Gabrielle wows King’s Lynn’s Festival Too

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Festival Too organisers have hailed this year’s event a huge success after yet another weekend of great live music acts had the Tuesday Market Place packed out.

With the 2016 event coming to a close on the Saturday night, audiences were treated to peformances from the likes of The Wonder Stuff, The Thinking Men, BB Diamond and Gabrielle.

Alan Taylor, vice-chairman of Festival Too, said: “We had a fantastic crowd on Friday for The Wonder Stuff. Last weekend was one of our busiest first weekends ever and this week was great again.”

Friday night kicked off the proceedings with performances by The Thinking Men, David Bowie tribute Aladdinsane and headliners The Wonder Stuff.

The entertainment continued on Saturday night with Battle of the Bands winners Finding Ana, the Cambridgeshire band said after the gig: “Festival Too we are speechless. Thank you so much. You were an amazing crowd.”

They were followed with performances by Heir, Victoria, BB Diamond and headliner Gabrielle, who also took time out to send a card to the newly-married fans Kim and Dean Featherby who tied the knot over the weekend and were unable to make the performance.

Mr Taylor said: “There were around 14,000 people there on Saturday night for Gabrielle and it was a fantastic evening.

“We’ve had an email from her management to say how much she enjoyed the performance which was lovely.”

Gabrielle posted on Facebook: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Festival Too! Thank you to all of those who make it happen, it was such a great day, thank you also to those who came along and sang with me, it was amazing to see so many of you there. What a wonderful evening!”

Onlooker Emma Allen, from Lynn, said on Facebook: “Once again you have excelled. Lynn should be proud of the committee for the time and effort you put in to this super free event.”

This year’s festival has attracted music fans from across the region to watch performances by the likes of The Vamps and Gabrielle, with teenagers queuing for a front row spot 12 hours before the boyband were due to take to the stage.

Mr Taylor said: “We’re really pleased people came from all over to enjoy the festival and so glad the weather held out. It really made it special. We’re very grateful and we were very proud of this year’s event.”

Mr Taylor added: “This year was one of my favourite festivals by far and I’ve been doing this for 16 years. The crowd just felt like everyone was really enjoying it.”

Now the team will take a short break before starting preparations for next year.