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Fun for all the family as The Formby Festival returns

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Fun for all the family as The Formby Festival returns
Credit: Formby Festival

The event will take place at Duke Street Park from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July and has a packed schedule.

The Formby festival is back next month with fun and activities for all the family.

The festival has been running since 2013, recreating the popular Formby shows of the past and it has grown to be a must for the summer calendar in the area. It has a lovely atmosphere and is just a stone’s throw from the train station, so easy to reach if you don’t live locally.

It all kicks off on Friday evening at 5pm with the Party in the Park. The highlight of the night will be a silent disco (not included in the entrance price). There will be lots of other entertainment on offer and an array of food and drinks stalls.

On Saturday the Formby Festival opens at 11am for Show Day. The headline act Livvy K will bring her high energy R ’n B performance to the stage at 9.15pm, before a spectacular music light and fireworks display for all the family brings day two to a close.

Credit: Formby Festival
Credit: Formby Festival

Then Sunday will be alive with music and dance for Carnival Day, featuring Katumba Drumming and the Viva Brasil samba show.

Over the course of the weekend, you can enjoy a craft and farmers market, a birds of prey display, family entertainment, food stalls featuring American, Asian, British, Caribbean, German and Italian cuisine, a bake off, fruit displays and more. There will also be real ales, fine wine, coffee, and everything in between.

The stages will host a wide variety of performers across the weekend, from soloists to choirs, and even a brass band.

The acts performing will include Simon Howard, Lily Almond, Crowded Scouse, Polker, The Sway, Amber Prothero, Kingfast, Paint Me in Colour, Martin Fletcher, Gondolas, Livvy K, Lara, The Merchants, Coneheads, The Upstarts, Amazing Kappa Band, Brandon Tew, Martha Goddard, Waiting Till Marriage, and the Make Noise Choir.

There will also be loads for the kids to enjoy, including a BMX display and the popular entertainer Mr Stix.

Each year the festival has a featured charity which benefits from the event. This year it’s Cash for Kids, which supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life limiting illness and those with additional needs.

So if you fancy a festival for all the family, with some great food and music on the bill, then get yourself to Formby next month.

Credit: Formby Festival
Credit: Formby Festival

Formby Festival opening times:

Friday – Party in the Park, 5pm-11pm.  

Saturday – Show Day 11am-11pm.

Sunday – Carnival Day 11am-6pm.

Ticket prices:

Friday evening: £5 adult, £2 child.

Saturday all day: £15 adult; £9 concession; £6 child (aged four-15); £30 family.

Sunday all day: £8 adult, £7 concession, £4 child; £20 family.

Full weekend (Friday-Sunday): £25 adult; £23 concession; £11 child (aged four-15).

Short weekend (Saturday and Sunday): £21 adult; £18 concession; £10 child (aged four-15); £55 family.

Chlidren aged four-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions are those aged 65+ and those with a student ID card.

Some attractions are payable with tokens.

For more info on The Formby Festival click here.

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