WARRINGTON Music Festival will see 25 bands perform for free over two days this weekend.

On Saturday, Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape, The Farm, Fez and Clint Boon will grace the Old Market Square stage from 6pm

Around 3,000 tickets were given away for free but quickly 'sold out' for the open air event.

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Then, on Sunday more than 20 up-and-coming bands will take to the stage for the final day of the festival between 12pm and 11pm, including The Winachi Tribe, Kula Bay, Jack Woodward and many more.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the event:

What are my transport and parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you’re travelling by car, you can park in Golden Square's multi-storey car park. The best postcode to use is WA1 1UZ (Travelodge) and parking in the red zone will bring you to the nearest exit for the Old Market Square. There are family and disabled parking spaces on all levels of the car park. For alternative transport, visit gswarrington.com/find-us

Will there be a big queue to get into Old Market Square?

For the safety and security of festival-goers, each person will be searched before entering the music festival on Saturday.

A spokesman said: "Unfortunately this does take time. We will be working as hard as we can to get everyone through and having fun as soon as possible."

What can I bring into the event?

Bags are allowed, but they will be searched, so please arrive in good time.

Alcohol cannot be brought in but can be bought from public bars provided within the festival site. Smoking is only permitted within designated areas.

The following are not allowed:

1) Animals, except guide/assistance dogs)

2) Laser pens

3) Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp objects.

4) Illegal substances. A spokesman added: "The management reserves the right to conduct security searches and confiscate any item which, in the reasonable opinion of the management of the venue, may cause danger or disruption to the event, or other members of the audience."

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult over 18, both of which must have a ticket. You can either print your tickets or download the Eventbrite app for access to your tickets. Please note your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment. If don’t receive your tickets via email, please check your junk mail before contacting the organisers.

Do I need a ticket for Sunday?

No, this is a free non-ticketed day of live music. Dave Monks from BBC Music Introducing Merseyside will host a line-up of 22 upcoming and emerging bands, headlined by Warrington’s own Winachi Tribe. See below for full line up

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What do I do if I have a booking at ASK Italian?

The team at ASK will provide the festival team with a list of bookings. Approach Golden Square personnel near Bodycare/Shoe Zone, who will tick you off the guest list and escort you to the restaurant.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, email goldensquare@gswarrington.com or call 655053 (option 3). Calls will only be returned during office hours (Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm).

Sunday's full line-up


10.30pm – The electro funk pioneers have recently been on two tours of the West Coast of the United States and have worked with high profile producers like Danny Saber and John X


10pm – The four-piece create infectious indie pop anthems and are one of Warrington’s fastest rising bands


9.30pm – Newton hard rockers inspired by Rage Against The Machine and Metallica


9pm – Four-piece from Warrington and Liverpool championed by BBC Introducing


8.30pm – Hard hitting rock and roll band known for their energetic live shows


8pm – The garage rockers only formed in 2018 but started as they meant to go on by recording their debut EP, Out of It, at Rockfield Studios where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody


7.30pm – A collective founded by Warrington hip hop artist Evila


7pm – Alternative/grunge rockers from Warrington


6.30pm – La Scala formed just months ago but have quickly made a mark on Warrington’s music scene


6pm – A four-piece from Widnes who will also be making their mark at Liverpool Sound City in the same weekend as Warrington Music Festival


5.30pm – Warrington band with a diverse range of influences from Faith No More to Prince


5pm – Crawlers mix big riffs and catchy hooks with teen angst


4.30pm – The latest project by Whitecross resident and music scene stalwart Joe Hatton


4pm – Smiths inspired Chester band who are currently working on their debut EP


3.30pm – Warrington rock and roll four-piece


3pm – Trio from Lymm inspired by Noel Gallagher and Courteeners


2.30pm – The Lymm singer-songwriter recently performed for the X-Factor live tour


2pm – Singer-songwriter described as a ‘must see’ by BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks. She has released an EP, Sons and Daughters


1.30pm – Synth pop duo from Manchester


1pm – Garage rock trio who combine British and American influences


12.30pm – Piano driven indie from Northwich


12pm – Nantwich singer-songwriter