St Helens’ biggest free music festival is set to return to the town centre this June. Now in its fifth year, Westfield Street Music Festival 2018 – which main sponsors include Nicholson Group and Ale & Beers Supplies Ltd – will see 14 bars on Westfield Street, as well as Imperial Bar, The Terrace and the Secret Garden on Ormskirk Street – and The Running Horses in Water Street, open their doors to music lovers and families who can enjoy an afternoon of live music, courtesy of bands and solo acts from the town and across the region.
Over 50 acts have been confirmed to date for the annual event – supported by St Helens Council and the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) – which, since its establishment in 2014, has attracted thousands of people from inside and outside the borough. Local business, Jamm Studios, will also have a stage set up outside the Beecham building to give music students and local artists the opportunity to perform in front of crowds for the first time.
Following the success of last year’s event, Westfield Street Music Festival 2018 will see the return of street parade group, Brouhaha, and Brazilian drumming troupe, Katumba, who are sure to bring a carnival atmosphere to town.