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Bristol Harbour Festival 2010



Paul Potts
Paul Potts was a phone shop manager when he won Britain's Got Talent in 2007

Bristolian opera star Paul Potts is coming home this weekend to perform at the city's biggest free annual music event.

Paul, a former mobile phone salesman, won Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

He will be headlining the 2010 Bristol Harbour Festival, taking to the BBC Bristol stage in Anchor Square on Sunday, 1 August.

Talking about the festival to BBC Radio Bristol's Steve Le Fevre, Paul said: "I went a number of years ago.

"I remember very well when it first started out as the Festival of the Sea - which was a huge event - some 10 or 15 years ago.

"It was a great event then and it's great to see that it's continued in some shape or form."

More than 200,000 people are expected to descend on the city for this year's event.

Since winning the TV talent show three years ago, Paul has performed all over the world and has released two classical albums.

And he admits that it's all been a bit of a whirlwind.

"It's been incredible", he said.

"If anybody had told me at that stage that what has happened would happen, I's have told them they were mad.

"It's been great to have the support of people across the country and elsewhere in the world as well.

"It's a great honour for me to do what I love doing and it all started in Bristol, so that's something I don't forget."

The Harbour Festival takes place from 30 July to 1 August - at various venues in the city centre - and includes music, dance, circus skills and market stalls.

It is seen as one of the biggest free city centre events in the South West of England.

This year, organisers have made some "major improvements" in a bid to help strengthen the festival's connection with the waterfront.

For more information about the event, check out the 2010 Bristol Harbour Festival website.

Paul will be performing on the Amphitheatre stage between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, 1 August.




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