Countdown to Sprowston’s Brickfest

Sprowston music pub the Brickmakers is hosting its annual Brickfest major charity event on Monday August 27, from noon until midnight.

The event, now in its 12th year, will see 38 live bands playing on three stages, raising money for Sprowston Youth Engagement Project and The Lodge residential children’s unit. Both causes need recreational equipment to improve the lives of the young people who use their services.

As well as music of all genres, there will be a giant prize tombola, a face painter, giant bouncy slide and castle, ice cream, street food and stone-baked pizzas. Entry is £2, children under 12 free.

Everyone is invited to turn up dressed as their favourite video game character.

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Bands bonanza at Brickfest, Sprowston

Dozens of bands will be taking to the stage at the Brickmakers’ pub, Sprowston, later this month helping to raise money for a special project to help children with autism.
The popular live music venue will be hosting its 11th annual Brickfest event, on Bank Holiday Monday August 28, featuring 38 bands performing on three stages, from noon to midnight.
“It’s huge this year,” said manager Emma Teasdale. “When last year’s Brickfest finished we already had bands signing up to take part this year. We still can’t fit them all in. We already have a waiting list for the 2018 event.”
Landlady Charley South added: “Every Brickfest we always say that it just can’t get any better, but it just does. This year we will be running a weekly internet radio show every week leading up to the event. It will feature special news and spotlight some of the bands playing this year’s event. You can hear them via a link on our website.”
A bouncy castle, inflatable boxing ring, acoustic tent, face painting, raffle, barbecue, pizzas, ice cream and a giant inflatable slide will be among added extra attractions at the event.
All proceeds will be donated to Sprowston Infant School’s Turtle Class to help fund their new garden refurbishment.
Entry is £2 on the door, under 12s free. The theme is superheroes and all children under 12 in superhero fancy dress will get a free superhero goodie bag.
The Brickmakers’ pub is at 496 Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4DY. Visit:  email: Pictured: A scene from a previous Brickfest