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Spalding Festival announces Abz from 5ive and Ben from Phats and Small as Friday night headliners





Organisers have announced more headliners who will be entertaining the crowds at Spalding Festival with Liberty X already on the bill.

Abz from 5ive, a boy band formed in 1997, and Ben from Phats and Small, a dance duo, will be performing live at Friday night’s 90s event at the festival organised by Spalding and District Round Table.

Spalding’s own DJ Shaun Neal and Summer Le Conte will also be featuring in the line up with a silent disco in the community area. Summer LC will be closing the festival in the Cadence dance arena.

Abz from 5ive. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Abz from 5ive. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

Summer said: “I was really excited to be asked to close out the festival, especially alongside my fiancé who is also a DJ, KCEE.

“It’s so great that Cadence have been able to get a dance tent organised to showcase the incredible local talent, as well as giving some well deserved recognition to drum and bass.

“It’s not for everyone, but there’s so many different sub genres there’s definitely something for everyone.”

Ben from Phats and Small. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Ben from Phats and Small. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

There has been a lot of support for the DJ who is getting positive feedback.

Summer added: “It’s been really nice to see the support of locals as well.

“Since the announcement I’ve had so many people message to let me know they’ve bought tickets to come along, which is really nice.

JD Shaun Neal. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
JD Shaun Neal. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

“Hopefully we can create an electrifying atmosphere to close out the weekend.”

Spalding Festival will now be able to showcase even more up-and-coming local talent thanks to an £18,300 cash injection, which comes from the latest round of UK Shared Prosperity Fund monies dished out by South Holland District Council.

Chairman of Spalding Festival Matt Clark said: “The Shaun Neal 90s Night has always been a highlight of the Spalding Festival remembered fondly for its lively closing party.

“This year, as part of our festival updates, we're thrilled to announce that the 90s show will kick off the festivities on Friday night.

“Expect an electrifying DJ set on the main stage following a performance by local band Hold the Sky, in addition to our decade-themed bingo sessions and a silent disco in the community area.

“We're excited to host double-headed performances from chart-toppers Ben of Phats and Small and Abz of 5ive.

“Known for their crowd-pleasing shows they promise to kick off our festival with a bang.

“I can't wait to see the joy on everyone's faces as they enjoy just a taste of what's in store for this year's festival.”

Summer Le Conte. PHOTO: Ryan Greene Photography
Summer Le Conte. PHOTO: Ryan Greene Photography
The festival attracted a good crowd to the Castle Sports Complex across the three day Bank Holiday weekend
The festival attracted a good crowd to the Castle Sports Complex across the three day Bank Holiday weekend
Liberty X are headlining at this year's Spalding Festival. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Liberty X are headlining at this year's Spalding Festival. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

Spalding Festival takes place at the Castle Sports Centre from Friday, May 24 until Sunday, May 26.

For further information visit https://linktr.ee/spaldingfestival

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