Introducing the NEW Skegness Summer Festival

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12th – 17th August 2018
Sponsored by Visit Lincs Coast

Are you ready for the biggest free event that Skegness has ever seen!

The Skegness Summer Festival is a brand new event coming to Skegness for 2018, it will introduce a Main Outdoor Stage in to Tower Gardens for the whole week and bring with it a full schedule of live entertainment from local bands, singers, musicians, artists, groups, competitions and a headline act to finish the week.

The Skegness Summer Festival is sponsored and supported by Visit Lincs Coast, part of the Lincolnshire Coast DBID, as one of their main events in the annual events calendar.

The festival hopes to draw in crowds from far and wide creating a true family friendly festival atmosphere and a whole host of free entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

The Skegness Summer Festival is working in conjunction with the Skegness Carnival and a whole host of local businesses and organisations to bring you the biggest free, live event to take place in Skegness.

The Festival week starts with the traditional annual Skegness Carnival Parade on Sunday the 12th August and continues with live entertainment and events throughout the week, ending on Friday 17th August.

Batemans Brewery will be providing a licensed bar and you can expect many food traders from around the world, charities, campaigning organisations and pedlars of the bizarre.

The Skegness Summer Festival will also be incorporating the Summer firework display again organised by the Visit Lincs Coast team, the perfect way to end what is set to be a brilliant week.

Event Organiser, Gary Starr said:

“When I took over as Carnival Chairman, one year ago we knew it was time for change. I, along with several others had a clear vision of how to regenerate and modernise the events throughout the week whilst creating something new and original that would benefit the whole town of Skegness. Keeping with tradition but creating a new Summer Festival was always our intention, and with the help of a select few visionaries and of course the main sponsorship from the Visit Lincs Coast team we are proud to be organising the first annual Skegness Summer Festival. The biggest free event in Skegness.”

Lisa Collins from Visit Lincs Coast / Lincolnshire Coastal DBID who are the headline sponsor for the festival said:

“The Lincolnshire Coastal BID/Visit Lincs Coast are delighted to be sponsoring this exciting new festival for Skegness. Combining music, dance, theatre, food and drink is sure to be a winning combination.”

“Festivals appeal to all ages and the creation of this new event is bound to increase footfall and trade throughout the area and enhance the visitor experience. I’m sure it will also attract new visitors and encourage them to stay overnight, all of these things are key to the work the BID is doing to enhance and develop the area as a leading visitor destination”

Our full schedule of events will be announced very soon with some exciting acts and local talent!

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