Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke joins Dartford Festival

PUBLISHED: 14:30 01 July 2011

Britain's Got Talent runner-up Ronan Parke will play hte Dartford Festival

Britain's Got Talent runner-up Ronan Parke will play hte Dartford Festival


Top acts from reality TV smash hit Britain’s Got Talent will support headliners Gareth Gates and Andy Abraham at the Dartford Festival.

Twelve-year-old Ronan Parke, who was runner-up in this year’s show, captured the hears of millions of viewers earlier this year, will take to the stage on the Saturday alongside keyboard and organ player Jean Martyn.

Tipped by many to win the show he was pipped to the post by Scot Jai McDowall in June.

The following day 19-year-old singer and guitarist Michael Collings and singers New Bounce will be performing.

Held over July 16 and 17, the Dartford Festival, first launched back in 1936, also features a huge variety of local musical and dance acts.

This is the fourth year that the Dartford Festival has welcomed acts from Britain’s Got Talent.

Previous performances include Kate & Gin, Strike, Stavros Flatley, Twist and Pulse and Faces of Disco.

Former Pop Idol contestant and West End star Gareth Gates is already booked to play the weekend as is X-Factor contestant Andy Abraham

For more details and the full festival line-up, visit

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