Pier looking forward to another bumper Bank Holiday weekend
April 29, 2019
Clacton Pier will be hoping for another bumper
Bank Holiday weekend with a host of fun and entertainment lined-up for residents
Easter brought the crowds flocking to the
seaside as the sun shone and families made the most of unseasonably high temperatures.
Bosses at the popular attraction will be
looking to pull in the customers again on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
with an extensive programme of live music – including the Tina Turner
Experience – children’s entertainment and a free fireworks extravaganza.
Director Billy Ball said that Easter will be a
hard act to follow.
“We could hardly have got off to a better start
to the Bank Holidays and the weather really made it for us – temperatures were
beyond our wildest expectations,” he said.
“It was just what we and the town needed, and
we now have to keep that impetus up going forwards and throughout the summer.
“We need to get a payback on the significant
investment we have made over the past 18 months and will be pulling out all the
stops as normal.
“However, whatever the weather brings we are
now better geared up with our indoor attractions – such as Skull Point
adventure golf and Discovery Bay soft play - so that the rain won’t spoil
The Jolly Roger at the end of the Pier, which
is home to a circus later in the year, will be hosting the Tina Turner
Experience on Friday (May 3) and Saturday (May 4).
This energetic show gets under way at 7.30pm on
both nights with remaining tickets offered at a reduced price of £10 and
It charts the life and success of one of the
world’s most iconic performers and features a ten-piece band; powerful vocals
and backing singers as well as professional dancers.
On Sunday evening (May 5) the second free fireworks
extravaganza of the season will take place at about 9pm.
On top of this, singer Tracey Moorhouse is
performing from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday and will be followed by Gilda Kristian
from 5pm to 9pm. On Sunday Stevie Ritchie takes to the stage from 1pm to 4pm
and it’s the turn of SMC from 6pm to 10pm.
Danny Le Grew will be entertaining the
children on Saturday; Charlie Cheesecake on Sunday and James Magic
Entertainment takes over on Monday. Each will perform at 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm
and 4.15pm. Full details www.clactonpier.co.uk