Chart-toppers for Cadence Festival

Doctor and the Medics
Doctor and the Medics

MUSIC fans will descend on Tyldesley next weekend for what organisers say will be the biggest and best Cadence Festival yet.

A packed bill will be topped by 1980s psychedelic funk band Doctor and the Medics, who had a number one hit with their version of Spirit In The Sky and will headline the Saturday night.

Dozens of acts will perform over two days on the main stage in Tyldesley’s market square as well as in four other venues around the town centre.

The line-up also includes the likes of The Lottery Winners, Mocko and the Moondogs, Young Once and Echo Box in main stage support slots and the bands will once again be joined by stand-up comedians for a varied celebration of the arts.

Cadence Festival organiser Ian Jackson said: “To have such a fantastic headliner is great for our town and a dream come true. This year’s festival promises to be the best yet.

“Our local area has incredible talent and it’s amazing that we can support these budding musicians with their work.”

Acts will also perform in Cadence Cafe, The Railway, The Queens and The Half Moon over the two days.

There will also be room for more fans to gather in the market square for the main stage acts this year after Wigan Council completed refurbishment work to almost double the amount of open space.

The event is free thanks to Brighter Borough donations from local councillors, money given by pubs and the efforts of volunteers.

Cadence Festival is on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. For more information and the full line-up, visit www.cadencefestival.org.uk