‘One of the jewels in the crown’ of culture year

Martin Green looks out at the beach where the festival will take place
Martin Green looks out at the beach where the festival will take place

The man who is coordinating Hull’s year as UK City of Culture says the Tidal Waves festival in Bridlington will be one of the highlights

Checking out the location on South Beach in glorious sunshine on Wednesday morning, chief executive Martin Green said the music event was a great way of trying to bring a younger audience to the resort.

He told the Free Press: “It will be magnificent, what a great setting.
“It is all down to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, they were one of the first partners to sign up to City of Culture. They made a great move to realise this is not just about the city of Hull.

“It is about making the best of our assets. What a great, wide, sandy, clean beach and to do new things to bring new residents to the area is brilliant.

“Tidal Waves will be one of the jewels in the crown of this year. It will show everybody what a great location we’ve got in Bridlington.

“We had a great weekend at Burton Constable for Radio One’s Big Weekend. That was brought to a new audience and I’m sure the same will happen with Bridlington.

“We are trying a new way of using the beach. That is the aim of the year - try new things and see what happens and then build upon it in future years.”