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The Big Mix festival returns to London this month – with a top musical line-up and excellent cause.

Back with a bang for its fourth year on Sunday 30 September, The Big Mix has 10 more hours of unmissable music, comedy, cabaret and film in Shorditch, London. This year’s chilled out line-up will be the perfect feel-good way to wind up the week; all in the knowledge that every penny raised goes to Macmillan Cancer Support, making sure there’s a team in the corner of even more people affected by cancer.

With music acts including the songwriting-superhero behind Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Sam Duckworth, and the gutsy and heartfelt Josh Kumra to British songbird Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi’s Ark and the mould-breaking rhythms of Manchester’s soul chanteuse, Josephine, there’s plenty of top live music to feast your eyes and ears on. The tempo will change however, when national treasure, Chas Hodges, does his legendary Cockney rabbiting with his band, performing all the known and loved Chas & Dave songs; and Parisian synth-pop duo The Penelopes to pick up the pace.

The Big Mix’s comedy offering includes a well known mystery headline act, supported by the ‘talentless liar and shameless sycophantic sell-out with a jelly spine and a mush mind’ Matt Forde, as one angry talkSPORT listener referred to him (The Guardian says he’s first class). They will be joined by Tom Deacon of the Rob Brydon Show fame; Mark Smith, whose skills at unearthing previously untapped sources of funny made him one of the top acts at Edinburgh this year and stand-up stalwart Matt Green, whose sell-out Brighton Fringe show was named as No.1 Stand up comedy recommendation in Fringe Review.

As if all that wasn’t enough, film fans will be taken on an eight film journey by the producers of London’s original short film evening, Short and Sweet. The ambition over the 90 minute viewing is always to leave audiences inspired and awestruck. Taboos will be tested, perceptions rattled and senses explored. Proceedings will take a fantastic and dramatic turn when the burlesque, cabaret and circus acts take to the stage for an eclectic line up of weird and wonderful performances. Other entertainment on the day includes: the chance to act out your rap fantasies to the fullest with Hip Hop Karaoke, eyes down for Musical Bingo with Jess Indeedy; and the world’s first ever pop up mall will be hosting live music, beatboxing, food & fashion at Boxpark with exclusive 20% discount for Big Mixers.

Advance tickets are now on sale for just £15 at www.thebigmix.co.uk, with the first 300 sold including access to a secret after party hosted by DJ the Last Skeptik.

*This festival comes just one week after Web Editor Laura Williams’ fundraising festival for Macmillan Cancer Support. Figure 8 Festival takes place from September 21-23, 2012, at True Lovers Knot in Dorset. More information at www.figure8festival.co.uk