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Jamie Johnson is headlining Love Music Hate Racism 2014 at Fort Amherst, Chatham

By Clare Freeman

Medway's very own Voice is set to headline this year's Love Music Hate Racism festival.

Jamie Johnson, who reached the final of the BBC One show, will return to the stage on the Saturday night.

He first performed at the festival in 2009, but this is the first time he has headlined the festival.

Jamie Johnson performing at Casino Rooms earlier this month. Picture: Ashley Takher

The 20-year-old singer from Gillingham said: "I've played Love Music Hate Racism for the last couple of years and first stood on the stage when I was 15 starting out in a grime group.

"To then just me and an acoustic guitar, to now headlining. It's such an amazing atmosphere."

Vince Maple, event compare and member of the organising committee, said: "It's brilliant news that we can welcome Jamie back to headline this year's Medway LMHR.

Vince Maple and Silf at last year's Love Music Hate Racism at the Command House

This years the festival is moving to Fort Amherst and takes place on June 7 and 8.

Young people looking for an opportunity to perform on the youth stage should get in contact with Roy Smith at roy.smith@medway.gov.uk.

The full line-up will be in the Messenger on Monday (June 2).

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