Razorlight and Feeder headline at new festival

The main stage at Docksfest draped with banners as Razorlight perform, the crowd clapping and waving
The festival stage at the Meridian Showground in Cleethorpes on Saturday. [BBC]

Thousands of music fans attended Cleethorpes’ first ever DocksFest music festival on Saturday.

Rock and Indie bands Razorlight, Feeder and The Lottery Winners headlined the event, hosted by Grimsby actor and comedian Lloyd Griffith.

Frank Turner also joined local bands Healer and Orphan Boy at the Meridian Showground.

The team behind the festival, Docks Beers and Docks Academy, said they hoped the event would become an annual fixture on the calendar for North East Lincolnshire.

Lead singer of Feeder, Grant Nicholas playing at Docksfest
Feeder had the crowd bouncing to their hits Buck Rogers and Just the Way I’m Feeling [BBC]

Event director Will Douglas said it had been four years since the idea was first considered, and 14 months of hard work had gone into staging it.

“It’s a destination event”, he said.

“We’ve had people who have come from all over the country, from Liverpool, from Devon and from Scotland, so it’s fantastic to see this location being on the map for the rest of the UK for live music.”

Razorlight performing on stage with purple lighting and three guitarists at the front and a drummer with a turquoise kit on a riser behind them
Razorlight are best known for the singles Golden Touch, In The Morning and America [BBC]

In the crowd Will Henry, 31, from Grimsby said: “Its been incredible to see bands like this in Cleethorpes, it’s the best night of my life.”

Heidi McNally agreed: “We don’t normally have big events like this so we’ve looked forward to it for months.”

the crowd at Cleethorpes
Razorlight brought the day to a close with their hit anthem America [BBC]

Event host Lloyd Griffith said he hadn’t seen anything like it in Cleethorpes since the Radio One roadshow in 1999.

“It's brilliant! I’ve been walking around and everyone is so excited, and so happy that these bands have come to the area, that it’s on their doorstep and they haven’t had to travel to Doncaster or Sheffield – it’s here!”

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