Roots in the Park

The Perfect Lazy Sunday Event

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 18 June, Culford are holding their first Roots in the Park event on the South Front lawns of Culford Hall. Ticket booking is now open, click here to book...

Join Culford for a great family day out this summer, when Americana, alt-country and folk rock bands perform on the South Front stage. With good food and beer for sale thrown in, as well as the glorious scenery of the hall and parkland, this is the perfect lazy Sunday event.

Guests are invited to arrive from 3.30pm, ready for the music to begin at 4.00pm, enjoy the rest of the afternoon and early evening with the last set finishing after sunset at 10.00pm. 

Acclaimed Musicians and Rising Stars

*More acts to be confirmed soon!*

Four of the confirmed acts include the acclaimed Winter Mountain, the rich voice of Danni Nicholls, Norfolk-based The Vagaband and Liverpool’s Robert Vincent.

Winter Mountain

"A great gig, beautiful songs. You really must see Winter Mountain live."  Janice Long, Radio 2

Cornish singer-songwriter Joe Francis is Winter Mountain. Hailing from the wild northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the song. Indeed, it was these very qualities that inspired folk star Cara Dillon and her husband/producer Sam Lakeman to sign Winter Mountain to their 'Charcoal Records' label after watching a performance in Donegal, Ireland.

Danni Nicholls

"Effortlessly slips from smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice" 

Q Magazine

From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother’s record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff’s 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell.

The Vagaband

“Exceptional… a rich concoction of Americana, swing, ragtime, blues and rock.” Folk Radio UK

Norfolk-based The Vagaband are an indie roots band at the forefront of the region’s folk rock scene, equipped with a rich array of instruments, including pedal-steel guitar and nine musician line-up. Since 2010, The Vagaband have gained a respectful following across the UK festival scene and appearances include Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Bestival, Red Rooster and Maverick festivals. 

Robert Vincent

“Vincent mixes Folk, Rock and Country, employing piano, strings and howling pedal steel against a gravel washed Richard Hawley vocal. A young man filled with dreams, regret and shocking talent, giving his all. Now is his time” **** Mojo

Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Liverpool. Vincent credits his influences to his upbringing where his formative years were spent listening to his father’s collection of Emmylou Harris, Charlie Rich and Waylon Jennings albums and his older brothers introducing him to Pink Floyd.

“If youʼre not moved…thereʼs no hope” 4/5 Rock 2 Reel Magazine

All proceeds from this event will go to The Culford School Foundation, specifically for projects within The Campaign for Culford, which include:

  • Redeveloped Art department
  • Refurbished Ashby Dining Hall
  • Archives and Heritage Lounge
  • Refurbished Hastings & Skinner teaching block
  • The Bursary Fund

There will also be a raffle in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are £15 and £10 for under 18s, with under 5s going free. Click here to book tickets...