A MUSIC festival in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his 'socialist agenda' takes place next Saturday.

Rock for Corbyn 3 – which will be held at Old Town House, on Buttermarket Street – also aims to raise funds for Momentum Warrington.

More than £1,000 has been raised at the previous two.

Organiser Josh Booth, a Poulton with Fearnhead parish councillor, is confident the event will attract people from across the north west.

The 21-year-old said: "Primarily, Rock For Corbyn 3 is about a continued expression of solidarity with Jeremy as Labour leader, who continues to face challenges both inside and outside the party to this day.

"As well as raising funds to keep the local Momentum group running, it will bring together people from across the region, many of whom will be attending their first political event.

"It has been excellent seeing the huge numbers we're able to draw for this event year on year.

"It goes without saying that the first Rock For Corbyn had an advantage because it was during Owen Smith's leadership challenge, meaning there was a sense of urgency and a need for people to rally in support of Jeremy's socialist agenda.

"Though the threat to Jeremy may seem less immediate now, last year's event proved that there are still many people who understand that this is a battle that will need to keep being fought, even when Labour is next in power.

"In many ways, Labour is more prepared for an election than it has ever been.

"Our policy platform is radical and has broad public appeal – and our grassroots campaigning strategy helps us get our message across more effectively than ever before.

"I still think we have a long way to go and there are still many Labour MPs who would prefer to lose a general election than win one with Corbyn as leader.

"Change is coming, though, and I believe Labour is more than capable of winning."

The event next Saturday, August 18, runs from 2pm to 10.30pm.

For more information visit the Rock for Corbyn 3 Facebook event page.