What a Lott Festival Too has to offer as pop star announced as headliner
It’s just eight-weeks until Festival Too returns to Lynn and this year’s headliner is multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Pixie Lott.
After emerging in 2008 with two multi-platinum selling albums, Turn It Up and Young Foolish Happy, Pixie Lott has been nominated for four BRITS and won two European Music Awards.
And now she is preparing to take centre stage in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place on Saturday, July 7, where she will conclude another year of free music and entertainment.
Festival Too is to begin with a firework display and afternoon of Country and Americana music on King Staithe Square on Saturday, June 30, before moving to the Tuesday Market Place for the second weekend of entertainment.
On Friday, July 6, singers from Springwood High School followed by The Leeds Contemporary Singers will be taking stage to start the festival’s ‘Back in the Day’ night.
Officials say The Leeds Contemporary Singers, who were once dubbed as the Fleetwood Mac of Choirs, are a musical collective made up of some of the most talented and up coming artist in the UK.
Following on, Geno Washington and his band, who are known to regularly top bills all over the world with their live shows, are expected to delight audience with some soul music.
The evening ends with the Edwin Starr Band ‘The Team’,
Featuring the late Edwin Starr’s brother, Angelo Starr who will be performing his sibling’s classics, plus some Motown and Soul covers with Edwin’s original eight-piece band. The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows, are all intact with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and female backing vocalist.
And those who are not ready to end their evening can join Festival Too’s ‘Back in the Day’ after-party which starts at the Corn Exchange, from 10.45pm, with DJ Mark Purdy playing Soul Funk Disco Motown and Northern Soul Grooves.
A spokesman said: “If you love all those old school funky tunes then this night is for you.
“There will be a limited run of early bird tickets at the amazing price of just £5 each and £7.50 once the early bird run is complete.
“Tickets are available at Alive Corn Exchange.”
On Saturday, July 7, West Norfolk Academy Trust, followed by the 2018 Battle of the Bands runner-up are taking the stage, before Revival set up to relive the 90s when Brit-pop and Indie bands from the UK led the world.
They will be playing songs from The Stone Roses, Blur, The Happy Mondays, Cast, The Charlatans, The Inspiral Carpets, Kula Skaker, Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, and Oasis, among more.
And ending Festival Too is multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Pixie Lott.
A spokesman said: “In 2016, Lott took a different direction for her premier role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
“The play, which included a long stint at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.
“The latest chapter in her story came with the release of Won’t Forget You and it should reach its thrilling endpoint with an album of new cuts sometime next year.
“Watch this space, one of the year’s most-eagerly awaited pop albums is in the making.
“Life is about to get a whole lot busier for Pixie Lott,but first, Festival Too 2018!”
Festival Too is the entirely free event that has previously brought acts such as The Vamps, Busted, KT Tunstall, Gabrielle, Scouting for Girls, The Fratellis, The Pigeon Detectives, Hayseed Dixie, The Stranglers, Edwin Starr, The Hoosiers as well as The Beat and much more to West Norfolk.