Seafret: Headlining hometown festival is ‘a privilege’

Harry and Jack from Seafret
Harry and Jack from Seafret

Fresh from their biggest European tour to date, Seafret are looking forward to being back on home soil - or rather, home sand.

They will headline the Friday night of the Tidal Waves festival in Bridlington and are hoping for a big turnout from local fans.

After almost 5,500 miles on tour, having a gig on their doorstep will be a nice change.

Harry Draper said: “We’ve just come off our European tour and all the dates were so much fun. We are going back to Russia later this year and we have been invited to a festival in Kiev in the Ukraine.

“We played to a crowd of 800 in Poland, but this has taken a long time to get this far.”

The duo were in Bridlington today to promote the new festival and said they always looked forward to coming home.

“After a tour we always come straight back,” said Jack Sedman. “It’s so quiet. You need it to come back down because it is so hectic on tour.”

They can’t wait to take to the stage back in their home town, after last year’s huge gig at Bridlington Spa, which was the last time they played locally.

And they have thought of how they would love to make their entrance.

“It would be amazing to come in off the Yorkshire Belle,” joked Harry.

“We have played in a bar on a beach in Cornwall, looking out to sea, but a gig on the beach will be a first.”

Tickets are still available and Jack urged the people of Bridlington to show their support.

He said: “It’s a gorgeous place and to be headlining is a real privilege. There are some great bands in Bridlington at the moment.

“We need everybody to come out and buy a ticket and get involved.