Busted to perform on final weekend of King’s Lynn Festival Too 2017
PUBLISHED: 10:35 14 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:58 26 April 2017
Everyone’s favourite wedding-crashing, time-travelling and teacher-ogling rock band Busted are headlining this year’s final weekend at King’s Lynn Festival Too 2017.
They will be joined by Sheffield-based, four-piece band The Sherlocks and soulful singer AMBER On Saturday, July 15.
Busted’s appearance comes after their shocking reunion in 2016. After 11 years apart and several denials on the part of member Charlie Simpson, the band finally reunited for an 18 arena tour in 2016 and, following the release of their latest album Night Driver, a 33 arena tour in 2017.
But these gigs pales in comparison to the profile and prestige of King’s Lynn Festival Too, where festival goers can dance to old-school favourites Crash the Wedding, Year 3000 and What I Go to School For for free.
Committee member Alan Taylor said he is extremely happy with the booking, adding: “As soon as we knew they were available, we were over the moon.
“Back in the day we had to approach agents to get our acts. Now we’re in the fortunate position of having agents approach us.
“We got The Vamps that way, we got KT Tunstall that way and now we’ve got Busted that way.”
The final weekend begins with mid-90s indie band Space with support from Reggae group Musical Youth and local artist Kat Britton on Friday, July 14.
The festival will also play host to a number of lesser known acts such as AMBER and Kat Britton.
Mr Taylor said: “We try to get as many different types of acts as possible and we’re honoured to give these younger artists the opportunity to impress.”
Tuesday Market Place will see 90s indie band Space, known for their hits Female of the Species, Me and You Versus the World and Neighbourhood. They will be supported by Musical Youth, an 80s reggae band known for their 1982 global hit Pass the Dutchie.
A host of street entertainment in the town centre will be planned for Saturday, July 15, to add to the festival atmosphere from 10am, including the Smokehouse Blue Marching Jazz band, Pinxton Puppets, Sheridan the sheepdog and the Jake Ace magic show.
Festival Too will be running for three weekends this year, with Bill Bailey’s All Star Jazz Band performing on the first weekend on Saturday, July 1, and KT Tunstall headlining the following week on Saturday, July 8.