HaltFest nearly here …..
Live music, family fun and great food and drink combine once again at this year’s Halton Festival. Now in its second year, the event attracted over 1,000 people in 2013, and organisers are inviting everyone back for another summer celebration on this coming Saturday – August 9th, This is free of charge and runs from 11am until 6.30pm.
The playing fields at the Centre will be the setting for the free daytime event, featuring up to 20 stalls, kids activities, international food, hand crafted local ale and plenty more besides. The festival also hosts the annual skate competition on one of the best skate parks in the north west. BMX, scooter or skateboard – a £5 entry fee gets you in the running to compete for some great prizes.
The outdoor stage will play host to bands and singers from the Lancaster area, including sets from Killer Bunny, Stripped Back, Charlie Galloway, Blackheart Afterglow, Schooltrip and The Intensely Staring Cats.
Other highlights at the event will be Greenlands Farm, The Apothecary cocktail bar, bouncy castles, site art, a dance display, Go Burrito, and Enjoy A Ball.
In the evening, the fun moves inside The Centre at 8pm with music from Morecambe indie rockers Joe McCorriston and the Blockbuster Blues, York genre hoppers Grinny Grandad, and Manchester’s award winning reggae/rock/ska four piece Jeremiah Ferrari. £10 tickets for the evening gig are now available from The Greyhound Pub in Halton and the Coffee Shop at the Centre (during opening hours).
Co-organiser Adam Lucas said: “The response to last year’s festival was fantastic, so we couldn’t resist doing it again. “Whether you’re kicking back with a beer and a burrito enjoying the live music, browsing the independent stalls which offer arts, crafts, cakes and cards and more besides, or braving the rodeo, you’re bound to find something you like.
“We’re really pleased with our hand picked music line-up as well, with acts we’ve enjoyed seeing at other gigs and festivals.
“We want everyone to get into the festival spirit, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the party continues into the evening.”
Mr Lucas added: “We very much welcome volunteers who can help set up and break down the festival and help out on the day, so if you can spare a few hours we’d love to hear from you.
Contact Hfest@hotmail.co.uk for offers of help and for more information about the festival access the Halton Festival Facebook page.
Watch a previous event here: