MORE than 75 young people will perform alongside accomplished musicians this weekend.
They will be taking part in Honley’s own music festival, the “Summerfest”.
The event will take place this Saturday in the grounds of Honley C of E Junior School, starting from 2pm and lasting until 8pm.
The Summerfest was first staged last year, with its popularity guaranteeing its return
It includes live music on two stages, as well as a range of craft and food stalls and activities for all ages.
Singer/songwriter Roger Davies (inset), Honley-based blues duo Druce & Jones, performers from Honley Junior and Honley High schools, quirky pop band handmadehands, the Colne Valley Boys Choir and acts from Two Valleys Radio will all be present.
Mikey Gee, 16, a Honley High musician said: “Our band has been trying to get more gigs and it’s great to be able to play in your village to a massive crowd.
“We played last year when we were just getting started, so we can’t wait to come back. We’ve improved loads since then!”
Honley Junior School is on Jaggar Lane and entry to the event is only £3 on the gate, or £2.50 in advance from Paul’s Butchers in Honley. Entry for under 16’s is £1.
The event is organised in partnership between the Friends of Honley Junior School and community arts and media organisation Heads Together Productions, who are based permanently at the school.