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Get groovy at Brighouse 1960s festival this weekend

Musicians and vintage cars will come together with revellers in fancy dress on Saturday and Sunday

Brighouse goes back in time to the 60s

Flares, flower power and freakouts will be all the rage this weekend at the Brighouse 1960s Spring Market

That’s because the town is being sent back for the first time ever in a time warp to the swinging sixties.

Musicians, vintage cars and revellers in the best wide-legged or mini dress will take over its centre for two days, to celebrate the grooviest modern decade for free.

The Bethel Street car park will become a mecca for classic vehicle enthusiasts, with cars and motorcycles on display.

A parade featuring the vehicles will also take place each day, along with a St George’s parade on Sunday afternoon.

The Elvis Presley impersonator who will perform at the first ever Brighouse 1960s Weekend

Meanwhile, revellers will be able to get groovy both at a stage on Bradford Road and in Thornton Square, where dozens of tribute 60s groups and solo acts, including Elvis Presley, will perform.

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The two day event is the brainchild of the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), following the continued success of its already established annual 1940s event in June.

It will be held alongside the local food and crafts spring market and town centre road closures will be in place.



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