Roots in the Park

The Perfect Lazy Sunday Event

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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, before the performances start at 4.00pm and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and early evening with the last set finishing after sunset at 10.15pm. 

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Acclaimed Musicians and Rising Stars

The four acts on the South Front stage will be the acclaimed Winter Mountain, the beautiful songs of The Delta Bell, Norfolk-based The Vagaband and Liverpool’s Robert Vincent. Please note that due to previous commitments, Danni Nicholls will not be playing at our event.

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.

The Delta Bell

Kathryn Tickell (Amazing Radio)“If gospel music had been invented in England and was traditionally sung around a campfire on a lazy summer evening, then I imagine it might have sounded a bit like this”


The Delta Bell is the songs of singer, musician and songwriter Kate Gerrard, based in Brighton, UK. Following the success of debut single Wasted in March 2014, her debut album Bow Out of the Fading Light was released in July 2015 to critical acclaim including a nomination for Best Female Vocalist by Fatea Magazine. The album features ten timeless songs of love, loss and redemption over arrangements of guitars, piano, pedal steel, harmonium and strings. Songs sweep from tender, intimate arrangements to warm orchestration and gospel harmonies. A new album is to be released in 2017.

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