A NEW four-day musical festival featuring leading names in an intimate surrounding has been announced for next summer.

Cliviger Sounds, billed as a celebration of folk, jazz and retro music, will be held in a specially constructed marquee in the grounds of the historic Kettledrum pub on the hills above Burnley.

The event is the brainchild of the pub’s owner Stephen Reid who said: “This has been three years in the making as we had originally planned on holding it in 2020 when Covid stopped everything in its tracks.

“We wanted to offer some quality live music in friendly, relaxed surroundings and we are delighted in the names that will are bringing to the event.”

Cliviger Sounds will run over the Bank Holiday period at the beginning of June celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. On Thursday, June 2, singer Kiki Dee and virtuoso guitarist Carmelo Luggeri will be performing a special acoustic set including some of Kiki’s biggest hits such as Amoureuse and Don’t G Breaking My Heart.

Friday, June 3 sees Eighties’ favourite China Crisis live in concert. The band have undergone a major resurgence in recent years following appearances at various Eighties’ festivals and are known for hits including Wishful Thinking and King in a Catholic Style. Support comes from Phil Johari.

Andy Fairweather-Low brings his band the Low Riders to Cliviger on Saturday, June 4. From his early days with Amen Corner to working with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Bill Wyman he has remained one of the most in-demand guitarists.

Rounding the festival off on Sunday, June 6 will be The Swing Commanders paying a unique tribute to D-Day and comedian Mick Miller. There will be a collection for Help For Heroes and wartime fancy dress is optional.

Tickets for all four shows are now on sale from the box office at Burnley Mechanics, www.burnleymechanics.co.uk.