A FINALIST in the Miss Teen Great Britain 2016 contest is set to make a guest appearance at a fundraising outdoor music concert and fireworks display.

The 11th Thirsk Picnic In The Park on Saturday will feature tribute acts, Paul Bacon as The Ultimate Elton with The Rocket Band, and Ultimate Bowie with a supporting act, Katerina Rea Trio.

A spokesman for the show said: “The Ultimate Elton not only looks like his idol, but sounds like him too, while you should prepare to be transported across 40 years of Bowie, from Spaceboy to Superstar, by Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie.”

The event at Thirsk Hall will also see Miss Northallerton 2016 Emily Austin assisting mascot Paddington Bear on his walkabout.

A record crowd 2,500 attended last year’s event, which raised funds for Action Medical Research, £1,000 for The Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal and £1,000 for Thirsk Clock.

The event is being sponsored by Steven J Dresser Electrical Contractors, Beechwood Leisure, Calverts Carpets, C J Publicity, C B furnishings, Hillsprint, Darlington and Stockton Times, Todd Waste and Selective Skips.

Tickets are available from Thirsk Tourist Information Centre, Zillah Bell Gallery, in Thirsk or by calling 01845-521644.