A TOWN centre is to host an Eco Fest with live music and craft demonstrations.

The Prospects Foundation, Hyndburn’s community-owned environmental charity, staging the event in central Accrington on Saturday August 13 from 10am to 4pm.

The festival will celebrate all things green and environmentally friendly, with a day packed full of free, family-friendly activities.

Throughout the festival there will be live music on the mainstage, including Johnny Elvis singing a selection of Elvis Presley classics, Liam Paul performing a set of acoustic covers, Haslingden Brass Band, Blackburn Festival of Light samba band and an Indian dhol drummer.

Alongside the musicians, there'll be a demonstration of chainsaw carving from Acorn Woodcraft, a youth speaker from environmental charity Greenpeace, a children’s magic show and a selection of electric vehicles from Chorley Nissan.

Local charities and organisations will also be in attendance, including the Ribble Rivers Trust, Woody (Hyndburn) CIC, Go Velo cycling, North Lancs Training Group, Lancashire Badger Group, Greenpeace, the Baby Bank, Snowdrop Doula and the Food Pantry.

Visitors to the Prospects Foundation stall can make a free plant terrarium and pick up a goody bag of free gifts.

Joel Henderson, green mentor at the Prospects Foundation, said: “Don’t miss out on this day full of free, eco-friendly family fun.

"We’ve got loads of activities and entertainment planned throughout the festival so please spread the word to your family and friends and help us to make Accrington's Eco Fest a day to remember.”