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Busted to headline Festival Too!

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12:58am 14th April 2017
(Updated 12:58am 14th April 2017)

Busted will be headlining the final night of Festival Too this year, on Saturday 15th July. James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson are back
together and will be playing the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn! Alan Taylor, chair of F2 said:

“We are so pleased to have booked Busted to finish the FREE programme of events for this year, they will be great live and will be playing their classic hits and some newer material. The band’s energy should really get the Festival Too crowd dancing and singing and we are really looking forward to having them on-stage!”

Formed in 2000, the band have had four UK number ones and released their current album “Night Driver” in November 2016.

Busted will be supported by The Sherlocks, AMBER, the Battle of the Bands winners and Springwood High School.

The Sherlocks: After a sold out UK Tour last September, Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks are currently on their biggest ever headline UK tour and have had to add even more dates to their journey due to high demand. The band, consisting of two sets of brothers, have been steadily building a solid live following and were the first unsigned band since Arctic Monkeys to sell out their local venue the Sheffield Leadmill. With great support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Annie Mac, Mistajam & Huw Stephens, this is a young band following in the great tradition of guitar groups from their area. 

AMBER: AMBER’s soulful sound resonates with touching stories and delicate melodies. Her songwriting creates uplifting atmospheres and is punctuated by intimate lyrics delivered by a voice that would sit comfortably amongst the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas. With simple song messages and punchy backing vocals, AMBER’s latest EP ‘Something In The Water’ puts a modern twist on the timeless feel-good, Motown feeling. 'Something In The Water EP' is available on iTunes and Spotify from the 21st April 2017.

Friday 14th July:

Mid 90’s band Space will be head-lining the Festival Too stage on 14th JulySpace are an English indie band from Liverpool, who came to prominence with hit singles such as "Female of the Species", "Me and You Versus the World", "Neighbourhood", "Avenging Angels" and "The Ballad of Tom Jones". They worked with Tom Jones in 1999 and Cerys Matthews a year earlier.

Space will be supported by Musical Youth, local Kat Brittain and her band and the evening will start with KES high school.

Musical Youth is a British Jamaican reggae band and will be bringing their infectious reggae sound to King’s Lynn. They are probably best known for their successful 1982 single “Pass the Dutchie” a number one hit across the world.

Alan Taylor said:

“We are pleased to announce a varied mix of acts for the final Friday of 2017 with 90’s Britpop band Space, reggae stars Musical Youth and local Kat Brittain and her 10 piece band as well as KES. On behalf of the Festival Too committee, I would like to thank our numerous sponsors, including BCKL&WN and hope that our audiences across the festival will donate money into our collection buckets.”

Saturday 15th will have a full programme of street entertainment in the town centre to add to the festival atmosphere, starting at 10am and including the Smokehouse Blue Marching Jazz band, Pinxton Puppets, Sheridan the sheepdog and the Jake Ace magic show.