Having recently announced a second wave of incredible artists and YouTube stars including Pixie Lott, New Hope Club, Four of Diamonds, Max and Harvey, Amelia Gething and Rosie McClelland to an already impressive line-up, BBC Summer Social has revealed a new wave of dance acts including The Next Step, Harrison Vaughan, CBeebies Ballet and AJ Pritchard on presenting duties.
Needing no introduction is Latin Dancing Star, AJ Pritchard. Best known for his role as a professional dancer on the BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing, the British dancer will be taking centre stage on Saturday to host non-stop fun for all the family.
Reality-style drama The Next Step, starring Shelby Bain as Amy, Liam Mackie as Finn, Alexandra Chaves as Piper and Noah Zulfikar as Kingston, is also a welcome addition for Saturday. With original choreography from the series and energetic dances, expect amazing duets and captivating solos from the talented cast, as well as full-throttle, explosive routines guaranteed to immerse the crowd.
Other fantastic additions for Saturday include local dancer troupe Merseygirls who won the hearts of the nation when they took Britain’s Got Talent by storm in 2017; Freestyle Dance Champion Junior Frood; dancer and inaugural winner of the BBC’s latest talent series The Greatest Dancer, Ellie Ferguson; and singer, dancer and actor Harrison Vaughan – winner of CBBC’s hit show “Taking the Next Step”.
Also on the bill for Sunday is a whole host of fantastic dancing, specially recorded music and colourful storytelling from Northern Ballet in conjunction with CBeebies Ballet: Puss in Boots. Strictly’s favourite Janette Manrara will be teaming up with Dr Ranj for a must-see performance and CBeebies superstar Bing will be appearing on site as well. Don’t forget your camera!
Tickets are on sale, priced at £23.50pp plus £1.50 booking fee (free for under 2’s) and includes all activities, Funfair and performances at the festival.
Further information visit bbc.co.uk/summersocial