TWO celebrities are coming to a Meon Valley village to headline a secondary school's annual music festival.

Martin and Roman Kemp have been announced as the headliners for SwanFest’s return, following two years of Covid cancellations.

Swanmore College, in New Road, will host the festival’s return on Saturday, June 18.

Festival organiser Chris Loveday said festival-goers can expect a bigger and better year than ever before.

He said: “There will be a carnival atmosphere with a large fun fair, a bar, food vendors, stalls and great music across three stages."

Father and son duo Martin and Roman Kemp are well known names - with Martin best known for his the place in Spandau Ballet and Roman for his Capital DJ work and his spot on I'm A Celebrity.

They will be performing a ‘back to the 80s DJ set’.

More acts are due to be revealed on the SwanFest website soon.

The school hopes the music festival will be a “sell out” with as many as 4,500 people expected to attend.

Chris said: “It’s going to be a brilliant day out for the entire family at affordable prices. The aim of the event is to bring music and fun to the community, it’s not about making money. The event also provides an arena for up-and-coming talent to perform alongside established artists like Martin Kemp and Roman Kemp.”

Pop rock band The Hoosiers headlined the previous festival back in 2019.

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Headteacher Kyle Jonathan said: “As soon as you see the fabulous Swanmore grounds, you think of a music festival. We wanted to give something to the community that would last for years to come.

"Music brings people together and we believe Swanfest will just keep getting bigger and better.”

Sponsors of the music festival include Whiteley Events. Technical director of the company, Bernie Rainer-Guy said: “We always look forward to Swanfest and are proud to be a sponsor.”

Tickets cost £15 with concession and family tickets also available. Go to


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