One of Bury’s biggest festivals will return this weekend for its 10th anniversary with a huge line-up of acts.

Festwich will take place in St Mary’s Park, Prestwich, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31 with a vast line-up of tribute acts including Megadeth UK, The AC/DC Experience and The Killaz.

VIP tickets for the event have already sold out and organisers promise the festival’s 10th birthday celebrations are “going to be something special.”

As always, the event will have plenty of refreshments available including hot dogs, croissants, soft drinks and coffee.

Bury Times: Queen tribute band, Queenesque perform live at Festwich last yearQueen tribute band, Queenesque perform live at Festwich last year

Speaking earlier this year, organiser Jools Taylor said: "I'm from Prestwich, I'm proud to be from this town, I started Festwich 10 years ago to just to put together a small festival for this community and I never thought it would get to this level.

"It was just supposed to be a tribute to the bands that I loved, and now it's become a huge thing that attracts well over 10,000 visitors a year from all over the UK and abroad.

"I'm a huge music lover and I have a deep passion for this and that's where my drive for this comes from.

"After the past couple of years, we're all ready for festivals like these and it's great for me to be able to bring people together for some good old fashioned live music."

Bury Times: Festwich in 2017 Festwich in 2017

He added that for the festival's extravagant 10th anniversary celebration, there are a number of surprises in store.

Metallica tribute band, Metal Militia, will return this year as Saturday's headline act.

The band have performed at Festwich and at several live venues across the country.

Speaking in February this year, John Wright, manager and drummer for Metal Militia, said: "If you ask me or any other member of the band, we will all tell you that we are hardcore music fans.

"On behalf of the whole band, Festwich is something we're very excited about.

"We've done it before, but this year is different because we'll be the headline act and it's the 10th anniversary so there are a lot of nerves on our end.

"We're all honoured to have been asked to come along yet again and I think this year will be a bit special, so people will want to see what's being planned to make it different."