Dartford Festival is free and it takes place on July 13 and 14

by Lauren Abbott

Top music acts, food and drink, a funfair, arts and crafts and plenty of entertainmnent for the kids.

Dartford's fantastic free festival is back for another year and is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.

The final acts for this year’s event have also been announced with Maven and Oogie Boogie Band joining headliner The Lightning Seeds - famous for sporting anthem Three Lions.

There are two stages of entertainment
There are two stages of entertainment

The groups will line up alongside the likes of Bjorn Again, performing the greatest hits of ABBA and Wannabe - an act that celebrates the Spice Girls - performing hits such as Spice Up Your Life and Who Do You Think You Are?

Hundreds of families are expected at Dartford Festival which takes place in Central Park.

Face painting at last year's festival
Face painting at last year's festival

Alongside all of the acts on the main stage is a second Community Stage bursting with local talent. Dance and theatre schools, performing arts groups and local organisations will all be showcasing their talents to the crowds over both Saturday and Sunday.

The festival is full of things for children to do
The festival is full of things for children to do


And if that wasn't enough - there's also a funfair, lots of food and drinks stalls, trade stands, games and other entertainment.

To keep up-to-date with the Festival's build up, head over to its dedicated facebook page www.facebook.com/dartfordfestival

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