Even people who were born long after the decade had finished, love the music and culture of the 1960s. There’s something about that era, when everything seemed to be changing. Rock n roll really began to take hold; Elvis and the Beatles were hugely popular, with Beatle Mania taking over everywhere they went. There were also lots of home-grown acts springing up. There was no X Factor in those days; hundreds of bands formed and played tiny gigs in local venues before being signed up by a label (if they were lucky). Bands such as Union Gap, Herman’s Hermits, The Searchers, The Troggs and many more were household names in the 1960s - and with good reason!
You can tell how good they were, by the fact the bands are still performing now, 50 years later! That’s what the Festival of the 60s at Butlins Skegness is all about: celebrating the fantastic music of the 60s. There are loads of original 60s bands (some with slightly amended line-ups) playing, as well as tribute acts. This promises to be a fantastic weekend, both for those who were there first time around, and those who just appreciate the fantastic music of the era.