THE countdown to the Wantage Carnival has begun, with the town centre set to see a host of performances from talented local artists.

C U Tuesday will headline the the Ray Collins Charitable Trust sponsored event, which sees all the usual attractions in Market Place on Sunday, June 9, from 11am - 7pm.

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The town will also be treated to a parade, giant funfair and performances from Oxfordshire Rock Choir, the American Dance Studio, Wantage Silver Band and The Undercovers.

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Organisers say all proceeds from the event 'will go back into the local community'.

The mayor opens the carnival at 12.20pm.