Pixie Lott at LeeStock 2019
PUBLISHED: 11:30 29 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:36 29 January 2019
Multi-platinum selling artist Pixie Lott, X-Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson and rockbands Starsailor and The Wildhearts will be topping the bill at this year’s LeeStock festival.
The popular two-day festival in the grounds of stately home Melford Hall, at Long Melford, takes place over the weekend of May 25-26.
Pixie Lott will top the bill on Saturday night and supporting her will be Rebecca, and 90s Irish girl band B*Witched.
Starsailor and The Wildhearts will top Sunday night, with Tony Wright of Terrorvision fame headlining the acoustic stage on Sunday night.
Organiser Edd Keogh said: “LeeStock gets bigger and bigger each year and we’re really proud this year our line-up keeps with our theme of being inclusive for all.
“Last year the event sold a few weeks before the festival, tickets are already selling faster than ever before so with this huge announcement we’re anticipating them selling out in record time.”
The annual festival – originally known as LeeFest – was first held in Sudbury in 2006 in memory of local musician Lee Dunford, who died following a battle with cancer aged 21.
The event, which has grown from humble beginnings at Glemsford Social Club to a two-day music festival with thousands of people attending, raises money for the Willow Foundation.
Since its inception, the festival has raised more than £150,000 for the national charity, which provides special days for seriously-ill young adults, and helped Lee prior to his death.
The festival is part of a number of events that aim to raise the profile of the Willow Foundation and raise money for the charity including a pub crawl, a football match, and a Twenty20 cricket match.
Weekend or single day tickets for LeeStock Music Festival, which includes its very own beer festival including more than 30 real ales, are on sale at the LeeStock website.