Fundraising events for Lynn’s Festival Too

Angelo Starr and the original seven-piece band The Team
Angelo Starr and the original seven-piece band The Team
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A dinner-dance featuring the Edwin Starr Band is one of the fundraising events being organised by Lynn’s Festival Too committee.

Billed as a “70s and 80s Extravaganza Fancy Dress”, it will be held at Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday, February 5, from 7.30pm-1.30am.

American soul singer Edwin Starr, remembered for his Vietnam War protest song War in 1970, moved to the UK in 1973 where he lived until his death at the age of 61 in 2003.

Keeping the legend that was Edwin Starr and his music alive are his original seven-piece band The Team which now features Edwin’s brother and original guitarist Angelo Starr as lead vocalist, having worked alongside Edwin throughout his career.

And they are the headline act at the Festival Too event, with tickets now on sale at £45 per person. And the committee say: “We are restricted to table numbers due to the size of the venue, so please be quick.” To book, contact Bridget Nurse on 07795 236616.

As well as the band there will also be music from Mark Stanford’s Phase One Roadshow, while the three-course meal will be catered by The Main Event (Nick and Lyn Handley).

Tickets at £15 can be purchased which will be for the band and the disco, from 9pm to 1am, again from Bridget Nurse

Details of the line-up for this year’s Festival Too – which will be the 36th free summer spectacular in Lynn town centre – will be announced by the committee later.

Festival Too is totally non-profit making and the organisers stress that every penny raised is put directly back into the Festival itself which has meant top names such as Scouting for Girls, The Hoosiers, Atomic Kitten, Deacon Blue, the Human League, The Stranglers and Bad Manners playing to crowds of more than 10,000 packed into the Tuesday Market Place.

Two other fundraising events are also planned:

There’s a golf day at Middleton Golf Club on Wednesday, May 11, with teams being organised by Paul Bland, Barry Ward and Shaun Blackmur; you should contact Sue Furminger at susanfurminger@gmail.com for further information or if you want to book and enter a team.

Looking further ahead there is the annual Festival Too Ball on Saturday, June 18, which will be held at The Red Barn in South Runcton.

For further information visit www.festivaltoo.co.uk or www.facebook.com/festivaltoo