Out There Festival of circus and street art will return with a bang

French street art group Générik Vapeur are coming to back to Great Yarmouth Picture: SFP Communicati

French street art group Générik Vapeur are coming to back to Great Yarmouth Picture: SFP Communications Ltd - Credit: Archant

The countdown has truly begun for the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Art which begins next week in Great Yarmouth.

The big headline show on the Saturday night on September 15 is Bivouac250, a brand new version of the show that thrilled Great Yarmouth in 2010.

The show has been created by French street art titans Générik Vapeur especially for the town.

They have teamed up with London’s Gorilla Circus and 250 local people for a wild 90 minute rock n’ roll adventure.

The Marseilles-based masters of mayhem will be celebrating Circus250 and their own 30th anniversary as they fill the streets with a massive nomadic pyrotechnic promenade extravaganza in which an army of blue men and women will be accompanied by the cacophonous rhythm of over 100 metal drums.

Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of SeaChange Arts which organises Out There, said: “Générik Vapeur are one of the best outdoor companies in the world – their shows are absolutely mind-blowing, totally crazy and full of music, smoke and fire.

“If Great Yarmouth had a roof, Bivouac would have well and truly blown it off in 2010 - and for 2018 it promises to be even bigger, better, louder, more colourful, spectacular and anarchic than ever.”

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The French company have taken their extravagant creation to countries all over Europe as well as Russia, Lebanon, Columbia, China and Brazil but are really looking forward to a return to Great Yarmouth.

“Everyone wants to come to Out There, said Pierre Berthelot, of the company.

“Great Yarmouth is a wonderful place to perform, the audiences are always very appreciative which is exactly what we want in our 30th anniversary year.

“Coming back after a few years away we can see how Out There is really developing Great Yarmouth. It’s always a pleasure to perform for such an engaged audience.

“SeaChange have created an environment that is supportive to performers, we get well looked after and they provide the resources we need to perform our best work.”

Bivouac begins just after 8pm on September 15 in St George’s Park before promenading through the streets. For full details of the Out There programme visit www.outtherefestival.com