POP megastars Years and Years will headline a new music festival coming to Swindon this summer.

British bandmates Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen made the fastest-selling debut album of 2015 and racked up several Top 10 hits including Number 1 single King and catchy bangers Shine, Sanctify and If You're Over Me.

They'll be performing at the MFor Festival which has bounced back from last year's cancellation with a bigger team of organisers and a better line-up of musical acts.

Army veteran and proud Swindonian Graham Stobbs came up with the idea for the festival in 2017 after wanting to bring big-name bands to Lydiard Park for a family-friendly day of fun and music that helps charities which support other veterans.

Graham said: “I’m thrilled to be able to confirm the headline act and names of other acts will follow. It’s taken a lot of work behind the scenes to get the line-up ready for this inaugural event – and we hope families from Swindon, Wiltshire and surrounding counties will support us.

“This event is about community, charity and music. We hope local people will travel to one of the south west’s most beautiful country parks to enjoy up to ten hours of entertainment and music.”

The festival was originally planned for last summer but Graham, who has spoken openly about his struggles with PTSD, suffered a serious mental health episode and made the difficult decision to cancel the event for the sake of his own wellbeing. This year, he’s s helping to organise the festival with a top team of businesses and professionals to ensure that it all goes smoothly.

The event will also offer a climbing wall and an inflatable assault course, a food and drinks area, community participation and fundraising for Walking With The Wounded and other projects.

The Wiltshire-based Red Devils, the official parachute display team of the British Army, will be parachuting in during the day.

More musicians will be announced shortly. Gates open at midday and the festival will end at 10.30pm. Ticket prices are tiered - the earlier they're booked, the cheaper the price.

Tickets booked up to March 31 cost £32.99 for people over 14, and £9.99 for children aged five to 13, then rising to £37.99 and £12.99 respectively until the end of May. Under fives go free – one young child per full-paying adult. VIP tickets for fast track access and extra benefits are £70 each.

Visit mforfestival.co.uk