First highlights revealed for Holt Festival

Music, poetry and comedy in first announcements for North Norfolk’s Holt Festival 

Holt Festival artistic director Anwen Hurt has announced the first highlights for the 2019 festival, which runs from 21-27 July.


Now in its 11th year, it’s one of the East of England’s most anticipated events. Each July the festival features performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events.

The early announcements include punk princess Toyah (26 July) and popular household name Georgie Fame (27 July). Both are appearing in the outdoor Theatre in the Woods venue. 

Additional musicians taking to the stage include MOBO Award winners Kairos4Tet on 27 July and Britten Oboe Quartet on 25 July.


Stars from the eastern region are also a feature of the festival. Poet and theatre-maker Luke Wright is celebrating the 20thanniversary of his first ever gig with an extensive national tour of his show ‘Luke Wright, Poet Laureate’. Completing the line up is poet, raconteur and TV and radio scriptwriter Molly Naylor whose verse manages to celebrate humanity whilst despairing of its ugly bits. Both will perform on 23 July. 

Georgie Fame

Author’s talks will include international best selling novelist Kate Mosse on 23 July.  

Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan are bringing a brand-new show of dark, witty songs ‘Alive on Stage’ to Holt on 22 July. 

Entry details for the Holt Festival Art Prize, which attracts submissions from far and wide, and a new Art Prize for young people will be announced soon. The full programme will be announced in late April.



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