FormbyLive Music Festival
Anna Corcoran Singer Song Writer
Formby's very own free music festival FormbyLive returns for a fifth year this summer providing a packed weekend of entertainment. More than 40 singers, musicians and bands will take to the stage showcasing local talent in the heart of Formby village.
The festival takes place from June 28-30 and music lovers will be entertained by a variety of musicians performing in Woodwards, Café D'Art, the Gallery and the Cross House Inn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
On Saturday afternoon there will be an outdoor stage in Chapel Lane featuring a special performance from ladies choir 'Singing our Socks Off', amongst others.
More than 3,000 people turned up to last year's festival and Pat Wordley, owner of Woodwards Wine Bar, hopes this year will be even more of a success. She said:
“Formby Live is a fantastic event that brings people from all over the community together to enjoy some wonderful music in a fabulous setting.
Robert Vincent Singer Song Writer
“Here at Woodwards, we have live music every week, but it's great to get the entire village together to put on a brilliant festival.
“There will be music from across the board from genres as eclectic as jazz, blues, acoustic and even a ukulele orchestra. The past few years have been a huge success and I'm sure the festival will be even better this summer.”
The musical extravaganza will culminate in a full day of entertainment on Sunday with a live music 'ramble' where artists rotate across venues in the village throughout the day.
Acts include The Grateful Fred Ukulele Orchestra, Niamh Jones, Davy Edge and Jazamin Sinclair.
Also on Sunday, Formby Pool will be transformed into a mini Glastonbury as a variety of bands take to the stage and The Merseycats put on an unmissable rock 'n' roll show.
However, the fun is not limited to the music as adults can chill out at the BBQ and bar on site, while children can enjoy face painting, balloon magic and a bouncy castle.
Pat added: “We hold regular Open Mic nights at Woodwards and Café D’Art and it's great to see how many young people take part.
“I think Formby Live is a great way for them to showcase their skills alongside more established artists.”
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