Stage is set for festival

Cry Baby Aeroplanes
Cry Baby Aeroplanes

Final preparations are being made for the second annual Glastonbrewery charity music festival set to take place next weekend.

The huge beer garden at Lancaster Brewhouse and Tap at Lancaster Leisure Park will be the venue for this hugely successful event in aid of Bay Aqua Therapy, which provides hydrotherapy treatment for people with chronic pain and disability in the district.

The charity does not receive NHS funding and costs £12,000 a year to run.

Bands playing a range of styles from rock to folk and funk to pop will perform on a lorry trailer transformed into a festival stage, and there will be food available from a range of stalls.

Organiser Zoe Hamilton said: “Preparations this year have been anything but smooth; Ben Fletcher from Cry Baby Aeroplanes has recently broken his arm and at one point we feared that they might not be able to play and both myself, my husband and my mum have all been in hospital in the last few weeks.

“But as they say - the show must go on”.

Bands lined up for the all day and into the night event include local acts Fourth Time Lucky, Amy-Jo Clough, Joe McCorriston, Molly Warburton and the Shady Days, Ben Ruth and The Convulsions, James Geary, Stopwatch Wilson, Cry Baby Aeroplanes and Idol Minds, and several up and coming bands from Manchester; The Ordinary, Mama Roux and Velocets.

Lancaster Brewery has also created a festival ale - Glaston Brew - which will be available at the venues that are selling tickets: the Brewery, the Sun Hotel and the Palatine in Morecambe. Tickets are also available from Pizza Margherita and the website

The event has also been supported by many Lancaster district businesses.

Tickets for the full day (from midday to midnight) are priced £12/10 for adults, £5/6 for children with various offers for families or half day tickets.