A ROCKING bank holiday weekend is right around the corner with plans for the second Ferringo Fest well underway.

The musical extravaganza will take place at Walshaw Sports Club in Tottington from 12.30pm on May 27.

This year's Sunday Funday line-up boasts 15 bands including Mustard, Sister Rose and Adventures of Salvador, P Starr, Noel Fraser Band and The Mighty Revelators.

There will also be a star headline performance from festival founder Steve Ferringo's own Steve Ferringo Band, who last year celebrated 30 years in the music business.

Over the day bands will appear alternately across two stages, one inside the club and the second in a marquee, ensuring that there is constant music throughout.

The will also be a host of other activities and family fun including a funfair, face painting, beat the goalie and a range of food outlets.

All proceeds raised from the event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support and Pennine Acute Hospitals Charity.

Mr Ferringo said he is really looking forward to this year's event and is hoping for a repeat of last year's wall-to-wall sunshine.

He added: "We are hoping to emulate what we did last year. We have 15 bands, a band or two more than last year, so it's going to be a busy day.

"I'm hoping to attract more people. We have got the marquee again this year, which will be a bit bigger because at times it was a bit crackers last year.

"There were so many people we couldn't even fit them in to the tent it was that busy.

"It created a great atmosphere and it was a really fantastic day."

The inaugural Ferringo Fest was held in May 2017 and raised over £12,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Pennine Acute Hospitals Charity.

Mr Ferringo set up the festival to raise money after the loss of his wife to cancer and he himself beat the disease — receiving help through this difficult period from the charities.

Tickets priced £6 for adults and £3 for children are available online from Skiddle.

For more information visit ferringofest.co.uk.