'It's going to be a blast' Seventies legends get ready to whip up the crowds

Sister Sledge will be playing on Sunday Photo: Press Association

Thousands of revellers are getting ready to party in the park this weekend - Mote Park in Maidstone to be exact. Music legends from the seventies and eighties will be whipping up the crowds on Sunday, with the line up including Sister Sledge, Brand New Heavies, The Shapeshifters and Earth Wind and Fire Experience featuring Al McKay.

Blasts from the past - Brand New Heavies also play on Sunday Credit: Press Association

Around 5000 people are expected to attend the events over the two days. The weekend begins with The Social, aimed at clubbers aged over 18, on Saturday.

On Sunday The Family Social will be aimed more at families with bands from the seventies and eighties taking to the stage.

It's been organised by the Maidstone-born DJ Nic Fanciulli. Nic, who lives in West Malling with his wife and son, wanted to create an event for everyone in his hometown and called in favours from his showbiz friends to help form the line-up.

Nic spoke to ITV Meridian about the weekend ahead. Click the link to watch his interview.

Already, excited party goers have been posting their comments on Twitter.

F0c6f62525aa3fccd8bfe725cfd1c725_normal

Looking forward to the Social festival tomorrow! Luciano, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Russ Yallop and Nic Fanciulli! Finish the summer off!

5ca3adaaaaad4301f1581cd92cb734cd_normal

@the__social has got a cloakroom this is amazingggg every day festival needs to do this

For more details visit www.thesocialfestival.com