Clifftop festival set to be spectacular

Family feat pix 28/7/16

Family feat pix 28/7/16 - Credit: Archant

Final preparations are being put in place for what organisers say will be a spectacular weekend.

The two day Gorleston Clifftop Gala takes place tomorrow and Sunday and is organised by Gorleston in Gear, a committee which has experienced many changes over the years yet still has members who have been involved pretty much from the start.

And this year the event will be for royalty, with a village fete theme to mark the Queen's 90th Birthday.

Set against a stunning backdrop of the Gorleston Cliffs the main focus of the gala is to host a platform where charities from across the area could come to one place, with lots of people, to fund-raise for their individual good causes.

Despite the demise of the Gorleston Raft Race the Sunday is still hailed as the traditional 'Gala day', charities pitch up on a stretch of the cliffs with tombolas, human fruit machines, pig racing and much more.

Rising local talents, The Uninvited will play at the festival on Sunday evening at 8.00pm.

Drummer Kevin Hunt said he felt honoured and privileged to once again be invited to play at the hometown gig with so many other great bands and acts.

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He said: 'It is always a fantastic event that is organised brilliantly and we are very, very excited about being a part of it.

'Not only are we excited about performing but also meeting up with lots of old friends.'

Great Yarmouth Basketball are also supporting the event by holding a charity basketball tournament, taking place at the cliffs on the Sunday.

Club president Patrick Manifold said it was as a way of giving back to the community, whilst promoting participation in basketball and the benefits of sport as part of healthy lifestyle

He said: 'Now more than ever I think it is important for us all to encourage children to participate in sports and exercises, and what better way than inspiring children and young adults to participate in the sport and lifestyle I have come to love.'