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Maidstone: Big Day Out festival to be headlined by Strictly and X-Factor star Alexandra Burke with Grace Davies

By Angela Cole

Strictly star and former The X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke will headline this summer's Big Day Out festival.

The singer and actress, who reached the Strictly final at Christmas, and was crowned the winner of ITV's The X-Factor in 2008, will headline the main stage at the event in Mote Park, Maidstone, on Saturday, July 14.

Joining her in the line-up for the family-friendly festival is Grace Davies, who was runner-up to Rak-Su in the 2017 X-Factor final, and Kevin Davy White, who came third in the contest.

Alexandra Burke will headline Big Day Out this summer

Alexandra Burke will headline Big Day Out this summer

Also performing will be the 2014 The X-Factor winner Ben Haenow and Fame Academy finalist Lemar.

The event will also have a beer, cider and ale festival, Foods of the World village and drum and circus schools.

Ben Haenow. Picture ITV

Ben Haenow. Picture: ITV

Organisers have also announced that the kids' zone this year will be the biggest yet, with Bounce Land, princess singalongs, an under-18s disco and karoake stage and visits from children's TV characters and presenters.

Last year's festival included a visit from Chase and Marshall of Paw Patrol

Last year's festival included a visit from Chase and Marshall of Paw Patrol

The X-Factor's Reggie and Bollie perform last year

The X-Factor's Reggie and Bollie perform last year

There will also be toddlers' soft play areas, magicians and interactive workshops.

Tickets for the festival, which runs from 11am to 10pm, cost £22 for adults, with children between three and 15 £16.50 and twos and under £3. All day parking costs £10.

To book, click here.

 

Big Day Out's family fun last year Picture Matthew Walker

Big Day Out's family fun last year Picture: Matthew Walker

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