiving plaudits from venues, promoters and mega-fans alike. They’ll be taking us on a journey across all 7 Kings of Leon studio albums, capturing the energy and raucous excitement of the early days through to the atmospheric stadium-fillers of their more recent work. Combining all of this into an epic live performance and partnered with Bannaroo’s production, we cannot wait for you to experience the most authentic Kings of Leon live experience their is.

Chasing Mumford (A tribute to Mumford & Sons)

Touted as the most authentic tribute to Mumford & Sons on the planet and shortlisted for the Best Tribute of the Year list, we present to you this awesome fully live band of multi-instrumentalists with spine-tingling live vocal harmonies fronted by the charismatic Chase Williams. With attention to musical detail and the perfect image to match, this ultimate party band effortlessly capture the energy of the incredibly popular folk-pop festival sound like no other.

Having supported some ginormous names such as Scouting for Girls and The Hoosiers, these guys are now leaving serious footprints on the European festival scene and we cannot wait to share with you the foot-tapping magic they promise to deliver.

Popes of Chillitown

A Ska/Dub/Punk band from London, who have been rampaging through the UK ska scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut. A straight-up ska-punk band they are not, expertly mashing the energy of upbeat ska, punk, 2-tone and drum & bass with the groove of reggae and dub, adding in the lyrical flow of hip hop and finishing it all off with a generous helping of catchy melodies and hooks. The result has been likened to artists such as Capdown, Skindred, The Beat, The Police and Jamie T.

After releasing their pledge-funded debut album ‘A Word To The Wise’ in 2013, the band have had a relentless touring schedule across the UK and into Europe, seeing them play banging headline shows, festivals and support slots with the likes of Reel Big Fish, The Selecter, The Skints and plenty more.

Miserable Man

Miserable Man joins' Bannaroo 2019 with his unique take on acoustic pop blending Reggae Ska, Rocksteady and Old Jazz to create a raw, organic sound that perfectly accompanies any sunny day.

Armed only with a guitar, his voice, old school mouth trumpet and some foot percussion, we cannot wait to bop our way through the sunset with this one man band of joy.


Kaves are a brand-new band hailing from Norwich who are making waves in the local alt-rock scene. Despite their newcomer status, Kaves have already played a sold-out debut show and have had airtime on BBC Introducing Norfolk. And it’s not hard to see why. Their music is catchy as a flu during freshers’ week.

Their debut single 27 is an upbeat track with a ludicrously infectious pop melody. But as bassist Mia Webster explains, it also comes with a strong message of overcoming anxiety in the face of woes as well as realising one’s own ambitions.

“All of our songs are completely different from each other, so it’s tough to nail down how to describe our sound. 27 is probably one of the most ‘pop’ songs we have, but I like to think our sound has a lot of depth to it. We’re kind of like alternative/dark pop, if that is even a thing,” says Mia.

As always stay tuned for further updates from us, with (hopefully) announcement coming to you this time next week. 

Finn Doherty

Born in 1999, Finn Doherty is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Although his musical background was originally based on Traditional Irish Music, Finn began writing music at the age of 7 after having several guitar lessons, and recorded an mini-album on his lodger’s laptop at the same age. Finn has since developed a dynamic and ambitious sound that combines Hip-Hop with landfill indie rock and acoustic soul, assembled with a DIY approach.

After gaining some interest from his live shows and Soundcloud demos, Finn’s official debut single, Bruv, was released in March 2017, shortly before his homemade EP; Heritage & Parenting. Finn followed these releases with a string of live performances, beginning with a sell out show at Norwich’s Waterfront Studio. Finn’s live following and ever increasing fanbase has seen him secure slots at several UK festivals including Latitude and Sundown. Finn released the acoustic Bread and Butter EP, that was recorded in one day exclusively for Soundcloud, followed by another single; Where Do We Go?.

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 ENTIRELY 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, we cannot wait for this unique duo to leave us rasping and screaming in the early afternoon with eclectic mix of all things bouncy.

Hannah Birtwell

Hannah has been making huge impressions on Norwich's new music scene in the last 12 months. Her thoughtful, dulcet vocals have given her the chance to perform in front of masses of people, including a recent headline showcase at Norwichs' waterfront. At just 13 years old, we cannot wait to see what the next few years holds for Hannah and we cannot welcome her to Bannaroo.



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The Banningham Crown

Colby Rd, Church Cl, Banningham, Norwich NR11 7DY, UK

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