CHART topper Tinchy Stryder will get the crowds jumping at this year’s Party in the Park.
The diminutive UK grime star is set to headline Kirklees Council’s summer concert in Greenhead Park in June.
Famous for his urban pop collaborations, Tinchy hit the charts last March with Pixie Lott and has scored number one hits with group N-Dubz and the Sugababes’ Amelle Berrabah.
Supporting Tinchy at the free event are Vince Kidd – star of hit BBC show The Voice – and former Mattafix member Marlon Roudette.
Kidd, who has signed up with Jessie J on the Saturday night show, is one of the favourites to win.
Roudette enjoyed European chart success in 2005 with Mattafix’s 2005 hit, Big City Life.
A line-up of local bands will be added to the bill at a later date.
Kirklees’ communities and leisure chief Clr Jean Calvert said: “It’s great news that Tinchy Styder will be performing at this year’s Party in the Park, along with ‘ones to watch’ Vince Kidd and Marlon Roudette.
“Over the course of the weekend Greenhead Park will come alive with a whole host of musicians and performers and we’re hoping the sun makes an appearance too!”
The pop concert takes place on the final day of Concerts in the Park, a three day music festival from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10.
The concerts to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are returning to Huddersfield for the first time since the £5m revamp of Greenhead Park was completed.
The popular festival was moved to Dewsbury’s Crow Nest Park in 2009 and 2010, but was axed last year due to budget cuts.
The schedule features something for fans of all music genres.
Pop lovers will first be taken back to the 1970s with a special performance of Thank You For The Music on the Friday evening.
The live show features the music of ABBA and the Bee Gees performed by professional touring company Easy Theatres.
On Saturday evening the stage will be set for a jubilee proms concert featuring the Orchestra of Opera North and guest solo artists. All the concerts are free and unticketed.
For all the details about Concerts in the Park visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/concerts or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/citphudds
The weekend before, BRIT award winners Mumford & Sons will play Greenhead Park.
The band – who performed at Glastonbury last summer – will bring their own touring show to the park on Saturday, June 2.
The concert by Mumford & Sons is the biggest music event in Huddersfield for years since Elton John played at the Galpharm Stadium in 2005. Tickets for this one are £49.50.
Born in Ghana, Tinchy Stryder started out as an urban grime artist from east London and has evolved into a commercial pop star.
The 25-year-old – real name Kwasi Danquah III – got his first chart hit (2009’s Take Me Back), while he was still at university studying digital arts.
Later in 2009, the 5ft 6ins rapper, who was on once on Wimbledon football team’s books, went on to top the charts twice, first with the aptly named Number 1 with N-Dubz and then with Never Leave You with Amelle Berrabah from girl-group Sugababes.
More recent releases have been less successful although last year he became the first urban artist to perform at the Champions League Final.
Alongside his music he has a successful clothes line Star in the Hood and record label Takeover Roc Nation (co-owned with Jay-Z).