RIBBLE Valley singing sensation Lauren Jean Schofield could be sharing Beat-Herder’s main stage with American disco legends Sister Sledge this Sunday.

The Bowland High School pupil will be singing her version of Dolly Parton’s mega hit Jolene in the final of the festival’s own talent contest, Beat-Herder’s Got Talent.

The contest will be held at the boutique festival’s very own working men’s club tomorrow.

The winner will land a once in a lifetime opportunity to be lost in music in front of thousands of fans opening the main stage for headliners Sister Sledge at the sold out three-day Ribble Valley event which begins today.

“I’m thrilled, I can’t wait,” said the 14-year-old.

“It is lovely and such an honour to be singing at Beat-Herder, our lovely, local festival.”

Lauren Jean is no stranger to the spotlight or winning talent shows and she is set to release her debut EP this year.

She said: “I started out at the Be My Band project at Clitheroe Grand and I also won Bowland’s Got Talent. One day I’d love to sing professionally.”

The singer songwriter from Bolton-by-Bowland beat 20,000 hopefuls to appear on a national television talent show, ITV’s The Voice Kids last year.

Lauren, who has been playing the piano since the age of six and guitar from the age of 10, went to six auditions in Manchester and London before being selected for The Voice Kids.

Lauren’s parents David and Anna Schofield, farm at Bowland-by-Bowland.

David said: “We’d love everybody to come and hear her sing at The Beat-Herder and District Working Men’s Club . We are very proud of her.”

Since her TV appearance, she has set up laurenjean.music on Instagram and has been busking in Manchester every weekend.

Beat-Herder has more than 20 stages on the site near Dockber Farm at Sawley and headliners include Rudimental, Groove Armada and the Hot 8 Brass Band.