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First acts confirmed for Under the Stars

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 June 2018

Under the Stars will be returning to Central Park. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Under the Stars will be returning to Central Park. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

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Eighties chart-toppers Soul II Soul are set to wow the crowds this summer as they headline Under the Stars.

The band, who are celebrating 30 years in the music industry, will be performing as part of the free four-day extravaganza at East Ham’s Central Park.

The fun begins on Thursday, August 16, where 1960s ska group The Skatalites will be headlining, supported by reggae acts Levi Roots and Bitty McLean.

The acts for Friday, August 17 haven’t been confirmed by Newham Council yet but fans are promised a mix of Bhangra and Bollywood tunes performed by both British and international artists.

Joining Soul II Soul on Saturday, August 18’s bill is R&B singer Joel Culpepper and tribute act Ultimate Earth, Wind and Fire.

This year’s event will end in traditional fashion with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing on Sunday, August 19 ahead of the fireworks finale.

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