FLOOD AID: Concert set to be ‘incredible display of community’

The Flood Aid stage
The Flood Aid stage

A final call is being made for music fans to support this weekend’s Boston Flood Aid concert to help victims of the December 5 tidal surge.

The event is being billed as the biggest live music act to hit the town in years - and there are hopes it can become an annual music festival for the area.

Jimmy May from headline act 50 Sniffs said: “It’s going to be an incredible display of community and everything raised will go towards helping those who are still struggling to get their homes back on track after the flood.”

The event will feature live music from rock bands, pop acts, singers, DJs, and a host of other entertainment from dancers, street art, family activities, stalls, food and drink and other attractions.

Urging the public to support the event, Jimmy said: “If we can prove we have the support and prove that people want these big events, then they’ll only get bigger and better from here on in.”

Predicting a future for the event, he added: “Hippies from all over the UK will descend upon Central Park to watch Metallica thrashing around like aged fish.”

Organisers are urging those wanting to go to either day to purchase their ticket in advance – as the event has a capacity of 5,000.

Endeavour Radio’s Dylan Taylor, one of Flood Aid’s organisers, said: “There are only a limited number of tickets available on the day – and once these have gone, that’s it. So I would advise those wanting to guarrantee getting in to get their tickets now.”

While Saturday boasts a roster of live acts playing until late, Sundaywill have more of a family feel - with acoustic musicians, performance groups and children’s activities.

“It will be an ideal day for people to bring along a picnic and enjoy the sunshine,” said Mr Taylor. “It’s all very exciting, we now have a professional rock photographer who will take snaps of the acts on stage. There will be limited edition posters of these that people can buy to further boost funds.”

He added: “People only need to walk down Pulvertoft Lane and see the work being done by builders to get people back in their homes to realise this is still ongoing for those affected by the flood.