DixieMix will be heading Festival Too’s first Sunday jazz event.

THE first acts for this year’s Festival Too have been announced today.

The action will kick-off on Saturday, July 1 from 10am and 1pm with street performances from Bill Bailey’s All Star Jazz Band, Sky High and Tommy the Clown.

The entertainment will move to King Staithe Square from 8pm with a performance from the Bootleg Bee Gees, followed by a spectacular firework display, sponsored by Lovells, from 10.30pm.

Alan Taylor, chairman of Festival Too, said: “The Festival Too committee is really pleased to be able to announce the 2017 programme early for the first time in 32 years.

“For the next three consecutive weeks we will be letting the people of West Norfolk and beyond know who we have on stage for this year’s free festival.”

A new event for Festival Too will be a Sunday afternoon jazz event, brought to you by the Bank House and Your Local Paper. The first jazz afternoon will be on Sunday, July 2 from 1pm to 4.45pm, featuring DixieMix, supported by a local school and jazz band, Redemption.

Mr Taylor said: “This promises to be a great afternoon for West Norfolk’s jazz fans so bring a deckchair and relax and listen to some brilliant New Orleans jazz music.”

Look out for an announcement about acts for the weekend of July 7, 8 and 9 in next week’s YLP.