Gorleston Clifftop Festival Milestone Achieved: First Furnishings is First Ever Primary Sponsor

May 19, 2023

Emma Flaxman-Taylor (volunteer), Kelvyn Foster (First Furnishings Manager), Vicky Webber (GCF Event Manager) in GCF sponsorship deal

The anticipation is building as the 24th Gorleston Clifftop Festival draws ever nearer. We are gearing up to attract and engage visitors once again with a fabulous range of fun activities extending along the clifftop. As usual, the festival will take place on the last weekend in July on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2023, so put the dates in your diary!

For more than two decades, this much-loved award-winning community event has brought much joy, togetherness, and lasting memories to residents and visitors alike. As we gear up for this year’s festival weekend, the committee is thrilled to unveil an exciting line-up of live music, captivating activities, and a range of diverse stalls catering for all ages. This year’s festival promises another unforgettable family day out filled with live music, entertainment, and treasured moments.

Gorleston Furniture Store Becomes Primary Sponsor for Award-Winning Festival

The planning committee is very excited that this year’s festival has found its primary sponsor in First Furnishings, a popular furniture store based in Gorleston. For more than three decades, First Furnishings has been a trusted supplier of affordable and top-notch furniture, flooring, and home accessories in Norfolk and Suffolk. This partnership is a major milestone for the festival, highlighting First Furnishings’ commitment to making a positive impact on the community. Together we are determined to ensure the festival’s long-term success, benefiting both residents and visitors.

William Howkins, representing First Furnishings, expressing his enthusiasm for the festival said:

“First Furnishings are very excited to get involved and wholeheartedly support this fantastic community event. Having personally attended the festival in 2022, I was really amazed at how large and well attended it is. First Furnishings are very keen to help ensure our award-winning festival can continue to be put on for the benefit of our local community.”


2023 Clifftop Festival Agenda Secure

The festival’s enduring success as a key highlight of our summer calendar is due collectively to the ongoing support of sponsors, public donors, and our team of volunteers. Rising costs present a constant stream of new challenges for the committee, particularly with the all-important health and safety aspects. In 2022, total festival expenses exceeded £34,000 whilst, in 2023, health and safety costs are expected to exceed £9,000. Thanks to the £5,500 boost, the 2023 festival has vital financial stability ensuring festival agenda is now secure. This additional support relieves the burden on our dedicated team of volunteers who work so hard to deliver a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience for festival-makers of all ages.


Event Manager, Vicky Webber, said:

“We are over the moon that a local organisation is supporting our community-focused event in such a substantial way, now in its 24th year. We are so pleased to have First Furnishings on board, and it’s wonderful to know that an established Gorleston-based business realises the benefit of supporting the hard work that goes into organising the festival each year.”


To learn more about the Gorleston Clifftop Festival or to get involved, please contact the committee by emailing gorlestonclifftopfestival@hotmail.co.uk  or visit the Gorleston Clifftop Festival Facebook page. Stay updated on the latest news by following and engaging with their posts on Facebook and Twitter. For further information, visit their official website at https://clifftopfestival.info

This year's event is kindly sponsored by: