Great line-up at country music festival

PUBLISHED: 10:38 21 January 2011

C'est La Vie prepare to hit Lowestoft again

C'est La Vie prepare to hit Lowestoft again


If you’re a country music fan then all roads should lead to Pontin’s Holiday Centre in Pakefield next month. Sunday, February 13, sees the Lowestoft Country Music Festival get under way – and organisers have promised a varied programme guaranteeing more than eight hours of great entertainment with four very different country music acts.

The line-up features Gary Perkins, Bob Brolly, C’est La Vie and Kevin Barry.

Bob Brolly returns to the festival having performed at Sparrow’s Nest gardens back in 2004. Originally from Derry in Ireland, he is now based in Coventry where he has a regular music programme on BBC local radio. He and his band have performed all around Europe.

C’est La Vie, from Doncaster, are fronted by John J Paul, a versatile musician who is a master of the keyboard as well as being an excellent guitarist and an accomplished squeeze box player. The band will be teaming up with Gary Perkins for part of their set. Gary is no stranger to the area having performed at theatres in Bungay and Gorleston, and will no doubt include a tribute to John Denver in his set, He is a previous winner of best British male artist at the British Country Music Awards and possesses that special talent of being able to get the audience rocking to an upbeat number, but then to completely change the mood and deliver a heartfelt ballad.

Completing the impressive list of performers is Kessingland’s own Kevin Barry, who has a strong following for his easy listening style of real country music.

Music starts at 1pm and goes on through the day until 9pm. Admission is £10 for adults and accompanied children are free. Apart from the music there’s an all-day bar and catering facilities, trade stalls and a raffle; and a large free car park. There is a huge dancefloor at Pontins for dancers to display their line dancing talents.

For tickets call 01986 873854, 07903 137059; or get them from Pontins, Pakefield, weekdays during office hours.

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