'Like the last two years haven't happened' - Thousands welcomed to festival
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Almost 5,000 people are estimated to have descended on a Norfolk farm on Sunday as a visiting music and performing arts festival reached an Americana-themed climax.
Having been cancelled in 2020, the eighth annual Maui Waui Festival was held this weekend at Hill Farm in Gressenhall, near Dereham - a new location for the event normally held in Suffolk.
“It’s absolutely fantastic,” said festival spokeswoman Anne Steel.
“It really does feel like all the previous Maui festivals… It’s like the last two years haven’t happened.”
Having opened its gates on Friday, the festival had by Saturday welcomed 4,000 people, while more were expected to come for its Americana Day on Sunday - bringing the number of visitors close to its 5,000 capacity.
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Ms Steel said a particular highlight of the festival was the DJ stage, which took the form of a huge stainless steel UFO, dubbed ‘the Outer Limit’.
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