You’ll be bowled over at festival

A previous Alfresco festival at Blackpool Cricket Club.
A previous Alfresco festival at Blackpool Cricket Club.
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The countdown is on to the fifth Alfresco festival at Blackpool Cricket Club.

The family-friendly festival takes place in and around the club on Sunday, May 24.

A spokesman said: “The focus is always the music and they have certainly ticked all the boxes with this year’s eclectic line up.”

There will be 12 hours of music on the main stage, and eight hours of entertainment in the family tent, plus an ‘access all areas’ ticket which includes the after party inside the club.

A headline show comes from Edan and Paten Locke, while other acts make their Alfresco debut, with new material planned.

Blackpool’s legendary darlings Section 25 take time out from their busy tour to inject some post punk glamour and energy.

And East London’s favourite nine-piece horn section, The Hackney Colliery Band, which closed London’s Olympic ceremony and has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse, will impress with nuggets of funk, ska, jazz and Balkan beats.

There will be a free Saturday night party to get the mood underway, with DJs Rich Lane, Martin Brew, Jonah Considine, Marc Hasler, Jock Lee and Discordance.

Adult tickets cost from £17.50, children from £5 with camping an additional £20.

Food and drink will be on sale on site.