Music fans across West Norfolk and beyond can look forward to a fabulous summer of free entertainment with the return of Festival Too next month.
The line-up for the 29th annual event can be revealed for the first time today and includes indie rockers Toploader, Eurovision star Katrina, Scouting for Girls and reggae favourites Aswad.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the fireworks display and concerts in King’s Lynn, while younger visitors can look forward to daytime street entertainment such as clowns and puppet shows.
Festival Too remains one of the largest non-ticketed events of its kind in Europe and is only made possible by the help and support of volunteers and more than 250 sponsors, including local businesses and the borough council.
Some make cash contributions and others provide their services and expertise for free.
The festival costs in excess of £80,000 to stage and members of the organising committee fundraise throughout the year to keep the entertainment free.
“Festival Too really is very special and unique in many ways,” said chairman Derek Harvey.
“We know from all the feedback we receive that people have a wonderful time – without paying a penny.
“Most say how lucky they feel to have had the event laid on for so many years right on their doorstep.”
Next year will be the festival’s pearl anniversary and the committee hopes to make the event even more special than usual.
“We are always looking for new sponsors to work alongside us,” Mr Harvey said.
“For anyone considering getting involved, I would say what a pleasure and a privilege it is to be a part of the event.
“When we see the crowds all having such a fantastic time, I feel an immense pride in the committee, all the supporters and in the town itself.
“The festival really puts King’s Lynn on the map and it is only right that it continues, but also continues to grow. It is testament to what can be achieved by working together.”
Festival-goers are not charged, but collection buckets do go around during the concerts
“If everyone who came just gave £1, we would be in a fabulous position next year,” Mr Harvey added.
For more information on the full line-up click here