Orb Events are pleased to
announce the full music line up for New Brighton Seaside Festival!
MAN and the Echo, The Shipbuilders,
Marc Kenny and Nick Ellis are among the artists performing during the inaugural
3 day event in May. The fantastic festival will take place over the Spring Bank
Holiday, 27 May to 29 May 2017, at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton Beach, Marine
Lake and Promenade in New Brighton and Orb Events are proud to announce that
Wirral Radio will be a Media Partner for the event.
Headlining the Saturday night is Man and the Echo. Their debut album skirts
numerous musical signposts, spanning the likes of The Smiths, Dexys, Pulp,
50/60s crooning, blue eyed soul and so much more. Catch them topping the Main
Stage with political, literary ideas and pop and disco hooks that'll get
everyone dancing on the day.
Is gypsy scouse surf a thing? It is, and The Shipbuilders are it! Emerging out
of nearby Liverpool, The Shipbuilders bring together a weird and wonderful
mixture of influences to create something truly fresh and unique. Gaining a
reputation as 1 of the must see bands in a City well populated by fantastic
acts, The Shipbuilders are not to be missed when they grace the Main Stage late
on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday will also see local New Brighton born singer songwriter
Marc Kenny entertaining the crowds. Marc has been a resident artist at The
Cavern Club for over 6 years and has played the famous venue more times than The
The Psych/Folk outfit Seafoam Green will be performing tracks from their debut
album Topaga Mansion. Joining them throughout the day will be Button Street
Badger Band, Rock Choir Merseyside (the local branch of the UK's most popular
contemporary choir; with over 500 members across the region), self taught
guitarist and singer Lucy Mayhew, Wirral band Black Mountain Lights and Liv
Sunday night sees the bill topped by Liverpool's own ukulele trio The Grateful
Fred and the local talent continues with Nick Ellis, singer songwriter and
guitarist performing a style of streetscape narrative noir blended with a modern
British acoustic approach. No nonsense, song and melody is the order of the day.
Some people call it folk; some just call it good old fashioned song craft.
Also performing will be The Swingin' Bricks, a firestorm of
fuzzed up Mersey rock n' roll, double bass and blues thunder. They quickly
established themselves as 1 of Liverpool's hardest working and most popular
bands. On their night, they'll tear your legs, ears, minds, souls and throats to
pieces and you'll thank them for it.
17 year old singer songwriter Eleanor Nelly will be on the Main Stage alongside
Only Child and Elfin Bow, performing new tracks at the festival! Her music has
been described as a fairy tale experience for grown ups; pastoral psych folk
with an undercurrent of electronic ambience. A storyteller of the finest kind,
with a voice that is as vulnerable as it is strong; she weaves together art and
music in a way that is truly captivating.
Alison Benson is another singer songwriter from Liverpool and she joins the line
up this spring. Inspired by the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel, her
musical style is rooted in folk, with a love of The Beatles thrown in for good
measure. Arcadian Drif2od, singer songwriter Marc Pouteny and SingMe Merseyside
complete the line up for Sunday!
Closing the festival on is Marc Kenny with his 2nd set of the
weekend. If you didn't catch him first time round, be sure not to miss your
chance on Monday night.
Joining Marc on Monday is Splintered Ukes. Skilful masters of reengineering
classic and modern pop songs. From Stealer's Wheel to the Stereo MCs there's
something for everyone. Colours to suite all, whether it be:- Little Green Bag,
Fisherman's Blues, Brown Eyed Girl or you wanna go Back to Black, they can do it
all. Whether you prefer Dancing in the Dark or Dancing in the Moonlight, you'll
definitely be dancing and that's what counts!
Singer Jade Tremarco joins the already stellar line up. Jade's music is elegant,
simple and clean which has only been accentuated by the local legendary
musicians she has worked with including Brian "Saxophone" Jones from The
Undertakers, The Christians, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Gary Murphy Band.
The Button Street Badger Band and SingMe Merseyside make their second
performances of the festival on the Sunday and are joined by Americana duo
Limerance. Playing original songs with heartfelt, optimistic and interesting
lyrics, they have a growing repertoire of original music. Limerance successfully
reached their goal of 100+ performances before Christmas (having only formed in
August 2016) which gained them a loyal following across Liverpool.
New Brighton Seaside Festival is organised by Orb Events, a
Liverpool based events agency with a strong proven track record in staging major
City events and festivals.
Promising a cocktail of live entertainment, amazing street food, chef demos,
family activities and a host of seaside; themed attractions; this exciting
addition to the region's event calendar is not to be missed.
The Festival begins at 10am, each day, from Saturday, 27 May 2017 to Monday, 29
May 2017. With a varied and interactive programme across 3 days, the weekend is
guaranteed to put a spring in the step of family visitors just in time for the
Bank Holiday break.
Dom Elmore, production and event manager, for the festival said:-
"We're all delighted with the response so far, there's been so much great
feedback and it's sure to be a fantastic weekend for all at New Brighton. As you
can see from the music line up we've been busy designing a programme to fit this
stunning location with something on offer for everyone. Whether you're visiting
with your children, coming along with the whole family or just heading over for
a day out to catch some rays with lots of amazing food, drink and main stage
entertainment to enjoy; then do not miss this 1!"
Liverpool musician Marc Kenny added:- "Really looking forward to be
performing at New Brighton Seaside Festival; it's definitely going to be an
amazing few days! I love playing to home crowds, so playing on my doorstep was a
no brainer. New Brighton has the most incredible views, so to be on stage
looking out onto the Mersey Estuary in the bank holiday sunshine will be a
special gig. On both of the days I am there, I'll be performing lots of my
original material, and I can't wait to see everyone by the beach."
The full programme of activities will be announced soon. A park and ride service
will be available. For more information visit:-
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Appeal to help trace man in connection to
burglary in Formby area
MERSEYSIDE Police have released CCTV stills of a man they
wish to speak to following a burglary in Deans Court, Formby, in December 2016.
We are told that the victim was a 87 year old female who left shaken, but unhurt
at the time of the theft. It is reported that numerous items were stolen,
including cash cards, from the premises and now Officers from the Sefton area
have releasing CCTV stills of a man they wish to trace in connection to this
incident. We are told that the Officers believe he may be able to assist them
with their enquiries. Anyone who recognises this man, or Anyone who has any
information about this incident is asked to contact:- 0151 777 3059 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
Can you help Police identify
these off road bikes?
MERSEYSIDE are still circulating images of riders that
they wish to speak to following a number of illegal and anti social gatherings
of off road bikes across Merseyside.
Detective Inspector Ian Warlow said:- "We have received a number of
complaints of large scale gatherings of scrambler bikes and off road bikes on
public highways. On many occasion the bikes have been ridden not only in an
antisocial manner but also the actions of those involved have been reckless and
criminal. We know nuisance behaviour such as this is a real concern for the
majority of the law abiding public, and in particular people who have to drive
on the roads on a regular basis on Merseyside, but we cannot do this alone. We
have had considerable success in seizing bikes and each 1 of these taken off the
road makes Merseyside a safer place but we need the public's help in identifying
the people who are riding the bikes and where the bikes are being stored. I want
to assure the public that any information supplied to us will be acted upon."
Anyone with information to help identify these males is urged to call:- 101 or
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