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Mablethorpe Illuminations celebrated the start of summer in style

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DESPITE the drizzle of rain that came down that evening, thousands of local residents and visitors from as far as Derby took their place on Mablethorpe promenade to enjoy a spectacular evening of music, entertainment and fireworks.

Mablethorpe Illuminations, organised by Magna Vitae in partnership with East Lindsey District Council, saw the town bustling during the day with a street market organised by Mablethorpe and Sutton Town Council and the evening buzzing with energy as top musical acts took to the stage before the grand firework finale.

Mablethorpe IlluminationsThe line up for the evening included Rhubarb Theatre, who delighted children and families with their latest hilarious Street Theatre act The Admirable Admirals. Compère Paul Wood hosted the event for the third year running and kept the audiences entertained throughout, even through the rain.

Jack Turrell-Huntington of Faradays said “Thanks again from the entire band for an amazing night! We have been buzzing about the event since and it’s the most fun we’ve had so far playing together as a band.”

The Procrastinators got the audiences in full party mode with songs filled with feel-good disco and pop energy; it was amazing to see the audiences dancing along.

The Bikini Beach Band’s spirits weren’t dampened by the drizzle, when a gap in the weather saw them play the finale songs whilst the Illuminations were switched on to a backdrop of a spectacular firework display that wowed the packed audiences along the Promenade and Central Pullover.

Katie-Louise Green, Event Organiser for Magna Vitae explained “This traditional event has been taking place for decades and is such an important event for the town of Mablethorpe. I am so pleased to see it continue to be well supported by the town and the vast array of visitors we have. We thank everyone who was involved in organising the event, the local businesses who continue to support us, all performers and partners.”

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