The Cribs, British Sea Power for new South East festival

Young Knives, The Rascals also set for Zoo Thousand

The Cribs, British Sea Power, The Young Knives and The Rascals are among the bands set to play the inaugural Zoo Thousand And Eight Festival this summer.

The new festival takes place July 4-6 at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in the Kent countryside.

Also on the bill for Zoo Thousand And Eight are Lethal Bizzle, MSTRKRFT, Hadouken!, Friendly Fires, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and The Rumble Strips, among others.

Bloc Party are also scheduled to play a DJ set., and additional artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

For each ticket purchased, a donation will be made to the Aspinal Foundation charity to help pay for the upkeep of the animals and their enclosures at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park as well as animal rescue and rehabilitation projects around the world.

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