Headliners announced for annual summer event
DIZZEE Rascal, Rizzle Kicks and Fun Lovin’ Criminals will be among the headliners for this year’s PennFest.
Following the success of last year’s event, PennFest, held in Penn Street, will be taking place on July 22 and 23.
Now in its sixth year, PennFest’s line up is being hailed as the best ever by organisers, with acts so far confirmed as Dizzee Rascal, De La Soul, Rizzle Kicks, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Shed Seven, Soul II Soul, Reef, Ms Dynamite, Toploader and Chas and Dave, plus DJ sets from Artful Dodger and DJ Luck and MC Neat.
More acts are expected to be announced in the near future. The Big Top stage will return for 2016, featuring well known DJs who will continue the party once the bands have come off stage.
In addition to the main stage acts, there will also be a wide selection of local bands performing, with camping available on site from Friday, July 22.
There will be free hot showers in the camping area, as well as a quieter family camping zone, as well as glamping with prepitched tents.
Organisers say that the music festival will offer something for the whole family, with a selection of creative workshops, a global artisan market with arts based stalls to choose from in music.
For children there will be activities such as arts and crafts workshops, street entertainers and performers, and a circus workshop where they can learn circus skills, with many of the children’s event being free.
There will also be a variety of bars and a wide range of food outlets selling food from around the world.
For more details, and to see which other acts are confirmed in the build up to the event, go to www. pennfest.co.uk.
Line up: Ms Dynamite, above, and De La Soul are on the bill for this year’s PennFest. Above left, revellers enjoying last year’s festival