TYLDESLEY’s biggest music festival will return this summer.
Cadence Festival will bring the best local sounds into the town for two packed days of live music on June 15 and 16.
The event follows on from the success of last year’s festival, which saw acts including The Lottery Winners rock the town, and last November’s indoor winter of love festival, with headlining sets by Jeremiah Ferrari and Danny Mahon.
The festival has also secured two major boosts with Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley headlining the festival for the second year in a row, while Manchester-based label Longevity Records have again agreed to sponsor the main stage.
Although plans are yet to be confirmed, organisers are planning to put the main stage in the Market Square, while bands will also play indoors at The Black Horse pub, on Elliott Street, where there will also be indie DJ sets from Mark B.
Meanwhile, The Railway is expected to host the festival’s acoustic stage, the Queens will be the venue for the Get Method stage, and there will also be an over-50s stage at The Mort Arms and a comedy stage at The Half Moon.
There will also be poetry performances at the Tasty Bite cafe.
Organiser Ian Jackson, who set up Cadence after working at national music festivals including Leeds and The Big Chill, said: “Tyldesley deserves an up-to-date music and arts festival which caters for all ages and tastes.
“The event is one the people of the town help run, and we aim to put on a festival that will impact the whole town.”