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The BIG Halfway to Christmas 60s & 70s Festival at Warner Gunton Hall 2022
4 days, 15th to 18th July 2022, from £399 per person
The legend of ABBA lives on with a legacy of timeless tunes ensuring their place in music history. The Swedish supergroup is as popular and well-loved today as it was in its 70s heyday, with classic pop songs and dancefloor beats familiar with generation after generation. Top tribute band Abba Arrival have been recognized by the music industry as the ‘OfficialNo 1’ International Award Winning Tribute and voted ‘Best Abba Show’ and ‘Most Authentic Abba Show 2019’ by the UK Abba fan club. Arrival have toured internationally and sold out in stadiums, arenas,theatres and concert halls in over 31 different countries Worldwide, and have delighted audiences of all ages since performing in 1995.
Herman’s Hermits emerged in the Mid-60s music scene alongside The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many more British bands. From their beginning in Manchester on April 1st 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours all over the world. To date they have total record sales of over 75 million. Since the 1971 departure of Peter Noone to pursue a solo career, the group has never stopped. Original member Barry (the Bean) Whitwam has guided the band from strength to strength into one of the hardest working acts in the business – they still average more than 200 gigs a year. The ‘Golden Oldies’ still make up amost of their show – much to the enjoyment of their fans, who can’t resist singing along to ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’, ‘Silhouettes’, ‘Dandy’, ‘Henry VIII’ and many others. From the 60s, though the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the 21st century, Herman’s Hermits are still ‘Into Something Good’.
New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as arguably the hottest band on the 60s circuit with an unrivalled ability to perfectly recreate the sound and atmosphere of that momentous period 50 years ago when music sent good vibrations across the world. The original Amen Corner was a big influence on the 60s pop scene, creating their own unique brand of music, a mixture of mod, psychedelic power pop, heavy horns, swirling Hammond organ and distinctive voice of Andy Fairweather-Low. Their power house live show made them one of the most exciting bands around. With million seller hits like Gin House, Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise was half as Nice, High in the Sky, & Hello Suzie they became a household name in the late 60s. The New Amen Corner has a musical pedigree second to none with band members who have played with the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, The Symbols, Jeff Beck, Alexsis Korner, Roy Wood, Robert Plant, Alvin Stardust, Ruby Turner, Mike Oldfield and Jaki Graham to name but a few. Their Bringing on Back the 60s show is a veritable discography of the era.
Aptly named, The Original Jukebox Heroes are a live action, select-a-disc spectacular that will catapult you back to the days of Flares, Glam and Platform boots! The show is packed with an energetic cavalcade of toe-tapping Glam Rock classics and is a spectacular visual delight that leaves the audience screaming for more! Jeff, Sweet’s Singer and bass guitarist for 16 years, is joined on stage by brothers in arms, Phil Hendriks, guitarist from Les McKeown’s Bay city rollers, Pete Phipps, The original, drumming Powerhouse from The Glitter Band, Philip Wright who is a founding member of Paper Lace and plays drums and sings lead vocals and last but by no means least, on keyboards is Dave Major who has played with T-Rex since Mickey Finn re-formed the band as a tribute to Marc Bolan and Syd Twynham and Phil Wilson from Mud II.
Little Eagle is an Eagles tribute band that grew from the members’ love of the original 60s California sound of The Eagles. The band is a duo who are unique in the 60s tribute scene for the time and effort put into their performance as Little Eagle to ensure the songs sound authentic to the originals. The replication of the original sound of the Eagles is so true, you’ll think you’ve been transported back to the 60s.
The Moondogs are a young, vibrant 3-piece cover band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the 50s and 60s. From the fantastic 50s Rock n Roll sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the musical explosion that defined the 60s from bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group et al. This trio will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Keith Slater has created a superb show celebrating the 1960s and 1970s – the decades when music changed the world. His one-man show perfectly evokes the era and is virtually a time-travelling experience. Keith has been a professional musician since 1981 and has toured extensively around the British Isles. He has recorded with well known bands such as 60’s group Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders, the nationally acclaimed folk act The Fastest Bat and Lancashire comedian Phil Cool. He has appeared on national TV shows Pebble Mill at One, The Tom O’Connor show, The Barmaids Arms and The Phil Cool Show. His music has been played on Radio one, Radio two and Local radio. He regularly works with well known artistes Carl Chinn (Birmingham historian), Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo where he sings, plays guitar, drums, violin and harmonica (obviously not all at the same time).
Warner Gunton Hall
Gunton Hall has a distinctly rural feel; it may be within walking distance of the beach, but it’s surrounded by Suffolk woodland, gardens, a picturesque lake and pitch and putt course. It’s a relaxing seaside destination, within driving distance to the Norfolk Broads or the famous village of Southwold. There is a range of rooms, from a small number of luxury Royale rooms, which are part of the original historic building, to stunning lodges or simpler chalets in the gardens. The village square, sports hall and leisure centre and large dance floor create the buzzing, sociable atmosphere that Warner is well known for.
- Standard from £399 to £409
- Premier Room (Willow Cottage) from £449 to £459 – Signature Experience included
- Premier Chalet from £449 to £479 – Signature Experience included
- Royale Room (main building) from £469 to £499 – Signature Experience included
- Garden Lodge from £469 to £489 – Signature Experience included
Enjoy the Warner Signature Experience…
• A wonderfully comfortable bed
• A cosy, soft lightweight duvet
• A duo of soft and firm pillows
• More choice with a pillow menu
• A super soft blanket (if you’d like one)
• A deep-filled mattress topper
• A stocked tea tray with fresh milk (and we’ll top it up for you)
• Delicious homemade cookies, cakes or tray-bake treats waiting on your arrival
• One bottle of still and one bottle of sparkling water
• A soft drink with a savoury snack
• Fluffy white robes to use during your stay
What Our Customers Say
"I had the most enjoyable weekend" We were at Norton Grange at the Weekend and I must say I had the most enjoyable weekend there. The whole programme was so well planned. Congratulations to your whole Team who worked so hard to keep us all Happy and well social distanced and protected and Safe. Well Done!! Read more “Norton Grange September 2020”
"we have just had a great weekend" I must admit I was a little worried about going away in the middle of covid after cancelling all my other holidays this year, but we have just had a great weekend although a little different. The music was great and the staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble considering they had a lot more to do i.e.serving at meal times and drinks at the tables. We have been away with you before and will again. Read more “Norton Grange Sept 2020”
"Certainly got the ‘old feet’ tapping!!" “Just wanted you to know we had a fabulous weekend. Staff coped brilliantly. Entertainment was excellent. Extremely well organised. Will have to keep our eyes open for other weekends. Thanks again” Read more “Warner September 2020”