Lulu looking forward to AbbeyFest performance

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INTERNATIONAL super-star Lulu has promised a ‘fun’ show when she comes to perform as part of AbbeyFest next month.

The Shout singer will entertain crowds at an open-air concert in Bury St Edmunds and will be joined on stage by special guest, Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees.

Lulu is looking forward to the show and has promised her fans a good night.

“I will have fun and I’m sure everyone else will have fun,” she said.

The Scottish singer will hit the Abbey Gardens stage on Friday, July 22. Although X-Factor twins Jedward were originally set to join the line-up, the Irish pair have now pulled out, meaning that Farming Babes and The Kixx will provide support.

Lulu is looking forward to getting back on stage with a microphone.

“Music is my first love – I just want to get up on that stage and sing all the time. It’s all about having fun and having a good night. Music is a great healer, it can lift people’s spirits and I’m one of the lucky people in that business,” she said.

Lulu has also been lucky enough to have an incredible career spanning almost five decades. She said there had been many highlights, including getting a UK number one with Take That and reaching the top spot in the American charts at just 17. But she said that it’s now that she really gets to do what she wants.

“I can go back to my roots as I get older and I have stopped doing what everybody told me to do,” she said.

She even got to try her hand at dancing earlier in the year, on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

“You might see some dancing at AbbeyFest, you never know,” she said.

It is impressive that Lulu has managed to fit Suffolk into her busy schedule. The 62-year-old is currently writing a script for a new TV show, running her skin care business and performing –and as if that is not enough, she hopes to make it out to America to record a new album.

“I would like to do this album but I don’t want to do it too quickly, I have got to find the time to do it,” she said.

n AbbeyFest also features Motown’s Greatest Hits on Saturday, July 23, and on Sunday, July 24, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings will be providing the entertainment – with special guests Shakin’ Stevens and Rick Wakeman.

Tickets are available from Balaam’s Music Shop, in Risbygate Street, Bury, or from 01603 508050.