June 19, 2010 11.51 am This story is over 163 months old

Live music in open air at busking festival

Open-air busking: The uphill area of the city will see dozens of performers take up 30-minute slots to entertain passing-by Lincolnites.

Lincoln’s uphill area will play host to the 10th Bailgate Busking Festival, with a mix of live music and fresh air on July 10th. Performers will have 30-minute slots from 10.30am to 4.30pm around the historic Castle Hill, Steep Hill and Bailgate areas.

Some of the artists performing at the busking festival include Merlin’s Keep from Grimsby, Stubble, The Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra, The Venice Notebooks, Nimming Ned from Nottingham, The Coffeebar Cowboys (pictured), SNAK (also from Grimsby), and The Choir With No Name.

The 2010 Bailgate Busking Festival is organised by a local musician known as Strummin’ Steve Jackson, and is promoted by the Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG).

“If someone can order us some sunshine that would be great. Last year the BBC came along to do some filming and, as a result of the publicity, a range of artists from the region came forward wanting to participate, so the issue for me is trying to accomodate as many as I can, which is a great problem to have!” said Jackson.

Source, Photo: Lincoln BIG