A London music festival is expanding into Norwich this summer and there is a chart-topping 80s headliner. 

Uptown Festival returns to Blackheath Common in the capital in 2024 and it will also be at Earlham Park in Norwich, Rochester Castle and Bute Park in Cardiff.

The Norfolk event will be on Sunday, June 9 from 1pm to 10pm and the headliner has been announced as Ali Campbell, who is the former lead singer of UB40, and his band. 

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The English reggae and pop band was formed in 1978 and they had three number-one singles in the 80s and early 90s with Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe and (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You.

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The family-friendly festival is part of the Earlham Park Live weekend, with organisers The Festival Crowd also behind the Kisstory event there on Saturday, June 8. 

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A spokesperson for The Festival Crowd said: "Gear up for an all-day celebration of great music as Uptown Festival lands in Earlham Park."

Book tickets for Kisstory and Uptown Festival at earlhamparklive.com