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Maui Festival of Music and Performing Arts

Culture & Arts
Aug 23, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The spectacular Maui Festival of Music and Performing Arts returns once again to its fabulous location at Bullard’s Farm, Gressenhall, Norfolk, for it’s 11th year.

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This 3 day/ 4 night event is now regarded by thousands of fans as one of the most exciting, creative and well-loved performing arts festivals in East Anglia.

The festival has 6 stages with headline bands including:
Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Dreadzone, Henge, Manifesto Brass, No Good Boyo, Onipa, After Hours, Plump DJ’s Bloodshake Chorus, The Mighty Flux, Seas of Mirth, Shanghai Treason, Old Time Sailors and over 100 bands and acts!

New for 2024! Live Comedy!
On Friday and Saturday night, laugh out loud at live comedy, from some of the best UK’s stand up comedians, hosted by Kai Barron from Shaft of Wit.

Cabaret
The infamous “Curious Cabaret” will again be taking over The Flavour Parlour for late night outrageously risqué cabaret, hosted by Paul Preston Mills and Beaujolais Fox.

DJ DIVAS
On Saturday, there will be an all female “Take Over” of the Dance area, showcasing a host of talented female DJ Divas to balance out this often male-dominated music scene.
Within the electronic dance arena, is ‘The Outer Limits’.
This immersive dance area includes a stainless steel life-size UFO as the DJ Stage.

New for 2024! Maui’s Young Persons Work Initiative
Maui Festival is employing many young people aged 18 to 24 this year, who are looking to expand their on-site work experience specifically within the areas of sound and light engineers and stage management, to encourage the next generation of event managers and technicians.

Wellness and Healing Areas
Building on last years success, Maui has expanded it’s Wellness Area so folk can indulge in massage, reiki, crystal healing, yoga sessions, meditation, gong baths and tarot, as well as taking part in various wellbeing workshops throughout the weekend.

Craft Area and Workshops
If you are feeling creative, why not try one of various craft workshops, such as shrunken head making, mosaics, head-dress making or face and body painting? These are adult workshops although for the children there is a huge Kids Area with a full weekend of free activities, including wacky racing, craft sessions, bouncy castles, bubble craft, storytelling and lots more, all with full supervision. Maui is a family-friendly festival!

Children 13yrs and under go FREE

FULL CIRCUS TENT
Maui is so much more than just music; this unique festival boasts a FULL CIRCUS TENT, hosted by the Foolhardy Circus, where you can watch not just circus shows but also live bands, comedy shows, clowns and displays of incredible circus skills, hosted by the amazing Cosmo along with his talented troupe of dazzling performers.

Returning again for 2024 is the incredible Living Art Tent and its stunningly creative UK body painting competition. This is where human bodies become the canvasses for these talented body-painting artists who spend the weekend creating their themed full body paintings ready for the grand catwalk show on Saturday afternoon on the Main Stage.

Maui’s Got Talent
The talent competition Maui’s Got Talent is also running this year for all young performers aged 16 or under. Entry details are available on the website.

Americana Day – Sunday 25th
On Sunday, the Jeremiah Marques stage will once again have an Americana Take Over and hosts some of the countries leading performers of Country, Blues, Bluegrass and American Folk music.
This popular Americana Day has four American artists and one Canadian performing!

NEW IMPROVED CAMPSITES

This year the organisers have redesigned the campsite areas, creating improved accommodation zones for all types of festival-goers from party-hungry groups to family areas those who prefer quiet secluded camping fields amongst this beautiful and ancient tree-filled location of Hill Farm.

Main arenas at the festival include:
Main Stage (in the Big Top) – Electro Swing, Folk, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Rock and more
Jeremiah Marques Stage Eclectic music from around the globe, demonstrations, enlightening talks, comedy, folk music and dance and host to the special Americana Day on Sunday 25th Aug.
‘The Outer Limits’ – Space-themed DJ dance tent (Electro, Techno, Trance) with amazing interior.
Flavour Parlour Stage (from Glastonbury) – showcasing some of the best live music in the UK
Foolhardy Circus Tent – with all weekend shows for kids and big kids!
Kat’s Kids Area – all weekend supervised activities for creative play
The Living Art Show – talented body artists and their models, culminating with a not-to-be-missed, body art parade on the main stage on Saturday.
Creativity, art and extravagant décor is at the heart of Maui Waui. Months of creative work go into the event, both before the event and on site, ensuring that its many venues and many attractions really look the part. This attention to detail is what really sets this event apart from other small festivals, along with the colourful and vibrant folk who attend, all of which makes for an electric atmosphere on the site.
The festival is proud to have a green policy, recycling 80% of all rubbish on site. They use Solar energy to power the lighting around the site and have ethical trading and food standards, many vegan and vegetarian food stalls plus only charge their food & drink vendors reasonable rates to keep refreshments affordable.

Every year Maui Waui raises money for local charities with charity auctions and other events during the weekend.
Maui Waui is a ‘feel-good-factor’ festival, it is family friendly and all-welcoming, so come along and find out what all the talk is about!

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From £45+