More top acts announced for Newton Abbot's Lemonfest

By Kate Cotton in Entertainment

British soul singer Liam Bailey, Shadow Demon Coalition and Black Foxxes have all joined the Lemonfest bill on June 9 and 10.

The newly announced acts will be joining the likes of We Are Scientists, SHY FX, Craig Charles, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Dreadzone at the popular festival at Newton Abbot Racecourse – running across two days and nights for the first time this year.

Singer songwriter Liam Bailey co-wrote and performed on Chase and Status’ single Blind Faith in 2011, as well as having collaborated in the past with other huge names such as DJ Fresh, SHY FX and Delilah. He also has his own catalogue of success across the last 10 years.

Other new additions to the festivals’ strongest year to date will be drum and bass legends Shadow Demon Coaliton, headlining this year’s Rinse-it tent on Saturday alongside Turno.

Also joining the bill will be Black Foxxes, an Exeter band which have rocketed to success in the last 12 months since signing to Search and Destroy records. The outrageous gospel sinners Oh My God! It’s The Church are returning to Lemonfest for a second year to host the official Friday night opening party, and English Disco Lovers will be hosting the brand new Funk and Soul tent, headlined by Craig Charles.

This latest news is the second of three line-up announcements for the festival. House and techno DJs are still to be announced in April from stages hosted by South West promoters including Apex, Souloud and Bizarre Rituals in April.

The fiercely independent Lemonfest is now in its eighth year. It has a rapidly growing reputation, and remains totally self-funded by its two founders, who are childhood friends. An eclectic mix of entertainment is split across six stages, whilst an array of bars and food stalls sell irresistible local produce from around the West Country.

For more information and tickets see www.lemonfest.co.uk