The line up has been unveiled for a second music festival organised by a group fighting to convert a former pub into a community hub.

Fairport Convention frontman Chris Leslie will headline the first night of the three-day Holywell Community Music Festival, being staged at Elland Golf Club in early July following the success of last year’s event.

Stockport based The Hayes Sisters will headline on the Saturday and a rousing finale on Sunday will be led by local favourites Plumhall.

Also taking part will be Liam Merriman and Eoin Meacher who are flying in from Ireland, and who, along with Plumhall, will take the festival out to the community by playing three shows in local care establishments.

They’ll be at Overgate Hospice at Elland, Rastrick Grange, in Brighouse, and Willow Court in Elland so people who may not be able to make it to the event, will be able to join in.

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Other acts include local singer Ryan Spendlove, Manchester based Ducie, Emily Lee, and MAIA, a psychedelic sci-fi band from the North West. Another local favourite Bella Gaffney is also taking part.

On the last day there will be a ‘Sunday Funday’, which will feature some free live music, workshops and other fun activities.

The community group The Holywell Community Pub Ltd is staging the event as part of its fundraising drive as it attempts to buy the Holy Well Inn, in Holywell Green, near Elland.

John Walsh (right) and objectors to plans for the Holy Well Inn, Stainland Road, Holywell Green.

The pub’s owner Chris Gale bought the site in June 2011 and the pub closed in January 2012, and “there was not sufficient custom to justify continuing to trade and the public house was not economically viable”.

He has since sought consent for residential use but each time has faced opposition from residents, who have previously won the right to list the pub as an asset of community value.

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Mr Gale has said he won’t accept less than £160,000 for the pub, but the campaigners, led by group chairman John Walsh, believe its value is much less. They are raising funds towards their target, and hope Mr Gale will consider selling at a reduced price.

The music festival runs from Friday, July 1, to the Sunday. Tickets are £12.50 each evening, including a home-cooked supper. There’s a fully licensed bar.

Tickets are available from www.holywell-music-fest.uk or from Beverley on 07881 661348.