Salford town to host live music festival for 2nd year

Irlam Live will be happening this summer Credit: Irlam Live

Prince’s Park, Salford is now home to what organiser’s describe as “a boutique music festival”, also known as Irlam Live.

Taking place from Friday 2 June to Sunday 4 June, Headline acts include Jason Donovan, Alexander O’Neal and Odyssey.

The weekend will consist of ‘Legends Friday’, ‘Soulfest Saturday’, and ‘Retro Sunday’ with up to 5,000 visitors per day finishing at 9pm each night.

Toyah Wilcox is set to perform and Bob Marley’s Wailers will also be flying in from Jamaica!

Organiser and co-founder Darren Goulden, said:

The New York Brass Band who have previously performed at Parklife will also be there, as well as award winning theatre company Manchester Musical Youth.

Irlam singer and musician, Jess Kemp, 22, said:

Darren Goulden, 49, Phil Brookes, 54, and Sam Butterworth, 23, are all from Irlam and founded the event.

In 2015, tired of seeing the park’s amphitheatre not being used to its full potential, they decided to try and put on a festival dedicated to tribute acts, specialty beer and food.

One year later they experienced unimaginable success.

More than 8000 people turned out to party last year when Tony Hadley, Billy Ocean and Bay City Rollers performed.

This year the music-loving trio aim to put on an even bigger and better event.

The event has provided a real community spirit.

Local football club, Irlam Vale has even been sponsored by the event and now bears the Irlam Live logo on its shirts.

The three founders have organised everything themselves including car parking and security.

Last year they say there were no problems, no fights and no drunkenness- something that they definitely want to be repeated.

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