Get ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with excitement and entertainment at the upcoming Gorleston Clifftop Festival on the weekend of 29 and 30 July 2023. Our highly anticipated programme promises to deliver an extraordinary experience will leave you wanting more. From thrilling funfair rides to sensational live music performances, the festival offers something for everyone.
Live Music and Fair Ground Rides Overlooking the Best Beach
As you walk through across the clifftop looking over our stunning beach, the pulsating beats of the Stratos Fear ride will fill the air, adding to the festive atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the sounds of local bands, rocking the Main Stage and the Acoustic Arena with genres ranging from Rock and Blues to Electronica and 80s hits. While enjoying the music, quench your thirst at our on-site bars operated by Cozies Outside Catering and Gorleston’s Bar 1. Don’t forget to tantalize your taste buds with delicious cuisines from various food outlets available at the festival.
Fun Packed Free Children’s Programme and The Litter Arcade
Throughout the weekend, your little ones will have a blast at the fun-packed Children’s Arena, filled with activities to keep them engaged and entertained. On Saturday, 29 July, the Fun Dog Show will captivate audiences of all ages with its amusing antics. This year, we are thrilled to have The Litter Arcade, as an exciting addition to our programme. Presented by Precious Plastic East, this innovative concept allows children to participate in a litter treasure hunt across the clifftop area using a Precious Plastic East litter picker. It’s a win-win situation as kids have a blast while also contributing to keeping the clifftop litter-free. For those seeking a moment of relaxation, the Wellbeing Arena offers a sanctuary for some much-needed ‘me time’. Keep an eye out for the Ghostbusters and Star Wars characters floating about on Sunday, adding an extra touch of magic to the festival. And make sure you don’t miss the spectacular fireworks finale, scheduled to light up the sky at 10 pm on Sunday, 30 July.
Your Chance to Win in the Great Bed Giveaway Competition Thanks to First Furnishings
This year, we are delighted to have the support of our primary sponsor, First Furnishings, who are fully committed to supporting our beloved local community festival. To celebrate their partnership with the Gorleston Clifftop Festival, First Furnishings have launched an exciting competition where festival visitors are encouraged to enter their competition where they will have a chance to win a luxurious bed worth £1,379! The competition is running on their new Facebook page from 6pm on 19 July 2023 until 5pm 31 July 2023 so you can take part in the competition before, during and, for a time, after the festival is over. (NB: Facebook is not affiliated with the competition in any way.) Stay tuned for more details on how to enter. Will Howkins of First Furnishings expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “First Furnishings is delighted to be involved in and able to sponsor the Gorleston Clifftop Festival, as it is such a wonderful local event. We will have our own stand throughout the weekend and, to celebrate the occasion, we will be offering a place to rest and a complimentary glass of fizz to all our customers, both new and old.”
Fireworks Finale is Back Again on Sunday 30 July
Lyndon Bevan, Chair of Visit Great Yarmouth, highlighted the significance of the Gorleston Clifftop Festival, which has been a key event in the local calendar for over two decades. Drawing both locals and visitors from afar, the festival has grown year after year, providing two days of exceptional entertainment, activities, music, stalls, and a breathtaking firework finale sponsored by Visit Great Yarmouth. The clifftop, overlooking the award-winning Gorleston Beach, recently recognized as the best beach in the UK TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023, serves as the perfect backdrop for a fantastic family day out. Prepare yourself for an endless array of entertainment that will keep you captivated throughout the weekend. Join the Jormungandr Austr Saxon & Viking Re-enactment Society as they present a creative display rooted in Saxon and Viking history, accompanied by exciting sports demonstrations. And for all the Star Wars enthusiasts, the Norwich Star Wars Club will be in attendance, ensuring an out-of-this-world experience. Phil Grapes of Cozies expressed his excitement, saying, “Having been personally involved in the Clifftop Festival since the early days, I am delighted that Cozies Outside Catering is an Event Sponsor for the 2023 Gorleston Clifftop Festival. I hope that the very full entertainment programme brings much joy and lasting memories to visitors and residents alike.”
Volunteers – Can You Spare a Little Time to Help?
We couldn’t make this festival possible without the invaluable support of our dedicated volunteers. If you have even a little time to spare, we would love to hear from you. Whether it’s helping with setting up on Friday, assisting with bucket donation collections, distributing programs, or other tasks throughout the weekend, your contribution will make a difference. Additionally, volunteers are needed to help clean up the clifftop area following the festival on Monday, 31 July. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for 2024 as we celebrate our 25th festival, a milestone achievement after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Businesses interested in sponsoring the 2024 festival or securing a stall are encouraged to get in touch early in the year to secure their involvement. Ample free car parking is available in front of the Pavilion Theatre and the boating lake, with a Council-run car park on Marine Parade situated further up. We kindly request visitors to be considerate of local residents when parking near the event.
Show Your Support
If you would like to show your support for the Gorleston Clifftop Festival through a donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/GorlestonClifftopFestival. Stay up to date with the latest news by following, liking, commenting, and sharing our posts on the Gorleston Clifftop Festival Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as on Twitter under @clifftop_fest. Visit our website at https://clifftopfestival.info for more information and updates.
First Furnishings are offering a wonderful prize of a SilentNight Bed 4’ 6” (135cm standard double bed – UK manufactured) with a RRP value of £1,379. Bed specification:
- SilentNights’ proprietary ‘Miracoil’ system of 782 springs (means no roll together for less partner disturbance and zoned support where you need it)
- 2 Drawer Divan set
- Floor standing headboard covered in ‘Maritime’ Soft Smooth Velvet Premium
- Geltex comfort layer onto of springs with bounce back sensation that actively responds to your body as you sleep.
- Treated with Purotex to combat allergens and dust mites. Allergy UK approved.
The Great Bed Giveaway Competition Rules:
Entrants must be 18+, have an active personal Facebook profile and they must also:
- LIKE the First Furnishings Superstore page https://www.facebook.com/FirstFurnishings
- LIKE the original post announcing the competition page.
- COMMENT on the original post saying why you would like to win the bed.
- SHARE the original post to your own personal Facebook page.
- Once the winner is announced, First Furnishings will deliver the bed prize at a mutually agreeable time anywhere in Norfolk or Suffolk.
- The winner (18+ only) drawn will receive the designated prize, and no cash equivalent is available.
- Employees of First Furnishings and members of the Gorleston Clifftop Festival committee are not eligible to participate in the draw.
- The competition opens 6pm Wednesday, 19 July 2023. The winner will be randomly selected at First Furnishings, 26 Baker Street, Gorleston, NR31 6QT at 5pm on Monday 31 July 2023.
- Details provided are accurate based on the most current information available to the competition operator. Any queries should be advised in writing to: Kelvyn Foster, Manager, First Furnishings, 26 Baker Street, Gorleston, NR31 6QT.