AN AMERICAN pop group have been announced as the headline act for a new record fair and music festival.

Sister Sledge will close Crate Diggers, which comes to the Brighton Centre on Saturday, May 11.

The American girl group, who rose to fame in the Seventies with hits such as We Are Family and He’s The Greatest Dancer, have continued to perform across the world.

Sister Sledge will be joined on the festival line-up by Soup, a founding member of hip-hop group Jurassic 5, who will be bringing his other project – the Fullee Love collective – to the Brighton Centre.

BBC DJ David Rodigan and reggae performer General Levy will also be part of the musical performances on the day, as well as many other acts yet to be announced.

Alongside the music festival, a record fair will take over the Brighton Centre on the same day.

Record sellers from Sussex and beyond will be in attendance, along with collectors and general vinyl fans.

There will be more than 100 tables of LPs to look through, with all kinds of genres represented.

The entire event is sponsored by Discogs, which claims to be the third largest online music website after YouTube and Spotify and the biggest seller of vinyl in the world.

Meanwhile Crate Diggers is the world’s largest dedicated vinyl festival with international live acts, taking place in USA, UK, Japan, Brazil and more than 12 other locations around the world.

Tickets for the vinyl fair are free and visitors can spend the day browsing the thousands of records on offer.

But those wanting to see Sister Sledge and the rest of the live bands rock the Brighton Centre’s concert hall will have to pay £25 for a ticket.

There will also be a variety of food and drink and other DJs performing throughout the day.

Further details are to be announced later. The event runs all day, opening at 10am and ending at 11pm.

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