THOUSANDS of revellers would have been flocking to Victoria Park this weekend for the Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic.

Acts including hometown hero Ian Brown, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Miles Kane, Sam Fender and the Coral were set to play the festival today and tomorrow.

Warrington Guardian: Miles Kane entertains the audience

Miles Kane at the 2018 Neighbourhood Weekender

They will instead be coming to Warrington in September as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, with original tickets remaining valid for these dates.

But the Neighbourhood-shaped hole in our late May bank holiday weekend has inspired us to look back at some of our favourite pictures from the first two editions of the festival.

Warrington Guardian: The Coral performing their set

The Coral at Neighbourhood 2018

The weekender has become a real hit with music fans since it first debuted in 2018.

Festivalgoers basked in the sunshine during the inaugural Neighbourhood and enjoyed performances from artists including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the Courteeners, Blossoms and Jake Bugg.

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Noel Gallagher

Warrington Guardian: Blossoms on stage


And in 2019, acts such as Richard Ashcroft and George Ezra came to town.

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Richard Ashcroft

Warrington Guardian:

George Ezra

Browse the gallery above for more great pictures from the Neighbourhood Weekender in 2018 and 2019