Midge Ure

Festival Too event at Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn

Thousands of people packed in to the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn on Saturday to watch 1980s legend Midge Ure perform in a free concert.

The Market Place was filled with a sea of people some of whom had travelled from all the corners of the country for the special free event headlined by the former Ultravox frontman.

Organisers of the two-week festival said the event had been a major success and despite the final clearing up taking place yesterday it would not be long before planning began again for next year's event.

Festival Too committee chairman Nick Daubney said: “The event was great and there were a lot of families enjoying the music, as well as young people and the older generation.

“It seemed everyone was just mesmerised when Midge Ure performed and there was a great festival atmosphere.

“When he performed Vienna everyone was joining in. It seemed to work well running the event over the three weekends and it is something we think we will repeat again.

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“We would like to thank all our sponsors and performers who helped to make this a great success.”

This festival, which was in its 19th year, was hailed a success thanks to an increase in sponsorship from local businesses.

Another top act, which took part in the event, was the Stranglers who performed on July 17 to a packed crowd.

There was also a spectacular firework display on July 10, which was sponsored by Masterfoods.

Jimmy James and the Vagabonds also performed at Saturday's finale.

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