Free daytime festival is back for second year

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Live music, crafts, family fun and great food and drink combine once again at this year’s Halton Festival.

Now in its second year, the event attracted more than 1,000 people in 2013, and organisers are inviting everyone back for another summer celebration on Saturday, August 9.

The playing fields 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.

In the evening, the fun moves inside The Centre 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.

Entry to the evening show, from 8pm, is £10.

Other highlights at the event will be Greenlands Farm, The Apothecary cocktail bar, bouncy castles, a dance display, Go Burrito, and Enjoy A Ball.

See www.haltoncentre.org/2014/07/3-weeks-haltfest/.

The daytime event runs from 11am until 6.30pm and entry is free.