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Jake Bugg and Annie Mac to headline LeeFest’s ‘biggest lineup to date’ - 11 years after Beckenham beginnings

PUBLISHED: 12:10 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:25 02 March 2017

The first LeeFest line-up announcement for 2017 has been revealed.

The first LeeFest line-up announcement for 2017 has been revealed.

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The festival runs from August 10-12

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More than ten years since humble beginnings in a Beckenham back garden, LeeFest is back with a bang this year.

Announcing its ‘biggest lineup to date’, the August festival has announced award-winning folk artist Jake Bugg and festival favourite, Annie Mac as headliners for this summer’s show, LeeFest presents The Neverland.

Soaked in arts and glitter, the festival is set to announcement more acts in the coming months including the third and final headline act.

Organisers behind the three-day festival boast: “Escaping the confines of the real world, the Neverland’s kingdom offers an extensive selection of shape-shifting dance troupes, glitter fuelled games, real beach parties, tranquillity spa, comedy, arts & craft workshops, cinema and more wonders to be announced.”

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LeeFest dates back to 2006, when founder Lee Denny, from Beckenham, started the festival with just 25 people.

Since then it has become a leading festival for new and popular music.

As well as Jake Bugg and Annie Mac, the festival is set to welcome the likes of chart-topping hip-hop collective Jungle, and Wild Beasts.

A selection of the finest up and coming acts complete the first announcement, including BBC Sound of 2017’s Tom Greenan, Zane Lowe approved Fickle Friends, and Bad Sounds, who were recently crowned hottest record in the world by Annie Mac. The hotly tipped Ider, Strong Asian Mothers, Fish, Keston Cobblers Club, and Catholic Action are amongst many more need-to-know names on the lineup, with even more to be announced, including their final headliner.

Tickets for the Tunbridge Wells festival, which runs from August 10 to 12, are available now from £99 at www.leefest.org/home.


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