OL' BLUE EYES IS BACK - AT CROFT NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

12 Jul 17

The sounds of Sinatra will reverberate around Croft Circuit next month, as ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ takes to the mic’ for the eighth annual edition of the retro-flavoured Croft Nostalgia Festival on 5/6 August.

Wholeheartedly embracing its 1940s-1970s theme, Croft Nostalgia Festival is one of the most popular events on the north-eastern social calendar, and the addition this year of ‘Frank Sinatra’ – in the form of sound-alike Jack Randle – will provide yet another compelling reason for visitors to get their groove on.

Ol’ Blue Eyes will be the headline act in the main marquee during the new-for-2017 tea dance from 2-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the return of vintage harmony duo The Daisy Belles and George Formby impersonator and World War Two ENSA performer Colin Bourdiec – who will reprise his regular compere role – ensures there will be musical magic from dawn ‘til dusk.

Saturday evening will see the party in full swing with Yorkshire-based sextet Jump, Jive & Wail performing for competitors and exhibitors, whilst spectators will have an extra incentive to enter into the spirit of the occasion and don period costume with ‘best-dressed’ prizes on both days.

The Croft Nostalgia Festival entertainment does not stop there, however – far from it. On-track, iconic race cars from yesteryear will relive old duels, with classics from every era packing the paddock and offering visitors the opportunity to swoon over dazzling D-types, fabulous Ferraris and muscular Mustangs.

Military buffs will not be left out either, with evocative World War Two encampments, more than 100 jeeps and tanks, awe-inspiring aircraft engines and breathtaking aerial displays – including the mighty Avro Lancaster Bomber flying over Croft, as it did back in World War Two with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

“Croft Nostalgia Festival is such a wonderfully diverse event, and that is the secret behind its enduring and growing appeal,” said Mike Scorer from the organising team. “Whilst it is renowned for its on-track thrills, the off-track attractions are every bit as much of a draw, and the musical element is an essential part of that.

“Colin Bourdiec, The Daisy Belles and Jump, Jive & Wail have all established themselves as firm Nostalgia Festival favourites in recent editions, and we are tremendously excited to welcome ‘Frank Sinatra’ to Croft for the first time – legends really don’t come much bigger than Ol’ Blue Eyes...

Advance tickets for the weekend are available priced at just £11 for Saturday, 5 August and £16 for Sunday, 6 August – or £24 for both days. Accompanied children aged 15 and under will be admitted free of charge.

For further information or to buy tickets, see: www.croftcircuit.co.uk/racing/nostalgia or call 01325 721815.

For more information on Croft’s race meetings and driving experiences, visit: www.croftcircuit.co.uk

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