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Village Green, Southend's number one music and art festival returns for 2014 bigger, bolder and better, with an excitingly varied line up of acts and artists lined up.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 3rd Mar 2014

Photo: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

Held across eight stages in Southend's gorgeous Chalkwell Park on July 12th, Village Green has over the past five years grown to become one of the seaside city's cultural events of the year. With it being home to a plethora of green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches and market places, as well as showcase the work of a tonne of artists from right across the spectrum, Village Green certainly boasts one of the most unique aesthetics of any UK festival.

Having hosted the likes of Wilko Johnson, Sam Duckworth, The Skints, Passenger, Billy Bragg and Phill Jupitus (pictured with his ticket for this year's event above) joining The Blockheads, Village Green continually puts together a wide ranging, eclectic mix of artists - this year is no different.

Heading up the bill for 2014 is hip hop poet impresarios Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip, creators of some of the most potent rhymes and beats to ever come from the UK. Laced with wisdom, satire and comedy, the combined lyrical dexterity of Scroobius Pip and the technical know how of beatsmith Dan Le Sac have been lighting up festivals around the world for sometime, with appearances at Pukkelpop, Glastonbury, and Coachella among some of their highlights. Their set at Village Green will be reliably outstanding.

Others lined up include Fairground Attraction's Eddi Reader, New York ska giants The Slackers and local heroes Southend Music Hub, responsible for the Southend Youth Orchestra, who have famously supported the likes of The Philharmonic Orchestra to great acclaim.

Camden Town duo Man Like Me (above) round off the preliminary line up additions for what is already looking like a classic installment of Southend's most loved festival.

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