The history of UK garage music is being celebrated in Liverpool tonight as part of the annual Liverpool International Music Festival.
Some of the biggest names on the scene will take to the stage alongside classical orchestral musicians to create a unique sound.
Andy Bonner has been watching the rehearsals.
Twenty tonnes of sand has been delivered to Liverpool's Sefton Park ahead of the city's International Music Festival.
The huge beach has been created by John Lennon Airport and will transform the greenery of the park into four beaches at the Children and Family Zone.
There will also be huts and a gigantic five metre high sandcastle housing a specially commissioned audio visual installation.
The Liverpool International Music Festival returns this weekend with a line-up including Basement Jaxx and Echo and the Bunnymen.Read the full story ›
Beats Cancer - a dance music event at Clitheroe Castle's Bandstand, aims to raise money for Cancer Research.
It's taking place between 1pm and 10pm today.
Greater Manchester Police has put a rainbow flag on it's Twitter account picture to celebrate this weekend's Manchester Pride.
We've updated our avatar in celebration of #ManchesterPride this weekend. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!