New Seaside Festival For New Brighton

Photo: JP Kulikowski
ORB Events has announced a brand-new festival for Spring 2017 – the New Brighton Seaside Festival. The three-day family festival will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday (27-29 May). It will take over a huge space between Fort Perch Rock and the Floral Pavilion Theatre on the Marine Promenade in New Brighton. As well as offering programme of fun seaside-themed entertainment, the event is set to showcase the best of home-grown seasonal fayre featuring a host of regional producers and introducing a raft of new spring menus from local chefs, restaurants and food businesses. The first large scale seaside festival of its kind in the area, the weekender is the brainchild of Liverpool event management company Orb Events, the team behind some of the city’s largest festivals including the award-winning Liverpool Loves, Liverpool Pride, and Farm Feast. The organisers aim to capture the traditional seaside charm of New Brighton while offering an invigorating programme for the whole region to get involved in. Foodies can take their pick from a plethora of food traders, take a stroll over to the gin garden and artisan market, get involved with the cookery demos or head to the undercover seating area to sample some craft beer or dabble in a cocktail class or two. All the while, they will be serenaded by live music from the main stage, from buoyant sea shanty choruses to acoustic performances, with plenty of pop-up musical entertainment taking place throughout the site to transport visitors into a coastal utopia. For the young at heart, a full children’s activity programme will be taking place each day including Punch and Judy style puppet shows, funfair, an on-site crafter van, planting workshops and bush craft classes. The Festival begins at 10am each day from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29. With a varied and interactive programme across three days Organiser Debbie Boyd from Orb Events commented: “Following on from such a successful 2016 summer stint, we wanted to create a dynamic family feel festival that celebrates the hidden charm, culture and heritage of New Brighton. “We’ve received high demand for a Springtime event and with that in mind we’re delighted to be holding a three-day seaside extravaganza against the fantastic backdrop of the iconic Lighthouse and the grandeur of Fort Perch Rock. “We’re excited to be embracing a modern vision for the area and bringing an eclectic programme to the public. Expect everything from storytelling to shucking competitions, lots of live music, mermaids and even a pirate puppy parade!” Tickets are now on sale via Ticketquarter and are priced £5 for adults and £3 for children. Weekend ticket packages are available for those visiting for more than one day and children under 3 go free. Early Bird Weekend Family Tickets are £50. The full programme of activities will be announced soon. A park and ride service will be available. For more information visit www.seaside-festival.co.uk HOW TO BOOK Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/seaside-festival or telephone 0844 8000 410