Latest Announcements

New Gigs Added to the 2022 Calendar! 

New dates have been added to the gig calendar for the following venues;

The Gate, Caister
The Jolly Sailors, Pakefield

Check the gig section for dates!

NYE Gig Cancelled!  

We are very sorry to announce that our DS Acousitc NYE gig at the Turnstone has been cancelled due to staff shortages at the venue caused by several positive Covid tests among staff members. Apologies to anyone who was planning to come and see us, we hope you have a good NYE regardless and we wish quick & full recoveries to the staff members at the Turnstone. We hope to see you all in 2022!

Our Gig at The Empire 

Just to let you know that our gig at the Empire has been changed to DS Acoustic as two band members are unable to perform. Nick & Rafe will be performing acoustic versions of songs from the bands set along with many new covers too, hope to see you there!

Tomorrow Nights Gig! (Shoulder of Mutton) 

Due to unforeseen circumstances our gig at The Shoulder of Mutton on Sat 11th Dec will now be DS Acoustic instead of the full band as originally intended. Nick & Rafe will be performing acoustic versions of songas from the bands set along with many new covers too. Hope to see you there!

Another Two Festive Dates Added! 

Its shaping up to be a busy Christmas period for us - we've just added another two dates to the calendar for December. 

Fri 3rd Dec (DS Acoustic) at the Fox Inn in Shadingfield
Thur 23rd Dec (Full Band) at The Empire in Great Yarmouth

Hope to see you this Christmas time!

Two More Dates Added for 2021 Including NYE! 

We have added 2 more festive dates to the calendar this year for our stripped back 'DS Acoustic' set brought to you by DS brothers Nick and Rafe. The first new date will be a debut performance at The Feathers in Gorleston on Sat Dec 18th followed by the NYE party at The Turnstone in Hopton (free entry)

Jolly Sailors Gig Postponed! 

Our gig this weekend at the Jolly Sailors has unfortunately been postponed by the venue and will be rearranged soon. We will let you know the date as soon as we have it. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Distant Sun Performing at Charity Music Day 11 This Weekend! 

We will be performing at the Dock Tavern Charity Music Day 11 this Sunday in Gorleston on Sea. It is an excellent event featuring lots of top bands from the local area to help raise money toward the Norfolk & Suffolk Animal Trust as well as the Great Yarmouth First Responders. It is a free entry event but collection buckets will be circulating and wristbands will also be on sale to help raise money for the recent flood damage suffered by the Dock Tavern

Here is a running order for the day;

13:00 Lincoln Skins
14:00 Wendy House Collective
15:00 Whippet
16:00 Distant Sun
17:00 The 'H' Gang


Second Gig of 2021 Announced! 

Our second gig of 2021 sees us return to the Green Gate in Caister on Sat 11th September. We had a great time performing there last year and this will be only our second gig at the venue.

More dates to be announced soon!

Great chimes all round

Back in Business! 2021 Dates Announced! 

We're very excited to announce our first gig of 2021! 

This weekend marks a year since our last gig, but finally there is something to look forward to: 

Saturday 31st July at 

The Grange Freehouse 

in Ormesby - 6pm til 9pm outside. 

It's going to be a special occasion, can't wait to see you all there. Give us a shout on here if you're planning on coming! 

To all our favourite venues in the area, our diaries are now open for bookings from August onwards - we can't wait to rock out at the back end of 2021! 



Coronavirus Update - Impact on Gigs 

Due to the closures of pubs, bars and venues all Distant Sun gigs have been cancelled until further notice

Let's smash this virus up and get it out of our way so we can all return to normal as quickly as possible


Stay healthy and safe everyone



Gig Cancellation! 

Due to the measures currently in place to slow down the spread of the coronavirus our gig at The Orchard Gardens this Saturday has been cancelled.
Stay healthy everyone and hopefully we'll see you at a gig soon.

Coronavirus Update - Impact on Gigs 

All listed Distant Sun gigs are scheduled to go ahead as planned unless otherwise stated. If any of the band members are required to self isolate and the isolation period runs over a gig date announcements will be made on here and across our social media platforms to advise that the impacted gig will be cancelled. Equally - if we learn that any of our venues have gone in to lock down over one of our gig dates we will again publish an announcement to advise of the gig cancellation.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you at a Distant Sun gig soon.

2020 Gig Dates Announced!! 

We have announced our first dates for next year - check out the gigs section for details!

Canceled Gig 

We have had to cancel our gig at The Shoulder of Mutton on Sat 7th Dec. Our last gig of 2019 will be at The Jolly Sailors on 1st Dec.

We will publish our 2020 gig listings soon! 

Distant Sun to perform at The OVO Energy Womens Tour 

Distant Sun will be performing on Sunday 9th June for the pre-event gathering of the OVO Energy Womens Tour international cycle race.
The band performance will be taking place on an outdoor stage in the town centre of Beccles following a Q&A session with those involved in the race. 
It will be a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in June so come and join us. Here is some more info about the Tour below;

This year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour Grand Depart in Suffolk will take place between Beccles and Stowmarket, marking the first time that both market towns will host Britain’s leading women’s procycling race. 
Ninety-six of the world’s best female riders will line up in Beccles on Monday 10 June to tackle a 157.6-kilometre (98-mile) route that will take in the northern and central parts of the county before finishing in Stowmarket. Fans watching the action unfold at the finish on Ipswich Street will benefit from seeing a field comprising Olympic, world and national champions pass through the line twice during the stage. 
Suffolk has previously hosted the opening stage in 2015 (Bury St Edmunds to Aldeburgh) and 2018 (Framlingham to Southwold), as well as co-hosting the 2016 race start (Southwold to Norwich) with neighbouring Norfolk.


Distant Sun to headline UnicornFest 2019 

Distant Sun are very proud to be headlining the first ever UnicornFest, held at the Turnstone in Hopton on Sea on 30/06/19 13:00 - 18:30.

Unicorn Fest is a live music charity event organised by Natasha Garforth in memory of hers and Distant Sun singer Rafes baby daughter Catarina Ruby Garforth.
Catarina passed away during an emergency C-Section on 17th October 2018. This event will raise valuable funding towards The Rosemary Suite at the James Paget Hospital. This suite is specifically for mothers who have lost their baby, for after care and recovery. The money we raise will go towards items for this suite.

Performance times are to be confirmed but Distant Sun will be taking to the stage at approx. 17:15

Distant Sun to headline Capstock 2019 

Distant Sun are delighted to have been selected to headline Capstock on 31st Aug 2019. Capstock is a private festival based in Haddiscoe with all proceeds going to charity