Falmouth gets ready to party! | Falmouth Festivals

Boy-band Blue will be headlining at this year’s Falmouth Week on the popular 80s vs 90s night – as the event makes a move into the 00s for the first time.

A spokesperson said: “In 2017 for the first time ever at 80’s v 90’s at Events Square we are ‘dipping our toe’ in the 00’s with Blue being the headline act brought to you by South West Bars and Events.

Also signed up for this year are tributes to Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. There will also be a tropical evening of Latin music and dance and a funk and soul night with Craig Charles – along with the regular Pink Wig, carnival parties and local favourites Rudi’s Message returning for another year.

The entertainment for the marquee on Events Square has been put together once again by Tim Vigus of South West Bars and Events who is convinced this year’s line-up will be as popular as ever and will pull in the crowds.

The fun all starts on Friday, August 4, with Pink Wig Events’ party night which raises money for the Breast Care Team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro and the Breast Cancer Campaign. This is followed the next night by the carnival party – a free event which follows the town’s marching carnival.

Legendary Irish singer Imelda May will be taking the stage on Sunday night and Monday will see The Boss, the world’s official number one Bruce Springsteen tribute, take to the stage for a night filled with all his best known hits.

Tuesday is billed as a tropical evening of Latin music and dance and will feature Ramon Vallejo, a singer and composer and special Cuban guest Indira Roman with a 9 piece salsa band extravaganza.

Wednesday is a funk and soul night, with one of the UK’s best loved funk and soul DJ’s Craig Charles, Thursday will see the return of Cornwall’s top ska band, Rudi’s Message who last year performed in front of 1,400 people – making it one of the most popular nights of the week.

Friday is the 80s v 90s extravaganza which is always a sell-out and this year will see Blue, with the original line-up of Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, take to the stage, along with two other acts, who have yet to be confirmed.

The Counterfeit Stones, said to be “the most famous Stones band in England” according to Mick Jagger himself, will be storming onto the stage on the Saturday evening.

The Events Square programme is in addition to all the other events planned throughout the week, including the return of The Red Arrows, the Action Sports Tour and the RNLI fun on the quay on the Wednesday.

For ticket details and up-to-date information on all the week will have to offer, go to www.falmouthweek.co.uk.

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