A Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist will be headlining a family show in East Lancashire at the end of the month.

The Darwen Festival of Fun, now in its fourth year, will return to the market square on Saturday, July 27.

The square will come alive with immersive roaming characters, engaging workshops, a comedy show, a roaming music band, and dance showcases, creating a vibrant atmosphere for everyone.

Steve RoyleSteve Royle (Image: Crafty Vintage)

The free event, funded by Darwen Town Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, will also host the Darwen Monthly Artisan Market, brimming with makers and creators alongside amazing street food.

As well, Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Steve Royle, known for his hilarious and impressive juggling acts on the show, will be headlining the event, bringing his routines and humorous stage show to Darwen.

Additional entertainment will include:

  • Fat Cat Brass: This high-energy brass band features four horn players and two drummers on stilts, playing original arrangements of classic pop tunes from the last five decades. Get ready to sing and dance!
  • Crystal Ball Magic Man: Watch the mesmerising contact juggling skills of one of the world's most experienced jugglers. His visually stunning performances are sure to captivate you.
  • Lancashire Dance Academy: Witness the grace and talent of the Lancashire Dance Academy as they showcase their stunning dance routines. These performers bring a mix of styles and incredible energy to the stage.

Lancashire Dance Academy will also be performing on the dayLancashire Dance Academy will also be performing on the day (Image: Crafty Vintage)

  • Zoë Taylor Dance Academy - Blackburn: Enjoy the vibrant and dynamic performances by the Zoë Taylor Dance Academy, known for their impressive choreography and passionate dancers.
  • Nature Workshop & Wishing Tree: Participate in fun and creative activities to raise environmental awareness, and share your wish for a brighter world on the Wishing Tree.
  • Free Face Painting: Bring the kids for delightful face painting with a wide selection of fun designs to choose from

A spokesperson for Crafty Vintage said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist, Steve Royle, will be headlining this year's event! Steve Royle, known for his hilarious and impressive juggling acts on Britain’s Got Talent, will bring his unique comedy juggling routines and humorous stage show to Darwen.

“You won't want to miss his performance that left the judges in stitches and the audience amazed!”