Hazel is on board

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Singer and songwriter Hazel O’Connor will headline the entertainment programme at this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival starting on Saturday.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina. It runs from until Bank Holiday Monday.

The event offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of boats to look round, free boat trips, free fun fair, live music, a real ale marquee, children’s activities, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

Organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, the show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.

Hazel will be performing her An Evening with Hazel O’Connor’ tour set at Crick on Sunday as part of the show’s evening entertainment programme.

The show will include songs from the film Breaking Glass, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother and If Only, as well as old and new songs from Hazel’s portfolio and a special meet and greet after the show.

Day and weekend ticket holders get free access to Crick’s evening entertainment on the days they have booked.

Peter Johns, publisher of Waterways World and show director, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to our fantastic 2015 event.

“Crick Boat Show is the number one boat show at the heart of the waterway network.

“As ever, music is an important part of the show’s entertainment and atmosphere and we are delighted to have booked Hazel O’Connor to headline our Sunday evening entertainment programme.”

The show will also feature performances from Murphy’s Marbles with Sean Cannon of the Dubliners and Northampton reggae favourites ‘Rhythm n’ Roots’.

Crick Boat Show 2015 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 25 May, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Ticket prices start at £11.50 per adult if booked in advance, £14.50 on the day.

Under 5’s go free and all children (aged 5-16) go free on Monday 25 May. Tickets for children on the Saturday and Sunday are £6.40 in advance, £8 on the day.

Senior citizens and concessions are £9.50 in advance, £12 on the day.

Family tickets (two adults and up to three children) are £29.50 in advance, £37 on the day.

Three-day tickets are also available.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.crickboatshow.com or call 01283 742970 or visit www.facebook.com/crickboatshow.

Visitors can save up to 20 per cent off ticket prices by booking in advance.