Organisers at the Prescot Festival have announced this year’s line-up.
The programme will include a number of tried and tested favourites plus a string of new additions.
Prescot’s new town hall will be used as a venue for the first time in the festival’s history, hosting the Chilled Lemons Jazz Quartet.
A number of classic films will also be showed during the 10-day festival, which will take place between Friday, June 19 and 28.
Festival director Dr Robert Howard said: “We’re excited to be welcoming back several old friends including Foden’s Band, Bentley Operatic Society and Philharmonic cinema organist Dave Nicholas.
“But as a festival we’re also dedicated to welcoming the new, and this year that includes a Schools’ Poetry Showcase, a performance of Karl Jenkins’s impressive choral work The Armed Man, local historian Ken Pye and much more.”