PETERBOROUGH’S Seaside Festival will return again next year with organisers confident they can reach similar numbers from this year’s debut event.
More than 2500 people poured into the normally sleepy coastal spot for the festival in January.
That’s been enough to prompt festival co-ordinator Christine Norton into marking the calendar once more.
“We’re going to have live music and a stage,” she said.
“There will be market stalls, canoe races on the river and the children’s beach triathlon.’’
“This year will start at noon instead of 3pm but it will still end at 10pm with a spectacular fireworks show on the cliffs.”
Although the population swells up each summer in Peterborough, it’s been a long time since the township had it’s own festival or show.
“It was really just something I initiated because I felt it would be lovely to have one event a year,” Ms Norton said.
“It wasn’t about attracting people to the township. It was about celebrating the community.”
The festival ran at a loss this year but Ms Norton said she hoped to turn a profit in January as part of a fundraising drive to build a new community hall.
“We’re hoping by our third event we will be sustainable.”
The festival is on January 10.