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Schooltrip perform at this year's Halton Festival
Schooltrip perform at this year's Halton Festival

A delectable feast for your eyes and ears is on the menu at Halton Festival this weekend.

The show starts on the playing fields at The Centre@Halton in Low Road at 12pm on Saturday, with music from Thistle, Charlie Galloway, Stripped Back, Hiroshima Twinkie, Blackheart Afterglow, Schooltrip and The Intensely Staring Cats, in that order.

Then in the evening, the fun moves inside the Centre with performances from Morecambe’s Joe McCorriston and The Blockbuster Blues, York’s Grinny Grandad, and Manchester’s Jeremiah Ferrari.

Entry during the day is free, and tickets for the evening show are £10, available from Go Burrito in Lancaster and The Greyhound Pub and the Centre in Halton, with a limited number on the door.

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August 30 sees the return of Glastonbrewery at Lancaster Brewery.

They’ve pulled together a stunning line-up for the charity gig in aid of Bay Aqua Therapy.

Music comes from the Bedroom Hour, Blackheart Afterglow, Paper Cranes, The Hairpiece Suite, Molly Warburton, Emmott and The Folkestra, Reggiemental Band, Dohnut (f.k.a.e.d), Colsdside, Velocets, Kazo, The Convulsions, Joe McCorriston, Alex Hulme and Christian Dobson.

The show starts at 12pm and runs through until 11pm.

Tickets are available from the brewery, The Sun Hotel, The RLI Charity Office and Pizza Margherita.

Adult tickets are £10/12 on day, with various offers for families/children.