Festival Too enjoyed largely good weather for the first of its two main weekends with the Blow Monkeys, Bucks Fizz and Heaven 17 starring.
Crowds in the Tuesday Market Place were good, particularly on Saturday night when 80s pop band Bucks Fizz really stole the show.
On Friday, a 20-piece choir from King Edward VII Academy kicked off the entertainment with chart numbers, including Uptown Funk.
Local band Gifford then took to the stage and went down a storm with some smooth easy listening.
Another local band, Vex, then performed funky beats mixed with hip-hop rhyme.
The Blow Monkeys then took to the stage with lead singer Dr Robert recalling his days as a pupil at St James’ Boys School and King Edward VII Grammar School.
They played a mix of new and old and were well received.
On Saturday, Springwood High School pupils kicked off the entertainment.
Morganway, the winners of the Battle of the Bands, showed just why they proved so popular in that competition.
The Puppeteers, familiar to many from their busking stints on the streets of Lynn, played an eclectic mix of covers.
And then Bucks Fizz took to the stage and really proved a wow with the family audience.
Following them was always going to be a tough ask, but Heaven 17 gave plenty to please their many fans.
Sunday saw a morning filled with rain but by the time Pirate Joe took to the stage after lunch the sun was shining. He is a lone performer with just an acoustic guitar and loop pedal but sang and beat-boxed his way through a brilliant set.
That set the tone for what proved an excellent day’s entertainment with every act hitting their marks.
Local band Jessie’s Ghost were next up, followed by Addison’s Uncle and then the Beau Bow Belles. Ducking Punches brought a bit of harder edge to the proceedings before Tom Hingley, voice of the Inspiral Carpets, did a one-man set.
Festival Too is back on Friday with Republica headlining, then on Saturday the Fratellis round off this year’s event.
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