A SUPERGROUP tribute festival brought a touch of Glastonbury to an East Lancashire Park yesterday.

The nine-hour rock music concert attracted nearly 6,000 fans as the sun shone.

Now Restricted Rocks promoter Zander Lawrenson plans to double the size of the festival at Witton Park next summer with a second stage and more performers to thrill the audience.

Headlining yesterday's line up were Queen tribute act QE2 who came on stage after a storming set from The Oasis Experience.

Prince tribute Endorphin Machine had kicked off the event followed by Desert Monkeys, The Phonics, and Absolute Bowie.

Darwen-based Mr Lawrenson, 27, also organised the Restricted Forest live rock festival at the park in May which attracted 3,500 fans.

He said: "It was a great day. We were blessed with the weather, absolutely blessed.

"We had nearly 6,000 people came and they had a great time. The day really brought a touch of Glastonbury to Witton Park.

"There is clearly an appetite for this kind of tribute festival in East Lancashire.

"We got almost double the number of people at Restricted Forest.

"This was out first such tribute festival but we are already planning for next year's.

"I hope to double the size and put on a second stage so we can have about 10,000 people come and enjoy it.

"Lots of people were saying we should book all the acts again but we'll have to vary it a bit. With two stages we can have more acts.

"My favourite was QE2 because I love Queen's music but the Oasis tribute really went down well with the crowd."

The festival also featured circus performers, fairground rides, face painting and other festival activities.

Mr Lawrenson said: "The stalls and rides went down really well. We had a magician going round the park who was amazing. I absolutely loved him."