Bank Holiday rocks at Millstone

A previous Millstone Rocks
A previous Millstone Rocks
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A PUB is set to rock with three packed days of music from some of the borough’s finest acts at an annual charity fund-raising festival.

The Millstone Rocks, in Golborne, will see no fewer than 19 acts taken to the open-air stage on the back of an HGV trailer over the three days of the Bank Holiday weekend.

It is the fourth time the Harvey Lane pub has hosted the festival, which will this year raise money for the Braiden-Lee Prescott Appeal to help a Leigh youngster battling neuroblastoma.

Headlining sets will be provided by former Golborne act Call of Jupiter, who will make the long journey back from Wales to perform, St Helens indie-rockers Titor’s Insignia and Randolph Swain.

Landlord and promoter Anthony Bridge, 37, said: “This is a highlight of the year and the last festival raised about £1,600. People voted to raise money for Braiden-Lee Prescott on our Facebook page so hopefully we can help out. It’s a good way to raise money.

“I’m very grateful to Paul Tunstall from the training school in Hindley Green for donating the trailer.”

Other acts on the bill include female-fronted alternative rockers Trapped in Autumn, eclectic rock act Venture and hard rockers Arcane Bronze, while a change of pace will be provided by the Skelmersdale Brass Band.

Performances will start at 2pm, continuing until around 9.45pm on Saturday and Sunday and 8.45pm on Monday, while other attractions will include face painting and a bouncy castle. Festival T-shirts will also be available to raise more for the charity.

The Millstone Rocks Festival takes place at The Millstone in Golborne from Saturday May 24 to Monday May 26. Entry is free.

To view a full line-up or find out more, visit www.facebook.com/millstonerocksfestival