Sudbury: Olympic touch to music festival

The group of mods appeared in the Olympic closing ceremony - including Warren Brown from Sudbury

The group of mods appeared in the Olympic closing ceremony - including Warren Brown from Sudbury

A TINY part of the Olympics closing ceremony is set to be recreated at a Suffolk music festival this summer.

Scooters, which entered the Olympic Stadium to the soundtrack of The Who performing Pinball Wizard during the spectacular closing event, are to go on display at Sudbury’s Live and Kicking festival in June.

The two-day event will be held at the MEL Group Stadium on June 22 and 23 and will be headlined by ska legend Neville Staple. A Who tribute band will also feature in a line-up of more than 15 acts. Sudbury Scooter Club member Warren Brown, who was one of the riders in the Olympic ceremony, said: “More than 50 scooter clubs from across the country were represented at the occasion and I just thought it would be a great idea if we could get some of those scooters on display at the festival. I started pushing the idea and so far, around 20 of those who took part have agreed to attend. The display will include some fantastic vintage scooters including a Vespa Rally 200, a Lambretta LI 150 and many more.”

Festival co-organiser Richard Instance added: “We are delighted that part of such a historic event will be coming to Live and Kicking.”

Visit www.livekicking.co.uk for details.


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