Festival fever will descend on Lynn from Saturday night when Norfolk’s biggest free pop music extravaganza gets underway.
Festival Too has been given the X Factor treatment to mark its 30th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, Friday’s Lynn News is giving 10 lucky winners the chance to meet one of the event’s headline acts.
The winners will get the chance to meet X Factor finalists Only the Young before their scheduled appearance on the final night of this year’s festival, Saturday, July 11.
Festival organisers have teamed up with the Lynn News to offer five pairs of meet and greet tickets with the band, who finished seventh in last year’s series of the ITV show.
Only the Young will be performing in Tuesday Market Place, ahead of rock pop trio Dodgy, best-known for tracks including Staying Out for the Summer and Good Enough and rock band The Fratellis, whose hits include Top 10 singles Chelsea Dagger and Whistle for the Choir.
After some huge exposure on X Factor, Only The Young have enjoyed a whirlwind year and are now back on the road for a summer of festival shows.
The four-piece band, formed of Mikey Bromley, Parisa Tarjomani, Betsy-Blue English and Charlie George, performed at the renowned Capital FM Summertime Ball earlier this month, alongside Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams.
They have also secured a coveted slot at British Summer Time with McBusted, and are currently finishing their debut album after signing a deal with music label Warner Music.
A band spokesman said: “Only The Young are excited about getting back on the road again. Showcasing both new original material and some well known covers, the festival is not to be missed.”
During their time on the show, the band performed tracks including Ghost, Come On Eileen and Boom Clap, and they have established a strong fanbase on social media.
The finale night during which they perform kicks off at 6.30pm, with other performances on the night from King’s Lynn Academy’s Battle of the Band winner (to be confirmed), Elise and Harry Cracknell.
Tomorrow night’s entertrainment starts at 7.30pm in King Staithe Square, with a mix of classic swing and new wave jazz music from Simply Buble, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
There will also be various food stalls and fairground rides.
Festival Too then continues next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 3, 4 and 5, with bands including the Blow Monkeys, Heaven 17 and Tom Hingley, before the finale weekend on July 10 and 11.
For more information and full details of the line-up, visit: www.festivaltoo.co.uk.
For full details of how to enter, see Friday’s Lynn News.