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Fans treated to feast of music

PUBLISHED: 14:11 26 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:31 06 July 2010

Nathan Carter was the headline act. Picture: MICK HOWES

Nathan Carter was the headline act. Picture: MICK HOWES

MORE then 500 devoted country music fans turned out for a special festival, which was hailed as a "superb" success.

Four very different country music acts provided over eight hours of entertainment at the Lowestoft Country Music Festival, which was held at Pontins Holiday Centre in Pakefield on Sunday.

MORE then 500 devoted country music fans turned out for a special festival, which was hailed as a “superb” success.

Four very different country music acts provided over eight hours of entertainment at the Lowestoft Country Music Festival, which was held at Pontins Holiday Centre in Pakefield on Sunday.

And shining brightly on stage, there was a strong Irish influence for the country music lovers to enjoy. Headlining the festival was Ireland's newest young singing star Nathan Carter and his band, who were ably supported by fellow Irishman Frank McCaffrey from County Mayo.

The strong line-up for the day also featured local singer Kevin Barry, from Kessingland, who enjoyed performing to his loyal following of fans and completing the bill was Nashville Sounds, who played a mixture of old and new country music.

The Friends of Lowestoft Hospital organised the festival, in conjunction with the Lowestoft Country Music Club, and spokesman Sam Laws said that it had been “a superb day”.

He was full of praise for the crowd who turned out in force, despite awful weather, to enjoy their country music.

Line dancers also filled the dance floor as they went through many routines, and Mr Laws added that a date has already been booked for next year's event, to be held again at Pontins, and it is planned to take place on Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Profit from the festival brought a welcome £1,500 for the Friends of Lowestoft Hospital funds.

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