www.lynnnews.co.uk July 2006
Fantastic finale to Festival Too
THEY came in their thousands to pay homage to The Human League, one of the
biggest name bands to appear in Lynn, as the 21st Festival Too reached its
An estimated 12,000 people
crammed into the Tuesday Market Place, spilling out onto the side roads, on
Saturday night to see the Sheffield band famed for its electro pop sound
that brought it hit after hit in the '80s.
And they were not disappointed, as the original core vocalists Phil Oakey,
Joanne Catherall and Susanne Sulley took to the stage at 9.40pm, with the
band breaking into its opening number The Sound of the Crowd.
It was great to have an act with enough of its own recognisable sounds that
it did not constantly have to resort to covering other bands' hits, and
during the performance The Human League ran through an interesting range of
Among Saturday's sounds were the early '80s hits Open Your Heart, Love
Action (I Believe In Love), Mirror Man and Empire State Human. But there was
also The Lebanon from 1984, Human from 1986 and Tell Me When from 1995.
Naturally, some of their biggest numbers were left until near the end, with
1983 hit (Keep Feeling) Fascination and 1981's biggest-selling single Don't
You Want Me rounding off the main set and drawing loud ovations from the
massed throng on the market square.
Saved for the encore were Being Boiled and Electric Dreams, pumped out with
the girls having changed from slinky black dresses to even more eye-catching
Eighties pop band closes
Norfolk's biggest free open-air summer music festival was brought to a
rousing close by Eighties legends The Human League last night.
Crowds packed into King's Lynn's Tuesday Market Place to hear the electro
popsters, who notched up 17 top 40 hits, including Don't You Want Me and
Love Action. The band still has the same line-up - Phil Oakey, Joanne
Catherall and Susanne Sulley.