Big names lined up for King’s Lynn Festival Too stage

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Stars from across the decades will descend on Lynn this summer as part of a packed programme for the 30th Festival Too music extravaganza.

The line-up for the spectacular, which will be staged over three weekends from June 27, has now been announced.

And chairman Bridget Nurse said: “We’re very pleased with the line-up. We’ve had some excellent support from sponsors this year.”

The headline act for the opening night’s show in King Staithe Square on Saturday, June 27 has yet to be confirmed.

But revellers can still expect to enjoy fairground rides, food stalls and a spectacular fireworks display to round off the evening.

The festival then moves to its regular venue in the Tuesday Market Place on Friday July 3.

The headline act that night are new wave band The Blow Monkeys, with Lynn-based band Gifford also on the bill.

Saturday July 4 is an 80s night, staged in association with KL.FM, and will be headlined by Heaven 17 and Bucks Fizz.

Another local act, The Puppeteers are also scheduled to appear.

And, in a first for Festival Too, an extra show, which has been supported by Barclays and is aimed to attract more families to the square, is planned for Sunday July 5.

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The programme currently includes music from the Beau Bow Belles, with more acts still to be confirmed.

The final weekend begins on Friday, July 10 when the headline act is Republica, who are most famous for their 1990s hits Ready To Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Then, a packed programme the following night, Saturday July 11, is headed by The Fratellis, a Scottish rock act best known for their hit Chelsea Dagger.

The line-up also includes 1990s Britpop group Dodgy, X Factor finalists Only The Young, singer-songwriter Harry Cracknell and

And young musicians will also have the chance to perform on the big stage with the shows on July 3, 4, 10 and 11 being opened by musicians from the King Edward VII Academy, Springwood High School, St Clement’s High School and King’s Lynn Academy respectively.

The winners and runners-up in the area’s Battle of the Bands competition will also take to the stage on July 4 and 11.