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Three new acts including semi-finalist Micky Dumoulin of Britain's Got Talent have been announced for the Chingford Village Festival
Three new music and dance acts have been announced for the return of the Chingford Village Festival later this month.
As a last minute addition to the dozens of acts confirmed for June 28, Britian's Got Talent semi-finalist Micky Dumoulin will perform a 15 set starting at 2:30pm at the Oasis Roadshow DJ stand opposite the Chingford Green along Station Road.
The former primary school pupil at Chingford C of E in Kings Road and Waltham Abbey resident is a big fan of the annual celebration.
He said: "I am really looking forward to performing at the Chingford Village Festival.
"I grew up in Chingford, went to school in Chingford until I was 11 and a lot of my old friends are still in the area.
"I have attended the festival every year and it means a lot to be able to perform there."
An hour later, there will be a dance performance by the current holders of Waltham Forest's Volunteer of the Year award.
Cerebro Dance, who train at Chingford Leisure Centre is comprised of dancers aged 10 to 16 years old specialising in dynamic and sychronised street dance.
The all-day summertime festival organised by Irene Bull in and around Chingford Green in Station Road will see music entertainment and acts perform across six venues situated along the high street.
Over 34 musical acts have signed up to perform from The Choristers of Chingford Parish Church to the Epping Forest Bagpipe Band.
The free festival, now in its 20th year, will be officially opened at midday by London Assembly member Jennette Arnold OBE, who has said she is 'delighted' it has returned after it was cancelled in 2013.
A talented young teenager from Highams Park will be the final act to perform at the DJ stand from 4:50pm to 5pm.
Brit School pupil, Shannon Herbert, 16, is an aspiring singer and songwriter who has had a lead role in the West End musical, Fright Night. She will be performing her own songs in front of a strong audience on the day.
Dozens of small businesses and voluntary organisations will be setting up stalls on the green with doughnuts, pimms, burritos and real ale on offer.
Ms Bull, 60, has worked effortlessly over the last six months to bring the festival together, and says there is still availability for stall hire.
"It's good to be back and I almost feel it was worth leaving it a year because of the demand and excitement it has drummed up this year," said Ms Bull.
Westminster Walks volunteer Joanna Moncrieff will be holding a sponsored walk through Chingford from 12pm to 2pm on June 28.
The Guardian is supporting Ms Bull by sponsoring the event aimed at attracting tens of thousands of visitors in less than three weeks' time.
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