Accrington Town Square is getting ready to host its second annual family music festival- #AmazingAccrington Live! Sponsored by local business, Langtec.

The town will be alive on Saturday 4thMay from 11amwith the British alternative rockband Toploader headlining a full day of music and entertainment, and its free to attend.

Kick-starting the fun at 10:55am, Radio presenter Mike Graveston will host the day and get the crowds ready for the first act.

Made up of young performers, The Performing Arts Academy will treat everyone to their ‘Greatest Show Medley’ at 11am, followed by a children’s Yoga Workshop, by Yogi Life, at 11:15am.

Throughout the afternoon there will be music from a variety of local solo artists and bands, including Ella Shaw, who rose to fame since her debut on Britain’s Got Talent plus Northern Wrath, who fuse blues and psychedelic rock.

Fairground rides, henna art, face painting, food and drink (including alcohol) will be available at the numerous stalls and from local establishments in the town. The popular Sambafriq will warm up the crowds with their lively African and samba drumming at 2:15pm ready for the headline act at 3pm.

Murray Dawson, Chairman of the #AmazingAccrington initiative said:

“We are getting ready for a fantastic weekend ahead. Made possible with the support of Langtec and Hyndburn borough Council we are expecting thousands of people attending.

I am pleased to say the online response has been fantastic. Our aim is to provide something for the people of Hyndburn to enjoy and also draw in visitors who wouldn’t ordinarily come to the town.

We encourage everyone to come along, bring a blanket, enjoy the day and if there’s anything they need whilst in Accrington, pop into one of the many independent shops or eateries. Support the town and enjoy all the entertainment throughout the day.”

Pop-up Adventure Playground are the official charity for the event and are bringing along all their construction materials for children to enjoy and explore throughout the event.