The biggest and longest-running summer celebration of music in Dartford is returning once again in July.

Dartford Festival, which has been running for more than 80 years, will feature an eclectic line-up of acts that includes 2016 The X Factor winner and local artist Matt Terry as its headliner.

Terry, 24, achieved national success when his debut single, co-written with Ed Sheeran, When Christmas Comes Around rose to number three on the UK charts in December last year.

Other performers include the Skatonics, who are said to have grown a committed fanbase since emerging in 2007, as well as indie pop electronica artist M.A.N.E, Queen II and Peter Hook & The Light.

The event is described as a ‘much-loved music and family fun-filled weekend that attracts huge audiences from across the South East’.

It is able to draw in audiences of more than 50,000, according to Dartford Council’s website.

The festival will take place in Central Park from Saturday July 15 to Sunday July 16.

Entrance to the event is free.