FUN Lovin' Criminals will headline a free, ticketless festival at the Old Fish Market on Saturday.

They will take to the stage as part of Warrington Music Festival after a showcase of 15 grassroots bands.

All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the show but restrictions will be put in place when the event reaches capacity.

Golden Square centre director, Ian Cox, said: “Throughout the day the centre will be open as usual, however once we get to around 5pm the Market Gate entrance will be the only way in and out of the Golden Square.

"At that point we’ll also be introducing bag searches as safety is our highest priority on Saturday. We’re bringing in plenty of extra staff for the day who will be extremely visible and are all more than happy to help with anything that anyone needs.

“Once the centre is at capacity, we’ll have a one-in, one-out system at the Market Gate entrance so please keep that in mind, especially as we get into the evening. For those coming to the festival by car, both of our car parks will be open until after it has finished.

Warrington Guardian:

"We’re expecting a very busy day so get here early to make sure you catch your favourite acts.

"It’s also looking like it’s going to be a very warm day, so I’d advise everyone to stay well hydrated throughout.

"All of the restaurants and cafes in the centre - including Nando’s, Café Nero and Ask - will all be open within close proximity of the stage, as well as two pop-up bars, providing plenty of options for non-alcoholic drinks alongside beers, wines and more.

“Last but not least, my best piece of advice for anyone attending this Saturday is to enjoy it. We’re going to have a brilliant day with a fantastic range of talented performers and this day is all for the people of Warrington. We really want everyone to love it as much as we do."

Set times in the lead up to Fun Lovin' Criminals' gig are as follows:

  • 8pm The Winachi Tribe - The electro funk pioneers recently returned from a tour of the West Coast of the United States and also shared a stage with Slydigs at Parr Hall to celebrate the fifth anniversary of live platform Warrington Music [WAM]. They released a new track and video this week called Transition
  • 7.30pm Fez - The Warrington indie rockers FEZ return to Warrington Music Festival after 12 months of writing, recording and honing their sound. Their influences include The Libertines, Artic Monkeys and The Beach Boys
  • 7pm Sly Antics - Sly Antics, featuring former Lymm High School pupil Chris Allen, recorded their debut EP, Captive City, at Greenmount Studios last year. They have been tipped for great things and have been supported by the likes of BBC Introducing and Louder Than War magazine
  • 6.30pm Psyblings - Festival regulars Psyblings merge gritty blues, psychedelic rock and punk. Their diverse influences include Ty Segall, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana
  • 6pm The Ambersons - Warrington live favourites who recently reformed offer a big slab of 60s rock and roll and classic Manchester with a side order of Memphis
  • 5.30pm The Zangwills - The Zangwills formed just a year ago after Jake Vickers, Ed Dowling and Sam Davies met at sixth form college in Northwich. The line-up was completed by drummer Adam Spence from Chester. They are fast making a name for themselves with their debut single, New Heights, being played more than 25,000 times on Spotify
  • 5pm Kula Bay - Formed in Birchwood in June 2017, indie pop four-piece Kula Bay have already had extensive support from BBC Introducing including acoustic sessions and interviews
  • 4.30pm Floral Scene - Formed in 2016, the summery indie band recently headlined Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe. For fans of Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club and Viola Beach
  • 4pm Tall Children - Tall Children is actually one man: Ben Hughes. Ben picked up a guitar, aged five, and by 13, he was being taught by legends Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor.
  • 3.30pm Hanover - A four-piece synth-pop band from Liverpool influenced by 80s music. The band released their first music in 2016 and have gone on to earn plays on BBC Radio One.
  • 3pm Serratone - Think Royal Blood mixed with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slaves. Serratone are a hard rock powerhouse from Newton who have been playing shows since they were 10. At the festival they will be showcasing their latest single, Sweet Disease
  • 2.30pm Phase 3 - A force of nature with punk riffs mixed with poetic lyrics, Phase 3 are unlike anything else on the bill
  • 2pm Michigan - Confidently blending blues riffs and big indie rock choruses, the Warrington band formed in 2015
  • 1.30pm Evila - A 31-year-old rapper, singer and producer from Warrington who has been actively creating his own brand of hip-hop since he was 11. He has just released his third album, The Phoenix Amongst Vultures
  • 1pm Kerry Sheree - The Gorse Covert singer recently recorded her song, Eptir, at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and now has plans to release a full album.