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Explosive start to King’s Lynn’s Festival Too

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Lynn’s quayside was packed with expectant crowds on Saturday night as they waited for the explosive start to the annual Festival Too opening night fireworks display.

Overlooking the River Ouse, the display wow-ed the crowds and could be seen from across the town.

Derek Harvey, chairman of Festival Too, said: “It went brilliantly. The rain stopped just in time and the fireworks really did go off with a bang. They were the best yet and just seemed to go on for ages.

“King’s Staithe Square was busy and the South Quay was packed with lots of people at The Rathskellar and Marriott’s Warehouse – everyone had come out to see the fireworks!”

The evening’s entertainment kicked off with a live performance by The Rhythm and Blues Brothers, an eight-piece band who pay tribute to perhaps the best showband of all time – The Blues Brothers.

Derek said: “The band put on a really good show and everything seemed to go really well. We had around 200 trilbies and glasses sold, all out in the crowd who were really joining in as well as enjoying the music.

“The night continued with the disco and that went down just as well with the crowd.”

Battle of the Bands winners were crowned on Friday night, with folk group Addison’s Uncle winning the title and the chance to perform on the last night of Festival Too, with runners up Vex set to perform this Saturday night.

The entertainment will continue on Friday night in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place, where Katrina (formerly of Katrina and The Waves) will be headlining, with a DJ set by local boys Mindikki, Brit-pop covers band The Shae Dons and Terrington St Clement High School.

Don’t miss your Friday Lynn News for more information about the weekend.

 

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