King’s Lynn is set for a nineties revival for the final weekend of Festival Too with iconic acts Cast, Five and Marti Pellow all taking to the stage.
Rock band Cast, who were big in the charts through the 1990s, have been announced as the headline act on Friday, July 12, while Marti Pellow, the voice of Wet Wet Wet, will headline the grand finale the following evening.
Cast are expected to belt out some of their top hits such as Fine Time, Alright, Sandstorm and Walk Away at the Tuesday Market Place stage.
Leading up to Cast’s performance, Milky and Gadget (actors Andrew Shim and Andy Ellis) will entertain the crowd with the This is England DJ set of ska, Indie and “Madchester” anthems.
Battle of the Bands solo winner singer/songwriter Lily Ann and Wisbech Grammar School are lined-up for earlier in the evening.
The festival is set to end on a high on Saturday, July 13 with a lively performance by Five before Marti Pellow sings the evening out.
The Scottish star rose to fame as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet with hits including Sweet Little Mystery, Goodnight Girl and Love is All Around which remained at number one for 15 weeks, the second-longest UK chart reign of all time.
Now a musical theatre star, Marti Pellow has starred in hit musicals in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York.
And boy band Five who sold 20 million records worldwide, with 11 top 10 singles including Keep On Movin’, Everybody Get Up and Let’s Dance, and four top 10 albums.
Before those acts appear, Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison will perform as well as Lynn’s Springwood Big Band.
Festival Too chairman Mark Stanford said: “What a fitting finale to Festival Too 2019. We have been so lucky this year to book acts covering such a broad range of genres – there really is something for everyone.”
Over the past 34 years, Festival Too has grown to be one of Europe’s largest free outdoor festivals.
Festival Too is run entirely by volunteers and paid for by donations from West Norfolk businesses and collection proceeds.
While the event is free, visitors will be asked to donate £2 in the collection buckets towards next year’s event.
For more information about the acts go to www.festivaltoo.co.uk