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Newark Festival back with a bang as Brainiac Live: Remixed! joins line-up

Strap on your safety goggles as an explosive science show is heading to town with a bang.

Held over the August bank holiday weekend, Newark Festival promises arts, music, culture and a whole lot of fun ­— including the ‘most outrageous’ live science show.

Brainiac Live: Remixed! will blow minds with science experiments and stunts during two shows in Newark Castle Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday.

Brainiac Live: Remixed! is coming to Newark Festival. (58572817)
Brainiac Live: Remixed! is coming to Newark Festival. (58572817)

The 45-minute-long performance will take centre stage at 11.30am and again at 3.30pm.

Based on much-loved television show Brainiac: Science Abuse, the remixed live show promises explosions, fire and all things weird and wonderful.

From pyrotechnics and exploding dustbins to daredevil stunts it’s a chance to see all the experiments you‘re not allowed to do at home.

The thrills don’t stop there ­— it joins a whole host of other events in Newark over the four-day festival.

The Overtones will be performing at Newark Castle.
The Overtones will be performing at Newark Castle.

Headline act The Overtones will perform in the castle grounds on Sunday, August 28.

The four-piece pop and soul vocal harmony group boasts multi-platinum record sales and 11 sold out tours.

The group, made up of Mark Franks, Darren Everest, Jay James and Mike Crawshaw, will perform at 9pm.

Before they take to the stage there will be entertainment from Radio Newark and BBC Introducing breakthrough artists.

Tickets for The Overtones are available via ticketmaster.co.uk

The first day of the festival ­— August 26 ­— is packed full of family fun.

Little ones will love Beanblock cafe’s lego club and children’s entertainment, while the Buttermarket opens for an indoor market.

The Market Place will showcase a selection of up-and-coming talent while Newark Library and Beaumond Gardens are home to eco fun for Green Hustle.

Tree, on Stodman Street, will be a hub of arts and culture workshops from artists and poets.

Saturday, August 27, is dedicated to Newark Hustle, as venues across the town host live performances from a variety of artists handpicked by the Hustle Collective.

Ann Et Vin, Organ Grinder, The Flying Circus, The Prince Rupert, Castle and Falcon, The Navigation, The Rutland Arms, The Duck and the Market Square will all be hubs of musical entertainment from midday to midnight.

Alongside Brainiac Live, Monday offers Samba workshops and brass bands, with a fireworks finale to end the jam-packed long weekend.

For the full line-up, visit newarkfestival.co.uk

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