SUMMER festival fever will hit Bury this bank holiday with the return of Glaston-Bury.

More than 100 bands will take to the stage for the 11th music festival which gets underway on Monday.

Started back in 2008, the event, a take on Glastonbury Festival, was started to celebrate the music scene and raise money for Bury Hospice.

This year, the festival will feature 130 bands performing throughout Bury.

Among those performing will include the award-winning Bhangra band Brotherhood, the seven brothers were voted Best Newcomer in 2017. The band formed in February and will be performing on Monday.

Band member Deepest Shabz said: "We perform at 3.30pm on the t'other stage and we are absolutely ecstatic to be the festival. After performing at recent melas, to be asked to perform at a mainstream festival as big as Glaston-Bury is a huge recognition of what we do.

"Bhangra music resonates with everyone and the audience can expect a high energy set. We are a seven-piece band and will be rocking the stage in Bury and sending out a positive vibe."

Other bands on the day include Attic Theory, Falling In Style, Last Reserves, Deacon Brody, The Steve Ferringo Band, The Monsoons, The Kingdom of the Blind and much more.

Outdoor stages will be located in Castle Street ­— the main stage ­— Bank Street, where the originals stage will be situated, and t'other stage in Bury Parish Church car park.

Indoor stages will be at Blind Tiger, Two Tubs, Earl of Derby, Wyldes, Brambles, Pizza Pioneer, Yates', Bloom Coffee Bar and Retro Bar.

Glaston-Bury has expanded significantly since its debut in 2008 when only one venue was used.

Since then, the festival has extended to embrace more venues and bands. Over the years, the music festival has raised more than £100,000

The event begins at midday and wristbands are available on the day from the ticket office on Castle Street near The Castle Armoury.

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