National Lottery Party host Fleur East will perform at the Flackstock one-off festival in July alongside Louise Redknapp, Paddy McGuinness and Noel Fielding
The countdown is on for Flackstock, a festival celebrating the life of Caroline Flack.
The anniversary event will take place at Berkshire’s Englefield Estate on July 25 and feature appearances by Louise Redknapp, Fleur East, Paddy McGuinness and Noel Fielding.
Caroline took her own life on February 15, 2020.
Former X Factor star Fleur was asked by Caroline’s close friend Natalie Pinkham and mother Christine to perform at the event.
The singer is now known as a successful host thanks to the daily radio show Hits Radio Breakfast and the TV show Ant and Dec Saturday Night.
And on Thursday, she co-hosted the National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party at the AO Arena in Manchester.
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“I know Caroline, and we’ve gone out together a few times,” says Fleur. She was always bubbly, and we had a great time together.
“So when Natalie and Caroline’s mom asked me, I didn’t have to think about it. I knew I had to.
“Caroline loves music, so a festival would be the best way to honor her memory.
“It was a complete shock to me, as well as everyone, to learn of her passing. She was deeply missed. I am really looking forward to being a part of such a special event like this. so.”
Speaking to the Mirror, Fleur recalled a few years earlier how she had been affected by the death of a friend and how she felt with questions about whether she could do more. .
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She said: “I tried to contact my friend a few days before they passed away. When it happened – I thought, is that something that I could say, that I could have done?
“God knows how Caroline’s family must feel, all of whom are really close to her. It’s unbelievable.”
Fleur said she is still deeply saddened by the loss of her family – the death of her father Malcolm just before the pandemic.
Describing him as her biggest fan, she said: “Two years on, the pain is still there. Several things can trigger it – walking down the street. Or listen to a song, or someone says something. People used to tell me this when he passed away, and I never understood, but now I know. Coping with grief is a lifelong struggle. It never ends, but we have to face it and learn to live with it.
“In some ways, I’m grateful the lockdown happened – it means I don’t have to face people or deal with work. I need to be alone with my pain. But the pain never goes away.”
Fleur is co-hosting the National Lottery party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Jason Manford.
The National Lottery Day Street Party will be held at the AO Arena in Manchester. She’s throwing a party with Jason Manford.
It will feature hits from some of the biggest names in the music industry. Confirmed performers for the night are Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Mark Owen, Heather Small, Kaiser Chiefs, Ella Henderson, Nathan Dawe, Steps, Lady Blackbird, Allie Sherlock, House Gospel Choir, Calum Scott, Amerah Sa-lay, Boy Blue – Dancer, and Fairy Band.
The National Lottery organized the event to help the UK celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s historic reign, with more than £22 million of National Lottery funds earmarked for communities to celebrate. The Queen’s Platinum Saint.
A spokesman said: “The Platinum Jubilee Fund, launched by the National Lottery Community Foundation last November as a £3.5 million scheme with grants of up to £50,000 available to 70 institutions, celebrating the Queen’s 70 years of public service.
“As the Platinum Jubilee is part of an important year of celebration and national pride, the National Lottery Community Foundation has awarded an additional £1 million to 21 other community groups to ensure as many people as possible. the better we can celebrate this momentous occasion together.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/fleur-east-honour-caroline-flack-26959115 Fleur East to honor Caroline Flack with a touching performance at Flackstock