Teenage rap duo join bright festival line-up

Teenage rap duo join bright festival line-up

FESTIVAL SLOT: Bars and Melody, aka Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries.

Bars and Melody

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A TEENAGE rap duo with millions of YouTube views are pitching up at a riverside festival.

Bars and Melody have already achieved a lot in their young careers by finishing third on Britain's Got Talent, clocking up 34 million online views of their audition tape and signing to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label.

Fifteen-year-old Charlie Lenehan and 13-year-old Leondre Devries will now appear at the Sunshine Festival in Upton which runs from Friday to Sunday, August 22-24.

The best friends, who were Cowell's golden buzzer act on the TV series, have been snapped up on an initial one-single deal and they are due to release the track next month.

It will be their version of Hope, a Twista song featuring Faith Evans for which Leondre wrote anti-bullying lyrics and the duo performed at their first Britain's Got Talent audition.

On being signed to Syco, Charlie said: “It’ a dream come true. He’s going to see how the single goes, but thinks they have a very rosy future.”

The judges, including David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden, gave the boys rave reviews and a standing ovation after their performance.

The Sunshine Festival returns for the fifth year with a star studded line-up along with a wide selection of catering facilities, stalls, a kid's zone, fairground rides and a firework finale on the Sunday.

For more information and tickets, go to uptonfestival.co.uk.

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