When: 31st August – 2nd September 2018
Where: Mablethorpe and Skegness, Lincolnshire
What is it?
This year’s SO Festival will take place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September in Lincolnshire. The family-friendly outdoor arts and cultural event will return to the east coast of Lincolnshire for an extravaganza of European and home-grown culture… all completely free.
2018 highlights will include Italian vertical acrobats, French fire and dance artists and the smallest circus in the world. The three festival days will start in Mablethorpe on the Friday, before switching over to Skegness on the Saturday and Sunday, with more than 60 performances.
This year’s featival will include Saturday headliners eVenti Verticali from Italy, who will be bringing their show, Wanted, to the UK for the first time. Wanted will feature two performers executing spectacular vertical acrobatic displays.
Meanwhile French company Bilbobasso will head to Skegness on the Saturday with their fire show Amor, depicting an explosive married couple who ignite their strained relationship in fantastic style.
On the Friday, Mablethorpe Promenade will host free shows from noon until 5pm at regular intervals, with Rhubarb Theatre, Fadunito, Du Petit Monsieur and Cocoloco.
On the Saturday, there will be performances at Skegness Tower Gardens, Compass Gardens, Hildreds Shopping Centre, Tower Esplanade, Promenade, and North End car park from noon until the headline act at 9pm.
There will be performances by Matthew Harrison’s Virtual Reality Arcade, Circo Ripopolo, Miraculous Theatre Company, Rhubarb Theatre, Wild N Beets, Du Petit Monsieur, Cie Barolosolo, Fadunito, Cocoloco, Desperate Men, 1Watt, Bilbobasso and eVenti Verticali.
Finally, on the Sunday, there will be performances from noon until 6pm with Matthew Harrison’s Virtual Reality Arcade, Circo Ripopolo, Miraculous Theatre Company, Rhubarb Theatre, Wild N Beets, Du Petit Monsieur, Cie Barolosolo, Fadunito, Desperate Men and 1Watt.
Printed festival programmes are available from the Embassy Theatre, The Storehouse, Hildreds Shopping Centre, Skegness Outdoor Pool, Station Sports Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.
More info: www.sofestival.org