X-Factor winner Matt Cardle headlines music festival in Barrow

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X-Factor winner Matt Cardle will join the cream of East Anglian music talent for the Homegrown Music Festival, in Barrow, next month.

As the headline act for the event, which is from August 22 to 24, the multi million selling Matt, whose family live near Halstead, in Essex, says he ‘can’t wait’ to perform in local surroundings.

Matt won the The X Factor in 2010 and during the last four years he has released three albums and done five tours,

“It doesn’t feel like four years since I won the X Factor,” said Matt. “It feels a lot less time, I’ve done so much in these four years.”

In between festival dates this summer, Matt said he will be doing some more studio work for his fourth album due out next year.

And what can fans expect from him at Homegrown?

“I have three albums to choose from, so probably songs from all three and perhaps some cheeky covers.”

Organisers will be in the heart of Bury St Edmunds on July 19 selling cut price tickets and promoting the event at a launch in the arc.

The weekend will feature over 80 bands and kicks off with an evening set on August 22 featuring the likes of Twisted Piglet, Dingus Khan and Nik Lowe.

At Saturdays’s all-dayer, fans can see Benjamin Bloom, Goldstar, Box of Light plus headliners and Matt Cardle .

On Sunday there’s a treat for ska lovers when Big 10 take to the stage along with rising stars,

Joe Peacock and Harry Seaton who are building up quite a following.

Tickets are £7.50 for the Friday evening, £15 for Saturday, £15 for Sunday, £27 for the weekend (no camping) and £45 for the weekend (including camping).

Reduced prices available for one day only on July 19 at the launch day in the arc are £15 for the weekend (no camping) and £30 for the weekend with camping. Visit www.homegrownfest.co.uk