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WoW Festival, Burston, Norfolk - 29th June - 1st July 2018

It's our first famberly outing to WoW festival, a whole 3 miles away near Wolseley Bridge on the outskirts of Burston in Norfolk - a mile or two north of Diss. It's a late birthday present and turns out to be a really nice festival - a reasonable turnout of people, but by no means too many, plus great weather, good beer and some amazing music. It's all very relaxed, especially as there are never any queues for the bogs and the camp site is a mere 200 metres from the main arena, plus we're camping (in the van) next to Hannah and Ed and their friends, which means that the boys have other children to hang out with.

next album: A Ride to Starwing Beer Festival, Redgrave, Suffolk - 12th July 2018
previous album: A Work Lunch off Edgware Road, London - 27th June 2018

Day one, and Harry's got his ear defenders on already

This might be the band Love Songs for Losers

The bar staff get carried away

Isobel does some diablo

Abandoned caravan

One of the nicer festival views, from just behind the outdoor urinal

Isobel helps out with temporary tattoos

Harry gets his hair done

Charlie plays some guitar

Isobel and the boys sit on bales

The Delta Beltas

Delta blues

Outside, there's a water fight going on

Fred pumps up some air to launch a rocket

Harry's got a fish on a stick

There's an explosion of water as the bottle rocket launches

Harry looks in a mirror

Fred and Harry are doing crafts

Fred gets his creation photographed

Katie Spencer tunes up

Someone's so excited about pizza, they do a handstand

Funky parasol

A small girl, and a lot of toilets

Gaz wanders over

Some of the outdoor urinals - waz @ WoW

Katie Spencer in action

Luckily, the flags aren't as insane as at Glastonbury

Ed with his tankard

Isobel and Fred wander down from the campsite

The excellent Sefo Kanuteh

Circus-tent stripes

The Maui Waui lounge at WoW

Sefo Kanuteh gives it some

Johnny Steinberg and the Bluefish

Festival sausage dog

Johnny Steinberg

Hot Raisin in the tent

Guitar action

Back outside, Bessie Turner is on the main stage

Bessie Turner

Festival crowds

The van sits in the sun under blue skies

Waving badminton rackets around

Fred and his gang

Fred covets a sort-of ball Rubik's cube

Hip-Hoppy act Almatic

A meso-American woman roams around

A girl runs off with the flag

We bump into 'Amandines' Sue

The Lord of Worms' bassist is all hair

The next band haul their gear in

More crazy Mexican/Inca action

Sandie gives a paper-cup toast

Isobel, Hannah and the gang of children

Harry looks up

A great Bluegrass/rock band plays

Stage shenanigans

The 'vote Labour' tent has been abandoned for the day

Somebody's clearly had enough

The band takes its encore outside

Guitar serenade

The Uppercut Band

Jamaican Reggae exponent Solo Banton

Solo Banton tells it like it is

The Maui Waiu tent in the dusk

There's a really cool laser installation on the bridge

The gang walk down to the arena on the morning of day three

There's a great spot of spoken-word/beat poetry accompanying the band Wendsum

Poetry in motion

Guitar and flute

Gaz and his mate

Harry's had a face paint

Ed and his mate hang on the bar

Billy Fleming - occasional deputy drummer for The BBs - chats to some dude in a shiny jacket

Twisted Routes, or Nebula Sun

The guy who looks a little like Mike Rutherford plays the Maui Waui tent

Outside, there's fun with a parachute

The parachute nearly takes off

Harry flakes out a bit

The band Bad Parents

Harry does a bit more fishing for plastic under the sea

Gaz has a go at the bottle rocket

A nice old Renault 4 and a tiny caravan drive away

Epic Turkish/Albanian band Don Kipper

The Whiskey Shivers, from Austin, Texas, take to the stage

The fiddle player looks a little like Kurt Russell

The guitar player has a beer

There's some mad dancing going on

Washboard and guitar action

The bar staff find the band's merchandise and dance like lunatics

Intense banjo action

The string section gets together

A small child resolutely refuses to do a high-five

The band does its encore in the crowd

Amandines Sue bops away

The band reaches some sort of crescendo

Isobel and Hannah outside the tent

Ed goes over to speak to the band

CDs are autographed

Ed gives a hug

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Day one, and Harry's got his ear defenders on already