THE name of next year's outdoor music festival at Victoria Park in Latchford has been revealed – the Neighbourhood Weekender.

SJM Concerts, which is run by former Woolston High student Simon Moran, will be hosting the event 'featuring some of the biggest bands and hottest new artists' on three stages on the bank holiday weekend of May 26 and 27.

Details of the headliners are expected to be unveiled early next week.

There will be around 25,000 tickets on sale each date with a total of around 50 acts performing.

The Warrington Guardian previously revealed SJM's plans for the biggest festival in the town since V Festival in 1996 when the company requested a seasonal premises licence for Victoria Park in July.

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SJM launched its first Neighbourhood Festival in October 2016 when more than 100 bands including Blossoms, Twin Atlantic, Liam Fray, Circa Waves and Lonely The Brave played at 11 venues in Manchester city centre in one day.

The festival returned to Manchester last month when Peace, Rat Boy, The Amazons and Billie Marten played.

Victoria Park has a history of hosting high profile music events including the first V Festival in August 1996 and Radiohead played there in a big top in 2000.

Promoters Luke Temple and Jack Dowling, from SJM Concerts, said: "Neighbourhood Weekender is already shaping up to have a great line-up.

"Victoria Park is the perfect space to host our new festival. We can’t wait to come back for what is going to be an amazing weekend of live music across three stages along with a hub of food and drinks on offer."

The announcement also puts to rest rumours that the Victoria Park festival was going to be part of BBC's The Biggest Weekend next year, a music festival held on four sites over four days.

Plans for SJM's two-day festival were approved by Warrington Borough Council's licensing committee on August 15.

The event split opinion in the town prompting 80 objections and hundreds of signatures on two petitions.

  • Neighbourhood Weekender takes place at Victoria Park on May 26 and 27. Ticket are yet to go on sale. For more information visit