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Rock n roll bonanza was ‘the best yet’

PUBLISHED: 15:16 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 20 July 2018

Special guests with deputy mayor Peter Knight at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Special guests with deputy mayor Peter Knight at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

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Hundreds of rock n roll enthusiasts descended on town for a popular annual festival.

The Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesThe Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Organisers of The Wildest Cats In Town weekend at Pontins holiday park in Pakefield hailed the festival as “the best one yet.”

The event, held two weekends ago, showcased internationally acclaimed bands, including a number of successful American acts such as Jimmy Burnette, and Chanti Burnette. Guest of honour was American rock pioneer and rhythm and blues singer and guitarist, Charlie Gracie, who was presented with Buddy Holly‘s guitar by The Buddy Holly Foundation during special performances at the Royal Green on the Sunday morning. A procession of classic cars, motorbikes and trikes had made their way in a procession from Pontins to the Royal Green, with DJ Mike Read leading all the vehicles during Sunday’s cruise. Locals came out in their masses to see the cavalcade, before the group headed back to Pontins for further rock n roll entertainment.

Charlie Gracie was presented with Buddy Holly‘s guitar at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesCharlie Gracie was presented with Buddy Holly‘s guitar at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Event organiser, Ritchie Gee, said: “It was a fantastic weekend – the best one yet. We had bands flying in from Japan, France, Germany, Spain and the USA.”

Charlie Gracie performing at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesCharlie Gracie performing at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Deputy mayor Peter Knight jiving at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesDeputy mayor Peter Knight jiving at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Deputy mayor Peter Knight jiving at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft.  Pictures: Mick HowesDeputy mayor Peter Knight jiving at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Crowds at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesCrowds at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

DJ Mike Read, event organiser Ritchie Gee and deputy mayor Peter Knight at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender. Lining up on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesDJ Mike Read, event organiser Ritchie Gee and deputy mayor Peter Knight at the Wildest Cats In Town weekender. Lining up on Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

The Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesThe Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

The Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesThe Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

The Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick HowesThe Wildest Cats In Town cavalcade arrives at Royal Green in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

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