Atomic Kitten have been confirmed for the line-up for a three-day music and family festival returning this summer.

Essex Fest will take place at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, from July 12 to 14 with acts including Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates and East 17 in the lineup.

The event will be broken into three parts - Essex Pop Fest on July 12, Essex Tribute Fest on July 13 and Essex Family Fest for the finale.

Romford Recorder: Gareth Gates is part of the line upGareth Gates is part of the line up (Image: Havering Mind)Organised by Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, last year's event was called the 90s Rewind Festival.

This year aims to take music lovers back to the noughties and raise money and awareness of mental health, says Havering Mind event manager Ciaran White.

As well as Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates and East 17, Essex Pop Fest will also feature live performances from Big Brovaz and Booty Luv and supporting acts and DJs playing top hits from the decade.

Romford Recorder: EAST 17 will perform on the first dayEAST 17 will perform on the first day (Image: Havering Mind)Essex Tribute Fest, touted as the “local favourite event” by Ciaran, will see a line up of nine acts paying tribute to boy bands, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Queen, Adele, Whitney Houston and more.

For families and children, Essex Family Fest on the last day will bring a range of family-themed shows and child-friendly attractions like dinosaurs, animals, a fun fair, a kids zone and more.

A general release ticket for Essex Pop and Tribute festival costs £27.82 each, while a child ticket for three to 17-year-olds is priced at £6.

There is also a VIP ticket for these days for £55.25 that gives buyers front of the stage access, a free drink and fast track entrance among other frills.

General adult tickets for the Family Fest are being sold for £10.48 each, while the child ticket that day will cost £5.24 each.

More details can be found at the festival website

All the money raised will go to Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham.

Ciaran added: “There is so much to see and do at the festivals and each year it gets bigger and better, with fantastic support from our local community.

“It is such a fun weekend and really good value for money for everyone. Music fans across Essex, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and beyond have a great time whilst raising money for charity”.