SOUL and R&B singer Lemar has been announced as the second headline act for Peckforton Castle’s upcoming relaunch party.

The Fame Academy winner will perform at the Cheshire venue’s star-studded event on Thursday, February 16, along with Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande.

The party has been organised to mark the end of the £6m rebuilding works following last year’s arson attack on the castle.

Peckforton Castle has issued invites to Coleen Rooney – wife of Manchester United star Wayne – and national cricket hero Freddie Flintoff, as well as Alex Curran, Jamie Redknapp and the cast of Coronation Street.

The castle’s largest function room, the drawing room – where the fire was started – and the remaining 10 bedrooms will be reopened next month to coincide with the relaunch party.

Four of the damaged bedrooms, the long gallery bar and library function room have already reopened.

The blaze was started deliberately by Max Henry Kay, 36, of Hunts Cross, Liverpool, in the early hours of Sunday, June 19, having got married at the castle the day before.

He pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered at Chester Crown Court in December.

Kay is due to be sentenced on Friday, February 3.