A local music collective is inviting everyone to "come on in and make a din" at this weekend's St Helens Festival.
St Helens Music Net will be putting on a song-packed celebration of all things musical in their Sherdley Park grotto between noon-6pm this Saturday and Sunday (July 4 and 5).
The event will see an array of community groups and professional musicians lend their expertise to a free programme of workshops and performances that promises something for everyone - regardless of their musical interest.
Music Net director Garth Jones said: "We were bowled over last year by the sheer talent and enthusiasm out there and are determined to make this year's event even bigger, brighter and noisier. "We are delighted to have the very best local music leaders on board, who we guarantee will send our visitors home with a smile and a song in their hearts."
The Music Net programme for the weekend is as follows:
Saturday 4th July
12-2pm Bach To The Future - songwriting and band development workshop, with Steve Kinsey and Tim Campbell.
2-4pm Sing-a-long Singers - songs for all ages, with the Liverpool Philharmonic's Gareth Owen.
4-6pm New Band Blast Off! - musical show case, with the MAPP Youth Project.
Sunday 5th July
2-4pm The Beating Heart Rhythm Workshop - Djembe drumming with session ace Ian Haskell.
4-6pm Scratch and Spit - DJ-ing, MC-ing and beatbox masterclass with St Helens scratch legend DJ Rasp and The Mak Of All Trades.
Sunday will also see St Helens Music Net open proceedings in the Music and Performing Arts Pavilion, showcasing the best young talent from local music schools and development programmes.
Compered by Music Net founder and resident crowd pleaser Steve Kinsey, the line up promises to kick things off in suitably raucous style:
Noon Silent Thunder - Blackbrook's finest.
12.30pm St Helens Music Academy presents.
1pm Mr J - Rainhill rock idols.
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