A 10-day festival celebrating music, cinema, art, and theatre is returning to Rossendale next month.

The annual community festival will take place from Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 16 at the Horse and Bamboo.

The free or ‘pay what you can’ festival is open to everyone and offers a range of events and shows to enjoy with the family.

Headlining the festival is Jeramiah Ferrari – a group from Manchester who are a mash up of reggae, rock, and pop music.

They’ll be performing on Friday, July 7 and tickets are available for £10 but the ‘pay what you can’ option is also available for those who need it.

On Saturday, July 8, the Waterfoot Wakes Parade Day will be taking place with this year’s theme as ‘The Four Elements’.

The parade starts at Edgeside Park from 12pm and the route will cover Park Lane, Booth Road, Burnley Road East, before finishing at Waterfoot Play Park behind the Old Library Café.

Following the parade, there will be performances from various groups happening at Waterfoot Play Park from 1pm to 4pm, alongside lots more activities happening up at Horse and Bamboo.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “Expect to see an inferno of bands, flocks of birds flying through the air, grounding mother earth and creatures from the watery depths.

“So line the streets, wave your flags, even make something of your own and join in with us!”

On the Sunday (July 9), an outdoor family theatre show will be taking place from Phoebe Ophelia Company.

‘Betty Brown Bags’ is a show celebrating the strength and resilience of the Northern working class where Betty and her musical sidekick will invite audiences to be part of the interactive, singing and dancing show which will even feature some sword fighting.

Porl Cooper, programmer at The Dukes Theatre and Harrogate Theatre, said: “It truly is a vibrant, lively, noisy, joyful celebration of place and people, with universal appeal but a local, Northern pride and passion at its core.”

The following weekend, audiences will be able to sit down and enjoy a heart-warming family film, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

The animation film will be screened at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday, July 15 with a stop motion animation workshop being held from 12-3pm on the same day.

For the full festival line up, dates and more information, visit the Horse and Bamboo’s website here.