What do the 1960s mean to you? 
Mini-skirts? Mary Quant? The Beatles? Woodstock? 
Whether you lived during this iconic decade, or simply love the music from that era, Whitby 60’s Festival is the leader of the pack and will give you good vibrations on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. 
Taking place at Whitby Pavilion, just a hop, skip and a jump away from us, you could be a wild thing, and twist and shout your way through the whole weekend! 
Top billing goes to The Bachelors and The Searchers on Saturday, along with numerous other class acts. 
The first Whitby 60’s Festival took place in 2006 and has commanded respect from all who take part in the event. And you can be sure The Pavilion, with its fabulous coastal views, won’t be filled with the sound of silence during this event! 
Friday evening kicks off at 6.30pm through to 1am, beginning with Marmalade. 
The following day, you’ve got until midday before Saturday’s events start (finishing at 3pm) followed by the 6.30pm to 1am session with The Searchers and Motown Gold. 
Then it’s all loco motion on Sunday, from 12noon to 3pm before rounding off on Sunday evening 6.30pm to 1am with The Stones, among other artistes. 
And after all that, you could relax by sitting on the dock of the bay with some delicious Whitby fish and chips! 
This festival is always a popular one and attracts lots of different age groups who love the whole vibe. You can’t help falling in love with the festival, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast. 
Also, did you know The Beatles came to nearby Scarborough in December 1963 and in August 1964, playing at the Futurist Theatre on the town’s sea front? 
Perhaps they said hello, goodbye to Whitby during their visit, where they would sample some of the best Yorkshire hospitality around! 
PS – can you spot ten 60’s song titles in this blog? 
Try not to cheat, as here are the answers … 
Leader of the Pack 
Good Vibrations 
Wild Thing 
Twist and Shout 
Sound of Silence 
Loco Motion 
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay 
Can’t Help Falling in Love 
Hello, Goodbye 
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