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Toyah revealed as first major act appearing at this year’s Dartford Festival

PUBLISHED: 09:23 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:49 13 May 2016

Singer and punk legend Toyah is to appear at this year's Dartford Festival

Singer and punk legend Toyah is to appear at this year's Dartford Festival

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More acts to be announced in coming weeks for free Central Park event

Last year's festival attracted big crowds with a varied line-up - includingThe FeelingLast year's festival attracted big crowds with a varied line-up - includingThe Feeling

THE first headliner for this year’s free Dartford Festival in Central Park has been revealed as singer Toyah.

Dartford Borough Council has just announced that the Birmingham-born Punk princess, award-winning rock legend, actress and composer, will be appearing on Saturday, July 16.

Toyah’s career spans nearly 40 years and during that time she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays and acted in 15 feature films.

Toyah is currently touring and performing at festivals up and down the country. She also continues to act in feature films including a cameo role in British film Extremis which will be released this year.

Welcoming the announcement council leader Jeremy Kite said, “Every year, we put on the sort of show that usually attracts a high ticket price and then we make it free!

“The Festival’s success is built on some of Britain’s most talented and successful live artists and I’m delighted Toyah has accepted our invitation to feature on the Saturday stage. She is the first of many great festival acts to be announced in the coming weeks.”


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