Ready to be Beached

BEACHED festival, staged on the south-bay beach every year from 2001-08, is being resurrected and transferred. A key difference is that this time festivalgoers will have to pay to see the acts; tickets cost £15.

Topping the bill are the Hoosiers, Amsterdam and X-Factor finalists Belle Amie. It is being organised by Mike Lynskey, who was instrumental in the first eight festivals.

Mike says: “I’m so pleased to be able to bring Beached back to Scarborough after taking two years out. The reunion has given me an opportunity to bring back some of our favourite Beached bands, with the Hoosiers being right at the top of our list. They were amazing back in 2007, and we’re all really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us in 2011”.

The Hoosiers sold over a million records, including the single Choices and a top -10 album. Since 1999, Liverpool group Amsterdam have won countless awards including the NME gong for best unsigned band.

Belle Amie, featuring local lass Sophia Wardman, shot to fame since their stint on X-Factor. Cherry-picked by music mogul Simon Cowell to form Belle Amie, the three young women have been hailed by fellow X-Factor judge Louis Walsh as “the next big girl band”.

They will be joined on the bill by Andy Doonan, Affairs, the Deadlight, Forever and a Day, Everyone an Army, Property of Dave, Harley Likes Music, Infinitum, La Petite Mort, 3 Foot Ninja, Big Me & Pizzle UK, Stray Scene, My Forever, What Would Chuck Do, Olivine, the Ides and the Remedy.

Beached festival will be staged on Saturday, from 2-11pm,