First headline performer announced for Lincolnshire Show 2016

More than 60,000 people are expected to flock to the Lincolnshire Showground on June 22 and 23 when the Lincolnshire Show returns for its 132nd year.

As visitors prepare for the launch of the advanced show tickets, one of the event’s Main Ring headline acts has been revealed as the world famous JCB Dancing Diggers.

Dancing Figgers have been announced as one of the Main Ring headline acts.

Dancing Figgers have been announced as one of the Main Ring headline acts.

It will be the first time in over ten years that the high-octane act has performed at the show and spectators will watch the team of mechanical diggers, weighing more than 80 tonnes, dance routines to music favourites including Phantom of the Opera and The Wedding March.

The routine will see the JCB diggers weave and circle past each other with inches to spare and split second precision. Buckets and shovels then become acrobatic arms, lifting the machines into the air.

Lincolnshire Showground CEO Jayne Southall said: “The show always delivers two days of non-stop entertainment and we are delighted to announce that JCB Dancing Diggers will be one of our headline acts this year. We aim to offer the very best in entertainment and this is an act I really can’t wait to see!

“We’re proud to celebrate the best of Lincolnshire and its great heritage with everything from cooking demonstrations to live entertainment, livestock and equine shows and plenty of shopping – there is always something to suit all ages and tastes.

“We had record-breaking visitors across the two days last year which resulted in extra car parking being required, and we are preparing for the same again this year.”

The Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Andrew Kerry presenting a rider with a City of Lincoln Council award. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Andrew Kerry presenting a rider with a City of Lincoln Council award. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The show is expecting to welcome more than 600 traders and exhibitors all showcasing their latest products.

Savage Skills will be returning this year to demonstrate freestyle bike tricks and visitors to the Countryside Ring will be able to enjoy professional chainsaw sculptures.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Main Ring will also see the return of popular freestyle motocross riders Broke FMX, alongside a number of traditional displays, where audiences will be able to watch the talented show jumpers and the parade of the hounds.

The Lincolnshire Kitchen is launching this year and will see popular chefs and producers demonstrating how to create an exciting variety of dishes using their favourite local produce.

Advanced tickets will be £19 for adults, children are £6 and under-fives go free. Car parking is free on both days.

More information about the show can be found here.