Festival Too headline acts are promising a fitting finale to this year’s free event.
Boy band Five said it will make sure the crowd Keep on Movin’ with an energising set of classic pop hits while final act, Wet, Wet, Wet singer Marti Pellow said it will be a “wonderful evening”.
Marti, who was full of praise for the town, said in an interview with Your Local Paper yesterday, he was looking forward to returning.
The singer/songwriter spent a week in Lynn performing in Blood Brothers and said he remembered a “pretty town” with a “lovely market place” and audiences who were “so receptive” to music and the arts.
“I had a good time, I was so well received,” he said.
The award-winning performer said he was very excited to be headlining the finale tomorrow (Saturday), and promised festival-goers old songs, new songs and more.
“It’s about entertaining and bringing out the big guns,” said Marti.
Wet, Wet, Wet had many hits including Love is All Around, Sweet Little Mystery, Goodnight Girl and Wishing I was Lucky.
Marti praised the free festival and said other town’s should follow Lynn’s great example.
“It brings the community together. That sounds like a party. I think this is wonderful,” he said.
Instead of sitting in front of the television Marti’s message for Saturday is: “Get yourselves out and come and see some live music.”
Boy band Five, who formed in 1997 as a five-piece, is now a trio with Ritchie Neville, Sean Conlon and Scott Robinson.
Known for chart-topping hits such as Keep on Movin’, When The Lights Go Out and Slam Dunk da Funk, the group is expected to attract thousands.
“We are lucky, our songs are perfect to get the crowd going,” said Ritchie, speaking ahead of the performance.
“We bring energy and a bit of cheeky lad humour.”
He said he was looking forward to visiting Lynn for the first time.
“Although I have been to Norfolk before, I remember going to Great Yarmouth when I was little and I remember going to Gunton Hall, I loved that place,” said Ritchie.
He also said it was “absolutely great” that Festival Too was free and had been for 34 years.
He said: “Some of the ticket prices to festivals and concerts are staggering.
“This festival is the opposite with it being free, it’s nice for the people of King’s Lynn and beyond, so get the beers in.”
The final weekend of entertainment will kick off at the Tuesday Market Place tonight (Friday) with Wisbech Grammar School, followed by Lily Ann and then Stretch Soulgang.
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.
The night will rock out with a headline performance by 90s band Cast.
Leading up to tomorrow’s final headline acts will be Lynn’s Springwood Big Band and then Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison. Performances by New Rules and Battle of the Bands winner Kave will follow.
See www.festivaltoo.co.uk for full details.