Get into 60s' Spirit at Whitby Festival


Festival goers from across the world, with a love for the sixties' era, are to descend on Whitby next weekend when Whitby Pavilion hosts its annual Whitby 60s Music Festival, with 20 acts performing in five shows over three days next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Topping the bill this summer are Mike Pender's Searchers, The Merseybeats  and Herman's Hermits. Other acts scheduled to perform at the event, which first started in Whitby in 2006, are The Ivy League, The Fourmost, Edison Lighthouse, The Stones, Union Gap along with the Rock Ďní Roll show Címon Everybody on Saturday night.

The show in the theatre, stars one of the original pioneer guitarists of skiffle, Rock Ďní Roll and R&B, Chris ĎFenderí Black. The festivalís afternoon shows feature the countryís leading theatre tributes to Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and more.

Promoter Chris Wood said that visitors are expected this year from across the UK and abroad including Norway and Holland although people have come from Australia and New Zealand in previous years.  He said, "Itís all about the music. Itís a great atmosphere. People get all dressed up in sixties' clothing and some dress as John Lennon.Ē

Mr Wood said one of this yearís highlights will be a performance from Mike Penderís Searchers. Tickets are still on sale for all three afternoon and evening events from (01757) 700042.