Skegness

Reggae Fest heading to Skegness next month

Get ready for fire juggling, Caribbean food, a steel band and more when Reggae Fest arrives in Skegness next month.

The new and free event will take place from Friday, July 5 until Sunday, July 7. One of the main roads in the town – Scarborough Avenue – will be closed for the duration of the weekend for the festival to take place.

The Reggae theme is being continued within the town with live music at the Piers Beach Bar, Wellies Bar, The Marine Boathouse, Busters and The Grosvenor throughout the weekend – click here for more information.

On Friday, July 5 Reggae Matic will perform at Wellies Bar from 9pm, with Reggae On The Rocks at Busters from 10pm.

On the Saturday there will be live bands and entertainment all day from 12pm-11pm on the Scarborough Avenue Main Stage. It will be compered by Walcott X and there will also be more entertainment at bars in the town.

There will also be Caribbean food stalls, outside bars and children’s entertainment. A fire show from Juggling Inferno followed by a seven-minute firework display will take place in the evening.

More live entertainment will take to the stage from 12pm-5pm on Sunday, July 7. The event will be closed by Zeb Rootz.

The event will be closed by Zeb Rootz. Photo: Zeb Rootz

Event organiser Lee Roberts from Visit Lincs Coast said: “We are looking forward to bringing this new event into Skegness and to use Scarbrough Avenue as a new events space.

“We are hoping that the weekend will have something for everybody to enjoy and attract people into the town over the two days. We hope the event will be a huge success and continue to grow each year.”

Reggae Fest. Photo: Visit Lincs Coast