Evanfest Live music festival is back for its sixth instalment

Mike Kneafsey performs at last years Evanfest
Mike Kneafsey performs at last years Evanfest
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An ever-popular charity music festival returns to the city next month with a range of live acts all to raise funds for Bipolar UK.

Evanfest was first held in 2013 to honour the final wishes of Evan Page, who had bipolar disorder and died in 2012 aged 39, making this year’s event the sixth instalment.

Before his death, Evan had asked close friend Kate Jones to stage a gig to raise awareness of bipolar, and in the years since Kate has done her pal proud with building the event each year. She said: “It will once again be held at the Ships and Giggles on Fylde Road with 40 of the best local musical talent across 12 hours. Children are welcome up until 8pm.”

Acts scheduled to feature this year include Dirty Bare Feet, Adam Williams and Matt Holmes, Stone Cutter and Colbolt Collision.

Evanfest starts from midday on Saturday, May 5 with free entry. All proceeds will go to the Bipolar UK charity organisation.