THE line-up for this year's Lunar Festival, one of the UK’s most exciting and diverse music and arts festivals, has been announced.

Malian music legends Amadou & Mariam, electronic party pioneers Basement Jaxx, acclaimed cinematic pop duo Goldfrapp and legendary punk band The Stranglers headline the four-day event, based near the Warwickshire village of Tanworth-In-Arden from July 26 to 29.

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Also announced is producer and DJ Nabihah Iqbal, six-piece rock band The Go! Team, family folk group The Unthanks, psychedelic/noise rock band Hookworms, Dance group Crazy P, Birmingham industrial synth-doom merchants Matters, and rising Birmingham collective Dorcha, among many many others.

The festival is produced by the team behind Moseley Folk Festival and Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival.

Committed to staying small while thinking big, the festival welcomes the introduction of Lunar’s seven elements: learn, listen, taste, relax, laugh, move and create - placing creativity, community and celebration at the heart of the festival.

John Fell, from Lunar Festival, said: "The festival is all about bringing together like-minded individuals, artists, fans and creatives, to realise a shared vision that inspires, entertains, enlightens and captivates through the seven elements.

"We've worked hard over the past year to make the 2018 programme our best yet, for the adventurous and the family-orientated."

He added: "Lunar is 100 per cent dedicated to celebrating the wonderful community of music and art lovers that have supported the festival to date, and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new to this year's edition."

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Tickets for the 5,000 capacity festival will be released for general sale from 10am this Friday, February 23.

For the first time in its five year history, the festival site will open up a day early exclusively to 500 weekend ticket holders on Thursday, July 26.

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