Festival Too has staged a coup by signing top boy band chart act the Vamps to appear at the free festival in Lynn this summer.
The band will be headlining in the Tuesday Market Place on Saturday, July 2, on the evening presented in association with KL.FM.
Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), James McVey (lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals) have enjoyed great singles and album success since breaking through in 2012.
Other big-name acts to catch the eye are Phats and Small, who had a big hit in 1999 with Turn Around, Kym Mazelle, the Wonder Stuff, who enjoyed a run of hits including The Size Of A Cow, and Gabrielle, who is probably best known for Out Of Reach.
Bridget Nurse, chairwoman of Festival Too, said: “The committee are really pleased to announced the 2016 programme. We have tried to book something for everyone and we are delighted to have the Vamps, the biggest pop act in Britain, headlining on Saturday, July 2.
“Also appearing this year are multi-platinum selling artist and Brit Award winner Gabrielle, indie band the Wonder Stuff – who are celebrating 30 years in the business and David Bowie tribute Aladdinsane, to mark the sad passing of David earlier this year.
“A new themed night Back In The Day, is on Friday, July 1, and will be hosted by local DJ Mark Purdy. Featuring Kym Mazelle, Phats and Small and headliners Oddysey, there will be an aftershow party at the Corn Exchange.
“Our Lazy Sunday, in association with Armed Forces Day, is back on July 3 with BBC Introducing this year and some brilliant local acts in support.”
Full programme: Saturday, June 25 from 8pm (King Staithe Square) – Bear Club (ultimate party covers band), fireworks.
Friday, July 1 from 7.30pm – St Clement’s High, Soft Tone Needles, Phats and Small, Kym Mazelle, Oddysey.
Saturday, July 2 from 6.30pm (more acts to be confirmed) – Springwood High, Battle of the Bands runner-up, Phoenix Calling, The Vamps
Lazy Sunday, July 3, from noon with presenters Louis La Roche and Sophie Little – Battle of the Bands solo/duo finalists, Jamie Moon, Killamonjambo, Jake Morrell, Kingdom Keys, Rebelation
Friday, July 8 from 7.30pm – Thinking Men, Aladdinsane, The Wonder Stuff
Saturday, July 9, from 6.30pm (more acts to be confirmed) – Battle of the Bands winner, Heir, Gabrielle.