MUSIC will fill Eastnor Castle's deer park this August, when the rural Herefordshire venue hosts the Lakefest festival and brings headline names to local audiences.

Eastnor has previously attracted big music-loving crowds for The Big Chill; but it has never hosted Lakefest before, a festival now in its fifth consecutive year.

Headliners this time round will include Starsailor, Primal Scream, We Are Scientists, The Coral, Newton Faulkner and Afro Celt Sound System.

A Lakefest spokesman said: "These six headliners will be joined by the unveiling of even more big names in the coming weeks as the countdown begins to the family-friendly music festival.

"Lakefest 2016 returns for its fifth consecutive year on August 11, 12, 13 and 14. For the first time, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, near Ledbury, will play host to the summer spectacular."

The spokesman added: "Sure to be a crowd pleaser, The Coral announced their return to music at the end of last year, following a five-year hiatus. Their new album Distance Inbetween is due for release on March 4 and their set at Lakefest marks one of their 2016 tour dates. This is their eighth studio album and the band are known for hits including: Dreaming of You, In the Morning and Pass It On."

Dream Catch Me, I Need Something and Teardrop, are all hits for Newton Faulkner, with his percussive style of guitar playing.

The English singer-songwriter and musician’s fifth studio album, Human Love, was released in November 2015. His debut studio album, Hand Built by Robots was certified double platinum in the UK.

Twenty years since they were formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer, Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System will release their new studio album, The Source in April.

The spokesman said:"One of world music’s top acts, with album sales of over one and a half million, theirs is an exhilarating live show that ranges from full-on club energy to moments of intimacy."

Scottish rock band, Primal Scream, were originally formed in 1982. With hits including: Loaded, Movin’ on Up, Come Together, and Rocks, the band is due to release its brand new album, Chaosmosis, in March. This is the band’s eleventh studio album, following their critically acclaimed ‘More Light’ album.

The spokesman added:"With a huge cult following, this is a monumental booking for Lakefest."

We Are Scientists exploded onto the UK music scene with one of 2005’s iconic dance rock records, With Love and Squalor. Years of touring followed, as did a second album, Brain Thrust Mastery, that spawned now-classic nightlife anthem After Hours. Main stage slots at Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, T in the Park, and festivals all over Europe, as well as appearances on Later with Jools Holland, all served to cement their legacy.

Their fourth album TV En Francais is due to be released in March.

Starsailor have enjoyed many hits for over 15 years; notably Four to the Floor. Having attracted attention world-wide, the band have supported a variety of legendary bands including: The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers and U2.

Lee Martin, Lakefest Director, said, “We’ve received amazing feedback to the line-up so far and are overwhelmed with the reaction to the news of the acts we have booked to date.

"We can’t wait to announce more names over the coming weeks and then the countdown really begins to putting on a legendary weekend in August.”

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