Acts singing the blues in front of hundreds of fans
HUNDREDS of music fans had the right kind of blues at a festival in Cleethorpes.
The second Cleethorpes Blues Festival saw more than 400 people head to Pleasure Island to enjoy a top line-up of acts. Split over two stages, one acoustic and one main arena, there were 12 acts performing in total, including Henrik Freischlader, King King and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash.
Organiser Stephen Stanley, of Solid Entertainments, said: "Blues music is really growing in popularity, especially among the younger generations, and the reaction to the first festival last year was so good that we've decided to make it an annual event."
Enjoying the atmosphere were friends John MacKenzie, 57, and Garry White, 48, both from Cleethorpes. Financial adviser John said: "It's unbelievable value for an unbelievable line-up of acts.
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"They've got all the really big acts on the blues circuit in one place."
Electrician Garry added: "I missed the first festival last year but I couldn't wait to come this time.
"I'm looking forward to seeing some acts that I haven't seen before.
"I love all music, so it's great to have an event like this on our doorstep."
One of the performers was Del Bromham, of Buckinghamshire, who used to perform at the Winter Gardens in the 1970s as part of the band Stray. He said: "There's always a great crowd in Cleethorpes and it's one of my favourite places to play.
"It's been a good few years since I was last here and I'm really looking forward to performing as part of such a great line-up."
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