Bay Fest 2018

Jun 2018
Joey The Lips at The Bay View Inn

Joey The Lips at The Bay View Inn in 2017

Joey The Lips are back in town for the now annual Bay View spectacular. Everyone knows Joey The Lips rock, so we’re delighted to welcome them back to rock The Bay View Inn down to its sandy foundations again this summer. Last year was truly epic. This year, let’s turn it up to 11.

No one rocks a place like Joey The Lips. Their relentless energy and top quality vocals, pulsing rhythm section, not to mention those killer horns, have swept audiences off their dancing feet for over 25 years across the UK and Europe.

They’ve appeared on chat shows. Headlined music festivals. Supported acts like Will Young, Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats.

Now an annual must-see seaside spectacular, they also make a point of swinging by The Bay View Inn to help us Bay Viewers celebrate the summer in style.

The big show starts at 6pm with the band taking the stage when the sun begins to set over Widemouth Bay. There are no tickets. No VVIP backstage areas. This is a family friendly fun night out. Just make sure that you have booked a taxi – or booked a room with us – and please wear comfy shoes.

This year, we’ll be raising funds for Talan’s Trust. Talan’s Trust, charity no. 1176058, raises awareness of childhood cancer, after Bude teenager, Talan Penny, passed away from a rare form of the disease — Rhabdomyosarcoma – a type of soft tissue sarcoma that grows in active muscles of the body – at the tender age of just 19.

Talan’s Trust raises awareness of RMS and other childhood cancers and raises money for research into Rhabdomyosarcoma.

The Bay View Inn was one of Talan’s favourite local restaurants (he loved a good roast!) and we are honoured that his family are happy for us to use our two signature outdoor events – Bay Fest 2018 and Fire Bay, our annual fireworks spectacular on 4th November – to raise money and awareness.

Our staff and charity volunteers will accept donations before, during and after both of these events. We know you will give generously in person or online on the Talan’s Trust Just Giving Page.

You can also like and share the valuable work undertaken by Talan’s Trust on their Facebook page.