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

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.”