FESTIVAL bosses have revealed the headliners for this summer’s Heditude and are appealing for more local talent to join the bill.

Essex-based band Skamite will top the bill on the main stage at this year’s festival, held at Hedinghams United FC ground in Sible Hedingham.

The eight-piece band covers traditional to modern ska hits in their own unique style, which fans of Madness and The Specials are guaranteed to love.

Skamite don’t play many charity gigs, but are contributing their considerable talents to Heditude for “beer, burgers and travel expenses”.

The band said: “We get lots of invitations to play at charity festivals, but we’re pretty busy so have to be selective.

“But Heditude was an easy choice for us because of the causes supported and the great atmosphere the team created in 2018.

“We’re really looking forward to putting on a real show.”

Festival bosses have announced that Roselle Moss – known as the ‘Piano Girl’ – is also set to take to the stage at the event in June.

Roselle, from Braintree, will be singing and playing piano on the acoustic stage.

She has been making a name for herself locally as a solo performer, but also plays with the band First Principles.

Heditude bosses said: “She has a spacious quality to her playing, allowing plenty of room for her crystal clear singing voice to build an atmosphere around her songs.”

The festival is now seeking an opening act for the acoustic stage.

Organisers are calling out to local secondary school pupils with musical talent to apply to open the show.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, April 21, and auditions will be held over the next couple of weeks.

To apply email marketing@heditude.org.