The first acts of Sunshine Festival 2023 have been revealed.

Former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating will headline the Upton festival on the Saturday night.

The Voice coach will be joined by some huge names throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Proclaimers, with hits such as I’m Gonna Be, and Cutting Crew, best known for their hit single Died in Your Arms, will both be taking to the stage at Fish Meadow.

Also performing is Marc Almond of Soft Cell fame, Sad Café, Gilbert O’Sullivan, China Crisis, and The Beat.

One of the most popular acts from this year’s festival will also be making a return, Barrioke.

Shaun Williamson, better known as Barry Evans off Eastenders, will lead the crowds in some sing-a-longs.

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The Human League, Squeeze, Level 42 and Dr Hook were just some of the names to join Barry at the 2022 edition of Sunshine Festival.

They were joined by more than 100 acts over the course of the weekend, with circus performers, motorcycle display teams and inflatable obstacle courses on offer for those looking for a break from the music.

Speaking during the festival Steve High, one of the event's organisers, said: "The team behind the festival have done a fantastic job and got some huge names which we are really proud of,

"It's just a great family event, with people of all ages having a good time."

Among the 8,000-plus who attended the 2022 festival was Laura Price, who met her partner at the 2019 edition.

“We have come together ever since,” she said.

“We have a fantastic time and find it’s always well managed safe to bring the children too.

“It’s a great choice of music for everyone and we can’t wait to go again next year.”

Another regular, Julie Sheppard, added: “It is just such a joyous event, there is something for everyone of every age.

“I saw a birthday party on the campsite for a five-year-old and then saw the Barrioke crowd, led by Eastenders’ Shaun Williamson, sing happy birthday to an 80-year-old, who I later saw dancing in the Ibiza club tent at midnight.”