Natalie Imbruglia, Professor Green and more join the festival honoring the life of Caroline Flack

The event, called Flackstock, will feature artists from the worlds of comedy, dance and music and raise money for mental health charities.

Friends and family of the island of love Presenter Caroline Flack hosted a festival to celebrate her life and raise money for mental health charities.

Flack, who won Come dance strictly in 2014, took her own life aged 40 in February 2020. At the time, Flack was facing trial accused of assaulting her boyfriend, a coroner said.

“Flackstock” will take place on July 25, honoring the TV personality with comedy, dance and music from Natalie Imbruglia, Professor Green, Fleur East and more.

Some of the first acts have been announced for the event, which will be held on the grounds of Englefield House, near Pangbourne in Berkshire. Louise Redknapp, Dermot O’Leary, Kirsty Gallacher, Paddy McGuinness, Joel Dommett, Noel Fielding and June Sarpong will also appear.

Come dance strictly stars Janette Manrara and her husband Aljaz Skorjanec will be present at Flackstock.

The event committee is made up of Caroline’s mother, Christine, and her sister Jody, as well as her close friends Dawn O’Porter, Natalie Pinkham, Anna Blue, Sarah Tyekiff and Leigh and Jill Francis.

Christine Flack said: ‘My Caroline has never been more herself or happier than at a music festival with her sister and her friends.

“Flackstock is the wonderful idea of ​​those who knew her best and the perfect way to remember her singing, her dancing and above all her laughter. Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honor Carrie, but the charities she loved will benefit from the proceeds.

“A big thank you to everyone involved for their hard work – to Natalie for the crazy idea, Giles Cooper Entertainment and Englefield House who saved the day, Live Nation and to all the brilliant sponsors,” she added. .

“My family is so proud that so many people who knew Carrie loved her so much.”

Funds raised that day will also be split between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust.

Mind’s Ian O’Reilly, Head of Community Fundraising and Events for the mental health charity, said: “Every donation Mind receives through Flackstock will enable us to be there for even more people when they need us.

“This includes services such as Mind Infoline, the Legal Line and our online adult peer support community, Side by Side. The money will also allow us to continue campaigning to improve services and provide information and support. We are honored to be involved and can’t wait for the festival to begin.

Flackstock will take place on July 25 from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with pre-sale tickets available from Ticketmaster on April 27 at 10 a.m. and general sale tickets available from April 29 at 10 a.m.

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