Pop stars pull in the crowds at Brid Bash

The Brid Bash.Rizzle Kicks perform.Picture Richard Ponter 123160w.
The Brid Bash.Rizzle Kicks perform.Picture Richard Ponter 123160w.

HUNDREDS of people have descended on the Spa Bridlington to see some famous faces from the world of pop music live on stage.

Chart toppers Rizzle Kicks were the headline act at Saturday’s Brid Bash which pulled in a crowd of almost 3,000 people making it one of the region’s biggest live music events.

The Brid Bash .Marcus Collins sings.Picture Richard Ponter 123160q

The Brid Bash .Marcus Collins sings.Picture Richard Ponter 123160q

Speaking to the Free Press ahead of their appearance on stage Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens was looking forward to the performance.

“The crowds are always more excited up north, the southern crowds are a little bit spoilt so when we come up North the people are really happy,” he said.

Joining the Brighton based duo on stage were former X-Factor stars Marcus Collins and Misha B, dreadlocked singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, up and coming UK boyband Lawson, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy, and R&B singer Lemar whose Brid Bash performance was part of his come back on the music scene after taking several years out.

Marcus Collins, who enjoyed a good old fashioned fish and chip supper before his performance, said: “I love being on the coast. Being from Merseyside I love being by the sea, it’s just fantastic.”

The Brid Bash ,Newton Faulkner enjoys a good read.Picture Richard Ponter 123160c

The Brid Bash ,Newton Faulkner enjoys a good read.Picture Richard Ponter 123160c

There were also surprise appearances from some other familiar faces on the night including Essex based former X-Factor finalists Two Shoes and R&B singer-songwriter Angel.

Andrew Aldis, general manager at the Spa Bridlington, said the whole event had been a family friendly, trouble free experience and one that has reinforced the Spa’s continued status as a major entertainments venue.

“This place has been playing gigs like this for 50 years and it just proves it’s continuity,” he said.

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The Brid Bash the crowds gather.Picture Richard Ponter 123160a

The Brid Bash the crowds gather.Picture Richard Ponter 123160a