Lemar to play new Hertfordshire summer music festival Meraki

PUBLISHED: 16:28 19 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:32 20 February 2017

Singer Lemar

Singer Lemar

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British R&B and soul singer Lemar has joined the line-up of a new three-day music festival taking place in Hertfordshire this summer.

He will appear at the Meraki Festival at the Hertfordshire County Showground in Redbourn this August.

The new St Albans festival will take place over the weekend of Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13.

According to the Meraki website, Lemar is due to perform on the main stage on the Saturday.

The festival also tweeted: “Love soul music? You’re going to love this! Lemar is performing at Meraki Festival on 12 Aug, St Albans! Tickets selling fast #Soulfulpop”

Murder on the Dancefloor star Sophie Ellis-Bextor is also down for the second day of the festival – August 12.

Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, Heaven is a Place on Earth 80s singer Belinda Carlisle, Odyssey and Too Many Broken Hearts star Jason Donovan have been announced for the Friday line-up.

Rebecca Ferguson and Bonnie Tyler are listed for the Sunday, with more acts to be announced across the weekend.

After rising to fame on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, Lemar enjoyed a string of hits in the 2000s, picking up a couple of BRIT Awards and three MOBOs along the way.

He is best known for top 10 singles Dance (with U), If There’s Any Justice, The Way Love Goes and Time To Grow.

Lemar was also one of the artists included on Band Aid 20′s single Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which topped the UK charts in 2004.

• For more on the festival, and to buy tickets, visit the Meraki website at https://merakifestival.com

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