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Special all-day music event to celebrate lives of Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage

PUBLISHED: 08:17 12 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:42 12 August 2017

The celebration day's organiser Peter Redwood (left) with Hannah Hardman and Boog Shurey at the music marathon in 2015. Photo: Mick Howes

The celebration day's organiser Peter Redwood (left) with Hannah Hardman and Boog Shurey at the music marathon in 2015. Photo: Mick Howes

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The lives of two popular local teenagers will be celebrated at a special event in Oulton Broad.

Chris Hardman aka Lil' Chris, pictured here in 2009 (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire) Chris Hardman aka Lil' Chris, pictured here in 2009 (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Members of the local community will gather alongside friends and family of Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage at the Flying Dutchman pub tomorrow to enjoy two stages of live music and a cider festival.

Mr Hardman, who achieved fame as Lil Chris, lost his battle with mental illness in 2015, aged 25, while Lowestoft schoolgirl Ellie Savage died from a brain tumour in 2002 at the age of 14.

The Lil Chris Celebration Day and Ellifest have been held on numerous occasions in the past, but this year they will join forces for the biggest event to date.

Peter Redwood, the day’s organiser and good friend of Mr Hardman, said: “Entry is free and there will be 12 hours of live music on two different stages.

The Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage Celebration Day is taking place at The Flying Dutchman in Oulton Broad (Picture: Facebook) The Chris Hardman and Ellie Savage Celebration Day is taking place at The Flying Dutchman in Oulton Broad (Picture: Facebook)

“It’s important that we celebrate Chris and Ellie’s lives and keep their memory alive.”

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