JOOLS Holland is to headline an open air music celebration at Walton Hall and Gardens in the summer.

The renowned pianist and bandleader will be bringing his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and special guests to Warrington on Saturday, July 20.

Walton Hall has teamed up with arts charity Culture Warrington for the one-off event.

Jools will be joined by Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson from The Selecter, together with guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Cllr Tony Higgins Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for leisure and community, said: “This is going to be an amazing event this summer and one which will really celebrate Walton as a destination, not only for borough residents but for people all over the north west.

“It’s another example of how we’re succeeding at putting Walton and Warrington on the map.

“That’s not all for Walton either as this is just the start of the summer’s events.

“We’ll be bringing back the very popular Walton Film Festival again in the autumn and of course we’ll be welcoming back the Walton Country Fair this September.

“Together with the amazing conservatory restoration works which have already been undertaken, and those which will be completed later this year, we feel that the visit of Jools Holland to the jewel in Warrington’s crown in July is a very fitting way to celebrate all of these successes.”

Chris Persoglio, Culture Warrington’s venue and events manager, added: “It’s always great to welcome top artists to the town and we’ve loved promoting Jools Holland’s shows at Parr Hall in the past.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for an even wider audience to experience Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.”

Tickets are £50 and go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 15.

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