Chart topping singer songwriter John Newman will headline Curious Arts Festival, Lymington on Saturday July 21.

The performance will be one of the first in a while by Brit Award nominated John whose breakthrough hit ‘Love Me Again’ shot to no.1 in July 2013 to be followed up by “Come and Get it’ from his acclaimed second album Revolve.

After battling a brain tumor last year, John’s long awaited third album rumored for release next month is set to delight fans who have clocked up over 38 million YouTube hits on the video for ‘Come and Get it’ alone.

The music also sees Outlya, Flyte, HMS Sweet Charity and Razorlight's front man Gus Robertson bring his Great Brain Robbery collective to the magical Solent-side setting and stunning backdrop of Pylewell House.

It runs alongside a literary programme featuring Adam Kay. Lemn Sissay and Russell Norman, and a comedy line up of the UK’s leading stand up and sketch show talents from TV and radio.

In 2018 the capacity remains at 5,000.

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And the atmosphere will be as dreamy and eccentric as ever. You might find yourself learning how to write a Petrarchan sonnet, losing your life-savings at Black-Jack, creating a vintage doll's house from scratch or joining a LOVE workshop.

Expect illuminating adventures, lively literary chat, breakfast briefings on the day's news, cocktail masterclasses, cartoon clubs, the return of MJ's Pop-up Choir, a fine array of food providers, fireworks and of course the festival would not be complete without its annual cricket match: The Authors X1 play Pylewell Park in what will be a hotly contested match. The score currently stands at 2-2 and whoever wins this match will win the series.

Children’s events include puppetry, pop up theatre events, story-telling and journalism workshops as well as comedy for kids.

The festival will take place from July 20 - 22 2018. Tickets are now on sale at