SO Festival to show Andy Murray Wimbledon final on UK’s largest outdoor screen at Skegness beach

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates defeating Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates defeating Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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A giant screen on Skegness beach will be showing Andy Murray take on Novak Djokovic in the men’s finals at Wimbledon tomorrow (Sunday).

SO Festival’s organisers have rearranged schedule to offer spectators the chance to witness possibly the first British Wimbledon Champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

“We want to make sure that as many people as possible get to see Andy Murray’s second Wimbledon final,” said festival director Robin Morley.

“We think that by snowing the game on the UK’s largest outdoors screen, we might be setting two world records - the largest ever showing of a grand slam final and the first ever beach broadcast of Wimbledon.”

The Garsington Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, which had been due to show on the beach from 2pm, when the final begins, has now been rescheduled for noon.

The world famous opera will be setting the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale to music with its 50 piece orchestra

Artistic director for Garsington Opera, Douglas Boyd, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with SO Festival following the success of last year’s live beach screening of La Périchole.

“Months of hard work will have gone into the preparing for Hansel and Gretel leading into July 7, and we’re very excited to once again share this year’s performance with Skegness and visitors to SO Festival.”

East Lindsey District Council and Robin Morley are inviting audiences to arrive early and bring a picnic to avoid missing out on the afternoon of free entertainment.