Rockers visit Skegness en route to Cannes fest

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FRESH-FACED rockers The Bots enjoyed a fun-filled session at Skegness’s world class skatepark on Saturday before jetting off to perform at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival.

When they heard about the top facilities X-Site had to offer, keen skaters Mikaiah Lei, 18, and Anaiah Lei, 14, were eager to take time out from their hectic touring schedule and quickly asked centre manager Nick Bray if they could pay a free visit.

Originally from the home of skateboarding in California, the talented siblings were highly impressed with the extensive indoor and outdoor surfaces for wheel-based fun and games that Skegness had in store.

Lead singer and guitarist Mikaiah said: “This place is wicked, there’s lots of kids down here and loads of scooters which we don’t see so much back at home but they are doing some really cool tricks on them.

“Back in California everyone skates and there’s a lot more street skating, whereas over here the pavements tend to be a lot more bumpy.

“But we don’t have many indoor places like this - it’s a real legitimate skatepark.”

The award-winning young duo were visiting Skegness for the first time having just played an impromptu gig at Lincoln’s Sugarcubes nightclub following their first UK tour at prestigious venues such as The Garage in London.

After their skating session, the boys were looking forward to a few games on the arcades before preparing for their performance at the world renowned Cannes Film Festival in France.

The Bots will be back in the UK supporting Tenacious D when they perform a series of gigs at the Brixton Academy in June.