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Transe Express to take Skegness by storm

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A SPECTACULAR aerial performance is set to take Skegness by storm as the headline act for this year’s SO Festival is announced.

Mù by Transe Express will transform the East Lincolnshire seaside town into a magical garden as the monumental structure opens like a giant music box high in the air – wowing visitors with a trip through the elements.

The UK premiere of the incredible show, which will close the festival’s Saturday night (2 July), will take spectators on a journey from the earth to the moon, all guided by salamander gargoyles. Volunteers from across East Lindsey will also become part of the show.

Nicole Ragaigne, international production manager at Transe Express, said: “We have a really fantastic show for this years’ SO Festival that we think visitors will really enjoy – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Skegness.

“SO Festival brings together a whole host of amazing artists and performers and we are very proud to be a part of it this year.”

Mù is just one of a number of incredible acts that will visit East Lindsey during the course of SO Festival 2016. The annual free event will bring nine days of fantastic family entertainment across Mablethorpe, Horncastle, Alford, Louth, Spilsby and Woodhall Spa and Skegness from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July.

This year’s festival focuses on the elements – earth, air, fire and water, taking inspiration from the beautiful rural, agricultural and coastal landscapes of East Lincolnshire.

Festival director Lorna Fulton, said: “Mù is going to be an absolutely fantastic close to the show on Saturday night – it’s really spectacular so visitors are in for a real treat. We’re very excited that Transe Express has chosen SO Festival for its UK premiere of this spectacular show.

“This is just one of a whole host of fantastic acts we have not only in Skegness by across East Lindsey during the course of the festival, so we’re sure this is going to be the best year yet for SO Festival.

“There is something for all the family to enjoy throughout the week and we are looking forward to rounding off the Saturday night with what is going to be something hugely exciting.”

Audiences will be able to see Transe Express perform at 10pm on Saturday 2 July at the Embassy Car Park in Skegness.

Aimed at a family audience, the festival remains one of the most exciting and innovative outdoor art festivals in the UK and entry to all the events at SO Festival are free.

For more information on SO Festival visit www.sofestival.org or follow @SOFestival on Twitter, or search SO Festival on Facebook.

SO Festival was awarded National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England in 2014 with the aim to promote and present the best festival arts and entertainment to new audiences and creating new opportunities and experiences.

SO Festival is delivered by Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture in partnership with East Lindsey District Council and Arts Council England.

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