The perfect way to spend Father's Day

Sunday 17 June 2018

Join Culford for a great family day out this summer, when Americana, alt-country and folk rock bands perform on the South Front stage. If you are looking for a relaxed family fun day out that is a little unique then Roots in the Park is for you.

Set in the beautiful grounds of Culford park, the event features activities for all the family and music by some of the most exciting bands in the region. A wide range of food and drink stalls, including a fully licensed bar, will be available for you and your family to enjoy.

Guests are invited to arrive from 12:00 with the last set finishing at around 18:30.

The Acts

We are proud to announce that The Vagaband, Fargo Railroad Company and Dusty Stray will be performing on our South Front Stage. Further details on the acts can be found below:

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.

Fargo Railroad Company

The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock/americana inspired four piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK.

They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell.

Dusty Stray

Dusty Stray features the folk-noir repertoire of Texan songster Jonathan Brown which delves into universal themes of unrequited love, heartbreak, loneliness and death but (almost) always with a small dose of hope and redemption.

Dusty Stray’s debut album “Tales Of Misfortune And Woe” released on Basta Records in 2009 and billed by top Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant as one of the Top Ten Albums Of 2009. He went on to write and record Dusty Stray’s “Light Years Away” and “Family Album”, both receiving critical praise in Europe and abroad. The fourth album “A TREE FELL And Other Songs” was released in November 2015.

Brown’s many influences include The Handsome Family, Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince Billy, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, The Velvet Underground, Pavement and The Flaming Lips.

Delicious Food and Fun for the Family

We will have delicious food and drink stalls available on the day as well as activities for children to enjoy. These include a hog roast food stall, Dough and Co pizzas and a vintage ice cream bike. We will also have a pop-up Afternoon Tea restaurant available all afternoon, kindly provided by our sponsors, Edwards and Blake. If you’d like to book a table, we advise doing this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please email to reserve your table now.

Afternoon Tea in the Park Menu

Local Duck Egg & Truffle Mayonnaise
Smoked Applewood Cheddar & Grilled Tomato Chutney
Smoked Salmon, Crayfish & Cucumber
Poached Chicken & Serrano Ham

Classic British Scones with strawberry conserve & Clotted Cream

Pistachio Macarons
Chocolate Amaretto Delice
Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake
Salted Caramel & Expresso Choux Buns

Traditional English Tea or Earl Grey



Thank you to our sponsors:

Raising money for an important cause

This year, we are proud to announce that Roots in the Park will be supporting Culford School students voluntary work in Malawi. This is the 10th year that the school has raised funds for important projects in one of the world’s poorest countries. Last year, staff and students provided support for construction projects including the building of a new hall for an orphanage and laying foundations for a library as well as delivering lessons in literacy and numeracy. Proceeds will go toward this worthwhile cause.