A singer-songwriter from Ledbury is to play the mainstage at one of the biggest festivals of the summer.

Bastie is set to follow an incredible 2022 festival season by playing the mainstage at Lakefest.

The singer - real name Sebastian Ingram, who is a former BBC Introducing Artist of the Week, joins a stellar line-up that includes Johnny Marr, Gaz Coombes, Clean Bandit, Embrace and McFly.

“I grew up in Ledbury so it’s especially exciting to be playing at Lakefest among such incredible artists,” said Bastie, “I can’t wait!”

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Last year, Bastie played Boardmasters, Carfest North and South, and headlined Pub in the Park alongside McFly and The Lightning Seeds.

And he has just released a new track, Trouble, which is available now on all major streaming services and was chosen as a finalist in the 2021 UK Songwriting Contest.

Bastie was lucky enough to record Trouble with long-time collaborator Nick Brine, who has previously produced on Oasis and Arctic Monkeys records.

His music has also already received a number of favourable reviews including from Hot Press, who said: “The only way is up for the English talent. Hot Press is certainly excited to see what indie-pop anthems he emerges with next.”

Clout said: “Bastie has a sound that evokes the spirit and swagger of some of UK indie’s most iconic acts but with his own distinctive flair and charm.”

Bastie will be opening Lakefest 2023’s main stage on August 12.

Also playing the festival this year are The Zutons, Judge Jules, Fabio Grooverider, Faithless, The Hoosiers, The Wurzels, Inspiral Carpets and more.

Away from the big music stages, festival-goers can enjoy films, comedy, late-night cabaret, burlesque and more at the Cheshire Cat Club, live music until the early hours in the Brethryn Cocktail Bar or can choose to unwind in the Willow Gardens.

There are also arts and crafts activities for all ages with Spare Room Arts, a gaming zone, an international BMX Dirt Jumping competition, a funfair and more.