We are pleased to announce the following will be appearing at the festival:

Thursday 23rd February

6:15 pm - The Old Stuff Band

8:30 pm - Sophie G and the Good Times

Friday 24th February

7:15 pm - Danny James

8:30 pm - Come in Silence

Saturday 25th February

2 pm - Howling Mat

4:45 pm - At the Office

8:15 pm - Vibe City Street Brass

Sound engineering will be provided by a local business “Make Some Noise”.

The Old Stuff Band

Thursday 23rd 6:15 pm

The Old Stuff Band – Formed in 2014 - are a breath of fresh air on the music scene. This lively get you up and dance band have performed at many local venues and are looking for more gigs too!

A fusion of Portuguese and English musicians. The Old Stuff Band play a varied set of traditional Latin Jazz Twist and Bossa Nova among other songs, along with original takes on popular covers, from the last three decades. You won’t be able to stop your foot tapping!

Sophie G & The Good Times

Thursday 23rd 8:30 pm

Sophie G & The Good Times are a cool five piece band from Norwich. Playing in the liveliest pubs, bars and clubs around the county, to the smartest wedding venues. Sophie G & The Good Times LOVE playing cover songs for all ages no matter what! A fun and a lively band playing a huge variety of popular music for any party situation.
Sophie G & The Good Times
F: www.facebook.com/SophieGandTheGoodTimes/
T: www.twitter.com/sophiegandthegt
W: www.bookthegoodtimes.com

Come In Silence

Friday 24th 8:30 pm

Come In Silence is a 4 piece rock covers band from Norwich, with a diverse set from 70’s to present day with an original spin on a lot of material. Blistering solo’s, thunderous bass, punchy drums and majestic vocals, they have a single being released very soon, which is the first in the series of several original releases in the coming months. LOUD AND PROUD!.
F: https://www.facebook.com/comeinsilence/

Howlin’ Mat

Saturday 25th 2 pm

Howlin’ Mat is every inch the blues man and fast becoming one of the hardest working solos acts both in the UK and Europe. His wife did leave him, he did lose his house and sleep in his car, he does have no money and his back does hurt. So when you hear Howlin’ Mat play you know it comes straight from the heart as he wrings every ounce of passion out of his guitars [which often includes his ex-wife’s knicker drawer and his electric biscuit tin] to bring you his real life tales of cheap hotels, too much alcohol, late nights and fast food.

This is no fancy fair with the rough edges all polished and made squeaky clean but the real raw roots deal. Check him out – www.howlinmat.co.uk – you won’t be sorry!

At The Office

Saturday 25th 4:45 pm

At The Office is an acoustic trio from Norwich, covering a wide range of songs from 60’s through to current chart songs.

Originally all solo acts the trio formed after it became apparent during an impromptu jam that they all complemented each other very well, with guitars, keyboard and 3 part harmonies completing the sound. Be prepared to be astounded by this trio!

Vibe City Street Brass

Saturday 25th 8:15pm

From Norwich , we bring you VIBE CITY STREET BRASS ! With their pin, you to the wall Sound you can’t help but tap your feet, have a dance or sing alone! The feeling pure passion, power and overwhelming emotion come across from these very Colourful musicians. With an amazing array of music Genres like Rock, Soul, Dance, Funk, Rock and Roll and Classic Party Tunes, everyone’s ears will be contented. They are Available to perform at, Festivals, Pubs, Weddings, Corporate and Media Events or Anywhere you want Something a bit Different! To book or find out their upcoming performances go to



Members of the BALLOON PLATOON will be invading NWAF!! Veterans of several regional and national CAMRA festivals across the UK, they’ll be on patrol and entertaining visitors in their usual style…?These unpaid entertainers will be producing crazy balloon headgear, bracelets, mascotson-glasses, and more… upon request.?
It’s “what they do” ... so do show them your customary ‘appreciation’ ... and they’ll *pay the bills when they return to their base in Cheshire! Make sure you seek them out for that personalised balloon creation for you to remember NWAF by. Take a picture and post it on our twitter pages @WinterAlesFest or Facebook @winteralesfestival