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A Fenland park will be rocking this weekend when a town's annual rock festival returns for the first time in two years.

Families will also be welcome to take along their buckets and spades as part of Wisbech Town Park is turned into the seaside for the day on Sunday (8).

Wisbech Town Council has combined two of its hugely popular annual events to create WisBeach Rock Festival with free live entertainment with top Seventies band Slade headlining.

Wisbech mayor Andrew Lynn will be joining Keith Smith and other walkers for the 'Walk a Mile in their Shoes' event to raise awareness of domestic violence. (49807591)
Wisbech mayor Andrew Lynn will be joining Keith Smith and other walkers for the 'Walk a Mile in their Shoes' event to raise awareness of domestic violence. (49807591)

On top of all this the Ferry Project will be holding their second 'Walk in Their Shoes' event to raise awareness of domestic violence with male participants donning those high heels while the women lace up men's shoes to take part.

Among the participants will be Wisbech mayor Andrew Lynn and the Ferry Project's boss Keith Smith.

Participants will walk a mile around Wisbech park on starting at 1.30pm to highlight the organisation's stance against domestic abuse.

Coun Lynn, said: “I will be joining Keith Smith and others in walking a mile around Wisbech park.

1970s pop/rock band Slade are to headline at this year's WisBEACH RockFest. (45394578)
1970s pop/rock band Slade are to headline at this year's WisBEACH RockFest. (45394578)

“Please do support us if you’re there. No one should suffer this inhuman act.”

Individuals involved in the walk will be asked to raise £100 in sponsorship, with an overall target of £10,000.

Meanwhile there will be a full line up of music with Slade leading the way on the main stage, with other acts including Blondied, Sweden, the John Noakes Experience, Old Time Sailers, The Brink and Toadfish Bone.

Local favourites will be playing on the second stage (the bandstand) and these include Roy Mcmanus, Two Cats n Payne, Matt McChlery, Kill Me Kate and Slava B.

A variety of stalls will be fundraising, providing information and selling food and other goodies. There will also be some 'festival' themed vendors offering glitter body art, braiding and jewellery.

The beach fun will include sand castle building, children's funfair rides, Punch and Judy and donkey rides.

Councillor Sam Hoy, chairman of the festivals and events committee, said: “Because coronavirus prevented us from organising our really popular WisBEACH Day in June, we still wanted to do something along those lines and so we have sectioned off a part of the park where families and children can enjoy the same activities.

"We really hope people will come along and support the event and enjoy all that is on offer."

The fun starts from 11am and will run until 8am - admission is free.



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