FORMBY Festival opened on Saturday 3 July open despite
the high winds blowing the side shows and stalls
away. This did not put of the Romans though ho came
down on Saturday to the opening ceremony.
Before the show started officially Ghost
2000 took to the stage to warm the crowds up shortly
followed by the Liverpool Chinese Youth Orchestra and by
the Lord Leftenant of Merseyside with the Lord Mayor of
Sefton. Romans stood at attention as the
official announcement was made by the Lord Leftenant.
Then it was on with the show. First the Romans demonstrated
what life wood have been like if you were a Roman in their
time. Then as Liverpool band L20 entertained
the crowds West Lancs Microlight Club demonstrated their
microlight to the public and children and adults alike
took to the fun fair rides that were provided by
Silcocks. ABBA UK finished Saturday off with a
fantastic show that got the audience dancing and jumping
around. Sadly the wind kept up over night and
most of the morning stopping for a second day alot of the
side shows from taking place. Again the stage was
the center of attention for most of the day as Southport's
Ben Brown played to a receptive audience.
In the evening with a few glitches due again to the
weather Liam Moor took center stage a the Gospel
Night. Friday 10 found the festival back on
again for the second weekend. This time with the
Battle of the Bands. Full story on this
weekends shows in next weeks edition...