Once again, the historic market place will be lined with vintage and modern two- and three-wheeled vehicles, polished to perfection and ready to dazzle. Exhibitors and spectators will be invited to judge the bikes, awarding prizes for the Best Motorbike, Best Scooter, Best British Bike and Best Custom Bike. The overall favourite will wheel away with the prize of Punters’ Choice, so every vote counts!
Everyone is invited to come along in their best Sixties’ style, as there’ll be a prize for Best Dressed too. Whether a mini-skirted Mod, or a leather-clad Rocker, dressing to impress is key!
1960s band The Tornados, and indie rock band The Extons, will fill the Tuesday Market Place with sounds of the era, providing the perfect backdrop to an occasion with a real festival feel.
There’ll be plenty on offer for all the family too. As well as live music, there’ll be food and drink stalls, stalls selling clothes, accessories and memorabilia, and the opportunity for younger visitors to zoom around in kids’ carts.
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Vancouver Quarter have worked together to bring back this day full of entertainment – a must for both scooter and bike enthusiasts and fans of the Swinging Sixties!
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “If you attended last year’s Mods and Rockers event you’ll know it was such a success it almost surprised us! We’re hoping this year’s event will be even bigger and better, with more going on. So if you’ve got a scooter or a bike you want to show off, bring it along; there’s no need to book. Our free events across the summer are all about making King’s Lynn a great place to visit, with something for everyone – and this scooter and bike meet certainly has that.”
Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter manager, added: “Mods and Rockers celebrates two iconic 1960s trends that still fascinate people, fifty years on. British Sixties style led the world, and we’re celebrating it right here in King’s Lynn. Mods and Rockers had rival styles, but we say why choose? Come along and enjoy scooters and bikes, mod and rock music, parkas and suits and leather and jeans – you can see it all! This fab day out will be fun for all the family.”
No pre-booking is necessary for exhibitors, and there is no entry fee; during the day there will be a voluntary collection for SERV emergency blood bikes.