Headliners for Scarborough Fair Festival announced

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Scarborough Fair Festival has announced it's first two headliners to perform at the event in May.

Everything Everything and Lianne La Havas have joined a line up which includes involvement from Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film, Dave Beer and Craig Charles.

Lianne La Havas’ second album, Blood, has received wide critical acclaim following an iTunes Award and a Mercury Award nomination for her debut LP Is Your Love Big Enough? Whilst the ever popular indie rock band, Everything Everything will be heroing their latest album, Get to Heaven which The Observer described as, “an album of astonishing depth”.

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They join a list of contemporary outfits and legendary performers including Public Service Broadcasting, Submotion Orchestra, Eliza Shaddad, Billy Bragg, Clare Teal, I Am Kloot, Lau and Field Music.

Traditional folk music icon, Martin Carthy MBE, who will be performing with his daughter Eliza, said: "I certainly believe that Scarborough Fair will not mirror its namesake in song whose central notion deals in riddles and impossible tasks.

"It will prove instead to be a powerful addition to the arts in Scarborough."

In addition, BBC regular Edith Bowman will be hosting Michael Fassbender’s DMC film site.

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Overlooking Cayton Bay in Scarborough, the festival is set amongst stunning views of the coastline at Redcliffe Farm. Scarborough Fair will have five stages of music which is sure to be an event with an eclectic mix of pop, folk, funk, jazz and dance music.

The festival is the brainchild of Levack, who was previously on the management team of Glastonbury Festival, and has and overseen Port Eliot festival and a number of pop-up galleries in London and across the UK.

Levack said: “In 1998 I put on a mini-festival on a friend’s family farm for my 18th birthday. Since then I’ve wanted to bring a boutique festival to Yorkshire which marries art, through its very own art gallery, and great music like nowhere else. Eighteen years later we’re going to do just that and put Scarborough on the festival map."

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