THIS summer the Phoenix Festival in Cirencester is pulling out all the stops in a bid to get the crowd at the Abbey Grounds dancing and singing.

Returning for its sixth year on August 25 and 26, the free festival has announced that this year's headliners will be ABBA tribute band Arrival and Queen tribute act Flash.

Arrival's multi award-winning show has sold out in over 26 countries worldwide since 1995 and was voted ‘Most Authentic ABBA Show’ for the last five years running.

Using a winning formula of ABBA trademark harmonies, authentic replica costumes, vocals and music, the band recreate the true feel and thrill of a live ABBA show.

A spokesperson from Arrival said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be special guests at this years’ Phoenix Festival and are very much looking forward to performing.

"We can't wait to see and hear all the crowds singing along and having a great time with us. So come and join us and be our Dancing Queens for the night."

Flash promise to interact and captivate with the very best Queen hits and anthems. They have been described by the BBC 'as close as it gets’ and with identical instruments and costumes, their show is an authentic representation of the magic that made Queen so special.

Glen Moreman, Phoenix Festival organiser said: “We are so happy to have Arrival and Flash as our special quests this year. They’ll give everyone the chance to celebrate two of the biggest and best iconic bands of all time.”

  •  Performers, artists, bands, dance troupes, DJ's or choirs etc in the Cirencester area (GL7 postcode) that want to play at the 2018 Phoenix Festival should get in touch via Visit for more.