THE Voice singer Deana Walmsley will perform at a launch party for the Million Dollar Bash — a one-day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's performance at the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival.

The festival has been organised by the All Wight Now group, established to celebrate the Island’s iconic first three festivals in 1968, '69, and '70.

It will be held at the Isle of Wight County Showground on Saturday, August 31 — 50 years to the day since Bob Dylan topped the bill on the Island.

The line-up features Fairport Convention founder member Ashley Hutchings — once described by Dylan himself as 'the single most important figure in the history of English folk-rock' — and his band, Dylancentric.

Other acts include Wishbone Ash, Kossoff: The Band Plays On and veterans of the 1969 festival, yet to be announced.

A launch party will be held on Tuesday (May 28) at the rock-themed restaurant and bar, That '60s Place, in Cowes.

Further details about the Million Dollar Bash will be announced, and Deana — who proved a huge hit on The Voice, starring in all eight weeks of the show before finishing runner-up — will perform.

Hailed a talented young star with a unique persona, Deana was coached on the show by Tom Jones.

Discounted tickets for the Million Dollar Bash can be bought on the night. The discount will not be available online.

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