Bank holiday live music at free Busk In The Sun event

PUBLISHED: 13:38 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:38 26 August 2016

The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

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Live music will fill Weston-super-Mare seafront throughout the bank holiday weekend thanks a new free event, Busk In The Sun.

Busk In The Sun line-up

n Sunday

11am until noon: Aiden Malik

Noon until 1pm: Levin ‘Beano’ Green

1-2pm: Tim Manning

2-3pm: Sophie Hosken-Taylor

3-4pm: Lee Rahn

4-5pm: Robbie Coles

5-6pm: Ian Lawton

6-7pm: Tasmin Sayers

7-8pm: The Trinks

n Monday

11am until noon: Johnny Anderson

Noon until 1pm: Caitlin Elliman

1-2pm: Archie Combe

2-3pm: Rob Lear

3-4pm: Oli Boorman

4-5pm: Jack Cookson

5-6pm: Natalie Holmes

The organisers of Weston’s Hazy Days Festival have teamed up with Weston’s Business Improvement District (BID) to stage a series of free performances on Sunday and Monday.

Busk In The Sun will take place in Princess Royal Square, with music from 11am to 8pm on Sunday and 11am to 6pm on Monday.

Musicians are coming from all across the South West and will be given £25 to put in their hat before busking for the bank holiday crowds.

Performers will then be able to keep any additional money they raise, while also selling CDs of their work to audience members.

Hazy Days organiser Mark Whitehouse said: “We just need to inspire more people to come out and watch live music and this was just an idea we had working with the seafront events team and Weston BID.

“It’s a way of bringing together buskers from across the region 
and putting them in a performance space with a professional PA 
system – we are trying to get a Covent Garden vibe down at the seafront.”

There are 16 acts performing in total and Sunday’s headline act will be The Trinks, who wowed crowds at Hazy Days.

Monday’s headliner is Natalie Holmes – who has just performed around the world with electronic act Above And Beyond, on their acoustic tour.

The event is free and Mr Whitehouse said: “We are hoping people will bring a chair and their friends and come along and enjoy the atmosphere.”

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