Line-up for Prescot Festival is revealed

Britain's Got Talent star Richard Johnson performing at the 2013 Prescot Festival
Britain's Got Talent star Richard Johnson performing at the 2013 Prescot Festival
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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.”