AFTER a one-year break, Ejector Seat returns to Southampton’s Palmerston Park on Saturday, June 8 to kick start the 2013 festival season in style.

Gracing the stageas this year’sheadliner is East India Youth aka William Doyle, a London based electro pop enthusiast.

Local lads Brother Goose are the Bandstand’s opening act with their indie pop sounds and dub reggae band The Crooked Beat and young indie folk teen Cloudi Lewis will also be making an appearance.

Spectral Park, aka Southampton’s Luke Donovan, bring us Lo-Fi Pop, while Wounded Crow, the final addition to the line-up, is a new heavy blues band fronted by Ben Munday, previously of the Mopes and the Doghouse Boatboys.

Nationally recognised Dizraeli and Luke Wright will be headlining the spoken word tent, while on the Melting Pot Acoustic stage Atlantico, Jig Foot, BOTY0V1791 and many more are there.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of DJ sets, as well as free workshops, street performers, an arts market and live art.

The festival’s organiser Charlie Hislop said: “We’ve got a great line-up of mainly local talent over three stages and lots of the wonderful art creations that have become the hallmark of Ejector Seat. It’s set to be the south’s best free event this year.”

The mainly volunteer based event is free to all and hosts a platform for up and coming local artists as well as a host of familiar names.

It offers a wide range of music, art, poetry and local food from midday until 10pm.

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Local band Brother Goose.