Geno Washington, Pixie Lott and Edwin Starr Band in line-up for King’s Lynn Festival Too

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:45 11 May 2018

Pixie Lott, who will be appearing at Festival Too. Picture supplied by Festival Too

Pixie Lott, who will be appearing at Festival Too. Picture supplied by Festival Too

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Festival Too is returning to King’s Lynn for its 33rd year of free music and entertainment.

Geno Washington who is appearing at this year's Holt Festival. Picture: ERIC HANDSGeno Washington who is appearing at this year's Holt Festival. Picture: ERIC HANDS

It kicks off on Saturday, June 30, with an afternoon of Country and Americana music on King Staithe Square, followed by a firework display.

On Friday, July 6, the Tuesday Market Place will host a ‘Back in the Day’ night, kicking off with Springwood High School, followed by the Leeds Contemporary Singers, soul legend Geno Washington and his band, followed by headliners the Edwin Starr Band.

For those who want to carry on into the night, the Festival Too ‘Back in the Day After Party’ starts at Alive Corn Exchange at 10.45pm with DJ Mark Purdy playing Soul, Funk, Disco, Motown and Northern Soul.

There will be a limited run of early bird tickets at £5.00 each and £7.50 once the early bird run is complete at the Corn Exchange.

Leeds Contemporary Singers. Picture supplied by Festival TooLeeds Contemporary Singers. Picture supplied by Festival Too

On Saturday, July 7, the West Norfolk Academy Trust get the evening started on the Tuesday Market Place, followed by the 2018 Battle of the Bands runner up before Revival take to the stage to relive the halcyon days of the 90s.

The evening ends with Multi-Platinum selling singer-songwriter Pixie Lott.

Having emerged in 2008 with two multi-platinum selling albums (2009’s Turn It Up and Young Foolish Happy in 2011) plus a portfolio of hit singles, including 3 number ones, she followed with her self-titled third album in 2014 which spawned her 7th Top 10 single.

Festival chairman Alan Taylor said: “we are delighted to launch three weekends of great live music and entertainment right here in the heart of King’s Lynn.

“Each year, as a committee we have to raise in excess of £85,000 to put on Festival Too. This is no mean feat, Festival Too simply wouldn’t happen without the people who provide sponsorship, donations, run fund raising events and contribute to the bucket collections during the festival.

“Every single penny raised goes directly back into making Festival Too the well- loved free event it has become for 33 years.

“This year will see the best of local bands performing live alongside some well-established names and rapidly rising artists. As ever, there is something for everyone, appealing regardless of age.”

The line-up for the headline weekend will be announced next week.

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