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King’s Lynn Festival Too sees hundreds enjoy the launch of music event in hot weather





The weekend saw the beginning of Festival Too and it started with a bang.

The start free event, which spans three weekends in Lynn, saw scorching weather for the festivities.

Hundreds of visitors attended King Staithe Square at 7.30pm with fireworks hosted by Mark Purdy.

The headliners, the Rick Parfitt Jnr band, entertained the crowds on Saturday at the event which has rocked West Norfolk since 1986.

On Sunday, DJ Simon Rowe hosted at King Staithe Square from 1pm with acts including Bear Club, Big Summer Blowout, The Coots, Georgia and Maddie Dawson, Soul Sisters and Rock Choir.

Mr Rowe, from Radio West Norfolk, said: “The festival was a scorcher and not just the weather.

Blowing bubbles in King Staithe Square. Picture: Ian Ward
Blowing bubbles in King Staithe Square. Picture: Ian Ward

“It is always so great to see so many people having fun, especially when the sun shines with live music.

“We are so lucky to have things like this in Lynn and I am so happy to have been involved with the event for 25 years.

“I think it gets better and better.”

Hundreds gathered at King's Staithe Square. Picture: Ian Ward
Hundreds gathered at King's Staithe Square. Picture: Ian Ward

This Friday it is expected to be busy at the Tuesday Market Place where some of the open air entertainment across the festival will take place.

From 6.30pm host Mark Purdy will introduce acts After Party, Soft Tone Needles, Lindy Layton and headliner Neville Staple, of The Specials and Fun Boy Three fame.

On Saturday in the Tuesday Market Place the College Band kicks things off at 6.30pm, with DJ L.I.A.M, Ear Candy, D:Ream, Liberty X and headliner Example.

Fireworks light up the Lynn sky. Picture: Ian Ward
Fireworks light up the Lynn sky. Picture: Ian Ward

The following weekend visitors will see From The Jam, Slender Pins and The Routine performing on the Tuesday Market Place stage.

The grand finale on Saturday, July 8 presents headliners Feeder with acts Newton Faulkner, The Extons, Dompae and The Walkmans which kicks off at 6.30pm at the Tuesday Market Place.

Festival Too fireworks kicked off the festivities. Picture: Ian Ward
Festival Too fireworks kicked off the festivities. Picture: Ian Ward
Maddi Dawson performs. Picture: Ian Ward
Maddi Dawson performs. Picture: Ian Ward
Festival Too saw hundreds enjoing the launch of the free event. Rick Parfitt and band performing. Picture: Ian Ward
Festival Too saw hundreds enjoing the launch of the free event. Rick Parfitt and band performing. Picture: Ian Ward
Rick Parfitt Junior entertains on stage. Picture: Ian Ward
Rick Parfitt Junior entertains on stage. Picture: Ian Ward
Sam Cook from Bear Club headlined on Sunday. Picture: Ian Ward
Sam Cook from Bear Club headlined on Sunday. Picture: Ian Ward
Jay Harrison performing. Picture: Ian Ward
Jay Harrison performing. Picture: Ian Ward
It's smiles all round for performers and fans alike. Picture: Ian Ward
It's smiles all round for performers and fans alike. Picture: Ian Ward
Rocking it Festival Too style. Picture Ian Ward
Rocking it Festival Too style. Picture Ian Ward
Rocking the crowd. Picture: Ian Ward
Rocking the crowd. Picture: Ian Ward
The weather shone down on the acts. Picture: Ian Ward
The weather shone down on the acts. Picture: Ian Ward
Camera-shy. Picture: Ian Ward
Camera-shy. Picture: Ian Ward
There were many bands for music-lovers to see. Picture: Ian Ward
There were many bands for music-lovers to see. Picture: Ian Ward
The annual event is a crowd-puller. Picture: Ian Ward
The annual event is a crowd-puller. Picture: Ian Ward
The annual event is a crowd-puller. Picture: Ian Ward
The annual event is a crowd-puller. Picture: Ian Ward
The festival and the weather was a scorcher at the weekend. Picture: Ian Ward
The festival and the weather was a scorcher at the weekend. Picture: Ian Ward

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