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Plan B and Jessie J to headline Sound Island Festival at Quex Park

Rita Ora. Picture, PA/Handout

Plan B and Jessie J are to headline the Sound Island Festival in Thanet this summer, we can exclusively reveal.

The stars will be joined by singers Rita Ora (pictured right), James Arthur, Lawson and Union J for the two-day festival at Quex Park, in Birchington, in July.

Rapper Plan B - real name Ben Drew - will headline on Saturday, July 27.

The 29-year-old singer rocketed to fame after his most successful album to date, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, went straight to number one in 2010.

Other acts to perform alongside the She Said singer on the Saturday will include Rita Ora, whose debut album Ora reached number one last year, and X Factor winner James Arthur.

Singer Jessie J, 24, will then headline the festival on Sunday, July 28.

The Do It Like A Dude star, who is also known for her role as a judge on the BBC talent show The Voice, has a music style mixing soul vocals with contemporary R&B music.Plan B, aka Ben Drew

Plan B - aka Ben Drew - will play at the Sound Island Festival

Concert-goers on the Sunday will also be treated to performances by boy band Lawson, who rose to prominence supporting The Wanted, and X Factor semi-finalists Union J.

James ArthurSound Island Festival spokesman Dion Clements said: "Plan B and Jessie are both in such demand we're thrilled they're coming to headline the Sound Island Festival this year, it's a great coup for fans of the artistes and Sound Island audiences in general.

"With guest appearances by Rita Ora, James Arthur, Lawson, Union J, and of course with more details of additional performers to be announced, Sound Island Festival 2013 is set to be the biggest and best yet!"

Tickets for the Sound Island Festival go on sale from 9am today and cost £35 each per day. For the first time, a weekend ticket costing £64 each is available.


For more information or to book, visit www.gigantic.com or phone 0871 224 1112. Tickets can also be booked in person at the Margate Winter Gardens. Booking fees might apply.

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