THE end of the summer’s festival of sport is being marked by a prestigious event in Tyldesley.
And the right to host a Bandstand Marathon event, with music from top local acts, to mark the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London next month has been given to the Cadence Cafe on Chapel Street.
The celebrations are being put together by the London 2012 Festival, with hundreds of outdoor concerts taking place simultaneously across the country.
Leading up-and-coming bands on the local music scene, including teenage rockers Everyday Goldfish and hard rock act Albino Gorilla will perform at the free event, and there will also be appearances from Nowt2Do, a scheme which provides extra-curricular activities for local school children.
The event is being staged by the same team behind Cadence, Tyldesley’s biggest music festival which sees a host of acts perform in venues around the town each year, and the organisers hope the arts afternoon will provide the perfect way to remember the achievements of Team GB’s athletes one last time.
Ian Jackson of Cadence Café CIC, said: “For Tyldesley to get the opportunity to stage one of these prestigious events is a real achievement for Cadence Festivals.
“It also showcases the new community café which has been a dream of mine for two years, giving the youth of the town a place to meet, learn and play.”
The Bandstand Marathon will take place at Cadence Cafe on Chapel Street, Tyldesley, on Sunday, September 9, from 1pm until 5pm.