The band behind one of the catchiest pop hits of the noughties will perform in Whitchurch this weekend – and visitors have been warned to prepare for hot weather.

Alderfest will be taking place by Alderford Lake in Tilstock Road on Saturday, July 16 and temperatures are expected to reach 26 degrees celcius.

And the headliners for the event will be Toploader, whose 2000 song Dancing In The Moonlight, which has sold more than 1.8 million copies since its release.

The event is being presented by Capital FM's Sonny Jay.

Alderford Lake bosses said they were lucky to be hosting the festival.

They added: "Who would have thought that our little town, Whitchurch would be hosting bands who have had number ones, won BRIT awards and MTV Music Awards?

"We feel so unbelievably lucky to be in a position to host this festival and we are beyond excited to welcome these people to Whitchurch.

"Join us on July 16 for what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day."

With a heatwave kicking off this weekend, bosses have also said that precautions will be taken on the day.

The statement added: "Please come prepared for the weather.

"We have received a few messages recently regarding health and safety concerns for the extreme heat expected on Saturday.

"There will be taps on site with drinking water available, free of charge and there will be bottles of water available to purchase from every bar.

"You can bring your own sealed bottles of water.

"We advise to wear a wide brimmed hat to shade your face, ears and back of your neck from the sun/

"Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.

"There are shaded areas all around the lake to seek shelter from the sun.

"However, there will not be shaded areas on the festival field so please prepare appropriately.

"We can’t wait to see you all on Saturday and are so happy that the weather has turned in our favour for once.

"As always, if you have any questions please let us know."

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