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Aldeburgh: Party atmosphere for 60s music extravaganza

PUBLISHED: 14:39 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:39 08 July 2013

Hundreds of people flocked to Aldeburgh for the 60's by the Sea concert.

Hundreds of people flocked to Aldeburgh for the 60's by the Sea concert.

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Thousands of people descended on the beach at Aldeburgh at the weekend as a host of bands paid tribute to the music of the sixties.

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The 60s By The Sea event attracted an estimated 9,000 people on Saturday, with firework and air displays all contributing to the carnival atmosphere.

Among the acts taking to the stage were The Fortunes, who had a string of hits in the 60s, Imagine The Beatles and Evening Shadows.

Peter Osborne, general manager of the White Lion and organiser of the event, said: “There was such a buzz in the air. It was a really nice atmosphere.

“It was just fantastic and we received lots of emails from people saying what a great day it was for Aldeburgh.”

Mr Osborne also paid tribute to the supporters and sponsors of the show, which included the East of England Co-op, The White Lion and Direct Seafoods.

He added: “They put the money behind it and that enabled us to put on a free event that local people could come to.”

The event also raised in excess of £4,000, which will be shared between the Suffolk Foundation, the RNLI at Aldeburgh and Aldeburgh United Charities.

Planning has already started for next year’s event, Soul By The Sea, which is due to take place on July 5, 2014.

The 60s By The Sea event attracted an estimated 9,000 people on Saturday, with firework and air displays all contributing to the carnival atmosphere.

Among the acts taking to the stage were The Fortunes, who had a string of hits in the 60s, Imagine The Beatles and Evening Shadows.

Peter Osborne, general manager of the White Lion and organiser of the event, said: “There was such a buzz in the air. It was a really nice atmosphere.

“It was just fantastic and we received lots of emails from people saying what a great day it was for Aldeburgh.”

Mr Osborne also paid tribute to the supporters and sponsors of the show, which included the East of England Co-op, The White Lion and Direct Seafoods.

He added: “They put the money behind it and that enabled us to put on a free event that local people could come to.”

The event also raised in excess of £4,000, which will be shared between the Suffolk Foundation, the RNLI at Aldeburgh and Aldeburgh United Charities.

Planning has already started for next year’s event, Soul By The Sea, which is due to take place on July 5, 2014.

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