Lives of Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage celebrated at special live music event

Coral Janette Cross performs at the celebration day for Chis Hardman and Ellie Savage. Picture: Char

Coral Janette Cross performs at the celebration day for Chis Hardman and Ellie Savage. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

An abundance of musical talent congregated in Oulton Broad to celebrate the lives of two popular local people.

Man With A Problem were the opening act on the Lil Chris Acoustic Stage at the celebration day. Pict

Man With A Problem were the opening act on the Lil Chris Acoustic Stage at the celebration day. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

In an event that paid tribute to music-lovers Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage, 12 hours of live music was on offer at the Flying Dutchman.

Mr Hardman, who achieved fame as Lil Chris, lost his battle with mental illness in 2015, aged 25, while Lowestoft schoolgirl Ellie died from a brain tumour aged 14 in 2002.

Abby Clarke, Mr Hardman's cousin, said: 'It's great to have happy events like this. That's what Chris and Ellie would have wanted.

'All sorts of people came down and the turnout was really good.'

Jake Aldridge opened the Ellie Savage band stage. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

Jake Aldridge opened the Ellie Savage band stage. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant


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The day was organised by Peter Redwood, who helped shape the event in previous years.

'It was nice to see loads of people come and see local artists,' said Mr Redwood.

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'Chris and Ellie were music people and that's what this is all about.'

Phil Dann (left) is joined by organiser Peter Redwood (right) and his son Ryan. Picture: Charlie Ket

Phil Dann (left) is joined by organiser Peter Redwood (right) and his son Ryan. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

12 hours of live music was on offer at the Dutchman. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

12 hours of live music was on offer at the Dutchman. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Rock and roll was on the agenda with The Weirdy Beardy Band. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

Rock and roll was on the agenda with The Weirdy Beardy Band. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Young Minds were present at the event to talk about mental health wellbeing. Picture: Charlie Ketche

Young Minds were present at the event to talk about mental health wellbeing. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

This is the third consecutive year that a celebration day in Chris' memory has been held. Picture: C

This is the third consecutive year that a celebration day in Chris' memory has been held. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Joe Behan performs on the Lil Chris stage. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

Joe Behan performs on the Lil Chris stage. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Crowds enjoyed a feast of local musical talent. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

Crowds enjoyed a feast of local musical talent. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Different Circles drew in a big crowd. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography

Different Circles drew in a big crowd. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

Friends, family and members of the local community enjoyed a selection of rock and roll, folk, punk

Friends, family and members of the local community enjoyed a selection of rock and roll, folk, punk and acoustic performers. Picture: Charlie Ketchen Photography - Credit: Archant

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