It has the largest jazz programme of any jazz festival in the north of England, including free events for those wanting to dip their toes into the jazz waters.

Marsden Jazz Festival returns October 10-12, offering a variety of music over three action-packed days across various venues in the village.

From pubs to cricket clubs, marquees to band stands, musicians will take the stage across Marsden - jazz aficionados will be spoilt for choice.

To make it easier for you to plan your weekend, we've created what's on guides for the weekend's entertainment.

Click below to watch The New York Brass Band at last year's festival:

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On Friday, the entertainment begins at 8pm - make sure you don't miss a thing with our guide

Here's the line-up for Friday:

Ticketed events:

Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band - 8pm-10.30pm at Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street

Neil Diffley - 8pm-10.30pm at Crumbals-on-the-Corner, Peel Street

Threeway with Lewis Wright - 8.30pm-11pm at Royal British Legion, Grange Street

Free events

Brick - 8pm-10pm at The Carriage House Inn, Manchester Road

Angry Men - 8pm-10pm at Puleside Working Men's Club, Old Mount Road

The Great Mountain - 8.30pm-10.30pm at The Railway Inn, Station Road

Steve Augarde and Coolhands - 9pm-11pm at Marsden Liberal Club, Peel Street

Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz - 9pm-11pm at Marsden Socialist Club, Peel Street

Nicki Allan - 9pm-11pm at The New Inn, Peel Street

Jeremy Platt Trio - 9pm-11pm at the Riverhead Brewery Tap, Peel Street

Djangologie - 9pm-11pm at Marsden Conservative Club, Victoria Street       

Organisers are looking to recruit a dedicated band of music loving volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

To buy tickets or to help out, click here.

Don't miss a thing with our Saturday and Sunday what's on guides

Wondering what to expect?

Click below for pictures from the 2013 Marsden Jazz Festival