WRISTBANDS have gone on sale for this year’s Penwortham Live and the event is set to be even bigger and better than the first one.
The popular two-day festival, which offers everything from 180 live music performances to craft workshops and family fun, will run over March 28 and 29 at 22 different venues across Penwortham.
Last year the event proved a huge success with around 2,000 people turning out at pubs, cafes, churches, community centres, shops, restaurants and even a gym.
And this year, even more venues have been added to the packed programme.
There’s also set to be the first ever Longton Live on June 6 and 7.
Musician Nigel Stewart, who helps co-ordinate the festival with the My Neighbourhood Forum Penwortham, said: “There’s no doubt that the first Penwortham Live was a resounding success.
“The venues were absolutely packed out with 2,000 people joining in over the weekend.
“Last year we had all kinds of performers – from folk music to pop, rock, country, choirs and comedy. We also had poetry reading, afternoon tea at St Mary’s Church, face painting and absolutely everything in-between.”
He added: “We are busy confirming the line-up for this year and it’s certainly set to be even bigger and better than before.
“We will have four performances a night at each venue which is a massive 180 live music performances to look forward to over the weekend.”
Conservative Councillor Jenny Hothersall, chair of the My Neighbourhood Forum Penwortham, said: “Last year Penwortham Live was a fantastic community event that brought people from right across the area into Penwortham. It gave a real boost to the businesses and community groups in the area and we’re really looking forward to seeing it back in a few weeks time.”
Wristbands for the festival cost £5 each. They buy entry to all of the events over the two days and primary school children go free as long as they are accompanied by a wristband-wearing adult.
The bands are available from all participating venues and acts, a full list is available at: www.southribble.gov.uk