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Wayne Hemingway launches 'glamorous' music festival

Lily Allen
Lily Allen will launch her fashion collection at the festival

Designer Wayne Hemingway has launched a summer event which aims to celebrate British music and fashion and inject glamour into the festival circuit.

Sandie Shaw, Heaven 17, Aswad, Buzzcocks and The Damned will be some of the acts performing at Vintage at Goodwood in West Sussex in August.

Hemingway wants it to be a successor to the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The event will feature a recreation of the Northern Soul venue of Wigan Casino and a vintage high street.

Hemingway, and his wife, Geraldine, have organised the three-day event with Goodwood estate owner Lord March.

Singer Lily Allen will launch her fashion collection, Lucy In Disguise, during the festival which will also feature a roller disco and DJs Graeme Park and Norman Jay.

'Celebratory festival'

Hemingway, who founded the fashion label Red or Ded with his wife, said: "In the last two decades of attending a myriad of festivals, I've been consistently underwhelmed by the lack of glamour, by the locations, by the scattergun approach to booking and scheduling and overall by the lack of attention to detail which has sadly not only become the standard but accepted as such.

"We have carefully curated a celebratory festival in complete contrast to this staid status quo, that re-unites music, fashion and culture; that is unashamedly about dressing up rather than down and being comfortable rather than compromised.

"There has been nothing to date like Vintage."

He added: "It will be an exceptional festival, a worthy successor to the Festival of Britain in 1951 and a worthy ambassador for Britain's standing as the world's most creative nation."

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