Craig Charles, The Cuban Brothers and Marcus Brigstocke will head to Whitstable this summer after Oyster Festival organisers revealed the line-up of an all-new entertainment hub.
The festival, to be held from Thursday, July 23 until Sunday, August 2, will introduce the venue for the first time this year and it is set to act as a focal point throughout the event.
Named The Shuck by festival fans, the hub will be based on the West Harbour Arm and will be home to a variety of musical and comedy performances.
Festival director Gus Corcoran said: “We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of Whitstable Oyster Festivals new sea view venue The Shuck.
“We have been able to secure top class performers throughout the week alongside the traditional favourites to make for an absolutely jam packed week of fun – definitely the best summer holiday to be had in the UK.”
The Shuck will also incorporate a new bar and restaurant.
Following a successful teaser performance at last year’s festival, The Cuban Brothers will bring their full show to the hub on Friday, July 24.
Former Red Dwarf star turned DJ Craig Charles will also appear, with tickets for both performances costing £16.
"We have been able to secure top class performers throughout the week..." - Gus Corcoran
This year’s festival comedy night will also return and is set to feature BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and The Late Edition favourite Marcus Brigstocke, along with Stephen Frost, Dave Johns, Andy Smart and Johnny Candon.
It will take place on Thursday, July 30, while Hamish Stuart – formally of The Average White Band – is to bring his band to The Shuck with tickets costing £16.
Melodeon and guitar player Tim Edey will also feature, with further performances set to be announced.
Tickets are available at www.whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk