The Darkness to headline free Norfolk festival

The Darkness are to headline the final weekend of Festival Too in Kings Lynn, on Saturday, July 14 P

The Darkness are to headline the final weekend of Festival Too in Kings Lynn, on Saturday, July 14 Picture: Simon Emmett - Credit: Simon Emmett

It will be air guitars at the ready as noughties rock band The Darkness are to headline the final weekend of Festival Too in King's Lynn.

On Saturday, July 14, the Lowestoft-born band will take to the stage at the Tuesday Market Place to top off an evening of music.

Founded in 2003, brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins, alongside Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham gave birth to one of the most successful bands in the UK.

The night will see the multiple award-winning band perform much-loved classics from their 2003 debut album Permission to Land, which spawned a series of hit singles including I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Growing On Me, Get Your Hands Off My Woman and Love Is Only A Feeling.

The Darkness fell apart in 2006 after lead singer and guitarist Justin checked into rehab for alcohol and drug abuse.

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The band reformed in 2011, performing reunion tours around the globe with Rufus Tiger-Taylor replacing drummer Ed Graham. Their latest album, Pinewood Smile, was released in October 2017.

The final weekend of Festival Too begins on Friday, July 13 with performances by the College of West Anglia, Battle of the Bands acoustic winner, Franko Fraize and King's Lynn band Vanilla Pod.

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Friday night will end with The Sherlocks, a four-piece indie alternative band consisting of two sets of brothers – Kiaran and Brandon Crook and Andy and Josh Davidson - playing a set influenced by bands like The Jam and Arctic Monkeys.

On Saturday, the evening will begin with a performance from the King Edward Seventh band followed by the 2018 Battle of the Bands final winners and The Landed.

Ahead of the headline act will be Bear Club, a band which formed in 2016 covering a multitude of songs from Rihanna to Wham.

Festival Too, now in its 33rd year, will be running for three weekends, with a host of entertainment kick-starting the first weekend on Saturday, June 30, and Pixie Lott headlining the following week on Saturday, July 7.Festival Too has grown to be one of the largest free outdoor festivals in Europe, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people.

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