On 25 July at the Redwell Brewery, the Porkstock 2015 Festival is taking place, with music from CC Smugglers, and The Vagaband.
Welcome to Porkstock!
A fresh and fun free food festival in Norwich,
Saturday 25th July 2015.
If you love pork, quality beer and live music you are in the right place…
Porkstock is a celebration of Norfolk produce, with of course the focus on all things Pork.
By day it’s a free food festival highlighting all that is great from the region with a wide variety of food and drink companies promoting their wares. Think spicy chillis, refreshing drinks, fantastic oils, sumptuous cheeses and you’ve got the idea, if it’s artisan and got strong local provenance, then we support it! Alongside this there are regular cookery demos and the opportunity to get hands on in a number of foodie workshops as well as a number of family games and fun piggy based activites for children of all ages. It’s a free event so an opportunity to get the whole family out to enjoy one of the coolest bits of the Norfolk Food & Drink scene.
By night Porkstock becomes a celebration of live music, great beer and of course some tasty food. Unfortunately the evening is not suitable for children and is a ticket only event, tickets are limited to 600 (we have already sold over 500 and will sell out based on last year!) you can book some tickets here
Throughout the day and the evening there’s the chance to eat some wonderful food provided by some fantastic food producers, lots to drink with some amazing beer provided by our hosts Redwell Brewery (check out their website here) and listen to some great tunes from some awesome bands.
In 2014 we were delighted to raise over £3,000 from our food festival for two brilliant local charities. In 2015 our nominated charity is Ormiston Families who do some amazing work helping every child be loved, nurtured and valued. Our aim with Porkstock is not to make profit – we simply want to do some good for local charities whilst celebrating local food… and having a lot of fun doing it. Come join us and have some fun while doing something good too!
We’ve got several things going on during the day and evening, so have a browse around the site, book some tickets and tell your friends. We looking forward to seeing you there!
If you are a local food or drink producer get in touch soon, places are strictly limited.
The following day at The Owl Sanctuary is the fifth PMV Podcast with a great line up featuring The Grazing Saints, Dr. Clyde, Vacuum Boots, and Project Multivitamin themselves.
PMVpodcast live #5 comes home to Norwich after a brief foray. Featuring full sets from Dr. Clyde, Vacuum Boots and The Grazing Saints and a warm-up show by Project Multivitamin.
The gig takes place at the Owl Sanctuary, Sunday 26th July, doors open at 7.30pm, £5 entry. All pints £2.50.
PMVpodcast is Norwich’s premier DIY live-music podcast. The first episode was published in October 2013 and the show is now well into its second season. With a completely original format, hosted by local acoustic-ska band, Project Multivitamin, the show features live music sessions and a dash of chat with a different band each episode. Listen free at PMVpodcast.co.uk.
Dr. Clyde is a dark, energetic rock band with an impressive dynamic and expressive range. Comparable to Queens of the Stone Age with a folky, bluesy twist. They released their first EP in 2014 but had already cemented their reputation as one of Norwich’s best bands by reaching the final of Norwich’s Next Big Thing competition the year before.
Listen to their PMVpodcast episode here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan-d-williamson/the-project-multivitamin-6
Vacuum Boots have yet to release their first recordings but they are already a polished, impressive live act. Their quirky indie-pop sound is reminiscent of Britpop with a modern rock edge.
Listen to their PMVpodcast episode here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan-d-williamson/pmvpodcast-s2e6-feat-vacuum-boots
The Grazing Saints describe themselves variously as “swamp-rock, doom-pop, psychedelic-soul shuffle”. Cobain-esque lead singer, Joe Quinn, fronts the trio who adorn the songs with dark tones and rock dynamics. They released their first album, Selene, in January this year.
Listen to Joe Quinn’s PMVpodcast episode here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan-d-williamson/the-project-multivitamin-podcast-s2e4-feat-joe-quinn
Project Multivitamin are veteran acoustic-ska pioneers with a long and rich history going back to 2008. Under the leadership of frontman, Ryan Williamson, their podcast, live music events, and various other production activities are a significant part of Norwich’s vibrant music scene.
Listen to their PMVpodcast episode here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan-d-williamson/the-project-multivitamin