SO Festival returns to Skegness and Spilsby for 11 days of explosive fun

Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son, will be performing at this year's SO Festival
Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son, will be performing at this year's SO Festival
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Festival-goers can expect 11 days of excitement and explosive outdoor fun when the popular SO Festival returns to East Lindsey this summer.

The spectacular event will take place in seven locations including Skegness and Spilsby over 11 days, bringing a programme of exciting entertainment sure to wow audiences.

The festival is always a must-visit for local people and visitors to the area and this year is no different as popular acts including Let’s Circus and Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son are just some of the highlights at the festival in June and July.

Festival director Lorna Fulton said: “Last year’s festival was amazing and very popular with everyone who attended and this year promises to be no different.

“There will be even more to see and do as we welcome a host of exciting new acts and entertainment which will make this the best year yet.”

Taking place from the June 25 to July 5, SO Festival will be visiting Horncastle, Louth, Alford, Woodhall Spa, Mablethorpe, Spilsby before finishing in Skegness for a three-day spectacular.

One of the many highlights this year will be the new show by Let’s Circus which will be making its first world premiere of the international production, Circus Heroes.

Audiences will be amazed and awed by their unimaginable acts as they display awesome acrobatic skills and comedic shrills to suit all audiences.

Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son, one of the most entertaining old-bands on the circuit, will be visiting from Canada to entertain crowds with tunes played on jaw-harps, gourd banjos and homemade instruments all which are transformed with their amazing voices through a sepia-phonic mono-phone.

Audiences will also be able to immerse themselves into the fictional world of Alice in Wonderland as Imaginarium’s Periplum takes visitors through five interactive installations stirring up a storm in a teacup and shrinking to the eye view of a hedgehog.

Lorna added: “We decided to take on the theme of traditional entertainment which will take us all back to the typical seaside entertainment.

“All the acts bring something spectacular to the festival – it is an event not to be missed.”

SO Festival was awarded National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England in 2014 with the aim to promote and present the best festival arts and entertainment to new audiences and creating new opportunities and experiences.

Aimed at a family audience, the festival remains as one of the most exciting and innovative outdoor art festivals in the UK.

Entry and all events at SO Festival are free (except the British Cycling Championships and Lincolnshire School Prom) with the line-up and festival programme to be released soon.

For more information on SO Festival visit its new website at www.sofestival.org or follow us @SOFestival on Twitter, SO_Festival on Instagram or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SOfestival.

SO Festival is delivered by Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture in partnership with East Lindsey District Council and Arts Council England.