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A diverse line-up at a new festival near Fakenham will host a very special guest in the summer.

Norfolk’s very own plant-based princess Bimini Bon-Boulash is the latest big name to be announced to appear at Wide Skies and Butterflies.

The festival, to be held on the Raynham Estate on August 5-7, has been described as an inclusive event, with a 90s feel and a diverse range of acts.

Bimini Bon-Boulash (53344669)
Bimini Bon-Boulash (53344669)

Artists already announced include big names from the 90s like Natalie Imbruglia, Toploader, Cast, Sleeper, and The Levellers, with more being added every week.

Bimini is the first well-known LGBTQIA+ artist to be announced.

Drag superstar, recording artist, best-selling author, and fashion icon Bimini who released their first single God Save This Queen earlier this year said: "The festival is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait.

Bimini Bon-Boulash is part of the diverse line up for the festival Wide Skies and Butterflies at Raynham Estate next Summer. (53344672)
Bimini Bon-Boulash is part of the diverse line up for the festival Wide Skies and Butterflies at Raynham Estate next Summer. (53344672)

"I've had lots of support from Norfolk since I appeared in Drag Race UK, and I'm so looking forward to coming back and showing my love and appreciation.

"I can promise everyone a spectacular show."

News of Bimini’s performance is sure to generate excitement from fans, not just in Norfolk, but from all over the UK and even further afield.

The performer was born in Norfolk, brought up in Great Yarmouth and is now based in East London.

The 28-year-old, who identifies as non-binary, was runner up in Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 2.

Unafraid to play with gender, challenge expectations and breaking boundaries of patriarchal tradition, Bimini has become an LGBTQ+ icon.

From fashion, to music, to publishing their own book, Bimini has not only entertained, but naturally connected to people.

Their iconic, punky non binary debut single takes on issues of class, anti- LGBTQ+ hate while living their dream, Bimini provides support to those who have been through the same experiences, empowering them to laugh and put their fingers up at those people and be proud of themselves.

Bimini said: "It’s the song I wish I could’ve heard when I was younger.

"I wanted it to sound like the music I listened to growing up, but also to take a swipe at the patriarchy. I just want people to feel they’ve been heard."

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