Family Night (5 After Midnight, Larissa Eddie, Carnival Queen & More )

Saffron Walden, Essex
Age Restriction: Family Friendly
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START – FINISH: 19:00 – 22:40

The 8 day weekend opens in real style with the crowning of the Carnival Queen and her attendants and then a jam-packed night of entertainment for the whole family. Headlining will be 5 After Midnight who were runners up in X-Factor 2016.

5 After Midnight

Kieran Alleyne (21), Jordan Lee (21) and Nathan Lewis (24) are 5 After Midnight. A vibrant three-piece, they were finalists on The X Factor 2016 and the leading group in the series. Mentored by Louis Walsh, they proved week after week to an average TV audience of more than 7.5m why they are the UK’s next superstar pop group.

5 After Midnight first auditioned in London in early July and went on to finish third in the competition. Speaking of the band during the series, Simon Cowell said: “They are energetic. They can sing and dance. They are what people want.”

Recently signed to Syco MusicNathan said: “What an honour it is to be working with the best label in the business. This is a dream come true.”

Jordan said: “To say that we are part of a roster that includes artists such as One Direction and Little Mix is just incredible.”

Kieran said: “We want to thank our supporters and can’t wait to give them new music, our music.”

Tyler Brown, Managing Director, Syco Music said: “It is very rare that a group can sing, dance and perform at a level that 5 After Midnight do. We will be making a record that enables them to fully showcase their huge talent.”

The band will embark on The X Factor Arena Tour, a 21-day nationwide run beginning in Nottingham on February 23. They will subsequently go into the recording studio to begin working on material for their first release

The Lady Godiva’s String Quartet

Young and Vibrant, The Lady Godivas are an all-female classical and electric string quartet with a difference. Professionally trained at the top conservatoires in the world, the girls deliver a classy, sophisticated performance – with a cheeky sense of humour! They love to engage audiences large and small with a tongue – in – cheek on the light classics cleverly put together into an engaging acoustic show, while their show weaves through the sounds of tango, film music and iconic pop and rock tunes, with music ranging from Bach to Queen. Be at a corporate event, recording session or wedding, they deliver a sparkling performance with a smile and a dance in their step.

Larissa Eddie shares the stage on tour with the legendary Lionel Richie

Storming onto the scene Larissa’s powerful voice has been creating a sonic buzz in the music industry ever since. Hailing from the musical hotbed that is Brighton, the talented singer/songwriter is currently joining forces with legendary Lionel Richie on the UK leg of his tour this March. Larissa is due to return to the stage at London’s O2 Arena later this month with the music veteran and is already wowing huge audiences across the rest of the UK.

Larissa’s forthcoming single In Love Alone is a track that manages to artfully combine twisting melodies and soaring choruses with hauntingly poetic lyrics. Documenting the torments of love,Larissa’s voice creates a unique sound that can only draw parallels with artists such as Emeli Sande,Lorde and Sia, having already proven she can fill arenas with her high-octane vocals.

Having shared stages with the likes of The SaturdaysNatasha Bedingfield and McFly,Larissa has already built up an impressive list of credentials, including a supporting slot on Peter Andre’s 24 date nationwide tour where she was personally invited to duet with the singer onstage. She has perfected her craft while gigging extensively around the world and was chosen to sing for audiences at the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012.

Larissa has already captivated the iconic Royal Albert Hall and lent her electrifying songwriting talents to creating new material with X Factor winner Matt Cardle, proving that she is definitely a music sensation to watch out for.