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Johnsonbury Music Festival

An all day free music festival hosted by the Johnson Arms in Dunkirk ( faces the QMC, lots of buses into Notts and Derby ) and usually having 5-6 varied local acts. The event is in it's very big and impressive beer garden which serves decent BBQ food to go with the pubs excellent beer. I have been for the past few years and it has always been a great day. Plan is to meet at 2.30pm and stay until 9.00 but feel free to dip in and out. 5 mins down the road is the Boat Inn which does free Karaoke until late and also well worth a visit. Text me for directions on the day, number to follow.

There are currently 4 confirmed acts ranging from jazz to blues to pop.

Website for info http://www.johnsonarms.co.uk/

Best Buses - Indigo ( stops 3 mins away at Dunkirk Island ). Catch in Broadmarsh or Derby bus station. No 14 ( green line city bus ) stops outside. Catch from many stops in Notts Centre.

There is plenty of car parking round about the area.

The event starts at 1pm but I have put the start back to 2.30pm as it's a long day and a number of people have said they will not be there until then.

 

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  • steve w.

    Nice photos, seems a lot sunnier than perhaps it was in reality. Thanks to all those who came. Hopefully we can get more Karaoke takers next year.

    June 11, 2013

  • andy w.

    Did anyone take any photos???

    June 10, 2013

    • Maggie

      There's a pic on the Johnson Arms Facebook page !

      June 10, 2013

    • andy w.

      Thanks maggie, great picture of most of us eh.

      June 10, 2013

  • Helen T.

    Really enjoyed the afternoon and evening at the Johnson's Arms on Saturday. Great music and company. Good to meet you all.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • katrina h.

    raj seemed to be filming us at the karaoke.....not sure about pictures though!

    June 10, 2013

    • andy w.

      That be good to see.

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a good day, unfortunately I didn't feel too great so only stopped for 1 drink. I hope you all had a good time though :)

    June 9, 2013

  • Karl

    Hi i went into the johnsonarms but stayed in the bar for a drink and chickened out of going to meet total strangers.

    June 8, 2013

    • Kiran

      Interestingly I saw you sitting there and nearly came over but wasn't sure as you were sitting inside on your own...and it's difficult to be sure from just a little photo. That's a shame :-/ Please say hello next time...I promise we don't bite! :-)

      June 9, 2013

    • susan

      Karl, they won't be strangers for long! We've all been first timers so please don't be put off. We're a friendly bunch :) Susan

      June 9, 2013

  • katrina h.

    fantastic day....everybody bopping away .well done steve for being a great host and your karaoke was fab..........I am never singing barbera streisand again, especially after that strong apple juice!.....cant wait for more karaoke...lol!!!

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day thanks Steve and the Karaoke what can I say!!!!!!!

    June 9, 2013

  • andy w.

    Such a great day, really enjoyed it, to top it off I really enjoyed dancing. Y wouldn't I !!! Glad Ana enjoyed her birthday.x

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got wee embarrased when I saw the cake and candles coming towards me, but gotta say....... I loved it!!! Thanks Kiran, and everyone :-))
    What a fab day to spend one's birthday: Great company, good bands, and the dance..... Oooohhh the dance! that was the "best-est"!!!!

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • andy w.

    Excellent really enjoyed myself, glad to make new friends.

    June 8, 2013

  • Liam

    Lurgy 1, Liam 0 :(

    June 8, 2013

  • Blane

    At Southwell folk fest, yet may try to make it later. :)

    June 8, 2013

  • katrina h.

    yes thanks for advice steve but as you know, i dont really drink much anyway.....lol

    June 8, 2013

  • steve w.

    The best thing to do in regard to the Karaoke is to make a few drinks soft ones as all day boozing doesn't do the voice any good. I have discovered this the hard way.

    June 8, 2013

  • Paul B

    Maybe

    June 8, 2013

  • katrina h.

    im just training my singing voice now for poss karaoke later...lol!

    June 8, 2013

  • steve w.

    Last minute weather check confirms will be A-OK and that sun screen will be needed. For those interested in the official after party ( Rocking Rays Karaoke at the Boat ) then here is a nice website to look at http://www.theboatinnlenton.co.uk

    June 8, 2013

  • Marion (.

    Can't make it now. Change of plan

    June 8, 2013

  • Heather M.

    Sorry I wont be able to make this one

    June 7, 2013

  • Claire T

    Sorry I don't think I can make this anymore. I might turn up if I can re-arrange a few things. Unlikely though. Hope you all have a good time :)

    June 7, 2013

  • Eddy N.

    Unfortunately now I cannot go as going to download festival and its getting more expensive by the day. Sorry about that and have a good time all :)

    June 7, 2013

  • steve w.

    Good Morning All, Weather tomorrow is looking good 17/18 degrees with sunny spells all afternoon/evening. If you intend to stay much of the day I suggest sun cream as shelter is limited unless you go inside the pub itself. Latest from the event is that there is 6 acts on from 1pm onward, each do about an hour. I can recommend the act at 3.15 - Kezia Gill, check her out on you tube. Last act is 8pm. BBQ open 2pm until about 5pm but there are other local food places including a very good Indian almost next door if you need anything more substantial. I will be getting the Indigo bus from Canning Circus at about 2.25 ( leaves Broadmarsh at 2.20 ) if anybody wants to join me, otherwise see you during the day. Please take enough cash with you as the cash machines are not close by and the pub might not do tabs or cashback as it will be a busy day for them.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can make it! Sounds very appealing :-)

    June 7, 2013

  • Joe H

    Can't make it now :( Sorry.

    June 5, 2013

  • gillian

    Possibly, in the afternoon as there is live England Rugby on in the eve on beeb2! :o)

    June 4, 2013

  • Michael F.

    I'll probably make some of it...

    June 4, 2013

  • steve w.

    The event starts at 1pm but I have put the start back to 2.30pm as it's a long day and a number of people have said they will not be there until then. The better acts start at about 3pm anyway.

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Elaine B.

    Cant make this date as have a prior engagement but I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.

    June 2, 2013

  • katrina h.

    yeahhhhh! music and live!!!!!!

    June 2, 2013

  • Eddy N.

    Free live music who can resist that :)

    June 1, 2013

  • Rachel

    Maybe

    May 28, 2013

  • Claire T

    Maybe

    May 26, 2013

  • Joe H

    Maybe. Depending on the weather ;)

    May 23, 2013

    • steve w.

      A good reason. It's worth noting though that if the weather is really bad then the bands will switch to playing inside.

      May 24, 2013

  • Aarthi

    maybe...hope so!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ops! Double booking!

    May 8, 2013

  • steve w.

    For those who might need it nearer the time by number is 07969407993. Hopefully the weather will be good and we will be on one of the large outside tables. Text me and I will come looking for you.

    May 1, 2013

  • Di

    Would have really liked to have come but will be in Manchester this weekend

    April 28, 2013

  • Kiran

    Sounds great :)

    April 8, 2013

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