English rapper and Grime MC Dizzee Rascal will be headlining the popular PennFest next year, organisers have announced. 

The award-winning rapper, best known for hits like Fix Up, Look Sharp, Bonkers and Holiday, will take to the festival main stage in The Big Park, Penn Street, on the Saturday.

In 2016, the family-friendly music event will run for two days, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, instead of three but organisers are promising that the sixth annual festival will be the ‘best ever’ with more acts set to be announced within weeks.

Organisers are hoping to improve on PennFest's impressive line-up in July this year, which saw the likes of Razorlight, The Feeling and Happy Mondays perform to a record number of fans.

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PennFest 2015 - Picture by ARM Images.

The big top stage and the old skool warehouse are to make a return, while a variety of ‘exciting and popular’ local bands are being signed up to perform.

As well as top class music, creative workshops, a global artisan market, featuring art stalls and a range of bars and food outlets will return.

And children are not being overlooked, with plenty of activities to keep them entertained including arts and crafts, street entertainers and a circus workshop.

Camping onsite will be available from July 22 to 24, with free hot showers, a quieter family zone, plus glamping with Wow Tents and pre-pitched tents from Camplitude.

Earlybird tickets are now on sale at www.pennfest.co.uk.