THERE are tributes acts such as Simply Take That, Queen II, Simply Spice Girls, Roxy Musique, Kazabian and Badness, there is a firework display, children's entertainment and circus skills... and there are also sausages, lots and lots of sausages and cider.

Yes, it's the Essex Sausage and Cider Music Festival, and it's coming to Barleylands Farm in Billericay.

Joining the huge bill of tribute acts, which also include a Michael Jackson act and the F00 Fighters, are many supporting local acts, including Southend's Scarlet Echo and Carousel.

The weekend starts on Friday April 29, from 6pm until 10pm, and continues on Saturday April 30 from 11am until 10pm and Sunday May 1 from 11am until 9pm.

Tickets are on sale ranging from £11.25 – £173.11 depending on whether you are buying an individual day ticket or a weekend family ticket.

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