July 23 2014 Latest news:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
King’s Lynn was rocking to a top line up at Festival Too last night.
A packed Tuesday Market Place welcomed headliners Toploader, who sent the crowd dancing home with their feel good hit “Dancing In The Moonlight.”
The festival attracted its biggest crowd to date this year, with up to 10,000 people packing the free concert.
This could arguably be down to the biggest line up of the festival so far, which also featured The Hoosiers and X-Factor 2013 semi-finalists Rough Copy.
The Hoosiers returned after declaring their 2011 performance at Festival Too as one of their favourite ever gigs.
Rough Copy played a mixed set of songs they performed on the X-Factor, as well as exclusive first live performances of singles from their forthcoming album.
Chairman of Festival Too Derek Harvey said: “This has been our best night yet and the crowd have really taken to the lineup.”
There was a wide range of musical genre on show, with KES High School playing a selection of pop songs before rock band The First delivered a harder hitting set.
Chris Donaghue, 38, lived in King’s Lynn before moving to Blackpool, but still tries to attend at least one Festival Too concert each year.
He said: “I always used to come along to the festival, and though I’ve been away I always try to come back and visit friends and see the concert.
“The fact that it is completely free, you have a great time and see some great music makes the experience totally worth it.”
Mr Harvey added: “Festival Too is a great day our for the families, hopefully the final show will be dry and we attract an even bigger crowd than today.
“Shows like this show that King’s Lynn really is the home of music in Norfolk.”