Yes it’s al­most time for Crick, so here’s our guide to what’s hap­pen­ing and who’ll be there to help you find ev­ery­thing you’re look­ing for for your boat and boat­ing

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It’s al­most time for the ex­trav­a­ganza... boats, bands and more boats

‘Ex­pect some of their big­gest hits, in­clud­ing Ride A White Swan, Jeep­ster, 20th Cen­tury Boy and Get It On’

Crick Boat Show is get­ting a name for great mu­sic – and this year is no ex­cep­tion with T-Rexs­tasy head­ing the en­ter­tain­ment.

The world’s only of­fi­cial trib­ute band ded­i­cated to Marc Bolan & T-Rex, T-Rexs­tasy will recre­ate the leg­endary band’s out­ra­geous glam-rock days, so ex­pect some of their big­gest hits, in­clud­ing Ride a White Swan, Jeep­ster, Tele­gram Sam, Teenage Dream, The Groover, 20th Cen­tury Boy, Get it On, and I Love to Boo­gie.

The day­time and even­ing live mu­sic has be­come a pop­u­lar fea­ture of Crick, adding to the show’s re­laxed at­mos­phere. Gen­res will in­clude Gypsy Swing Jazz, Amer­i­cana, Reg­gae and Ca­jun to name a few.

With T-Rex­tasy head­lin­ing on the Satur­day night, the Fleet­wood Bac Trib­ute Show and Mur­phy’s Mar­bles will per­form on the Sun­day even­ing.

Dur­ing the day on Satur­day mu­sic will in­clude coun­try blues from The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and gypsy jazz from Swing Gi­tan. On Sun­day there will be coun­try folk from Se­ri­ous Sam Bar­rett and new­grass, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana mu­sic from The Old Grey Dogs, while on Mon­day, vis­i­tors can en­joy French-style ac­cor­dion mu­sic and gypsy jazz from ‘Bon Ac­cord’ and blues from Jacks­boro High­way.

Day and week­end ticket hold­ers to the show, to be held over the Bank Hol­i­day week­end of 27-29 May, will get free ac­cess to the even­ing en­ter­tain­ment.

Of course most peo­ple will be com­ing for the boats and all the bits and pieces that go with them. Don’t for­get, some new boats be­ing ex­hib­ited will be sub­ject to a book­ing process for view­ing, so if there’s a boat you wish to see, it’s worth con­tact­ing the builder in ad­vance to en­sure you can get a slot.

‘If you’re new to boat­ing and want to find out more about it, there will be plenty of or­gan­i­sa­tions and sem­i­nars’ ‘Ticket prices are un­changed from 2016 – chil­dren 16 and un­der get free en­try on all three days’

As usual there will be a tent-full of ex­hibitors in the WW Boat­ing Mar­quee and more on the quay­side around the ma­rina, in­clud­ing Canal Boat and The Til­ler­graph on stand Q41 near the ma­rina – so do drop in and say hello. Over­all, there are ex­pected to be some 300 ex­hibitors.

The show will, off course, also of­fer boat­ing sem­i­nars, free boat trips and chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, arts and crafts stands and food and drinks stalls.

All as­pects of boat­ing should be well cov­ered at the show – from boat bro­kers sell­ing used boats, to in­sur­ance, fi­nance, en­gines, elec­tri­cal equip­ment and mari­nas. And if you’re new to boat­ing and want to find out more about it and the wa­ter­ways there will be or­gan­i­sa­tions, boat­ing sem­i­nars, and canal restora­tion trusts.

Now all we need is great weather!

...and plenty of nar­row­boats on show

Lots to tempt you in the food mar­quee

Boats of all sizes in­clud­ing wide­beams...

En­gines and other gear for sale

Dis­play of his­toric work­ing boats

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