A BATTLE of the bands contest in Huddersfield tomorrow heralds the countdown to the town's biggest summer festival of fun and music.
Lark In The Park will be held on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, in Greenhead Park.
The free event will feature six live bands along with children's entertainment, a flower and craft show and a fireworks spectacular.
The musical show will be started at 2pm on the Saturday by the winners of tomorrow's contest, organised by Kirklees Cultural Services and the Timeless Music Project.
The contest will be held at Revolution bar on Cross Church Street, and feature five local bands - They Made Me Do It, The Voltaires, Burden Of Reality, The Pretty Machine and Pigzipper.
Performers for the Timeless Festival - to be held at Ravensknowle Park in September - will also be chosen at the contest.
Lark In The Park is organised by Tim Garbutt Events, the Timeless Music Project and record label Chocolate Fireguard Music Ltd on behalf of Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services. The Saturday events run from 1pm to 8pm.
Fun on the Sunday runs from 1.30pm to 9.15pm - ending in a spectacular fireworks display.
On both days, the Pulse Radio roadshow will kickstart the fun.
Activities will include the Yorkshire Games, which give families the chance to have a go at a range of competitions.
Also on stage on the Saturday will be Huddersfield alternative pop group Instant Species, at 5.15pm and local indie band Serotonin at 7pm.
On the Sunday, the first performer will be DJ Second Class Citizen - Aaron Thomason - who has worked with the Timeless Music Project to get his sample-based music released overseas.
He will also be on stage during the changeovers between bands which include Huddersfield rock group Pin Pim at 4pm, hip-hop crew Homecut Directive from 6pm and headline group Baghdaddies who will perform Balkans brass harmonies mixed with dance floor grooves from 8pm.
Their set will conclude with a breathtaking display of pyrotechnics.
Although admission to the event is free, there will be a small charge to anyone entering the Huddersfield Flower and Vegetable Show which is held in the park over the two days. This is open to the public from 1.30pm to 6pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4.45pm on the Sunday.