DJ's vow over new festival
The organisers of a huge music festival taking place in Blackpool on Saturday have reassured residents about the running of the event.
Thousands of people are expected to attend ‘Back to the Old Pool’ on Lawson Field, Lawson Road, from noon until 10pm.
More than 60 performers have been lined up including Radio One stars Judge Jules and Dave Pearce who will headline a Syndicate Superclub Reunion.
Sonique will also be among other dance acts appearing across five arenas at the festival organised by Blackpool DJ Jason Fubar.
When the licence for the event was granted in April, the council imposed strict requirements aimed at reducing possible disruption to nearby residents.
Measures will include putting on free buses to transport party-goers back to the town centre, 500 parking spaces, CCTV and stewarding.
Mr Fubar said: “All the arenas are inside marquees so everything will be enclosed and the volume will be reduced at 9pm.
“Of course there are always bass frequencies you can hear, but it is only for one day and it is primarily a day-time event.
“We have sold tickets to people from as far away as Scotland, the North East, the south coast and the Midlands.
“The demographic is over 30s to 50s because this is a classic dance based festival.
“We’re hoping for sunshine, but if it does rain, the field is well drained.”
People can buy tickets on the day but only card payments can be made.