The Salford Music Festival starts tonight.
Nearly 300 bands will be performing at venues across the city over the next three days.
The festival's opening headliner is Broughton born soul singer Ren Harvieu whose highly acclaimed debut album Through the Night has seen her profile rocket.
But Ren will be returning to her roots tonight to perform for the first time in her native city at St Philips Church where she was once an altar server!
Ashley Derricott was invited to watch her rehearse:-
More information on the salfordmusicfestival.co.uk website.
More top news
A Liverpool fan who died in the Hillsborough disaster asked when the crush was going to stop, his inquest has hear
Detectives investigating the murder of Pc David Phillips have arrested two people on suspicion of murder.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the £44 million revamp of Victoria Station is proof of the Northern Powerhouse.