A TOWN centre bar will host two indie legends as part of its Neighbourhood Weekender celebrations.

Tim Burgess, lead singer of the Charlatans, will play a DJ set at Friars Court on Saturday night.

Fellow Madchester hero Clint Boon, keyboardist of Inspiral Carpets, will then DJ at the Barbauld Street venue on Sunday evening.

The bar will also open at the earlier time of 5pm on both days specially for festivalgoers.

Manager Simon Pugsley said: “We’re going to have lots going on and it’s going to be a very busy weekend.

“Clint has DJed here quite a few times and we’ve had quite a few decent names down here before - including Carl Barat from the Libertines - but Tim Burgess is a big one for us.

“We’ve tried to get him to DJ here before but we’ve never been able to get hold of him, but this time we were lucky enough to get him and we’re looking forward to it.”

Radio DJ Boon has been a regular at Friars Court over the years, and previously held a monthly residency with the venue.

Simon added: “Clint hasn’t been with us on a regular basis for a couple of years now, but we do have him down here once every two or three months.

“We know him quite well know and he helps us with bookings - he’s been good to us.

“He loves Friars Court, because there aren’t many venues - even in the big cities - that predominantly play just indie music.

“Friars has always tried to stay true to its character and keep its indie thing going.

“We do live music, with quite a few gigs lined up for this year, so he’s always been a big advocate of what we’re trying to do.”

And Simon believes that the Neighbourhood Weekender will be a ‘shot in the arm’ for businesses.

He said: “I think it’s massive for a town to have a festival like this - how could it not be when you’ve got thousands and thousands of people coming to our little town?

“It’s brilliant for the town to have these big names coming down to play here.

“The nighttime economy will benefit especially - for businesses like ourselves its a shot in the arm to have something like this coming to Warrington, especially since Victoria Park is so close to the town centre.

“It should give us a very good opportunity to showcase what we’re all about this weekend.”

And Friars Court will also be screening the small matter of Liverpool FC’s Champions League Final clash with Real Madrid on Saturday.

Simon added: “I’m a big Liverpool fan, so it’s a really big day for me.”

Entry is £6 on each night, with tickets available on the door.