Musical feast goes on as regatta takes over from carnival
THE live music just keeps on going on Paignton Green this week as Paignton Regatta takes over from the carnival.
The regatta's free live music programme begins on Saturday evening, with Poster Child opening proceedings at 7pm and Empire of Fools taking to the stage at 8pm.
The night's headliners will be the Humanitarians, who will go on at 9pm.
The band will be playing tunes from their two albums Born and No Law, and promise some new material as well.
On Sunday singer/songwriter Nicky Swann will be on stage from 2pm playing songs from her own collection of original songs, many of which have been inspired by the people and places of South Devon.
Rockabilly outfit Lucky Guy and the Chancers will follow Nicky on Sunday afternoon.
The biggest crowds are expected for Fireworks Night on Tuesday, when Steve Cradock (pictured) and Friends will open the show at 7pm.
The Ocean Colour Scene frontman, who is also a stalwart of Paul Weller's band, will have songs from his three solo albums in his set.
Owen Penrice, fresh from a triumphant appearance at the Big Bang last weekend, takes to the Paignton Green stage at 8pm to be followed by headliners These Reigning Days at 9pm, playing up to the grand fireworks display at 9.45pm.
Fresh from supporting Bon Jovi in Italy and entertaining half a million people at the Polish Woodstock, the Torbay-based three-piece have a raft of new tunes to play for their hometown fans and are looking forward to the open-air homecoming gig.
The regatta music line-up is completed on Sunday, August 18, with another afternoon appearance by Lucky Guy and the Chancers.