Sun Shines on Aldeburgh’s Swinging ‘60’s by the Sea’
Posted by: Peter Osborne
With soaring temperatures, free entertainment and a step back in time, over 7,000 people attended The White Lion Hotel’s 60’s by the Sea on Aldeburgh beach on Saturday 6th July 2013 to help raise £4,000 for charity.
Entertainment included performances from headliners The Fortunes, who had hits with You Got Your Troubles and Caroline, along with performances from tribute acts for the Beatles, Cliff Richard and The Shadows and the Everly Brothers.
A beer tent, bbq and champagne bar also provided fuel into the early hours, while aeroplane stunt team The RV8tors wowed the crowds with a close formation display performance to the sound of the WHO.
Money raised from the event is being donated to local charities the Suffolk Foundation, the RNLI and Aldeburgh United Charities, as Peter Osborne, General Manager at The White Lion comments: “The spectacular event showcased the magic and music of the swinging 60’s era. People of all ages were doing the twist dance moves, dusting off their 60’s outfits and enjoying the fun atmosphere and sunny weather. Thanks to all who came along and dug deep to raise such a fantastic amount for our chosen charities.”
During the course of the concert, BBC Radio Suffolk’s Terry Baxter and Stephen Foster kept the crowd entertained and introduced the bands on and off the stage.
The night finished with all the bands taking to the stage alongside the Fortunes, as a finale of The Beatles classic Hey Jude was performed. The crowd joined in as the fireworks exploded in the sky behind the stage which bought the whole evening to a dramatic close.
Peter Osborne said his final farewell and encouraged everyone to save the date for next year’s Soul by the Sea on 5th July 2014, which was received with an almighty roar and chants for more!
60s by the Sea was sponsored by TA Hotel Collection, Best of Suffolk, Fuller Davies, Direct Seafoods, Norfolk Cordial, Frerejean Freres, Carlsberg, M R King and the East of England Co-Op and supported by Aldeburgh Town Council and members of the Aldeburgh Business Association.