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It’s True: top Spandau tribute at Festival Too

Returning for its 34th year of free music and entertainment, Festival Too 2019 kicks-off on Saturday, June 29 with its annual fireworks launch on King’s Staithe Square.

The evening will be compared by DJ Mark Purdy and starts from 8pm with food stalls, children’s rides and live music including ‘True Gold: The Spandau Ballet Experience’ – the ‘official’ Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from Spandau’s very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley!

The evening culminates with the Festival Too firework display kindly sponsored by Lovell, launching from the West Lynn side of the River Great Ouse at 10.30pm.

During the day, families and shoppers will be entertained in the town centre by Tommy the Entertainer, Sky High Stilts and Sheridan the Sheep Dog.

Sam J Cook (9874467)
Sam J Cook (9874467)

On Sunday, June 30 the action stays on King’s Staithe with an afternoon hosted by Emily Blake, celebrating music from the 50s through to the 70s, and the line-up includes Jason Fox, Sam J Cook, The Carnaby Sound, The Summertime Kings and The B-Sides.

Plus, the Smithdon Cluster Choir of 110 primary schoolchildren from West Norfolk will be performing the ‘Ultimate Beatles Experience’.

Mark Stanford, Festival Too chairman, said: “We are delighted to launch another three weekends of great live music and entertainment in the heart of King’s Lynn.

The B Sides (9874469)
The B Sides (9874469)

“As a committee we must raise in excess of £106,000 to put on Festival Too. This is increasingly challenging and Festival Too simply wouldn’t happen without local businesses providing sponsorship, donations, running fundraising events and of course giving valuable contributions to the bucket collections during the festival itself.

“If you see a bucket collector, please do consider donating £2 for Too.

“The line-up this year is very broad and covers the fifties right up to the ‘noughties’. As ever, there is something for everyone, appealing regardless of age.”

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