Seafront festival this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 September 2012

Last year's Marine Lake festival proved a huge success

Last year's Marine Lake festival proved a huge success


AN EXTRAVAGANZA of fun will be put on in Clevedon this weekend during the eighth annual Marine Lake Festival.

On Saturday and Sunday, raft races, zorbing, sailing and canoeing are just some of the activities which will take place on the lake. On the Salthouse Fields there will be stalls, games, challenges and demonstrations for visitors to enjoy, including a Viking re-enactment, dog agility show, a classic car rally, a truck pull and a pop-up cinema, as well as hours of live music on the festival’s sound stages.

Organised by the community organisation which works to promote the lake, MARLENS, the event will also see schoolchildren given the chance to take part in activities on the lake on Friday.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the festival and it is hoped this will help raise vital cash toward the maintenance of the seafront facility.

MARLENS chairman Joe Norman said: “The Marine Lake is a huge part of our local community, which is why we organise the festival to raise money for it and also to celebrate its existence.

“It is great to see children and families get involved with the lake as so much fun can be had. It’s a facility for the whole community and the festival just shows how people can use it.”

The festival will run from 10am-10pm on Saturday, with a firework display at 8pm, and from noon to 6pm on Sunday, with a raft race at 1pm.

The two sound stages will feature a huge line-up of more than 20 bands and solo artists who will perform a wide range of genres throughout the two days, from 70s disco to progressive rock and pop covers to medieval folk.

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