First day of Beach Fest in Skegness moved into Hive due to high winds

Beach Fest is set to rock Skegness this weekend.Beach Fest is set to rock Skegness this weekend.
Beach Fest is set to rock Skegness this weekend.
The first day of a Beach Fest in Skegness featuring some of the finest tribute acts from across Europe is being moved into The Hive.

Organisers told Lincolnshire World they have been forced to dismantle the stage near the Pier due to winds gusting at around 40mph.

This has come as a massive disappointment to The Hive after months of planning the three-day event in partnership with Beach Fest UK.

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The music festival was set to rock the resort from 2pm today (Friday).

Craig Cresswel, Events Manager at The Hive, commented: “We are really diappointed we have not been able to start as planned but we are continuing with the festival in the Waredhouse at The Hive for those who still want to see the bands.

“We are hoping we can carry on as planned on the beach for the rest of the weekend.

"The Skegness event has been gaining tremendous momentum over the past few years and with the added music festival for 2024 we know the event can grow to the level of the Radio One Roadshow previously held in Skegness.”

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Music Tickets can be found via the Hives website www.thehiveskegness.co.uk at £6 per day or £10 both days.

Beach sports are also being run as part of the festival. Over 200 teams from across the country will be participating in the UK Beach Fest Beach Sports Festival, mainly beach soccer and volleyball.

You can book in your sports team at www.beach-fest.co.uk . Sports spectating is free between 11am and 6pm.

Today’s line-up will play in the Warehouse at The Hive.

Friday, May 31, 2pm to 9pm

2,45pm: Ska/2-tone- tribute; Andy Ska

4pm: The Jam- tribute; A Band Called Malice

5.15pm: Radio Romantic- tribute; a varied mix from Electronic 80's to 90's and 00's Clubland classics

6.30pm: Take That- tribute; Rule The World

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8pm: Foo Fighters- tribute; UK Foo fighters (Festival Headline) - Recently sold out the 02 Brixton academy

Saturday, June 1, 2pm to 10pm

2pm: Shanti- tribute; Skegness based House music collective

4pm: The Police- tribute; The Police Force

5.15pm: Spice Girls- tribute; Spice Forever

18.30: The Cranberries- tribute; Electric Blue Cranberries

19.45: Robbie Williams- tribute; Andy James

9pm: Oasis- tribute; Definitely Might Be

(Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)

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