Family and friends of the late Caroline Flack have announced details of a a day festival called ‘Flackstock’ in her memory.
Set to take place Monday, July 25th in the grounds of Englefield House, near Pangbourne in Berkshire, the event will celebrate the much missed star’s life, with acts from the worlds of comedy, dance and music all set to appear. Funds raised on the day will be equally split between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust.
Singers Natalie Imbruglia, Louise Redknapp and Fleur East are among the first acts to be announced for the festival, whilst celebrities including Professor Green, Dermot O’Leary, Kirsty Gallacher, Paddy McGuinness, Joel Dommett, Noel Fielding, June Sarpong and Strictly Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec are also confirmed to be attending.
The event committee is comprised of Caroline’s mother Christine and her sister Jody, as well as her close friends Dawn O’Porter, Natalie Pinkham, Anna Blue, Sarah Tyekiff and Leigh and Jill Francis.
Commenting on the festival, the Love Island presenters Mum Christine Flack said in a statement: “My Caroline was never more herself or happier than at a music festival with her sister and her friends. Flackstock is the wonderful idea of those who knew her best and the perfect way to remember her singing, dancing and most of all laughing.”
“Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honour Carrie, but charities that she loved will benefit from the proceeds. A big thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work – to Natalie for the mad idea, Giles Cooper Entertainment and Englefield House who saved the day, Live Nation and to all the brilliant sponsors. My family are so proud that so many people who knew Carrie loved her so very much.”
With Ian O’Reilly from the charity Mind adding: “Every donation that Mind receives through Flackstock will allow us to be there for even more people when they need us.This includes through services like the Mind Infoline, legal line and our online peer support community for adults, Side by Side. The money will also enable us to continue to campaign to improve services and provide information and support. We are honoured to be involved and we can’t wait for the festival to get started.”