Bathing Beauties Festival - What's On
The 2013 Bathing Beauites Festival will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September
- Friday night is 5pm - 8pm under the colonnades Sutton on Sea
- Saturday runs from 10am, finishing 8pm with a firework display in Mablethorpe - In Sutton it's 10am - 4pm
- Sunday runs from 10am - 4pm
The Festival brochure and programme of events will be available on this page closer to the Festival date.
Preview of confirmed entertainers
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|TBC||TBC||Peter Bruntnell, Internationally Established Musician more...|
Peter Bruntnell, Internationally Established Musician
NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools". Peter has 9 studio albums under his belt and has picked up countless high-profile fans including Rumer, REM's Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and Son Volt's Jay Farrar and more recently John Murry.
"One of the finest songwriters in Britain" - The Independent
|TBC||TBC||Two Step - Jazz, Funk, RnB & Indie more...|
Two Step - Jazz, Funk, RnB & Indie
An aspiring five-piece band from the UK; Two Step have been gigging for over a year, but recently have begun to focus on writing original material. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band has quickly developed a well-matured sound; with elements of jazz, funk and RnB all present in their music, behind an unmistakeable indie chime.
The band members met while studying at Queen Elizabeths Grammar School Alford, and are currently sitting their A levels.
Influences include Alt-J / Arctic Monkeys / Biffy Clyro / Bloc Party / Dear Hunter / Everything Everything / Foals / Hoosiers / John Frusciante / Karnivool / Muse / Raconteurs / Radiohead / Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Specials / The Strokes
|10am-5pm Sat||Come up & See me Beach Hut, Mablethorpe||Beach Hut Lantern Workshop more...|
Beach Hut Lantern Workshop
In this workshop participants can decorate their own tissue paper lantern that celebrates the iconic British seaside landmark the Beach Hut! The lanterns can be decorated in a variety of bright colours just as the real life huts so colourfully are. The handheld lanterns are lightweight making them great for little hands. This workshop is great for children and even for the odd adult too!
|5:15-6:15pm Sat||Main Stage, Mablethorpe||No Relevance - Rock and Indie Cover Band more...|
No Relevance - Rock and Indie Cover Band
Returning to Bathing Beauties for a second year running, No Relevance are back to rock the beachfront with their eclectic mix of rock and indie covers.
Finalists at the 2012 Lincs FM Battle of the Bands Competition, No Relevance's setlist consists of popular tunes from the past five decades, so their shows always have something for everyone. Be sure not to miss it!
|TBC||TBC||Roberta de Francia - Jazz, Funk and Folk more...|
Roberta de Francia - Jazz, Funk and Folk
"A cross between jazz, funk and folk, this UK band offers a light-hearted and warm bed of music to offset the what we hear in commercial music today. Roberta has a talent that only a handful of singers possess! Her unique pitch-bending vocal delivery is a breath of fresh air..."Senseitional, IAE MAGAZINE, "M-East-Ery Park" Album Review, Sept 2012
|TBC||TBC||Indecisive - Modern Rock Cover Band more...|
Indecisive - Modern Rock Cover Band
Five piece cover band from Mablethorpe playing a selection of modern rock covers from bands such as Nirvana, Biffy Clyro, MUSE, Newton Faulkner and many more.Indecisive on Facebook
|10am-4:30pm Sat||Sutton on Sea||Party Workshop - Circus Skills more...|
Party Workshop - Circus Skills
The Party Workshop team will be providing a host of circus challenges such as juggling, diablos and spinning plates with more traditional toys such as space hoppers and hoola hoops for the whole family. For the more adventurous we have uni cycles and giant walking globes. Fun for the whole family, all welcome and completely free.
|TBC||TBC||The Culture Cart - Mobile Craft Workshop more...|
The Culture Cart - Mobile Craft Workshop
A hand-crafted, cart, drawn by an English gentleman on a vintage bicycle will travel around Sutton on Sea hosting a range of lino printing workshops, inspired by Sutton on Sea's historical and cultural heritage.
The Culture Cart is both a catalyst for learning high quality craft and a hub for creative collaboration. The Culture Cart aims to develop social links between residents and the general public through learning craft.Throughout Bathing Beauties festival the public will learn traditional lino printing techniques, as well as the creative process of creating high quality pieces of artwork. Come along, learn a new skill and have fun making prints with The Culture Cart!
|TBC||TBC||The Dave Simpson Trio - Blues, Rock & Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band more...|
The Dave Simpson Trio - Blues, Rock & Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band
The Dave Simpson Trio is a Blues / Rock band that also doubles up as a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band and has gone from strength to strength in the past year with the new drummer John Joe Gaskin who was the missing link.
Dave's Hendrixian guitar style is totally different to most guitarists approach. There is no barrier between Dave and his guitar and it is just another voice that he calls upon to deliver what he wants to say.
Johnny Simpsons cool grove sit right on the beat and John Joe is a versatile drummer and loves challenges and plays off Dave's guitar work flawlessly just like Mitch Mitchell did with Jimi hendrix.
There is almost a unspoken language between the band during shows and this leads to every Trio show being completely different as the band flow seamlessly though songs from artists like Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Healey, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa.
|TBC||TBC||Ben River Band - Modern Alternative Folk Music more...|
Ben River Band - Modern Alternative Folk Music
Modern alternative folk songs from singer and songwriter Ben River.
Ben River was brought up in West London, Ladbroke Grove and has been on a weird and wonderful musical journey ever since.
Accompanied by acoustic guitar, bass and accordion.
|TBC||TBC||The Hut People - Folk & World Music more...|
The Hut People - Folk & World Music
Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest and most entertaining Folk/World acts touring today. Taking the audience on a voyage across the globe with their varied material, they perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed and embellished with the driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion.
Great music and virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don't miss them!www.regentmusic.com
|TBC||TBC||The Wheel House - Rolling Theatre & Acrobatics Performance more...|
The Wheel House - Rolling Theatre & Acrobatics Performance
Heath Robinson meets Beckett meets The Wombles meet the Road...
A story which unfolds inside and around the circular set as it rolls along at a gentle pace, with the audience walking alongside, The Wheel House features comedy, theatrical acrobatics and breathtaking moments of risk, all housed within an exquisite, hand-built structure.
A moving piece of visual theatre from Acrojou.www.acrojou.com
|TBC||TBC||Miss Popularity - A One Woman Balloon Party! more...|
Miss Popularity - A One Woman Balloon Party!
Miss Popularity is a one-woman balloon party! She creates spectacular balloon creations while entertaining her crowd with silly games, unimportant facts and overflowing joy. Come see her to smile, laugh and get a clever balloon to take home.
|TBC||TBC||GiTS from Stuff and Things - Live Performance / Comedy more...|
GiTS from Stuff and Things - Live Performance / Comedy
Git /gIt/ n. Brit. sl. a silly or contemptible person
Celebrate the virtues of never really growing up and meet the men who put the hip into hip operation and the age into outrageous! Vernon Ponder and Monty Tailforth are GiTS - The ultimate party minglers. Dancing like no-one's watching and choc-full of bus pass bonhomie, these superannuated scene-stealers are never backward at coming forward and they're coming to the seaside! Drawn by promises of bathing beauties, ice-creams and sandwiches, and with knotted hankies and the prospect of a nice paddle, be sure to expect the unexpected and expect it to be silly. After all - any fool can put up a deckchair. Right..?www.stuffandthings.co.uk
|TBC||TBC||Soul Summit - Sixites Soul & Motown Tribute more...|
Soul Summit - Sixites Soul & Motown Tribute
Great nostalgia for fans of sixties soul and motown, with a modern influence from the Commitments and Blues Brothers.
Soul Summit perform some of the most memorable sounds from Stax, Atlantic, Motown and many of the most influential soul labels of the sixties.
Sing along to hits from Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, The Drifters, Temptations and many more, including home-grown legends Chris Farlowe and the Spencer Davis group.
Belting out tunes that create a great party atmosphere Soul Summit are not to be missed.
|TBC||TBC||Mr Wippy and the Conettes - Musical Theatre more...|
Mr Wippy and the Conettes - Musical Theatre
Mr Wippy and the Conettes is a piece of mobile, musical theatre based in an antique ice cream van. The styling is reminiscent of 1940's American 'Cheesecake' art and the saucy seaside postcard art of pre-war Britain, tailored to suit family audiences. The theme of the show is ice cream and it is 20mins long. The characters: Mr. Wippy - the compere and crooner, Knickerbocker Glory (AKA Strawberry Sauce) the leading lady and The Conettes-the two backing singers, all sing and dance familiar Hollywood musical numbers with rewritten lyrics. After shows the cast offer short dance workshops to members of the audience, all ages are welcome.