Get set for SO Festival finale in Skegness

Transe Express are set to headline the SO Festival in Skegness.
Transe Express are set to headline the SO Festival in Skegness.

This year’s SO Festival reaches its climax in Skegness this week, with a wide range of shows planned across the resort over three days.

The free outdoor festival opened on Saturday and before its end will have played in seven towns across East Lincolnshire.

From Friday, ahead of the festival’s close on Sunday, the focus shifts to Skegness.

Over the three days, there will be entertainment in the Tower Gardens, Central Beach, Grand Parade, Tower Esplanade and beyond.

Acts vary from Grammy-nominated ragtime band The California Feetwarmers to the Bullzini Family and their daring feats of balance eight metres from the ground.

The headline act, however, is the internationally renowned French troupe Transe Express with their show Mù.

This will take place at 10pm on Saturday at the Embassy Theatre car park.

The show – a UK premiere – is billed as a large-scale aerial performance with music, images, physicality and technical prowess. It involves a monumental structure that opens like a giant music box in the air and promises, organisers say, to turn Skegness into a ‘magical garden’.

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

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