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Jessie J and Clean Bandit to take centre stage at newly renamed Brentwood Festival in 2019

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 January 2019

Jessie J and Clean Bandit are just two of the acts that will be playing at this year's Brentwood Festival, now known as Evoke Festival. Picture: David Jensen/David Parry/PA Archive/PA Images

Jessie J and Clean Bandit are just two of the acts that will be playing at this year's Brentwood Festival, now known as Evoke Festival. Picture: David Jensen/David Parry/PA Archive/PA Images

David Jensen/David Parry/PA Archive/PA Images

The first few stars set to perform at this year's Brentwood Festival have been announced and you are not going to be disappointed.

The Brentwood Festival last year. Picture: Chris CookThe Brentwood Festival last year. Picture: Chris Cook

Brentwood Festival has been entertaining crowds at The Brentwood Centre, for nearly a decade and this year will be no different as it once again returns from July 12-14.

But one major difference is that it will no longer be called Brentwood Festival - it has now been rebranded as the Evoke Festival, a three-day music event perfect for the whole family.

Fear not though, as major names will still be visiting the borough to perform with stars from today and yesteryear ready to entertain, whether you want to return to the 80s or enjoy the hits from today.

Singer Paul Young will be performing on the opening night, Friday, July 12.

With a career that spans more than 40 years, Paul’s repertoire includes the 1983 No.1 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My home), as well as Come Back and Stay and Love of the Common People.

The following day, multiplatinum-selling artist who brought us hits like Price Tag, Domino and Bang Bang, Jessie J, who returned to the spotlight in 2018 with her latest album R.O.S.E., will be headlining on Saturday, July 13.

Taking the stage on Sunday, July 14, will then be Grammy-award winning Clean Bandit with songs such as Rather Be featuring Jess Glynne, Rockabye with Sean Paul and Ann-Marie, and most recently the smash hit Baby with Marina and Luis Fonsi.

Evoke Festival director Jason Jopson said: “The Brentwood Festival journey so far has been nothing short of amazing.

“Starting at the White Horse Pub with a few bands performing on pallets, to the Brentwood Centre listening to some of our childhood idols, we’ve enjoyed every second of it.

“In the interest of the future of the festival, I’ve teamed up with some new partners who will bring with them more incredible acts to keep our loyal attendees entertained all weekend, and ensure the festival you know and love just keeps on growing from strength to strength.”

For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, visit evokefestival.co.uk

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