Crowds packed Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place on Saturday to watch The Vamps at Festival Too, with some fans queuing from Saturday morning for a front-row spot.
Organisers were thrilled to welcome crowds of over 13,000 people to the town centre for the second weekend of the free event with performances from a huge range of acts including several local bands.
Saturday night proved a hit with the younger generation with performances from local acts including Phoenix Calling, DJ Mark Malle and New Hope Club who supported headliners, The Vamps.
Chairman Bridget Nurse said: “We’ve made a lot of young girls very happy, social media has been going crazy! We even had some people setting up chairs on Saturday morning to make sure they had a spot at the front. Everyone had a lovely time and we’ve had some great feedback from people.
“Our biggest concern had been safety with The Vamps bringing so many visitors into the town, but everything was fine.”
She added: “The Vamps gave us a really good set, we really got our money’s worth with them and everyone loved it when New Hope Club went up on stage to sing a duet with them.
“DJ Mark Malle was great, he certainly got the crowd going, he got such a reaction which is just what you want to get everyone excited for the main act.”
Dedicated fans braved the rain on Friday night to help kick off the weekend’s performances with the likes of Odyssey, Kym Mazelle, Phats and Small, local band Soft Tone Needles and students from St Clement’s High School.
Then the weekend finished offwith a great local line-up for Lazy Sunday, which featured acts including King’s Lynn Concert Band, Simon Benefer, Killamonjambo, Jake Morrell and Kingdom Keys, with a headline performance from Rebelation.
Mrs Nurse said: “Kingdom Keys were very popular on social media, they gave a great performance.
“Now we have a few days rest but I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s acts, Gabrielle is more my era and I’m sure she’ll put on a good show.”
The final weekend of Festival Too is set to be the biggest and best yet. Friday night’s entertainment will start with performances by David Bowie tribute Aladdinsane, The Thinking Men and headliners The Wonder Stuff in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place from 7.30pm.
Festival Too’s finale will see this year’s Battle of the Bands winner’s Finding Ana supporting the likes of Heir, Victoria, BB Diamond and headliner Gabrielle this Saturday night, with performances kicking off at 6.30pm.
Head to the website, www.festivaltoo.co.uk for the full line-up and more information.