A NEW pop star has been revealed for the triumphant return of the MFor Festival.

Ella Henderson is the second artist to be comfirmed for this year's lineup and will be singing on the biggest of three stages in front of huge crowds at Lydiard Park in the summer.

The 24-year-old will be performing new material including Glorious and Young along with her hit singles Ghost, Glow and Yours.

Ella has just signed to Rudimental member Major Tom's Imprint Label at Atlantic Records and celebrated a successful comeback in 2019.

Rudimental was the first act announced for the MFor Festival's second annual family fun day and music event which will be held on Saturday July 25.

A spokeswoman for the festival said: "Tickets for the 2020 date are already selling fast and, with more artists still to be announced, buzz around the event is building.

"We will offer even more music and entertainment in 2020 while supporting veteran, military and mental health charities."

Entertainment on offer throughout the day will include axe-throwing, giant inflatables, climbing walls, crossbow and archery courses, an ice hockey shootout, event displays, workshops, interactive stalls, a children's area, a funfair, the Totally Swindon Village, and street performers.

The festival first launched in 2019 after its hard-working organisers spent months trying to attract big names from the music world to Swindon and provide entertainment that people of all ages could enjoy.

Last year saw headliners Years and Years wow more than 5,000 cheering fans at the end of a packed day which also featured performances from chart-toppers Ella Eyre, HRVY and Becky Hill, Dancing in the Moonlight hitmakers Toploader, and Swindon's own superstar Jahmene Douglas. Smaller local acts and lively DJ sets played out on the second stage.

This year's festival will last from 11am to 10.30pm. Last entry is at 7pm. Tickets are available at mforfestival.co.uk and will rise in price after March 31. Tickets currently cost £39.99 each for adults, £17.99 for 14-to-17-year-olds, £13.99 for five-to-13-year-olds, and £25 for personal assistants. VIP tickets cost £75, the access platform and access area cost £39.99 each, and children aged four and under go free.