Extra date announced for King’s Lynn music festival’s 30th year

Festival Too 2014 on the Saturday evening - The packed Tuesday Market Place as Scouting for Girls perform ANL-140713-191847009

Festival Too 2014 on the Saturday evening - The packed Tuesday Market Place as Scouting for Girls perform ANL-140713-191847009

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Organisers of Lynn’s Festival Too music extravaganza have announced an additional day of live music in the town centre this summer.

The festival, which has attracted some of the biggest names in music over the years, will celebrate its 30th anniversary when it opens on June 27.

And officials have now revealed plans for an extra date in the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday July 5, during the second weekend of the programme.

The event, which will start at 2pm, will offer a variety of easy listening music which organisers hope will create a family atmosphere around the square.

Chairman Bridget Nurse said: “We felt that the festival evenings are geared around the younger generation and we’re trying to do something that my parents’ generation and families will be able to enjoy.”

Visitors will also be able to look around the air raid shelter located underneath the square during the event under the guidance of Bridge for Heroes representatives, who will be dressed as air raid wardens.

Admission to the square and the air raid shelter will be free, though donations towards the cost of organising the festival would be appreciated.

And Mrs Nurse said the event is likely to become an annual feature of the festival programme if it proves to be popular.

The announcement also follows the first golf day held to raise funds for the festival on Wednesday.

More than 80 golfers took part in the fundraiser, which was held at the Middleton Hall Golf Club.

Although the final total raised is not yet known, Mrs Nurse was delighted by supporters’ response to the event.

She said: “The weather was really kind to us and everything went very well.”

Following confirmation of the additional date, details of the acts appearing at this year’s Festival Too are also due to be announced shortly.

A formal launch event for sponsors is due to be held on May 28 and the line-up will be in the Lynn News the following day.

Past performers at the festival have included some of the biggest names in music, such as Blue, Scouting for Girls, Lemar, Atomic Kitten, the Lightning Seeds, the Human League, Deacon Blue, Edwin Starr and Suzi Quatro.