Amazing French circus Trans Express set to take to the air above King’s Lynn as highlight of Festival Too

PUBLISHED: 09:21 21 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 21 June 2013

French circus act Trans Express who will be performing at this year's Festival Too.

French circus act Trans Express who will be performing at this year's Festival Too.


King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place will be scaling new heights when a French performance troupe takes to the skies.

Circus entertainers Trans Express will perform while dangling 100ft above the historic market square on Friday, July 5.

The French performers have been brought to Norfolk as part of Festival Too’s line-up.

The evening’s entertainment will begin at 7.30pm with a performance of a specially-written piece of music by French composer Jean-Christophe Cholet.

The composer combines a love of jazz with a classical training and will be performing alongside musicians and choir singers from Springwood High School.

Northern soul and mod-influenced band The Weller Council will be performing a tribute to Paul Weller, The Jam and The Style Council.

At 9pm former Pop Idol runner-up and chart topping act Gareth Gates who has sold more than 3.5 million records in the UK will take to the stage. At around 10pm, Trans Express will perform their unconventional but highly-popular show.

Suspended in the form of a giant mobile, 100ft from the ground, the troupe will mix circus trapeze-style moves with music and street culture to bring a flavour of the world-renowned Amiens circus to Lynn.

Additional lighting will be in the Tuesday Market Place to ensure each of the eight-strong troupe, with their colourful uniforms and painted faces, can be seen against the backdrop of the Tuesday Market Place.

Elizabeth Nockolds, council member for health and wellbeing, said: “This evening will be a tremendous chance for festival-goers to watch a spectacular and daring performance for which Trans Express are renowned. It’s going to be a fantastic night and I am absolutely delighted that students from one of our local high schools will be performing on stage with the internationally-acclaimed Jean-Christophe Cholet. This collaboration between the borough council, Festival Too and Amiens in France has really enabled us to expand the variety of entertainment that our festival town can offer.”

The French acts have been brought to King’s Lynn as part of the cultural exchange project with Amiens in France.

Festival Too starts on Saturday, June 29, with a performance by 80s tribute act The Wildboys and a firework display.

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