Headlining the main stage at this year's Fling is iconic British punk band, Buzzcocks.
Other musical highlights for 2018 include:
- live funk and soul from Junior Jump and the Bottom Line
- classic hip hop rock covers from Grizzly Bears
- 90s dance anthems from Sunscreem
- a DJ set from Norman Jay MBE
There are also two new stages for 2018, both celebrating the best of the local music scene.
The Bay Days stage will see sets from Essex musicians, including New Town Kings, F.O.X and Radd Pitt.
Shakey's Sessions Unplugged focuses on acoustic acts, and leading musicians from Chelmsford and the local area will be performing. There will be music from Leanne Louise, Helen Connelly, Carousel, Louise Parker, Hannah Paris, Magic Seas, Spencer M Taylor and Barton Young.
The infamous Silent Disco will be returning this year, featuring a BBC Radio 6 Music battle between Shaun Keaveny and Steve Lamacq.