Get ready for a 'virtual' Festival Too

Get ready for a 'virtual' Festival Too

Published by KLFM
11:46am 19th June 2020. (Updated at 12:38pm 19th June 2020)

Having had to cancel the annual festival due to Coronavirus, Festival Too will still make an appearance this summer, online with 'Virtual Festival Too'.

Over the three weekends when Festival Too would normally take over King Staithe Square and the Tuesday Market Place, a series of local DJ's will perform sets online covering musical genres for which the festival is known and including music from artists and bands who have performed at the festival over the 35 years.

Festival Too Chair, Mark Stanford said:

"This is a great way for us to continue entertaining people, just this time it will be in the comfort of their own homes .

"To get involved, people need to head to MixCloud.com/live/festivaltoo this is a free music service which will stream the DJ's sets live, but also allows people to listen to their shows on catch up. Those that choose to set up a MixCloud account can also live message them with shout outs to friends and family during each DJ set"

The first DJ set takes place on 4th July, from 7.30pm when the festival would be launching ordinarily. The 90 minute set from Nathan Hollands will focus on Ska and Reggae music, and will include a virtual fireworks display.

On Sunday 5th July at 3pm Mark Purdy will perform a set featuring 60s, 70s and 80s music, he will also return the following Friday at 7.30pm for the annual 'Festival Too Back in the Day' set, full of soul, disco and northern soul.

On Saturday 11th, Festival Too Chair and Phase One Roadshow DJ Mark Stanford will play pop and contemporary music and on Friday 17th Triston Finnis from the KLFM Loaded Show will keep us entertained with indie and rock music 

Our virtual Festival Too draws to an close on Saturday 18th July, 7pm for another set from Mark Stanford who will be playing 'the best of Festival Too over 35 years' 

Abbie Panks, Vice Chair of Festival Too said:

"The whole committee was devastated that for the first time in its history, we had no choice but to cancel the festival, we were really looking forward to another fantastic Festival Too and celebrating our 35th year.

"Sadly, we have already incurred unrecoverable costs from our planned 2020 festival, so whilst everything, as ever is free to get involved with, if people would like to make a donation over the coming weeks, they can do so via crowdfunder.co.uk/festival-too. Every single penny will help us as we head into 2021."

  • Virtual Festival Too Line-up:
  • Saturday 4th: Ska/Reggae: Nathan Hollands, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 5th: 60s, 70s, 80s: Mark Purdy, 3pm
  • Friday 10th: Back In The Day: Mark Purdy, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 11th: Pop / Contemporary: Mark Stanford, 7.30pm
  • Friday 17th: Indie / rock: Triston Finnis, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 18th: The best of Festival Too over 35 years: Mark Stanford, 7.30pm

Donations for Festival Too can be made online.