Shakedown Festival returns to Brighton for a second year and is set to bring some of the most exciting names in contemporary music to the UK's party capital.

As the last festival of the year, Shakedown provides an opportunity to party for one last time in the luscious green surroundings of Stanmer Park.

Last year’s program saw 10,000 festival revellers have the time of their lives with top flight performances by the likes of Ed Sheeran, 2manydjs, Example, Krafty Kuts, Kissy Sell Out, Freemasons and taste maker extraordinaire Zane Lowe.

The first name announced for 2012 is the irrepressible Dizzee Rascal who headlines the main stage. The ultimate showman whose pop sensibilities seamlessly fuse Grime, House and Hip-hop, Dizzee Rascal ensures rapturous responses from audiences and arrives with a sack load of number 1 hits including ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Dirtee Disco’.

"Been a while since I last played in Brighton”, said Dizzee. “Looking forward to Shakedown, it's gonna be massive this year!"