VIDEO Extracts from BBC Introducing at SO Festival in Skegness

From upbeat hip hop to soulful, mellow folk - the eclectic blend of talented musicians at this year’s SO Festival were what made it for many.

And although the festival has now drawn to a close, there’s still time to reminisce about some of the event’s highlights.

BBC Introducing.

BBC Introducing.

Thanks to Lava PR’s video skills, we’ve been able to bring you a brief run through of the action from BBC Introducing on Friday night at Tower Gardens.

Sleaford’s Bear Makes Ninja started off proceedings with their blend of catchy punk rock to get the audience on their feet and dancing.

Just back from a European tour, the energetic trio have been described as “so feel-good it’s unbelievable...catchy and memorable without being overly complicated...a real breath of fresh air.”

Talented teen Lizzie Goddard features next with an extract from her collection of acoustic songs from her soothing and soulful self-penned repertoire.

The 16-year-old Gainsborough girl has already generated thousands of Youtube hits for her tuneful music videos and hopes one day to emulate the likes of Adele or Katy Perry.

Following on from the young songstress are The Enclosed Garden who had taken a break from working on their new EP to serenade audiences with their indie, folk blend of Pearl Jam and Laura Marling inspired tunes.

For a switch in styles, Lincoln based rapper Hype-O took to the stage with his quick fire lyrics and upbeat live backing band.

“It went really well,” he said, speaking to the Standard after the gig.

“I’ve not done many festivals before and I don’t usually use a full band so this was like a completely different experience.

“It was great - there’s free music in the sun and everyone was enjoying themselves.”

Other performances came from The Moth Lantern who had previously played on the Emerging Icons stage during last year’s Olympic Games festivities.

Horncastle based Bevan also brought his tuneful assortment of acoustic folk, which had previously earned him a support slot with former Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble earlier this year.

And indie folk duo, Freddie Bingham and Mark Evans, The Natterjacks, got the audience’s toes tapping with their harmonious assortment of acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolin.

There were also performances from acoustic funk rockers The Moth Lantern and Cloud of Birds.

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