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Set times for the Main stage at first ever RiZE festival

PUBLISHED: 13:26 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 17 August 2018

Crowds will take over Hyland Park in Chelmsford this weekend for the first RiZE Festival. Picture: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

Crowds will take over Hyland Park in Chelmsford this weekend for the first RiZE Festival. Picture: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD


Take a look at the set times for the RiZE festival which is taking place today and tomorrow - acts include Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Rita Ora and more.

Thousands of excited music lovers will fill the grounds of Hylands Park in Chelmsford this weekend as a new festival launches.

The first ever RiZE festival which brings together a variation of classic indie, pop, urban, dance and new upcoming talent has arrived.

The two-day extravaganza will be taking place today, August 17 and tomorrow, August 18.

Guests can expect eight stages on both days full of talent.

The stages are Main Stage, Stage 2, Dance Arena, New Music, Calsberg Danish Quarter, The WKD Stage, The Hidden Jungle, and VIP Area.

Friday acts include Liam Gallagher, James Bay, Plan B, Craig David, MNEK, Disciples, and lots more.

Visitors on Saturday can expect Stereophonics, Bastille, Rag’N’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Years and Years, Sean Paul, Example and many others.

A full list of all the stages are available on the RiZe Festival website here.

Essex Police have issued some safety advice for those attending the festival. Chief superintendent Rachel Nolan, said:

“A new festival brings new opportunities and we’re excited that an event like RiZe Festival is taking place in our county. With any large event, we have well-rehearsed policing plans in place to ensure you have a safe festival.

“Our preparations have included assessing the level of risk around crime and disorder which could occur. We’ve worked with partners to be satisfied that Festival Republic has a robust security plan in place to ensure the highest standards of public safety.

“We will also have additional police officers working that weekend to respond and deal with the unlikely event of a major incident.

“We want people going to the festival to enjoy themselves, look out for one another and be safe. We also want to remind people who are determined to spoil this festival for others that you will be detained and brought into custody.”

If you experience crime at the festival or see something that concerns you tell security or call Essex Police on 101 in an emergency call 999.

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