The first two headline acts for Hereford's Stadium Music Festival have been announced.

The event takes place at the Edgar Street home of Hereford FC on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26.

Performing on the Saturday evening will be Gareth Gates who was the runner up in the first ever Pop Idol show.

He went on to have a number one hit with his first chart release which was a cover of unchained melody. Gareth has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK and had a successful career in musical theatre.

Headlining on the Sunday evening will be Cascada who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide with over 15 million digital downloads in addition.

Cascada has now over 1 billion views on YouTube becoming one of the most popular dance acts in the world.

Tickets are now on sale from Skiddle with up to date information available at

Further artist announcements are due this week.