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Alabama Tourism will be in Suffolk on the 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2105 as the Maverick Festival gathers the best in Americana music and serves it all up in a beautiful countryside location.

Maverick Festival 2015

"Best Of The Fests 2014" - Sunday Times

"One of the friendliest & most sincere festivals in England" The Daily Telegraph

The Maverick Festival celebrates its eighth birthday with the most extensive and exciting lineup in its history topped off by the legendary Billy Bragg. Set amongst the picturesque Victorian farm buildings of Easton Farm Park the site is nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside. The festival is a celebration of Americana and roots music from both sides of the Atlantic, presenting music, comedy, dance, film and workshops with over forty different artists across five stages inside and out.

The three day event will run over the 4th July weekend on five stages indoors and out, including the return of the Sweet Home Alabama stage which this year will showcase amongst others, three sweet-hearts of Alabama – Hannah Aldridge, Lisa Mills and Debbie Bond. On Friday the music begins at 5pm until 11.30pm. Saturdays programme begins at 11.00am and runs until 11.30pm with Sundays entertainment running from 10.30 until approximately 2.30pm.

Win a weekend at the Maverick Festival courtesy of Alabama Tourism/Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage and Alabama Tourism are delighted to be exhibiting at this event and would love to meet you! To be in for a chance to win one of five three-day Ranger tickets, which include admission for two to all stages and two nights camping on the Friday and Saturday, simply click here and tell us who is the headliner at this years Maverick Festival in sunny Suffolk!

All entries will receive e-mail updates and holiday information on Alabama

In a nod to the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 Newport Festival when Dylan went electric, there will be a screening of The Other Side of the Mirror, the film documenting the controversial performance when Bob plugged in and the audience tuned out. Veteran producer Joe Boyd who was there at the mixing desk will share his recollections and host a Q & A making this an unmissable treat for Dylan fans.

Other artists confirmed include Later… with Jools Holland sensation Chastity Brown with her band, rising star Miriam Jones recently tipped for 2015 by the IoS, Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, honey-voiced New Orleans songstress Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review, UK banjo supreme Dan Walsh and the inimitable Curtis Eller's American Circus. More to be announced over the coming weeks.

Featuring a spacious camp site, bell tent meadow and tipi village and a carefully selected range of delicious food stands catering to meat-eaters and vegetarians alike with pizza, paella & pasta, Mexican chili, duck pancakes & crepes, hog-roast and hand-made hamburgers, cupcakes & gourmet milk shakes, all washed down with freshly squeezed lemonade & freshly ground coffee, local Suffolk cider and a selection of award-winning regional ales, wine & lager.

The sun has been ordered and with camping available you can enjoy some Suffolk cider alongside the great music! Visit for the latest line-up and ticket offers. Also be sure to visit Alabama Tourism who are co-exhibiting with Bon Voyage Travel & Tours (and don't forget to enter the competition above!)

Diane Carsey
sounds like great fun

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