Fantastic acts for SO Festival 2019

The fantastic acts for the 2019 SO Festival keep on coming, with four more artists now signed for performances in Skegness.

As reported, this year’s three-day festival will take to the streets and public spaces of the resort on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, after being launched in Mablethorpe on the Friday August 30.

With the first of a whole host of acts revealed last month, organisers can now reveal the next performances will come from:

Hikapee: Supported by the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership, this UK-based company tells stories of the world we live in. The show, called Look Up uses puppets and a trapeze show to ask the audience, ‘Why is everyone always looking down?’

Max Calaf Sevé: From the UK and again supported by the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership, Max Calaf Sevé is a contemporary company, performing the trampoline show, dip, Europe-wide. Dip involves light-hearted, breathing-taking air twisting tricks and funky tunes. With a poetic touch dip explores themes of co-operation, acceptance and serendipity.

Tout en Vrac: This French act has performed in their home nation and abroad, with a show called The Cook. The act probes the ‘breaking point between imagination and reality’ – and does so using a kitchen environment!

Nakupelle: From the UK, this act brings two shows, Circus Bardo and The Trap, to Skegness. Nakupelle is in fact Joe Dieffenbacher – an actor, director and teacher whose work has included spells at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, as Circus Skills Director at the Scottish National Opera and six collaborations with British pop stars Take That.

This year’s three-day free extravaganza of family entertainment, arts and culture, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country, starts at Sherwood Fields, Mablethorpe on the Friday from 12 noon until 5pm before moving to Tower Gardens for the Saturday (11am until 9pm) and Sunday, (11am until 5.30pm). This year, in a move away from past festivals, there will be no main headline act, instead all artists will perform something very special.

With funding in place from Arts Council England and East Lindsey District Council, SO Festival is being organised by the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture with the artistic director again being Jens Frimann and his colleagues at Danish theatre company Helsingør Teater.

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and strategic partner to East Lindsey District Council. Other partners are Passage Festival, Helsingør Teater and Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.

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