Cheesy soul classic You Sexy Thing will have east London grooving as soul group Hot Chocolate bring the guilty musical pleasure to Under the Stars in Newham.

Lead singer Errol Brown died in May but the remainder of the band will headline the festival on Saturday, August 15, as part of a free four-day schedule of live Bhangra DJ’s, reggae, orchestra and the Soul Legends tribute act.

Sounds of reggae will kick off the jam-packed agenda on Thursday, August 13, at Central Park in East Ham.

Headliner Maxi Priest – famed for 1990 hit Close To You – will inject feel-good vibes into the East End evening, supported by Mobo-award winning Aswad and Janet Kay, who became the first British-born black female to see her reggae song, Silly Games, top the British charts.

Friday, August 14, will see a takeover by DJs from BBC Asian Network.

Bhangra superstar Sukshinder Shinda has collaborated with top artists and produced music for films like Dil Apna Punjabi and Munde UK De and will lead the line up.

Fans favourite Jassi Sidhu and YouTube sensation Hussnain Lahori will sing it for the boys while Dhol and dance group Eternal Taal add girl power.

Brit Asia Superstar finalist Rubayyat Jahan will team up with Raja Kashif to entertain the crowd in Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi.

On Saturday, the Hot Chocolate headed session of soul will include Clem Curtis and the Foundations for foot-tapping signature hit, Build Me Up Buttercup.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), under the baton of conductor Paul Bateman, will round off the festival on Sunday, August 16. Rugby-themed classics will be on the agenda for soprano Laura Wright and tenor John Pierce.

The festival opens at 6.30pm each day from August 13-16.